The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 1/9-11

Frankie Lee and friends -- see Sunday!

Frankie Lee and friends -- see Sunday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Friday, January 9

Big Pink: 10th Annual Tribute to The Last Waltz 8:30 p.m., $10-$15. Cabooze (Also Saturday)

Joe Fessler Band With Konstant Movement, Maolu, and Harbor & Home 18+., 7 p.m., $8-$10. Amsterdam

Mississippi Hot Club (CD Release Show) With Jazzland Wonder Band and Bookhouse 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Nachito Herrera Trio 8 p.m., $15. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Nature Shows With Not From Here and Rainbow Bruce 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Pestifere With Agitate and Principality 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

Ronnie Baker Brooks 6 p.m., $20. Minnesota Music Cafe

Say Hi With Mike Adams At His Honest Weight 8 p.m., $10. Turf Club

The Blackberry Brandy Boys Featuring Frankie Lee and DJ Bill DeVille 10:30 p.m., $7. Icehouse

The Greys 9 p.m., $10 adv/$15 door. The Loft

The Melismatics With Two Harbors and Stereo Confession 18+., 7:30 p.m., $8/$10. 7th St. Entry

Saturday, January 10

Adam Levy With Reina del Cid 10:30 p.m., $10. Icehouse

Bill Carrothers Trio 7 p.m., $10. Studio Z

Blood Folke With Rev. Poky Bunge and Astral Tramps 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Buildings With Pink Avalanche and Waveless 8 p.m., $8/$10. 7th St. Entry

Burn Fetish (Record Release Show) With New Wave Hookers, Hhrriisstt, So Big, and Disasteratti 9 p.m., $5. Kitty Cat Klub

Daisy Dillman Band (CD Release Show) 7 p.m., $24. Hopkins Center for the Arts

Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women In Music Featuring Aby Wolf, Alpha Consumer, Kitten Forever, K.Raydio, and Yoni Yum 7 p.m., $10 Turf Club

MANCRUSH 7 p.m., Free. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

Rusted Root 7:30 p.m., $25-$30. Fine Line Music Cafe

Sean Anonymous Birthday Show It's house party hero Sean Anonymous's birthday, so his pals Philip Morris and Mark Mallman are hosting a stacked bill in his honor. Doomtree apex emcee Mike Mictlan will join Psalm One, Commanders Handsome, and DJ Name (who Anonymous teamed with for this year's "Staring at the Sun") to cut cake in honor of the freestyle impresario's 28th trip around the sun. Expect a writhing cypher and an exuberant crowd, as both are the norm at Sean Anon's performances, but also prepare for the party to go long after the candles are blown out. Anonymous has been a dutiful flagbearer for Twin Cities hip-hop since he broke out, and the dude's been riding momentum of a string of hometown collaborations. So it's only right that his birthday be celebrated with this high-caliber gallery of peers and a round of Grain Belt tallboys. 8 p.m., $8-$12. -- Jerard Fagerberg First Avenue

Self-Evident With Technician and Bitter Canon 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

The Hussy With Gay Witch Abortion, Teenage Moods, and Big Girl. 18+., 8 p.m., $8. Triple Rock Social Club

Tired Tongues With Astronomique and Nice Quarter 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

To The Bridge Foundation Benefit featuring Lizzo With Toki Wright and Big Cats For the fourth straight year, the To the Bridge Foundation Benefit returns to the Varsity for a night top-tier hip-hop in the name of helping those struggling with addiction. Lizzo headlines the evening of remembrance for the late Tony Dolski, who passed away in 2011. His friends and family founded the benefit and partnered with the Minnesota Music Coalition for one night each January. Toki Wright and Big Cats will also be on hand with their community driven rap. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit local halfway houses, treatment facilities, and the Augsburg College Step-UP program, though watching Minneapolis' premiere party rapper and it's blue-collar boom-bap icon trade sets is reason enough to reach for your wallet. 18+., 7:30 p.m., $21.50-$51.50. -- Jerard Fagerberg The Varsity Theater

Sunday, January 11

Bartell With Iguano and Vonnie Kyle 7 p.m., $5. 7th Street Entry

Clown Lounge Sundays: Frankie Lee and Friends Who better to kick off the Clown Lounge's year than City Pages' Best Minneapolis Songwriter for 2014? Acclaimed alt-country singer Frankie Lee is hosting Clown Lounge Sundays in the Turf Club basement every week in January, with a little help from a cast of his musician friends. Lee's debut EP, Middle West, was released in 2013 and is, fittingly, made up of five twangy tunes he wrote while driving I-35 from Austin to the Twin Cities. Even though his songs were written on and made for the road, it seems like Frankie Lee is staying put for a little while. Or, at least he'll be back by Sunday. 7:30 p.m., $5-$7. -- Alex Rice Clown Lounge At The Turf Club

Dobet Gnahoré Singer, percussionist, and dancer Dobet Gnahoré blends genres, traditions, and modern sounds into a unique expression of strength and tenderness. Although a native of Ivory Coast and now based in France, Gnahoré has a pan-African perspective. She sings in seven languages and addresses political and social issues, particularly those affecting the sometimes shaky status of women. Gnahoré also seamlessly incorporates elements of western R&B, jazz, Caribbean music, hip-hop, and global pop. But most of all she has a wonderfully supple voice that soars, dips, caresses, and flashes with a fiery passion as striking as her onstage charisma. All that and more can be found on her latest, Gnahoré, a compelling dose of Afropop that's by turns lovely, harrowing, joyful, and sorrowful, but ultimately shines with resilient spirit. Opening will be the Twin Cities' Marimba Africa. 7:30 p.m., $20. -- Rick Mason Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Jake Jones Band 4 p.m., Free. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park

Jones With the Dives 9 p.m., $5. Honey

Superheater With the Dead Flowers and the Legal Teens 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

T Collective 9:30 p.m., Free. Icehouse


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