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The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 4/10-12

Caribou -- see Sunday!

Caribou -- see Sunday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Friday, April 10

Alma Andina With Love Nocturnal 10 p.m., $5-$10 sliding scale. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Apollo Cobra With Dance Assault, and Warehouse Eyes 9 p.m., $5. Nomad World Pub

Ced Linus 10 p.m., $7. In the Nether Bar of Mill City Nights

Forever Young Prom and Karaoke With the Infernal Singalong Machine, FooLProof, and Cloud 7 p.m., $8-$13. First Avenue

Ghost Towns of the West (CD Release Show) With Chiefs of the North, Little Man, and Red Daughters 8 p.m., $7. Cabooze

Hairball With Junk FM 8 p.m., $20. Medina Entertainment Center

Kalin & Myles With Anjali, and Derek King 7:30 p.m., $25. Mill City Nights

Mark Mallman With Step Rockets, Beasthead, and John Swardson Mark Mallman is truly a rare entity in music, with songwriting chops that can stand among the greats of piano-driven rock and a bombastic performance style that is entirely his own. The old adage that you've got to see it for yourself live is especially true in his case, where songs take on a whole new life thanks to Mallman's powerful stage presence and the intensity he pours into his music. An intimate venue like the Turf is the perfect place to catch the hometown hero's infamous set. The openers - featuring the genre-bending indie-pop of Step Rockets, the forward-thinking electro-indie rock of Beasthead, and a rare appearance of singer-songwriter John Swardson - round out a stellar bill of local acts that should not be missed. 8 p.m., $8-$10. -- Jack Spencer Turf Club

Mayberry Pipers 9 p.m., $7. Aster Cafe

Mitis With Crywolf, Naavis, and Theo Vee 9 p.m., $10. The Loft

MN Music Summit Featuring Chastity Brown, Fathom Lane, and The Counterfactuals 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation Amsterdam

Music and Poetry at Lee's Featuring William Tyler, and Frankie Teardrop 5 p.m., Free. Lee's Liquor Lounge

P.D.Q. Bach & Peter Schickele Birthday Bash Marking both the upcoming 80th birthday of Peter Schickele--musician, composer, humorist, writer, radio host and once allegedly the only bassoonist in Fargo--and the 50th anniversary of his alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach, the oddest, Schickele claims, of Bach's 20-odd children, this bash will feature Schickele in the flesh, along with the premier Minnesota choral group VocalEssence and the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble. Schickele is an accomplished composer whose classically oriented works are often influenced by a wide array of American roots. He's also written film scores, arranged folk tunes and contributed to Sesame Street. Schickele's eclectic tastes were reflected on his long-running radio show, Schickele Mix. In his P.D.Q. Bach guise, Schickele writes wickedly witty musical parodies, going for baroque with such gems as A Little Nightmare Music and Oedipus Tex. 8 p.m., $20-$40. -- Rick Mason Ted Mann Concert Hall

Pennyroyal With Business Man 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Phantom Tails With Jones, and the Dives 9 p.m., $6. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Pieta Brown & the Sawdust Collective With Chatham County Line 7 p.m., $18-$20. The Cedar Cultural Center

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Jeff the Brotherhood With Bully, France Camp, and Stereo Confession 7 p.m., Free, but RSVP required. 7th St. Entry

The Blackberry Brandy Boys Featuring the Cactus Blossoms and DJ Bill DeVille 11 p.m., $7. Icehouse

Tree Blood (Tape Release Show) With Cool Dog, VATS, and Pale Spectre 9 p.m., $5. Eagles Club #34

What's Going On: A Celebration of Marvin Gaye Featuring Julius Collins, Ray Covington, Jay Bee, Lynval Jackson, Yohannes Tona, Daryl Boudreaux, Brian Kendrick, Erica West, Brian Ziemniak, Troy Norton, and more 9 p.m., $10. Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

Worldwide Discotheque 3 Year Anniversary Party 8 p.m., $5. Clubhouse Jager

Zero With Ataxxia, Hellish View, and Verminoze 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Saturday, April 11

Aar Maanta With Sankophoenix 7 p.m., $10. The Cedar Cultural Center

Brilliant Beast With Mrs., Livid, and VATS 9 p.m., $5. Kitty Cat Klub

Freedom, Revolt, and Love: A Celebration of Frank Stanford With music by William Tyler and DJ set from Third Man Records' co-founder Ben Swank 8 p.m., Free. Grumpy's Bar and Grill (Downtown)

Jackson and the Roosters (Album Release Show) With Edie & the Blaze Kings, the Summer Coats, the Bunga Bunga Boys 8 p.m., $6-$8. Turf Club

Jim Falbo 7 p.m., $15. James J. Hill House

Jorma Kaukonen A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer due to his memorable stint as lead guitarist for the psychedelic era Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen has spent subsequent decades rooting around in the vintage blues, country, folk and gospel stuff favored by the side band he formed with fellow Airplane, Jack Casady - the still extant Hot Tuna. Kaukonen's solo albums have emphasized his superb fingerstyle guitar work, warm and well-oiled interpretive skills and own, often reflective, similarly styled songs. Ain't In No Hurry, his latest album on St. Paul's Red House label, follows the same pattern, instantly feeling timeless, comfortable and as well-worn as an old baseball glove. With Larry Campbell contributing steel guitar, Barry Mitterhoff mandolin and Teresa Williams vocals, Kaukonen offers lively versions of classic Americana from the likes of A. P. Carter, Thomas A. Dorsey and Woody Guthrie interspersed with his own philosophic meditations on the passage of time. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $42-$35. -- Rick Mason Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Joseph 9:30 p.m., 18+, $15. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Kind Of Like Spitting With Lee Corey Oswald 8 p.m., $10-$12. 7th St. Entry

Macalester Concert Choir and Highland Camerata Performing works by Barber, Lauridsen, Corigliano, and Dominick DiOrio 8 p.m., Free. Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

MN Music Summit Grand Finale with MaLLy & Tiny Deaths In the midst of the MSP Film Society's 34th Annual International Film Festival, the organization joins the Minnesota Music Coalition to highlight Minnesota's thriving music video scene with a special screening of select local works at Amsterdam. With live performances from rap powerhouse MaLLy and electro-pop group Tiny Deaths, this is the grand finale for the Minnesota Music Coalition's fourth annual MN Music Summit, a 3-day festival aiming to connect the music scene through workshops, panels, and mentoring sessions. A perfect intersection of the simultaneous celebrations of music and film, the concert is an all-ages tribute to what makes our scene in particular something special. 6 p.m., $10 suggested donation. -- Jack Spencer Amsterdam

Northern Darling 10 p.m., Free, but donations are suggested Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Peach Kelli Pop With Sheer Mag, Frankie Teardrop and Kitten Forever 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Riot Ten With Haterade, Tok3n, DJ Gohard, and MVNIV 9 p.m., $10-$15. The Loft

Shiny Lights 9 p.m., $10. Aster Cafe

The Awful Truth (Album Release Show) With Strange Relations 10:30 p.m., $6-$8. Icehouse

The Color Morale 5 p.m., All ages, $15. The Skyway Theatre

The Wolf Council With Gay Witch Abortion, and Flintlock 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

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

Tribal Seeds With the Movement and Leilani Wolfgramm 18+., 7 p.m., $15-$18. Triple Rock Social Club

Useful Jenkins (CD Release Show) With Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and the Last Revel 7 p.m., $12-$15. First Avenue

Sunday, April 12

Anat Cohen Quartet Consistently ranking atop jazz clarinet polls, Israeli-born New Yorker Anat Cohen actually is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who's also strikingly eclectic, ranging from traditional to post-bop jazz, with classical and global elements. Her new album, Luminosa, takes a distinctly Brazilian tack, covering Milton Nascimento, including her own sparkling Baden Powell tribute that indulges in her fascination with effervescent choro. The charismatic Cohen, leading her excellent touring quartet (pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Joe Martin, drummer Daniel Freedman) slips a wailing hint of klezmer into Nascimento's "Lilia," and engages in a sultry duel with guitarist Romero Lubambo on his clever "Bachião," adding a touch of blues. She switches to bass clarinet on "Cais," which unfolds as a lush, deep, scarlet musical blossom, then swings on tenor saxophone on her original "The Wein Machine." The choros are intricate and gorgeous, Cohen's clarinet soulful and yearning, Vitor Gonçalves' accordion sighing empathetically on "Ternura," while "Espinha De Bacalhau" is sprightly and playful. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $30-$20. -- Rick Mason Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Buck Biloxi With Heavy Lids, Joust 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Caribou With Egyptrixx 7 p.m., $17-$20. First Avenue

Concert to Benefit Safe Hands Animal Rescue Featuring musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera 3 p.m., Suggested $20 donation. Colonial Church

David Choi With Tess Henley 7 p.m., $17-$20. The Cedar Cultural Center

Fort Wilson Riot With LOTT, and T Collective 9:30 p.m. Free. Icehouse

Hugh Bob & the Hustle 7 p.m., $10. Clown Lounge at the Turf Club

Hyperslob & The Goat Meat Explosion With Burn Fetish, Brian Herb and the Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Excellence 8 p.m., $5. Triple Rock Social Club

Janie Miller Band 8 p.m., $6. Aster Cafe

Kid Ink With Bricc Baby Shitro, Luke Christopher, and J Plaza 7:30 p.m., $27. Mill City NIghts

Matty Harris Octet With Hennepin County Millionaries Club and Peter Schimke 7 p.m., $10. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

Mr. Gnome With Moving Parts 8 p.m., $10. Nomad World Pub

Neil Diamond 7 p.m., $65-$150. Xcel Energy Center

New Century Sessions: Peter Himmelman 7 p.m., $25-$35. New Century Theatre

Party of One With the Neuts, Rank Strangers, and Post-Hype Sleeper 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Reptar With Icky Blossoms 8 p.m., $12-$15. 7th St. Entry

Rock the Cradle Featuring Bunny Clogs, The Bazillions, Duke Otherwise and the MacPhail Center for Music House Band 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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