The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 3/27-29

Preservation Hall Jazz Band -- see Friday!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band -- see Friday!

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Friday, March 27

Earl Sweatshirt With Vince Staples and Remy Banks Odd Future wunderkind Earl Sweatshirt was characteristically upset when details went public earlier than he'd wanted about his newest full-length, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt. Even without the element of complete surprise, a new record from the anarchistic talent is a welcome jolt to 2015's already stacked list of prominent hip-hop releases. Steadily evolving from missing-in-action viral superstar to a carrier of the torch for grimy, introspective individualism, Earl remains one of rap's most interesting figures. Combining antisocial sludge-raps with a sinister wit and tongue-twister underground sensibilities, his off-color style is a much-needed depiction of disaffected youth. With Vince Staples and Remy Banks. 15+., $27.50. -- Jack Spencer Mill City Nights

Gregg Allman Steeped in blues, soul and R&B, Gregg Allman is a great singer whose raspy growl can etch anguish with exquisite intensity or howl with haunted despair. His vocals, along with his stormy organ work, were key components of the iconic Southern rockers the Allman Brothers, who finally disbanded after 45 years last fall. Allman has had a sporadic solo career over the years. Among the high points was 2011's T Bone Burnett-produced Low Country Blues, an inspired collection of mostly blues nuggets by the likes of Sleepy John Estes, Skip James, and Amos Milburn, some bolstered by a horn section that will also be along on this tour. The band's live repertoire will feature a selection of that material plus rearranged versions of such Allman Brothers standards as "Statesboro Blues," "Whipping Post," and "Midnight Rider." 8 p.m., $58.50-$68.50. -- Rick Mason Pantages Theatre

Harold's House Party: KFAI Membership Drive Bash Featuring the Hula Peppers, Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold, and Nathan Miller 7 p.m., $5. Harriet Brewing

J Boog With Inna Vision and Westafa 8 p.m., $15. Triple Rock Social Club

Kristin Diable With Anderson East and Armstrong Leigh 8 p.m., $8-$10. Turf Club

Preservation Hall Jazz Band 8 p.m., $30-$70. Orchestra Hall

RYKYGNYZYR With Bob Bucko Jr., Three Snake Leaves, and Surgery at the Hands of Machines 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Scott Laurent 9 p.m., $10. Aster Cafe

Seabound With Architect and Endless Blue 8 p.m., $13-$18. Amsterdam

Shpongle With Phutureprimitive 18+., 9 p.m., $15-$25. The Skyway Theatre

Storm Large 7 p.m., 9 p.m., $45-$25. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

The Ericksons With Barbara Jean 7 p.m., $12-$15. The Cedar Cultural Center

The Great Went With Technician and Wizards are Real 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

The Magnolias 30th Anniversary Show With Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets, the Badinovs 8 p.m., $10. 7th St. Entry

The Pines 8 p.m., $15. Bayport BBQ

Tin Can Gin (CD Release Show) With Dead Horses 11 p.m., $5. Icehouse

Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus: Here Comes The Sun: The Music of the Beatles 8 p.m., $25-$48. Ted Mann Concert Hall (Also Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday)

VIA (Album Release Show) With Vaudeville, Late Night Fights, Kick, and Air Is Air 7:30 p.m., $10-$15. Fine Line Music Cafe

Walk The Moon With the Griswolds All ages., 6 p.m., $22-$25. First Avenue (Also Saturday)

Wait, What? Festival Featuring Little Man, The Drug Budget, God Came from Space, Mary Allen and the Percolators, the High Crimes, Turn Back Now, Battlefish, Rapedoor, No Skin, Pop Shot, and Devata Duan. 9 p.m., $10. Nomad World Pub, Acadia Cafe, and Palmer's Bar

Saturday, March 28

Andrew Jackson Jihad With the Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, and Chumped 16+., 8 p.m., $15. Mill City Nights

Chris Tomlin With Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective 7 p.m., $27-$37. Target Center

Dark Time Sunshine With Goldini Bagwell, Rafael Vigilantics, and Simple Steven 18+., 8 p.m., $10. 7th St. Entry

Dylan Gardner 3 p.m., $10. 7th St. Entry

ECID (Record Release Show) With Kristoff Krane, Cas One, and DJ Foolproof 9 p.m., $8-$10. Triple Rock Social Club

Eddie Money With The Romantics 7:30 p.m., $30-$50. Medina Entertainment Center

Excision 7 p.m., $30. The Skyway Theatre

Fairfax, AK With Laura Lou & the Loungeabouts 7 p.m., $5. Harriet Brewing

Glitter Ball 6: Electric A-Go-Go Benefit for Rock the Cause Featuring Rubber Soul, Apollo Cobra, Enemy Planes, Beasts of Burden, Mike Minehart, and Sammy Brown Local non-profit Rock the Cause's sixth iteration of Glitter Ball blends the music and fashions of the '60s for a kaleidoscopic event. Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul, synth-pop act Apollo Cobra, alt-rockers Enemy Planes, Zach Sobiech collaborator Sammy Brown, and Rolling Stones tribute performers Beasts of Burden will all pull from the storied era for their contributions. Music memorabilia will be up for bids during the "free love" silent auction to benefit Rock the Cause. 7:30 p.m., $15-$75. -- Erik Thompson Fine Line Music Cafe

Ian Everson (CD Release Show) With Antigram and Radio Avenue 6:30 p.m., $5-$8. Amsterdam

K. Michelle With Tank and Ashley DuBose 8 p.m., $30-$65. Myth

Mississippi Hot Club With the Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League 7 p.m., $5. Honey

Otis Clay 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $35-$15. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Phil Solem 9 p.m., $10. Aster Cafe

Rammalamma With Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Divers, and Cozy 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Rogue Valley With Moon & Pollution 11 p.m., $10-$12. Icehouse

Silverback Colony With Rich Mattson and the Northstars and the NodAways 9 p.m., $7. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Toki Wright's Birthday Celebration ft.Toki Wright and Big Cats With Audiyo Element, New Sound Underground, Freez, Troy Envy, DJ Willie Shu, and DJ Keezy 8 p.m., $10-$15. Cabooze

Viktor Simco's Silent Auction for Alzheimer's Featuring performances by Kenwood Mansion, the Person & the People, and Crooked Saws 8 p.m., $7-$10. Turf Club

Sunday, March 29

After the Burial With Invent, Animate 5 p.m., All ages., $15. Amsterdam

Andy Grammer and Alex & Sierra With Paradise Fears 5 p.m., All ages., $23-$25. Varsity Theater

Keep 'em Alive At Studio 5!, Benefit for KFAI's Live From Studio Five Featuring Courtney Yasmineh, Barry Thomas Goldberg, Nikki and The RueMates, Joe Carey, Carl Torgerson, Carl Franzen, and Nick Hensley 7 p.m., Free, but donations are suggested. Plum's Neighborhood Bar and Grill

Nancy's Raygun With Distant Husband, Deadbeat Dad 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Spring Blues Bash Featuring Curtis Blake, the Greazy Gravy Blues Band 3 p.m., Free. Minnesota Music Cafe

Stevie Wonder It's been nigh on three decades since Stevie Wonder last performed in the Twin Cities (outdoors at long-lost RiverFest). He returns, finally, after a spectacular Grammys-associated all-star tribute, touring with his acclaimed Songs In the Key of Life tour, doing the talk-show circuit, and planning the fall release of his first album in ten years, the reportedly topical Through the Eyes of Wonder. In a career dating to the days he was touted as "the 12-year-old genius," Wonder regularly racked up chart-topping nuggets. But the 1976 double album (plus EP) Songs In the Key of Life was still a watershed, ranging from infectious pop to cutting edge jazz fusion, from love songs to pointed commentary ("Village Ghetto Land," "Black Man") and tributes to both Duke Ellington ("Sir Duke") and his baby daughter Aisha ("Isn't She Lovely"), who now is one of his backup singers. Live, Key of Life will be performed in its entirety, along with other selected gems from the Wonder songbook. 8 p.m., $39.50-$149.50. -- Rick Mason Target Center

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

The Local Music Scene Presents: Jake Jones 6 p.m., $8-$10. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

The Preatures With the Bots and Bloods Band 7 p.m., $12-$15. Triple Rock Social Club

The Sing-Off Live: Featuring VoicePlay and Street Corner Symphony 6:30 p.m., $39.50. Mill City Nights

Tierney Sutton Trio's Joni Mitchell Project With Mark Summer 6 p.m., 8 p.m., $35. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Twinsmith With the Olympics, and Controllar 7:30 p.m., $7. 7th St. Entry

William Elliott Whitmore 7 p.m., $15. Turf Club

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