The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 10/6-10/9

Merchandise -- see Thursday!

Merchandise -- see Thursday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Monday, October 6

Of Montreal
Cedar Cultural Center
All Ages, $21, 7 p.m.

American Head Charge
7th St. Entry
18+, $30, 8:30 p.m.

Liquid Music: Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Center
$15, 7:30 p.m.

With Def Kith, Andrew Broder (DJ set), P.O.S. (DJ set).
Turf Club
$6, 8 p.m.

Shot Memory, Atlas on Strike, Hard Lesson, Tane Graves
Triple Rock Social Club
$5, 8 p.m.

Violent Opposition, Cokskar
Hexagon Bar
21+, free, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7

Ausmuteants, Real Numbers, Uranium Club, Bad Beeswax
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

King Goro (album release), Pestifere, Flintlock, Decomposer
Triple Rock Social Club
$5, 8 p.m.

Lucius, Lapland
First Avenue
18+, $17/$20, 8 p.m.

7th St. Entry
18+, $10/$12, 8 p.m.

Secret Chiefs 3
Turf Club
21+, $15, 8 p.m.

With Pure Bathing Culture
Fine Line Music Cafe
18+, $15/$30, 7:30 p.m.

You Me At Six
The Garage
All Ages, $15/$17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 8

First Avenue
West Coast R&B vocalist Banks just released her debut album, Goddess. Filled with vaguely spooky melodies, her strong-but-unassuming voice, and highly bloggable beatmakers including Lil Silva, Shlohmo, and Sohn, the album draws immediate comparisons to Lykke Li. Occasionally, she takes the familiar, acoustic singer-songwriter route, as on "Someone New" ("Please don't fall in love with someone new"), but more often, those producers aid her in ascending triumphant heights without her losing sight of needed resolution. "I got itches that scratch," she sings on "Beggin for Thread." With Movement. 18+, $20, 7:30 p.m. 701 First Ave. N, Minneapolis; 612-332-1775.
-- Michael Madden

Hank & Cupcakes
With Danger Ron & the Spins, White Boyfriend
Turf Club
21+, $8, 8 p.m.

Screaming Females
With Pujol, Kitten Forever
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $10, 8 p.m.

Stick Figure
7th St. Entry
18+, $13/$16, 7 p.m.

Thousand Foot Krutch
Mill City Nights
15+, $20/$22, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 9

Minneseries: Beasthead
With Cruel Love (album release), Manchita, Ricky Charles, Party Science (DJ set).
Nomad World Pub
Free, 9 p.m.

7th St. Entry
18+, $12/$15, 8 p.m.

Buildings, Catbath, Pile, Fury Things
Hexagon Bar
21+, free, 9 p.m.

Here Come the Mummies
Varsity Theater
18+, $25-$35, 7 p.m.

First Avenue
18+, $17/$20, 8 p.m.

J. Mascis
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
$20, 6:30 p.m.

Triple Rock Social Club
Echoing the Smiths and their '80s counterparts, Tampa-bred Merchandise's After the End is among the most excellent albums of the year. The hardcore/post-punk graduates latest - released via storied label 4AD after the band drew 4AD comparisons with their prior EPs - features frontman Carson Cox and Dave Vassalotti wielding a potent combination of acoustic and electric guitars on highlights like "Green Lady," while drummer Elsner Nino and bassist Patrick Brady form a prominent rhythm section. With Lower, Condominium, and Shawn Reed. 18+, $10, 8 p.m. 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-7399.
-- Michael Madden

We Are Scientists, Surfer Blood
Turf Club
21+, $18, 7 p.m.

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