The veteran Minneapolis new-wave band the Suburbs make a grand return to the Minnesota Zoo in one of the last performances of the summer at the intimate outdoor stage. After first garnering attention with an audacious self-titled EP in 1978 on Twin/Tone Records, the group has become one of the best-known area acts. Their wild, energetic live shows attracted a wide audience for the band throughout the '80s, as did their consistently inventive subsequent albums, but they sadly never quite broke out. However, with the recent re-issues of some of their earlier records as well as a best-of collection, the band have played more frequently, and still rock the songs that have never gone out of style. With the Magnolias. $34-$46.50, 7 p.m. 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley; 952.431.9200. (Photo by Alexa Jones)
Thu., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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