City Planner: Tuesday 11/28

Bob Seger @ Xcel

class=img_thumbleft> From

today's A-List

: "More than a decade after disappearing down on Main Street--reportedly to concentrate on the consequences of his night moves (raise kids, that is)--Bob Seger is back with a solid new album. Proving rock 'n' roll never forgets, Seger, at 61, is still the same Midwestern working-class rocker at heart, juggling hard-driving anthems and epic ballads delivered with undiminished intensity. If anything, the songs on

Face the Promise

(Capitol) are several cuts above the tepid stuff he was putting out before his hiatus. Recorded mainly with Nashville studio vets (with cameo vocal appearances by Kid Rock and Patty Loveless),


is surprisingly lean and mean, especially on the Stones-like rouser "Wreck This Heart." Seger also hits hard at topical/political themes, like a rock--er, Iraq--and runaway consumerism. Expect the hit parade amid evidence that Seger's fire down below still burns."

$60. 6:30 p.m.


Paquito D'Rivera @ Dakota Fear Factory @ the Rock Kottonmouth Kings @ First Avenue

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