The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 2/20-22

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Friday, February 20

BitsBits With Sloslylove, Finding Novyon, and Bvckwoods 9 p.m., $3. Kitty Cat Klub

B.O.Y.F. With Mrs., Larry Wish & His Guys, and Peter Pants 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Cold Kingdom (EP Release Show) With 3 Pill Morning, Aeous, and Sleep Signals 7:30 p.m., $10-$15. Fine Line Music Cafe

Dan Rodriguez 10:30 p.m., $10. Icehouse

Deephaven With All the Way Rider and Vernon Wayne 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Filthy Animals (Record Release Show) With General B and the Wiz and Paul Spring 9 p.m., $5-$8. Turf Club

Hotpants DJs With DJ Brian Engel and DJ Ben Mena 9 p.m., $5. Nomad World Pub

Hozier With Ásgeir The Elton John-like bombast of "Take Me to Church" can only tells you so much about Andrew Hozier-Byrne's sound. Although Hozier worked in grandiose proportions with help from producer Rob Kirwan -- not to mention his soaring voice -- Hozier is indebted to quieter folk and blues forms, too, citing Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker as early influences. When he strips back his arrangements, as on songs like "Like Real People Do," "Cherry Wine," and "In a Week" (a duet with Karen Cowley of all-female Irish alt trio Wyvern Lingo), the results are less powerful in terms of volume but still impressive for Hozier's soft, precise touch as a singer, guitarist, and romantic. 18+., 8 p.m., $30. -- Michael Madden First Avenue

John Mark Nelson With Communist Daughter and Holly Henry 7 p.m., $15-$18. The Varsity Theater

Kacey Musgraves With John & Jacob East Texas native Kacey Musgraves made a splash with her 2013 major label debut, Same Trailer Different Park, picking up Grammys for Best Country Album and Best Country Song for "Merry Go 'Round." Her voice is easy to like: a bit limpid, easygoing and airy but with a sneaky edge, deftly riding contemporary country arrangements laced with pedal steel and banjo, but also conjuring a nice bite on harder-hitting tunes like "Stupid" and "Blowin' Smoke." But what really distinguishes Musgraves is her songwriting, which is full of clever wordplay, sage advice, and sharp attacks on small-town hypocrisies reminiscent of Jeannie C. Riley. On "Merry" she sings, "Mama's hooked on Mary Kay / brother's hooked on Mary Jane / daddy's hooked on Mary two doors down," while on "Follow Your Arrow" she advises, "Say what you think, love who you love / Cause you just get so many trips around the sun." 8 p.m., $39. -- Rick Mason Historic State Theatre

Katey Vernon With Brian Just 9 p.m., $8. Aster Cafe

Mind Over Mirrors With Daniel Bachman and Steve Palmer 8 p.m., $10. 7th St. Entry

PHAT! With DJs King Otto and Mike 2600 10 p.m., $5. Clubhouse Jager

Red Daughters With Southside Desire and Big Gurls 9 p.m., $6. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Saints of Valory With the Wind and the Wave 8 p.m., $10. Triple Rock Social Club

SDRA With Devil Blues Band and the Ultrasounds 10 p.m., Free. Memory Lanes

Seven Steps to Havana 8 p.m., $10. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

The Butanes 8 p.m., $5. Harriet Brewing

The Wibesmen 7:30 p.m., $5. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Willie Murphy With Lonnie Knight, Mary Ray Elias, and Becky Thompson 8 p.m., $10. Patrick's Cabaret

Zoso:The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience 8 p.m., $20-$22. Mill City Nights

Saturday, February 21

A Prairie Home Companion With Aoife O'Donovan, Emily Miller, and the Steel City Jug Slammers 4:45 p.m., $33-$49. Fitzgerald Theater

Brooke Fraser With Dark Waves 18+., 8 p.m., $16-$18. Triple Rock Social Club

Carnaval Brasileiro 3 p.m.-2 a.m., $15-$30. International Market Square

Catfish and the Bottlemen With Wild Party Named for a long-forgotten Australian busker, Catfish and the Bottlemen are four early twenty-somethings out of Llandudno, Wales who built a sizable U.K. buzz via relentless gigging in unlikely places. They're picking up steam in the U.S., having wowed 'em on Letterman and now arriving for a long-sold-out Entry visit. What the Fish spawn is an exuberant rush of bristling, guitar-driven rock, stoked with unbridled energy and rife with hooky choruses, a garage ethos, luminescent streaks of pop and new wave, and a dose of Liverpudlian charm. On the Balcony, Fish's full-length debut, lead singer and lyricist Van (reportedly after Morrison) McCann fusses and fumes about troublesome relationships, buffeted by swings of raw emotion. On the deliciously anthemic "Kathleen," one of several songs carried over from a prior EP, McCann howls, "I'll never acquiesce anything you're thinking / but lemme know when I'm needed home," slurring the "lemme" evocatively while the guitars and rhythms crunch, and a chorus weighs in with ethereal "oohs." 18+., 8 p.m., $16. -- Rick Mason 7th St. Entry

Charlie Parr With Jeff Mitchell 7 p.m., $15. The Cedar Cultural Center

Disasteratti With Nomia and Catbath 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull 7:30 p.m., $19.50-$99.50. Target Center

Glen David Andrews Redemption, New Orleans trombonist/vocalist Glen David Andrews' electrifying, career (re-)defining opus, is all about metaphoric rebirth, linking Andrews' spiritual and physical rehab with the Crescent City's post-Katrina recovery. The music is a fiery amalgam of brass band roots, gospel, funk, soul and R&B. And it rocks with all the gritty, soulful, ass-shakin' intensity Andrews can muster, which pretty much sets the standard these days. If you want to get your NOLA-deficient ass righteously in gear, you'll have to trot on over to the Dakota and witness roof-raising in the flesh. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $25. -- Rick Mason Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Hairball All ages., 7 p.m., $15-$22. Myth

Harakiri With Kick, Granite Rose, Tabah Yames, and Skittish 8 p.m., $5. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Houndmouth With Twin Limb 8 p.m., $15. Turf Club

Joshua Radin With Andrew Belle and Cary Brothers 7 p.m., $25-$28. Mill City Nights

Koo Koo Kanga Roo's 7th Year Anniversary Party With Stereo Confession All ages., 5 p.m., $10. Amsterdam

Little Man With Pill Hill and Basement Apartment 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam

Miroslav Tadic 8 p.m., $22. Sundin Music Hall

Neil Diamond Tribute with Martin Zellar With Belfast Cowboys 7:30 p.m., $13-$30. Medina Entertainment Center

PaviElle 11 p.m., $8-$10. Icehouse

Rock for Rasmea A benefit show raising awareness for Rasmea Odeh 6:30 p.m., $8-$25. Intermedia Arts

Rupert Angeleyes With Duets, Sex Rays, and the Miami Dolphins 9 p.m., $5. Kitty Cat Klub

TAWST Featuring DJ Shannon Blowtorch, DJ Keezy, Adonia, and hosted by Manchita 10 p.m., $5. Clubhouse Jager

The Crooked Saws (CD Release Show) With the Oddfathers and the Fattenin' Frogs 9 p.m., $6. Lee's Liquor Lounge

The Delta Routine 9 p.m., Free. Club Underground

The Floozies With Russ Liquid and Artifakts 18+., 8 p.m., $15-$17. First Avenue

The Revolution 5: Playing the Beatles #1 Hits 7 p.m., $18. Pepito's Parkway Theater

Tim Casey and the Martyrs With James Loney's Lolo's Ghost, Al Grande Quintet, and Barbara Myer 6 p.m., $5. Harriet Brewing

Tommy & the Lieberman 9 p.m. $10. Aster Cafe

Travi$ Scott With Bobby Raps, BLVCK SPVCE, and DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP Houston rapper and producer Travi$ Scott leads a night featuring like-minded local rap acts as part of Red Bull's Sound Select series, curated by Greenroom Magazine. Ascending from homelessness to signing with T.I. and working directly with Kanye West on production for Cruel Summer and Yeezus in the span of a year, Scott has gone on to work with some of the biggest rap artists on his own projects, including last year's strong mixtape Days Before Rodeo. Touting an energetic and atmospheric live performance, this Travi$ Scott appearance promises to be a distinctly engaging show. 8 p.m., $10. -- Jack Spencer Fine Line Music Cafe

Twin Cities Dilla Day Featuring St. Paul Slim, MaLLy, Vie Boheme, Los Nativos, the Lioness, and Danami J Dilla's tragic passing in 2006 from the blood disease TTP left behind a legacy of powerful hip-hop production and lasting influence. He's celebrated annually during February, which is the anniversary of both the month he was born and the release of his final official album before he died, Donuts. This Saturday, the Nomad plays host to the first local celebration of Dilla's life to be connected directly with the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation, and Dilla's mother Ma Dukes herself will make a special appearance. With a strong line-up of local rappers, DJs, and breakdancers showcasing why his sound made such a lasting impact on hip-hop, the night stands to be a powerful tribute. 8 p.m., $10-$15 -- Jack Spencer Nomad World Pub

Winter Jazz Fest Featuring Atlantis Quartet, Nichols/Bates/Bates, Adam Meckler Orchestra, Graydon Peterson Quartet, Endeavors, and Lars Larson's Mancrush 2:30 p.m., $15. Studio Z

Zebulon Pike With Lungs and the Wolf Council 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Sunday, February 22

Australian Bee Gees Show 7 p.m., $43.50-$63.50. Historic State Theatre

Cafe Accordion Orchestra 4 p.m., Free. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park

Corners With Frankie Teardrop, Teenage Moods, and Daisy Chains 8 p.m., $5. Turf Club

Hellyeah With Devour the Day and Like A Storm 18+., 7 p.m., $25-$28. Mill City Nights

Natalie Lovejoy (CD Release Show) 7 p.m., $8-$10. Icehouse

Oliver Quincy With Po'etikit, Pale Blue Dot, and BlueClaw 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

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


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