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The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 3/23-26

Delfeayo Marsalis -- see Wednesday and Thursday!

Delfeayo Marsalis -- see Wednesday and Thursday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Monday, March 23

Bob Crash With Dewi Sant and Jordan Taylor 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

Coal Chamber With American Head Charge, Filter, and Combichrist 6 p.m., $27-$30. First Avenue

Davis III With Buffalo Sleeper and Los Coyotes 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

JT's Jazz Implosion Featuring Zacc Harris Quartet and Adam Meckler Quintet 9:30 p.m., $8. Icehouse

Maroon 5 With Magic!, Rozzi Crane 7:30 p.m., $27-$122.50. Xcel Energy Center

Steve Tyrell 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $42-$30. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (Also Tuesday)

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge 7:30 p.m., $37.50-$62.50. Cathedral of St. Paul

TimIsARocker With Splimit, Harakiri, and Popshot. 7 p.m., $5-$7. 7th St. Entry

Tuesday, March 24

36 CrazyFists 5 p.m., 16+., $15. Amsterdam

Desert Noises With Santah and Ruben 8 p.m., $8-$10. 7th St. Entry

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

Murder Shoes With Ripper, Sharkmuffin 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

New Wave Hookers With the Rashita Joneses, Filter Free Rodeo, and Mary Allen & the Percolaters 8 p.m., $5. Turf Club

The Dead Pigeons With Paul Lawrence 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

The Decemberists With Alvvays Four years after The King Is Dead and its irrepressible radio-friendly hit "Down By the Water," the Decemberists returned in January with What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Packed with a welcome, if somewhat predictable dose of pop-aware folk-rock, the music shows off songwriter Colin Meloy's fascination with Cold Mountain-like historical tales as well as more contemporary personal concerns about Axe shampoo and wrecked rental cars. Meloy still sounds like an Appalachian oracle with an R.E.M. fixation (certainly a positive), but his literary allusions are sometimes aced out by the more mundane. Musically, the band cuts an entertaining swath from the horn-driven flair of "Calvary Captain" to the doo-wop sex farce "Philomena" to the Phil Ochs-like chamber folk of "Lake Song" and the Neil Young-like country-rock amble "Anti-Summersong." Opening is the Canadian quintet Alvvays, whose debut album is packed with well-crafted, hook-laden pop-rock nuggets wrapped around Molly Rankin's alluring voice. 7:30 p.m., $36. -- Rick Mason Northrop Auditorium

The Meadows 8 p.m. $5. Aster Cafe

Wednesday, March 25

Chris Holm 7 p.m., Free. Harriet Brewing

Delfeayo Marsalis With Ellis Marsalis on Wednesday and Davell Crawford on Thursday The Last of the Southern Gentlemen, which lends its name to this tour, is a wonderful collaborative recording between trombonist Delfeayo and pianist Ellis Marsalis, the latter a longtime jazz educator and patriarch of the famous New Orleans musical family. Ellis was supposed to join Delfeayo (and a fabulous rhythm section in bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith) both nights here. But an Ellis conflict Thursday forced Delfeayo to scramble for a sub, managing to snare another premier NOLA pianist, Davell Crawford. Anyway, Gentlemen’s music, as Delfeayo has pointed out, conveys “graciousness…sincerity, relaxation and gentility,” the quartet mostly easing through jazz standards like “Autumn Leaves” and “I Cover The Waterfront” with a stylish grace that still manages to be artistically provocative. Père et fils engage in intimate, erudite dialogues often in laidback contexts while Smith and bassist John Clayton swing, invoke the blues or, on the “Sesame Street” theme, conjure Crescent City second line. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $50-$30. -- Rick Mason Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Johnny Boyd (of Indigo Swing) 8 p.m., $10. Lee's Liquor Lounge

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

Long Dark Blues - A Tribute to Jason Molina Featuring Gabriel Douglas & Friends, The Further Adjustments, Squares, and Ben Lubeck 8 p.m., $5. Turf Club

Shelltoe and Tony Phantom (Dual Release Show) With Metasota, Manny Phesto, and Moonlight Grammar, hosted by Sean Anonymous 8 p.m., $5-$7. 7th St. Entry

Totally Gross National Product Night Featuring C.Kostra, Stolyette, and DJs Erik Westra and Drew Christopherson 10 p.m., Free. Icehouse

UnderCurrentMPLS Residency Night 4 Featuring Kitten Forever With B.O.Y.F. and Catbath 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

Thursday, March 26

Andrea Gibson With Jess Thomas All ages, 7 p.m., $15-$17. The Cedar Cultural Center

Benjamin Booker With Olivia Jean 7:30 p.m., $15. First Avenue

Born Cages, Dreamers With the Kickback. 8 p.m., $10-$12. In the Nether Bar of Mill City Nights

Gaslighters Union With Miss Becky Kapell 9 p.m., $5. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Heather Maloney 9 p.m., $10. Aster Cafe

Hermitude 9 p.m., $20 7th St. Entry

Human Kindness (Tape Release Show) With Gloss and Nancy's Raygun 8 p.m., $5. Turf Club

Jett Fetish With Missing Peace, TriTone Black and Old Voltage 7 p.m., $7. Fine Line Music Cafe

Lady Faith & Zoe VanWest 9 p.m., $10. Bar Fly

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

MPLS Dub Ensemble With Drew Misik and DJ Mos Jef 8 p.m., Free. Harriet Brewing

Set It Off With Against the Current, As It Is, and Roam All ages, 5 p.m., $13-$15 Amsterdam

The Icicles 10 p.m., Free. Icehouse

The Dumpy Jug Bumpers With Bud's Brass Band 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Two Cow Garage With Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, The Right Here 8 p.m., $8-$12. Triple Rock Social Club

Send concert announcements and music calendar listings to Erik Thompson here.

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