The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 7/21-7/27

Lil Durk -- See Saturday

Lil Durk -- See Saturday

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Monday, July 21

Hundred Waters with Fort Wilson Riot, Vacation Dad, and Har-di-Har 7th St. Entry Hundred Waters could be the most unlikely signing to Skrillex's OWSLA label. The Gainsville group's singer, Nicole Miglis, and her bandmates have the likability of a van of indie-pop innocents, and even songs like "Xtalk," off their new The Moon Rang Like a Bell, are poppy, breathy, and serene. Their approach to writing, however, is highly fragmented, reminiscent of an adventurous six-year-old curating flavors at a soda fountain. Blending pop hooks, jazz's unpredictability, folk acoustics, and moody ambience, they're two albums in, and haven't released a weak track yet. -Michael Madden 18+, $10/$12, 8 PM

Mutilation Rites with Ash Borer, Hell, Lychgate, and Hexer Triple Rock Social Club 18+, $14, 8 PM

Hot Tuna Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (also Tue.) $45, 7 PM & 9 PM

Reina del Cid & the Cidizens Amsterdam Free, 9 PM

Tourniquet Noise with Ice Volt, Ligature Impression, Gnawed, Anthony Amelang, and Straight Panic Kitty Cat Klub Free. 9 PM

Tuesday, July 22

Mike Stud First Avenue All ages, $17/$20, 6 PM

Jolie Holland with Shy Hunters The Cedar Cultural Center $18/$20, 7 PM

Forgotten Space: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead Fine Line Music Cafe $8/$12, 7:30 PM

Red Wanting Blue with the Alternate Routes 7th St. Entry 18+, $13/$15, 7:30 PM

Makr Presents: Bollywood Icehouse Free, 10 PM

Wednesday, July 23

The Body with False, Buildings, and Prostate Hexagon Bar The Body is a torrent of relentless, life-hating sludge metal - a Harmony Korine film in the form of a band. Formed by Chip King and Lee Buford in 1999 after a four-month stint in the infamous Blue Man Group, the Body turned heads in extreme music circles long before garnering critical acclaim for their most recent release, 2014's I Shall Die Here, produced by British musician the Haxan Cloak. The album is a marriage between the poignancy of open space and maximum audio brutality, refusing genre boundaries between metal and electronic. Despite abundant distortion and generous slashes of guitar feedback and vocal agony, the Body's live shows are rife with driving tempos and precise percussion producing an undeniable groove. King's vocals rest low in the mix, his primal screams emerging from deep within the harrowing soundscape. For a two-piece, they may be one of the loudest bands you'll ever experience. -Sarah Stanley-Ayre

Three Days Grace with Adelitas Way Myth All ages, $25, 6:30 PM

Jay Brannan Triple Rock Social Club 18+, $13, 7 PM

Devon Allman Band with Erica Blinn & the Handsome Machine 7th St. Entry 18+, $15, 8 PM

Miniature Tigers with the Griswolds Mill City Nights (in the Nether Bar) 18+, $12/$14, 8:30 PM

Charmin Shapira & Friends Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Free, 7 PM

Thursday, July 24

Rebirth Brass Band Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant The Rebirth won a Grammy for 2011's Rebirth of New Orleans, whose double entendre title reflects a persistent theme as the city continues to bounce back post-Katrina. But three decades in, the Rebirth itself hasn't required rejuvenation. The band just keeps getting tighter, maybe funkier too, the horn solos smarter and more pointed, but never at the expense of its ultimate aim: fueling the second line, firing up the party, electrifying the dance floor. The Rebirth's new Move Your Body does all that with its raucous NOLA blend of jazz, soul, R&B and funk. The band whips up its own frenzy with scorching horns, furious rhythms and party-hearty call-and-response shouts, all in service of the essential query: "Can you tell me where da party at? RIGHT HERE!" -Rick Mason $25, 7 PM & 9 PM

Songs for Sound benefit With James Otto, Danielle Peck, Gary Hannan, Tony Winkler, Nathan Anderson Fine Line Music Cafe All ages, $50, 5:45 PM

MC/VL with Gay Witch Abortion and Kitten Forever 7th St. Entry 18+, $7, 8 PM

Nappy Roots Cabooze 18+, $12/$15, 8:30 PM

Distance The Loft 18+, $10, 9 PM

[page] Friday, July 25

Sifu Hotman (CD release) with House of Dance Twin Cities Intermedia Arts Last summer saw the release of a three-song project from rappers Guante and Dem Atlas and producer Rube, the trio collectively known as Sifu Hotman. This Friday, the vibrant boom-bap outfit returns with the full-length Embrace the Sun, expanding on their energetic sound and solidifying their chemistry. With influences drawing from politically-tinged spoken word, '90s alternative hip-hop, geek culture, and jazz samples, it's a full sound that feels loose and playful but packs the same punch as the player's solo material. This release show will feature a collaborative performance and solo sets from Guante and Dem Atlas, and will be a rare concert showcasing some of the local scene's finest. -Jack Spencer All ages, $5, 7 PM

Purple Rain Dance Party & Costume Contest with Lenka Paris, DJ Espada, and King Otto First Avenue 18+, $5/$8, 9 PM

I See Stars The Skyway Theatre $20, 2 PM

Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprockets Myth All ages, $45, 6 PM

City of the Weak with Pathos Ethos, the Nearly Deads, the Jelly Project, and the Phoenix Philosophy Fine Line Music Cafe 18+, $8/$12, 7:30 PM

Mrs. Glass with Ben Ballinger and Carson McHone 7th St. Entry 18+, $8, 8 PM

1st Annual Riddim Fest With Elephant Man, Wayne Wonder, Khago, DJ Verb X, and Sound of Fujun Cabooze 18+, $35-$50, 9 PM

Saturday, July 26

Lil Durk with Lil Debbie, Sweetz P, DJ Kam Bennett, and DJ Advance Fine Line Music Cafe Lil Durk represents the exciting conflation of sounds emanating from Chicago's drill scene, which filter stripped-down, hyper-violent trap through auto-tuned melodies and an unlikely pop sensibility. Teeming with dramatized danger and floating hooks, Lil Durk is a polarizing but compelling figure in the modern rap landscape, which makes his pairing with former White Girl Mob member Lil Debbie at the Fine Line this Saturday bizarrely apt. Hailing from the Bay Area, Debbie's take on ratchet music walks the line between mindless entertainment and appropriative artifice, but will certainly make this evening one to remember. -Jack Spencer 18+, $18-$25, 8 PM

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant The Blasters were a blast, rolling out of the early '80s L.A. punk scene with prickly mix of rockabilly, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, and other rootsy stuff, helping launch the Americana movement. At the helm were Phil Alvin with his splendid, evocative voice and Dave Alvin with his splendid, stinging guitar. But the brothers fought, sometimes bitterly, and eventually split, only reuniting now, 30 years later, prompted by a Phil health scare and their mutual love for seminal blues man Big Bill Broonzy. A key link between country and urban blues, the profoundly influential Broozy wrote such standards as "All By Myself" and "Key to the Highway" and was an early inspiration to the Alvins. Their new Common Ground album sports a dozen spirited covers of Broonzy classics, each shimmering with wiry intensity, scorching guitar work and transcendent vocals. -Rick Mason $26, 8 PM

10,000 Sounds Festival With Polica, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, and more Ramada Lot $20-$30, 4 PM-10 PM. For tickets and info visit

Camera Obscura with Laura Cantrell First Avenue 18+, $15, 8 PM

BassRiot: Protohype with Midnight T-Rex, Algo, and Dack Janiels The Loft 18+, $15, 8 PM

Lowertown Blues Festival With Shemekia Copeland, Hamilton Loomis, the Lamont Cranston Band, and Sena Ehrhardt Mears Park Free, 3 PM-10 PM

Sunday, July 27

Pigeon John with Tanya Morgan, Playdough, and Kids Like Us 7th St. Entry 18+, $12, 8 PM

7 Horse with 28 North Fine Line Music Cafe 18+, $10/$15, 7 PM

Bruised But Not Broken with Restless Streets and Whether, I Mill City Nights 15+, $12/$15, 6 PM

Primitive Man with Hexis, Nihilterrmos (record release) and Grim Light Triple Rock Social Club 18+, $8, 8 PM

Banda El Recodo Myth 18+, $45, 9 PM

Jake Baldwin Quartet Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant $5, 11:30 PM