The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 1/30-2/1

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Friday, January 30

All Teen Music Night
Featuring Chardenai, Genesis Aurora, and Taylor Seaberg
All ages, 6 p.m., $3.
Intermedia Arts

All The Way Rider
With Goodnight Ritual, Black Garden, and Tiger Blue
9 p.m., Free.
Hexagon Bar

With Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Major G, and DJ Snuggles
9 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

Bob Mould
With Fury Things
Thirty years after Hüsker Dü set a new high-water mark for punk ambition with the post-hardcore marathon Zen Arcade, Bob Mould is 11 solo albums (and one autobiography) deep. His past two, 2012's Silver Age and last year's Beauty & Ruin, are filled with songs catchier than their crushing power chords would seemingly allow (see "I Don't Know You Anymore"). But it's not an airheaded kind of stomp. Mould's recent lyrics are briskly paced ruminations on regret and redemption, with personal touches added to songs like "The War," written following his father's death in 2012. 18+., 8 p.m., $25. -- Michael Madden
First Avenue (Also Saturday)

9 p.m., $12-$15.
Aster Cafe

With Nancy's Raygun, the Grow Fangs, and Prince Beast
10 p.m., Free.
Memory Lanes

Drone Not Drones: Another 28-hour Drone
Originally uttered by Low frontman Alan Sparhawk as a one-off catchphrase to cap their 2013 Rock the Garden set, "Drone not drones" has taken on a life of its own. Now, the Luke Heiken-organized event has become an annual show at the Cedar Cultural center that's one part benefit gig, and one part art installation. A veritable army of musicians, including most of the local psychedelic community, will create a seamless, twenty-eight-hour wall of sound and noise to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and awareness about the perils of robotic warfare. Prominent guests this year include usual suspects like Low, Dosh, Food Pyramid, and Flavor Crystals, as well as a few surprises like P.O.S. and side projects from members of Trampled by Turtles and Polica. Due to extreme run time, Drone Not Drones has a free-flowing, happening type of atmosphere, and guests are encouraged to leave and return, or let the waves of drone carry them away until sunup. 7 p.m., $20-$30. -- Zach McCormick
The Cedar Cultural Center (Continues through Saturday)

Fairfax, AK
With Pennyroyal, Nallo, and Bad Bad Hats
8 p.m., $7-$8.

Grammar (EP Release Show)
With Silverback Colony and the Union Suits
10 p.m., Free.
331 Club

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

8 p.m., $15-$20
The Loft

Mississippi Hot Club
9:30 p.m., $7.
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Monsieur Jeffrey Evans
A semi-legendary character out of Ohio but based in Memphis for several decades, Monsieur Jeffery Evans (the French connection is dubious) is a roots-oriented singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader whose interests run to seminal rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, Hill Country blues, bluegrass and gritty country; his inspirations include folks like Charlie Feathers and Gene Vincent. Many of Evans' bands have had a punk/garage/psychobilly edge, including the Gibson Bros. (which briefly included blues guitarist Jon Spencer), '68 Comeback, South Filthy, C.C. Riders (including the late Jay Reatard) and the Southern Aces. He's done more producing lately (Tav Falco, Lucero) and solo gigs, including these, enabling him to combine his apparent encyclopedic knowledge of rootsy stuff, smart (sometimes smart-ass) originals in the same vein and natural raconteur inclinations. Evans said these performances will "center around the folkier side of what I do," pointing out that roots have always inspired "the more demented things I have done." 8 p.m., $10. -- Rick Mason
Bayport BBQ (Also Saturday)

Open Mike Eagle: Secret Skin Live
Featuring Aby Wolf, Carnage, Psalm One, Medium Zach, and Brandi Brown
7:30 p.m., $15.
UBS forum at MPR

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
With Poverty Hash
21+., 8 p.m., $12.
Turf Club

RONiiA (LP Release Show)
With Breakaway, the Velveteens, and Punishment
18+., 8 p.m., $10.
7th St. Entry

RuDeGiRL (Tribute to The Clash)
9 p.m., $7.
Lee's Liquor Lounge

With Surgery at the Hands of Machines, and Warsaw Cipher
9 p.m., $5.
Kitty Cat Klub

Timotha Lanae
With Ashley DuBose and #MPLS
7:30 p.m., $20-$35.
Fine Line Music Cafe

Zebulon Pike
With False
11 p.m., $8-$10.

Saturday, January 31

A Prairie Home Companion
With special guests Robbie Fulks, John Fullbright, and Kate Beahen
4:45 p.m., $33-$49.
Fitzgerald Theater

Basement Aparment
With Jaime Ness
9 p.m., $7.
Aster Cafe

Bret Michaels
8 p.m., $45-$55.
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Marshall Tucker Band
With Atlanta Rhythm Section
7:30 p.m., $32-$52.
Medina Entertainment Center

Moon And Pollution (CD Release Show)
With Damage Controller
11 p.m., $8-$10.

More Than Lights
With Black Market Brass and Nooky Jones
9 p.m., $8-$12.

Saint Motel
With the Moth and the Flame
Saint Motel come in swingin' a big piano. The self-styled "progressive pop" band from Los Angeles most recently hit the road supporting Weezer on the strength of the single "My Type." The hit, off the EP of the same name, is peppered with horns and big-city soul, and plays like the soundtrack to a seduction montage in a Tarantino film. Expect them to ham it up with zesty, big-funk finishes and punchy tropical interludes. It's hard to say exactly which genres Saint Motel auteur A/J Jackson will tap dance on, but it's a safe assumption that they'll be danceable. 18+., 8 p.m., $10-$12. -- Jerard Fagerberg
7th St. Entry

Salim Nourallah
With Adam Levy and J.E. Sunde
9 p.m., Free.

Steve Cole
With Patty, Ricky and Paul Peterson
7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $20.
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

The 10th Anniversary 48-Hour Band Contestival
7 p.m., Free.
Hexagon Bar

The Anchor Windlass
With Dingus, the Right Here, and Deep Cuts
9 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

What Tyrants
With Narco States, Ripper, Stereo Confession, and DJ Truckstache
10 p.m., $5.
Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Wild Colonial Bhoys
With the Beavers
9 p.m., $6.
Lee's Liquor Lounge

Sunday, February 1

Dr. Mambo's Combo
9:30 p.m., $7.
Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

With Exploding Dye Pack, Cool Dog, Permanent Waves, and Non-
8 p.m., Free.
Kitty Cat Klub

Nathan Reeder
With Hawks & Haze, Dharma, and 23 Skidoo
7 p.m., $5.
7th St. Entry

Open Blues Jam with Moses Oakland
7 p.m., Free.

With Whores, Blackthorne, and Flintlock
8 p.m., $8-10.
Triple Rock Social Club

Rhett Miller
With Salim Nourallah
7 p.m., $20.
Turf Club

The May North
4:30 p.m., Free.
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park


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