The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 2/23-26

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Monday, February 23

Aallotar With Abyss 7 p.m., $12-$15. The Cedar Cultural Center

Clouded Eyes With Carnivore Bones, Bob Marshall, and Mark & Peter Verdin 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Drone Not Drones: Featuring Mike Lewis, Jeremy Ylvisaker, and Pandemonium Defender 7:30 p.m., Free. Clown Lounge at the Turf Club

JT's Jazz Implosion Featuring Chris Bates Red 5 & Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band 9:30 p.m., $8. Icehouse

Julia Holter and the Spektral Quartet Featuring Behind the Wallpaper, a new commission from composer Alex Temple 7:30 p.m., $15/$10. Amsterdam

Matthew J With the Friendly Beers, J. Plaza, MWTC, Cooly, Beaty White, and Lil One 8 p.m., $7-$10. 7th St. Entry

The Blind Pets With Dirty Few, Rabbit Holes, and Fury Things 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Tuesday, February 24

Benjamin Grosvenor 7:30 p.m., $16-$65. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Current Swell 7 p.m., $14-$16. Varsity Theater

Indeed "Let It Ride" Release Party: Featuring Narco States With Flasher and DJ Paper Sleeves Free before 7pm/$5 after 7pm. Turf Club

Jake Ilika With the Heavy Set and Horseshoes & Handgrenades' Adam Greuel 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

JMSN With Rochelle Jordan 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. Triple Rock Social Club

Justin Leaf and Richard Erickson: Tuesday Night Confessions 7 p.m., $10. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

L.P. Music Featuring Eric Leeds and Paul Peterson 9:30 p.m., $8-$10. Icehouse

Single Mothers With the Dirty Nil and Animal Lover 8 p.m., $10-$12. 7th St. Entry

The Flaming Lips performing Clouds Taste Metallic With Def Rain. 18+., 7:30 p.m., $50. First Avenue

The Nile Project 7 p.m., $26-$42. Northrop Auditorium

*Canceled* Theophilus London With Father and Doja Cat 7:30 p.m., $25. Fine Line Music Cafe

Virbhadra With Turn Back Now and Splimit 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

We/Ours With Hollow Boys and Nature Shows 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Wednesday, February 25

Almitra With Grape Whales and William Within 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn 7:30 p.m., $35-$65. O'Shaughnessy Auditorium

Bomb Da Von With Preston Gunderson, Josh Clutter, and Whosah 7 p.m., $8. Honey

Cantharone With Tiger Blue, Rapedoor, and Mad Dogs of Glory 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

Doomtree With Taggart & Rosewood and Meta 18+., 8 p.m., $25. First Avenue

For Today With Ice Nine Kills All ages, 5 p.m., $15. The Skyway Theatre

Fury Things and Brilliant Beast (Split EP Release) With Catbath 9 p.m., $5. Turf Club

Gabe Barnett & Them Rounders With Sabyre Rae 7:30 p.m., Free. Harriet Brewing

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band With Dads and Field Mouse 7 p.m., $13-$16. 7th St. Entry

Lenz & Frenz 9:30 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Scythian 7 p.m., $25. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Transmission Presents: Computer World (A Tribute to Kraftwerk & the Synthesizer) 10 p.m., Free. Varsity Theater

Young Yeller With Bad Beeswax and Black Sam Malone 9 p.m., Free. Nomad World Pub

Zippy Laske With Madelin Snyder and Oceanna Snyder 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

Thursday, February 26

All the Islands 9 p.m., $6. Aster Cafe

Black Audience With Voices of Culture 8 p.m., $10. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Blueclaw With Robat and the Person and the People 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

Gov't Mule and John Scofield With a cursory glance, Gov't Mule, led by flame-breathing guitarist Warren Hayes, and revered jazz guitarist John Scofield might seem like an odd pairing. But after years with the Allman Brothers, Hayes also has a subtle touch, Scofield actually is genuinely eclectic, both have strong blues roots, and both have a marvelous sense of adventure. So when Scofield first joined GM onstage in Atlanta in 1999 the result was an enthralling union of jazz and rock, not a fusion per se as much as an all-instrumental summit around James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Mongo Santamaria and originals. The musical conversations between the guitarists were nothing short of dazzling as they roamed from Southern rock to bop, blues and funk; bassist Allen Woody, drummer Matt Abt and guest keyboardist Dr. Dan Matrazzo also rising to the occasion. The planned release of a live album never happened due to Woody's death shortly thereafter. Until now. GM has released several archival recordings to coincide with the band's 20th anniversary, including a Pink Floyd tribute (Dark Side of the Mule) and the long-sought-after Sco-Mule, prompting this joint tour. 7 p.m., $39-$44. -- Rick Mason Historic State Theatre

I Like You With Little Star 9 p.m., $5. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Lotus 18+., $22-$25. Mill City Nights

Loud at the Library: Lucy Michelle 6:30 p.m., $10. St. Paul Central Library

MAKEBELIEF With Bae Tigre and Breakaway 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

Peewee Dread 8 p.m., Free. Harriet Brewing

Pornonono With C.Kostra, Party Science, and Garrison Grouse 9 p.m., Free. Nomad World Pub

Sik Pin 2-year Anniversary With Whiskey City Tango, Liquor Store Apostle, Braver, and Murrieta 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Svoboda With Aziza, Without, and HHRRIISSTT 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Sw!tch Thursday 9 p.m., $5-$7. Bar Fly

The Campbell Brothers: John Coltrane's A Love Supreme To mark the 50th anniversary of saxophonist John Coltrane's groundbreaking masterpiece, A Love Supreme, Lincoln Center and Duke University co-commissioned a new interpretation by the Campbell Brothers, among the leaders of the African-American sacred steel tradition. Sacred steel is based on gospel of the Pentecostal church. A Love Supreme is an expression of Coltrane's spiritual journey. Both are remarkable for their unbridled intensity and the fervor of their performances: the Campbells' triple guitar assault entwined with Hendrixian panache; Coltrane and his band practically speaking a new jazz language with astonishing eloquence. Chuck's pedal steel, Darick's lap steel and Phil's electric guitar form the cutting edge of the razor-sharp Campbell force that alternately gives Coltrane's opus R&B flair, funky fury, gospel grace and even rock muscle, all while highlighting his transcendent focus. The Campbells will play A Love Supreme in its entirety along with other pieces from its repertoire. 8 p.m., $22-$25. -- Rick Mason Walker Art Center

The Growlers With Broncho 18+., 8 p.m., $15. 7th St. Entry

The Icicles 10 p.m. Free. Icehouse

The Life and Times With Buildings and Porcupine 8 p.m., $10. Turf Club

The Splendid End With Mad Rounds 9:30 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Thomson Quartet Featuring Chris Thomson, Patrick Harrison, James Buckley, and Martin Dosh 7 p.m., Free. Icehouse


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