The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 10/13-10/16

Ryan Adams -- See Monday!

Ryan Adams -- See Monday!

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Monday, October 13

Ryan Adams
With Butch Walker
Northrop Auditorium
$39.50-$49.50, 6:30 p.m.

Bombay Bicycle Club
With Milo Greene
First Avenue
18+, $22/$25, 7 p.m.

With Maps & Atlases, Weatherbox
Mill City Nights
16+, $17/$20, 7:30 p.m.

Fiskum & the British Bluebirds (CD release)
With the Karma Kicks, the Smashing Adams
7th St. Entry
18+, $5, 7 p.m.

Roy Hargrove Quintet
Dakota Jazz Club (Monday & Tuesday)
Mercurial jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has been an eclectic force for a quarter-century in the grand musical swath stretching from hard bop, big band and Afro-Cuban to the more contemporary wing of funk, R&B and hip-hop. He won a pair of Grammys for a couple of very different projects; with his Afro-Cuban band Crisol, and a collaboration with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker. Over the years he's also worked with the likes of D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and Common, covered jazz standards and fired up his electric band, RH Factor. It's been an uncharacteristic five years since Hargrove's last album, the big band-oriented Emergence. Currently he's on tour with the latest incarnation of his quintet, suggesting a concentration on sophisticated post-bop material, as on 2008's Earful. Current quintet members are longtime associate Justin Robinson on alto saxophone, New Orleans pianist Sullivan Fortner, drummer Quincy Phillips and bassist Ameen Saleem. $40 at 7 p.m. $30 at 9 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-5299. -- RICK MASON

With Al Scorch, Stoned Jack Jones
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $12, 8 p.m.

Turf Club
At SXSW this year, well-traveled singer and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, AKA Sinkane, performed his 2012 song "Runnin'" with Usher and the Afghan Whigs. It was a refreshing reversal of Gallab's past work as a sideman for Caribou, of Montreal, and Yeasayer. With this year's Mean Love, Gallab has become a much more imposing frontman. His voice emerges as a deeply affecting thing whether it's atop funk, soul, or East African arrangements. Songs like "Runnin'" had lyrical purpose already, but now Gallab is more specific about instilling his music with emotion, asking a vital question on album closer "Omdurman": "Where, if I should settle down, will I finally settle?" $12/$14, 7 p.m. 1601 University Ave., St. Paul; 651-647-0486. -- Michael Madden

Rachael Yamagata
The Varsity Theater
18+, $20, 7 p.m.

Yautja, Much Worse, Morality Crisis, Blackthorne
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14

David Gray
Northrop Auditorium
$49.50/$65, 7:30 p.m.

With Tyr, Metsatoll
Mill City Nights
18+, $18/$22, 8:30 p.m.

The Misfits
The Skyway Theatre
$20, 5 p.m.

CLAPS, Temple
Triple Rock Social Club
$7, 8 p.m.

Communion Club Night with The Whigs
With Field Report, Water Lillies, American Scarecrows
Varsity Theater
18+, $9.50/$15, 7 p.m.

Sick of Sarah
With Hunter Valentine
7th St. Entry
18+, $10/$12, 8 p.m.

Glenn Tilbrook
Turf Club
Glenn Tilbrook and writing partner Chris Difford often have been called the Lennon and McCartney of their era. Tilbrook supplied quirky, irresistible melodies while Difford crafted clever lyrics, fueling the early '80s hits and enduring power pop of Squeeze. While the duo put together material for the next Squeeze project, Tilbrook released his latest solo album, Happy Ending, matching his subtle, sophisticated pop conceits with equally sly lyrics. Tilbrook wraps the music around his acoustic guitar, peppering it with eccentric bits (bongos, tabla, kazoo, sitar, pump organ) that flirt with the playground, Bollywood, English music hall and California surf. Although the mood is usually sunny and playful, Tilbrook's character portraits range from amusing ("stayin' alive" publicans "Kev and Dave") to odd (spouse-from-hell "Fruit Cake") to considerably darker realms. Opening is gritty Georgia singer-songwriter Jefferson Grizzard. $20, 7 p.m. 1601 University Ave., St. Paul; 651-647-0486. -- RICK MASON

Wednesday, October 15

Baauer, Boys Noize
Mill City Nights
18+, $30/$35, 9 p.m.

Dinosaur Feathers, Pleasure Barons, We Became Actors, Fat Animal
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

The Gaslight Anthem
With Against Me!, Cory Branan
First Avenue
18+, $32.50, 6 p.m.

Kina Grannis
With Imaginary Future
Varsity Theater
16+, $20/$25, 6:30 p.m.

With Witchden, Deep Sleep Operator
Turf Club
21+, $10, 8 p.m.

Not From Here, Heaven on Howitzer, byerself
Nomad World Pub
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

The Piano Guys
Northrop Auditorium
$29.50/$125, 7:30 p.m.

The Preatures
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $12/$15, 7:30 p.m.

All Ages, $27.50/$30, 7 p.m.

With Nick Africano
7th St. Entry
18+, $10, 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 16

Frankie Ballard
With A Thousand Horses
Varsity Theater
18+, $20/$30, 7 p.m.

Big K.R.I.T.
With Two-9
Fine Line Music Cafe
18+, $20/$45, 8 p.m.

Carbon Leaf
With Andy Elwell
Turf Club
21+, $16/$20, 7 p.m.

With Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren
Mill City Nights
18+, $22/$25, 8 p.m.

Delta Spirit
With Sacco
First Avenue
18+, $17/$20, 7:30 p.m.

The Glitch Mob
With the M Machine, Chrome Sparks
All Ages, $25/$30, 7 p.m.

mc chris
With MC Lars, Spose
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $16/$18, 7:30 p.m.

With Hunters
7th St. Entry
18+, $8/$10, 8 p.m.

Minneseries: Beasthead
With Glow Mechanics, Chantz Alexander Erolin, DJ Minnie Blanco
Nomad World Pub
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Plack Blague, Ssleaze, Prostate, Camden, Zombie Bite
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Sweet Honey in the Rock
O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
$25-$55, 7:30 p.m.


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