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The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 1/5-8

The House of Dosh -- see Tuesday!

The House of Dosh -- see Tuesday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Monday, January 7

Blue Monday
Featuring '80s & New Wave Dance Hits
9:00 p.m., Free.
Triple Rock Social Club

JT's Jazz Implosion
Featuring Casey O'Brien's Album Release
9:30 p.m., $8.
Icehouse

Murrieta
With Favela Rising, Sudaka, Verminoze, and Borrochoz Inc.
9:00 p.m., Free.
Hexagon Bar

The Roe Family Singers
With Charlie Parr
6:30 p.m., Free.
331 Club

Whatfor
With Joey Joey Michaels and Coral Reefer
8:00 p.m., Free.
Kitty Cat Klub

Tuesday, January 6

Andra Lee Suchy
With Doug Otto and Stacy K
8:00 p.m., Free.
Kitty Cat Klub

Apocalypse Meow Dual 7" Release Show
With Class of 86, Lutheran Heat, and Korentine
8 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

Coloring Time
10 p.m., Free.
Icehouse

The House Of Dosh
Local electronic multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh is bringing his loves of improvisation and collaboration to the Turf Club every Tuesday in January, hosting a month-long residency/recording session with 20 of his closest musician pals. Dosh promises these shows will be "largely improvised," which isn't surprising from a guy whose most recent effort, 2013's Milk Money, features a 25-minute piece commissioned by the Walker Art Center. Only Dosh knows what will come of the recordings from this one-of-a-kind residency, but it's clear there's only one place for his fans to be the next few Tuesday nights. $6/$8, 8 p.m. -- Alex Rice
Turf Club

Wednesday, January 7

Erik Koskinen
10 p.m., $8.
Icehouse

Ramsey Lewis
With Philip Bailey
Iconic pianist Ramsey Lewis' career stretches back to the 1950s, when he was already mixing bop with his gospel roots and elements of pop and classical. He, of course, established himself on the pop charts in the '60s with smart, swinging instrumental versions of Dobie Gray's "The In Crowd," The McCoy's "Hand On Sloopy" and the gospel standard "Wade In The Water." A decade later the classically trained Lewis explored funk, soul and R&B on the album Sun Goddess, backed by members of Earth, Wind & Fire. After over a decade playing in an acoustic trio format, Lewis recently put together his Electric quintet and revived the Goddess sound and material. His current Electric tour features EW&F's Philip Bailey, who in recent years has increasingly taken his vocals in a jazz direction, as guest singer and percussionist. The repertoire should include gospel, Lewis nuggets and EW&F hits like "Shining Star." $45--$70 at 7 p.m. $35--$60 at 9 p.m. -- Rick Mason
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (Also Thursday.)

Session Minneapolis
10 p.m., $5.
The Record Room

The Wolf Council
With Nightosaur and Metadactyl
8 p.m., $6.
Turf Club

Tso Big
With Toast, Chalk, and Danger Ron & the Spins
8 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

Thursday, January 8

Bobby Bare Jr
With Sam Cassidy and Eleganza!
7:30 p.m., $10.
Turf Club

Daigoro
With Deterioration, Solar Slaughter, and Decomposer
8 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

Dan Mariska & the Boys Choir
With the Person & the People, Wyatt Overman, and Robat
7:30 p.m., $5.
7th St. Entry

Droppers
9:30 p.m., Free.
Icehouse

The Grow Fangs (Album Release Show)
With C.Kostra, Larry Wish, and Pen Test
9:00 p.m., Free.
Hexagon Bar

Van Stee
With Jackson Hide and Historia
8:00 p.m., Free.
Kitty Cat Klub

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