The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 2/6-8

Dr. Dog -- see Friday and Saturday!

Dr. Dog -- see Friday and Saturday!

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Friday, February 6

A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy
Featuring Arnie Roth, Benyamin Nuss, and the New World Players
7 p.m., $40.

An Evening of Tributes
Featuring Appetite for Zaccardi (Guns N' Roses), Trompe Le Monde (The Pixies), Jailbreak! (Thin Lizzy), Frizzle Fry (Primus), and RuDeGiRL (The Clash)
7 p.m., $7-$9.
Turf Club

August Burns Red
With Miss May I, Northlane, and ERRA
15+., 7 p.m., $23-$25.
Mill City Nights

Beastface (CD Release Show)
With Architectis Death Spiral, Rapedoor, and Echoes of the Fallen
8 p.m., $5.
Triple Rock Social Club

Ben Glaros
With Ashleigh Still
9 p.m., $8.
Aster Cafe

Dr. Dog
With Phox
Indie rock as jam rock vets Dr. Dog just released their first live album, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, but they're doing the Twin Cities a couple better with three shows in a row. Recorded during 20 tour dates last year, the record ties together recent live favorites from their years signed to Anti-, as well as a few dating back the superior songwriting of Fate and We All Belong. Minnesota has a particularly ravenous love affair with the '60s folk-pop revivalists, so expect all the shadow people to be there belting out the choruses. 18+., 8 p.m., $22-$24. -- Jerard Fagerberg
First Avenue (Also Saturday)

Eclectic Electric Music Series: Folk Tales
Featuring Sailor & The Boat, Brian Laidlaw, Teague Alexy, Mike Massey, and Ahmed Yusef
8 p.m., $10.
Patrick's Cabaret

Falcon Arrow
With the Great Went and Hardcore Crayons
10 p.m., Free.
331 Club

Hotel with Jonathan Ackerman
9 p.m., Free.
Kitty Cat Klub

With Hustle Rose, Sankophoenix, and DJ Sarah White
11 p.m., $8-$10.

9 p.m., $10-$15.
The Loft

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson recently marked the release his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor. For those of us who grew up in the shock rocker's heyday, it's sort of insane that he has made it this far. Though his relevance and "shock value" are no longer what they were during the mid-'90s, he's survived and is still making music long after most of us had written him off. The Pale Emperor stands as a triumphant return to the songwriting principles that made him famous in the first place. This vibe was dark, sexual, and danceable. It made you want to grind with a vampire to the throbbing basslines written by Twiggy Ramirez. The important part is that we are here with this album in 2015, and finally, after all the turmoil, Manson has revived his youth. While it may not be a perfect album, or even one of the year's best against the strong contenders we're still waiting to hear, Manson has impressed. 8 p.m., $49-$57. -- Corey Deiterman
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Mississippi Driftwood
With Dirty Louis and West of Steve
10 p.m., Free.
Memory Lanes

New Orleans Suspects
With Frogleg
9 p.m., $20.
Bunker's Music Bar & Grill (Also Saturday)

With Mute Swan, Old Moon, and Dead Gurus
9 p.m., Free.
Hexagon Bar

The Green
With Through the Roots
8 p.m., $16-$18.
7th St. Entry

The Ragbirds
With Molly Dean
7 p.m., $15-$18.
The Cedar Cultural Center

Tower Of Power
Hipper than the hip standard for going on half a century is longstanding paragon on Oakland soul, Tower of Power. Since the late '60s, the boys from the bay have been blazing through their horn-heavy, groovilicious brand of R&B, knockin' themselves out, and revisiting such indelible hits as "You're Still A Young Man" and, of course, answering the eternal question, "What Is Hip?" Four founding members are still with TOP: tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, bari saxophonist Doc Kupka, bassist Rocco Prestia and drummer David Garibaldi. Longtime vocalist Larry Braggs retired a year or so ago. Ably filling his slot is Ray Greene, a Boston-based Georgia native with roots in gospel, soul and jazz. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $35-$70. -- Rick Mason
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (Also Saturday)

Trailer Trash
9 p.m., $6.
Lee's Liquor Lounge

23rd Annual Songs of Freedom: Bob Marley Remembered
Featuring the International Reggae All-Stars, Innocent, Lynval Jackson, Jah Bee, Tony Paul, Sei Polar, and more
8:30 p.m., $15-$18.

Saturday, February 7

A Prairie Home Companion
Hosted by Chris Thile
Featuring Punch Brothers, Billy Collins and Sarah Jarosz
4:45 p.m., $33-$49.
Fitzgerald Theater

Bad Suns
With Coasts and Maudlin Strangers
L.A.'s Bad Suns shine brightest when they find the right balance among lustrous hooks, jittery urgency, bubbly enthusiasm, adolescent angst, and adult perspective. The latter might be a bit surprising for early 20s-somethings, but Christo Bowman manages to inject a measure of mature reality into hormonal love woes. And the quartet has a lot going for it, now headlining its own tour after opening in the past year for the 1975 and New Politics. With a sound largely derived from effusive '80s pop tempered by edgier, more haunted concerns via the likes of U2, the Suns can do ridiculously catchy (as in "Cardiac Arrest," the single and centerpiece of last year's Language & Perspective) along with stormier stuff like "Sleep Paralysis," with its jagged rhythms, arch guitars and anguished vocals. But monotony creeps into some tunes; character and texture lost in the Suns' sometimes relentless glare. 18+., 8 p.m., $15. -- Rick Mason
Triple Rock Social Club

Bruce Henry & the Bruce Henry Jazz Ensemble
7 p.m., $25.
Capri Theater (Also Sunday)

Building Bridges With Music: A Concert For Guatemala
Guatemala relief fundraiser featuring the Belfast Cowboys, Cafe Accordion Orchestra, and Trailer Trash
3-6 p.m., $25 suggested donation.
Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown

Elliott Brood
With Crow Moses
18+., 8 p.m., $10-$12.
7th St. Entry

Eric Paslay
With Drew Baldridge and Shalo Lee
18+., 8 p.m., $22-$25.
Mill City Nights

Harriet Brewing's 4th Anniversary Extravaganza
Featuring American Scarecrows, Erik Koskinen Band, and the Last Revel
21+, 7 p.m., $12-$15.
The Cedar Cultural Center

Henhouse Prowlers
9 p.m., $8-$10.
Nomad World Pub

KFAI Benefit Show
With the Mighty Mofos, X-Boys, Flamin' Ohs, Michael Yonkers, DJ Danny Sigelman and Ian Rans
This packed bill kicks off KFAI's 'Benefits with Friends' concert series in a major way, as a host of celebrated bands who have been crucial to the Twin Cities music scene drop by the Turf Club to raise money, awareness (and a bit of hell) for KFAI. The night will feature performances by the Mighty Mofos, the X-Boys (featuring members of the Litter, the Suicide Commandos, the Wallets and the Suburbs), Flamin' Ohs and a grand return to the local stage for Michael Yonkers. KFAI has been a vibrant, supportive part of Twin Cities' music for 36 years now, and their enduring community radio presence is vital in order for local scene to continue to thrive. Ian Rans will host this sure-to-be-special event, with DJ Paper Sleeves (Danny Sigelman) spinning rousing tunes between sets to keep the party going.21+., 7 p.m., $10-$12. -- Erik Thompson
Turf Club

McTerry Music Showcase
Featuring Harbor and Home, The Dust of Men, Marah in the Mainsail and Going to the Sun
7 p.m., $8-$12.

Step Rockets
With Guante and Lance Conrad (DJ Set)
10:30 p.m., $8-$10.

The May North
With Tin Can Gin and Matt Ray
7 p.m., $5.
Harriet Brewing

The Stress of Her Regard (Record Release Show)
With Two Harbors, Phantom Tails, and Red Daughters
9 p.m., $5.
Kitty Cat Klub

Sunday, February 8

Benefit for Barbara LeShoure
Featuring Moses Oakland, George Scott Trio, A-Nutha Level, Annie Mack, Pippi Ardennia, Mick Sterling, and more.
5 p.m., $10.
Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown

With Animal Lover and film screening of Records Collecting Dust
8 p.m., $4.
Grumpy's Bar & Grill (Downtown)

Campaign II Champagne II
Featuring Young Nuk, Shaiana Ginae, Suga Shane, P-Nut the Artist and more.
9 p.m., $8-$10.
7th St. Entry

Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet
4 p.m., Free.
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park

Jonny Craig
With Kyle Lucas, Captain Midnite, Down With Webster, and Lenerd
All ages, 6 p.m., $15-$17.
Triple Rock Social Club

Michael Howard
With Firefly
8 p.m., $7.
Aster Cafe

New Century Sessions: Chris Koza: With Sarah Krueger
All ages., 7 p.m., $15-$32.
New Century Theatre

VocalEssence: WITNESS: Let Freedom Ring: A salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
With Sounds of Blackness and South High School's Varsity Choir
4-6 p.m., $10-$40.
Orchestra Hall

YMCA Music Festival
Featuring Chicago's Jason Scheff and Kat Perkins.
Benefit for the Southdale YMCA youth mentoring partnership with One2One
5:30 p.m., $50-$90.


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