The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/10-10/12

Big Freedia -- See Saturday!

Big Freedia -- See Saturday!

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Friday, October 10

After the Burial
With Born of Osiris, Thy Art Is Murder, Reflections, Betraying the Martyrs, Texas in July, more.
The Skyway Theatre
$20/$25, 3 p.m.

Aziza, New Wave Hookers, Ex-Nuns, Joint Damage
Nomad World Pub
21+, $5, 9 p.m.

Pieta Brown
Dakota Jazz Club
$20, 8 p.m.

With Soulcrate, Unknown Prophets and Sol
First Avenue
18+, $15/$17, 8 p.m.

Kill Kancer Benefit: A Killer Soiree
With the New Standards, Black Diet, Howler, Black Market Brass, Rebel Queens
Mill City Nights
All Ages, $12/$52, 7 p.m.

The Modern Era, the Mayberry Riot (dual album release)
Fine Line Music Cafe
18+, $8/$12, 7 p.m.

With Watter
7th St. Entry
18+, $15, 8 p.m.

Persian Leaps, Porcupine, International Karate, Teenage Strangler
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Safe in Sound
With Flux Pavilion, Excision, Adventure Club, Downlink, Terravita, more
All Ages, $39.50/$79.50, 3 p.m.

Turf Club
21+, $15, 8 p.m.

Amsterdam Bar & Hall
$17, 8 p.m.

Totally Gross National Product Showcase
With the Cloak Ox, Tender Meat, Stolyette
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $10, 9 p.m.

Twin Town Cream Showcase
With Crooked Saws, Sugarkill, the Reckless
Memory Lanes
Free, 10 p.m.

Vaski Residency
The Record Room
18+, $10, 10 p.m.

Ben Weaver
Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade
Cedar Cultural Center All Ages, $10/$15 8 p.m.

Willie & The Bees Reunion
The Cabooze
Although barely a rumor outside the upper Midwest, Willie Murphy and the Bumblebees were one of the most significant and accomplished bands in Twin Cities history. Their potent, swaggering, horn-driven blend of R&B, rock, soul, jazz, blues and funk steamed up bars across the region in the '70s and early '80s with muscular originals and smart, bristling arrangements of R&B nuggets by James Brown and Wilson Pickett. The Bees backed Bonnie Raitt on her debut album, produced by Murphy, who later became one of three charter members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Part of the Cabooze's 40th anniversary, this will be the first Bees reunion in 15 years, and Murphy reports the Bees returning to the hive are generating a serious buzz in ongoing rehearsals. "We don't want to be a bunch of old clowns gettin' back up there doin' the nostalgia thing," he said. A preliminary lineup of reswarming Bees includes Joe Demko, Maurice Jacox, Howard Merriweather, Bronco (Merlin Brunkow), Gene Hoffman, Scott Snyder, John Beach, Jerome Broughton and Hy Pockets Robertson. Murphy said the emphasis will be on originals, like "Supermarket." Opening is Minneapolis folk and blues icon "Spider" John Koerner, who recorded the cult classic Running Jumping Standing Still with Murphy in 1969. "It's a major cultural event," Murphy declared, nailing it as usual. 18+, $15/$20, 9:30 p.m. 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-338-6425. -- RICK MASON

Saturday, October 11

2 Chainz
18+, $40/$60, 9 p.m.

The Afghan Whigs
With Joseph Arthur
First Avenue
18+, $30/$35, 10:30 p.m.

With the Bots
Turf Club
21+, $15, 9 p.m.

Big Freedia
With Shannon Blowtorch
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $16, 8 p.m.

With K.Flay and MaLLy
First Avenue
All Ages, $15/$17, 5 p.m.

No Problem Records Showcase
With Teenage Moods, Frankie Teardrop, Suzie, Vats, Dee Dee Mayo
Hexagon Bar
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

With Royal Blood
State Theatre
$45/$59.50, 7:30 p.m.

Step Rockets
With Enemy Planes, Bora York
7th St. Entry
18+, $10, 8 p.m.

Zombie Pub Crawl 2014
Steve Aoki, Sugar Ray, Juicy J, Rusko, Prof, Flavor Flav, Mark Mallman, Metallagher, and others
Downtown Minneapolis
$25/$80, 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 12

Indigenous Peoples Day Hip-Hop Showcase
With Los Nativos, Olmeca, Tall Paul
7th St. Entry
18+, $10, 9 p.m.

Kalin & Myles
Mill City Nights
All Ages, $18/$20, 4 p.m.

With Ambassadeurs, Hayden James
First Avenue
18+, $13/$15, 8 p.m.

Stereo Confession
7th Street Entry
Stereo Confession are a prodigious garage rock quintet hailing from Southwest High School. Following up beach-punk singles "Video Games" and "Hang Ten," they've prepped the full-length No Coast (Susstones) with veteran producer Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio. Echoing the scrappiness and infectiousness of punk-inspired rockers Howler and Wavves, these songs are distorted anthems rich with actual teen angst. To ensure that party vibes are in full effect, like-minded locals France Camp, Some Pulp, the Bombshells, and DJ Frankie Teardrop are all set to join in the festivities. All-ages, $5, 4 p.m., 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-1775. -- Erik Thompson

Total Slacker
With Paws, Flashlights
Turf Club
21+, $10/$12, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Snider
Fitzgerald Theater
$22.50/$26, 6:30 p.m.


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