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The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 5/8-10

Young Fathers -- see Saturday!

Young Fathers -- see Saturday!

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

Friday, May 8

Cameo With ConFunkShun 7 p.m., $40. Myth

Co-Co Montoya With Curtis Blake and the Greasy Gravy Blues Band 6 p.m., $15-$20. Minnesota Music Cafe

DJ Advance With Cyhi the Prince, the Lioness, and Mac Irv 7:30 p.m., $20. Fine Line Music Cafe

Doldrums With Moon King and Tender Meat 8 p.m., $12. 7th St. Entry

Fabulous Armadillos: Arena Rock Show 8:30 p.m., $18-$28. Medina Entertainment Center

Gear Daddies With Six Mile Grove (Friday), the Billy's (Saturday), and White Iron Band (Sunday) 8 p.m., $20. First Avenue (Also Saturday and Sunday)

Jef Cierniak Trio 7 p.m., $5. Harriet Brewing

Krange With War//Plague, Kontrastck, and Verminoze 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

MN Opera: Carmen 7:30 p.m., $25-$200. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Also Saturday and Sunday)

#NoCoastInvasion Rap Battles 7 p.m., $5-$7. 33rd Realm (Friday) Club Underground (Saturday)

One Last Party 5 p.m., $25-$40. Triple Rock Social Club (Also at Grumpy's Downtown. Also Saturday and Sunday. More info at www.onelastparty.bigcartel.com)

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound 9:30 p.m., $12. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Pleasure Horse (CD Release Show) With Suzie, and Murder Shoes 9 p.m., $5. Nomad World Pub

Robbie Fulks & Don Stiernberg With the High 48s 7 p.m., $15-$20. O'Shaughnessy Educational Center

RYKYGNYZYR With Buzzard, and Nightosaur 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Seoul With Ballet School and Har-di-Har 8 p.m., $10. Turf Club

SPCO Composer Conversation Series: Missy Mazzoli 7 p.m., Free, but RSVP required. Amsterdam

Suzy Bogguss 7 & 9 p.m., $40-$35. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

TC Dubstep's Six Year Party Featuring Downlink, Dieselboy, Ill.Gates vs. KJ Sawka, Cookie Monsta b2b Funtcase, Luminox, and Eliot Lipp 8 p.m., $20. The Skyway Theatre (Also Saturday)

The Devil Wears Prada With Secrets, Sleepwave, and Villain of the Story 7:30 p.m., 15+, $17-$20. Mill City Nights

The Gated Community (CD Release Show) With Church of Cash 10:30 p.m., $6-$8. Icehouse

The Melvilles 9 p.m., $7. Aster Cafe

Tom Brosseau With Andru Bemis 9:30 p.m., $12-$15. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Trio Brasileiro With Ticket To Brasil Guitarist Douglas Lora, mandolinist Dudu Maia, and percussionist Alexandre Lora are virtuoso musicians and educators who specialize in playing choro, a Brazilian improvisational style that is often compared to traditional New Orleans jazz. Choro, which means cry in Portuguese, is a combination of European classical and dance music, African rhythms, and the particular Brazilian sensibility that connects joy and sorrow. Choro is lively, intricate, spontaneous, and demanding on musicians. Trio Brasilerio play it superbly, with their lines engaging in serpentine dances while etching emotional highs and lows. Maia and the Lora brothers, also members of the well-regarded choro sextet Caraivana, have frequently collaborated with symphony orchestras and jazz artists alike, most recently with Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen. TB's 2012 album, Simples Assim, combines sprightly originals and covers of such choro classics as Zequinha De Abreu's "Tico-Tico No Fubá" and Jacob Do Bandolim's "Agüenta Seu Fulgêncio."7 p.m., $20-$25. -- Rick Mason The Cedar Cultural Center

Whitey Morgan and the 78's With Cody Jinks Although hailing from the industrial north (Flint, Michigan to be precise), Whitey Morgan has a Texas honky-tonk heart. Singing in a gruff baritone surrounded by tinkling piano strains, whining steel, gnarly guitars, and a barroom stomp, Morgan is pure country outlaw, right there in league with Waylon, Willie, Merle and Johnny Cash. Morgan, who heads up a little outfit dubbed the 78's, zeroes in on material obsessed with drinking, cheating, lying, and always "Goin' Down Rocking," as he says in the cover of that Waylon nugget. That's one of the tracks on Morgan's terrific new Sonic Ranch, which includes a handful of solid originals, such as the rollicking "Low Down On The Backstreets." There are also great covers of the likes of Tom T. Hall, Frankie Miller, and Townes Van Zandt, whose "Waitin' 'Round To Die" gets a fierce, magnificently unsettling treatment. But maybe the quintessential track is Scott Biram's "Still Drunk Still Crazy Still Blue." Opening is Cody Jinks, a former Texas metalhead who wound up back in the honky-tonk perfecting his native twang with a band called the Tone Deaf Hippies. 8:30 p.m., $20-$75. -- Rick Mason Cabooze

Wits: Featuring Har Mar Superstar and Danny Pudi 7 p.m., $29-$45. Fitzgerald Theater

X-scape With BUJUFANTA, Slamdunkapher, and DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip 10 p.m., $3. Kitty Cat Klub

Saturday, May 9

DJ Spooky 8 p.m., Free. Ted Mann Concert Hall

Feelin' Alright: A Tribute to Joe Cocker Featuring Mick Sterling and an All-Star local band 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. Pepito's Parkway Theater

Gospel Machine 8 p.m., $10. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Hanan With the Great Went, More.Is.More, and New Wave Hookers 9 p.m., Free. Hexagon Bar

Helmsie's Make My Birthday Matter 3 Food drive benefit show featuring Erik Koskinen, Katy Vernon, Scary Numan, Frizzle Fry, and Trompe le Monde 2 p.m., Free--Food donation suggested. Grumpy's NE

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (CD Release Show) With the May North and Fever Dream 8 p.m.,$10. Turf Club

Javier and the Innocent Sons 8 p.m., $10. Bayport BBQ

Jaybone Bell & Restless Light (CD Release Show) With Tin Can Gin 10 p.m., Free. 331 Club

Kid Major With Perry Project, and Mystic Funk 8:30 p.m., Free. Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill

Leo & Anto 7:30 p.m., $20-$22. The Celtic Junction

Maifest Featuring the Big Wu, the Bitter Roots, and more Noon-11 p.m., Free. Excelsior Brewing Company

Mark Lickteig (Album Release Show) With Ali Washington and the Movement, and Jaedyn James and the Hunger 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Crooked Pint Ale House

MIA Musician-In-Residence Series: Brian Just 6-8 p.m., Free. Minneapolis Institute of Arts (In MIA lobby)

#MPLS With PaviElle, and Proper T & Sol Flower Collective 9 p.m., $10. Amsterdam

Noah Hoehn (Record Release Show) 9 p.m., $15. Aster Cafe

Northern Invasion Festival Featuring Slipknot, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, the Pretty Reckless, and more 12 p.m., $49.50. Somerset Amphitheater

Ramones Mania 2015 8 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Lee's Liquor Lounge

Recess Featuring DJ Bach & Ken Hannigan, Wyld Lyf, and Keith Millions 10 p.m., $10. Varsity Theater

Robert Skoro (EP Release Show) With Gramma's Boyfriend, Dosh and Ghostband 11 p.m., $10-$12. Icehouse

The Awful Truth With Tso Big 7 p.m., Free. Hymie's Vintage Records

The Ventures Cover Band With Nona Marie 11 a.m., Free. Icehouse

Tom Keifer With Lita Ford 7:30 p.m., $30-$35. Medina Entertainment Center

Tyrone Wells With Dominic Balli and Emily Hearn 7 p.m., All ages, $20. The Cedar Cultural Center

Victoire/Glasser/Noveller This co-production by the Walker and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series features cutting edge artists who "explore the sonic intersections of woman and machine, manipulation and composition." Each innovative musician is pushing the envelope in ways inspired by the past, while stretching beyond contemporary to the avant-garde. Victoire is a five-woman nouveau chamber group led by keyboardist/composer Missy Mazzoli. Victoire's moody, often ethereal pieces incorporate classical music, minimalism, electronica and insinuations of contemporary pop. The new Vespers For A New Dark Age includes icy, soaring vocals and lyrics by poet Matthew Zapruder. Noveller is Brooklyn/Texas musician and composer Sarah Lipstate, who has collaborated with the likes of Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. She combines her solo guitar with a wide array of processed sounds, often creating stark, dreamy soundscapes. Her new Fantastic Planet has a fresh, sparkling quality. Glasser is singer Cameron Mesirow, whose voice wafts and soars among electronic constructs, reflecting international pop, folk and dance rhythms. Each will perform a solo set, followed by a full collaboration. 8 p.m., $22. -- Rick Mason Walker Art Center

What Tyrants With Sonic J., Muscle Beach, and Blue Ruin 9 p.m., $5. Kitty Cat Klub

Young Fathers With Mas Ysa, and Moon and Pollution Summing up Young Fathers as a "Scottish hip-hop trio" never quite fit right, and it's getting even less accurate as the band continues to blossom. Together, 'G' Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi (who was born in Liberia and moved to Scotland at age four), and Kayus Bankole (born to Nigerian parents in Edinburgh and partly raised in Maryland) record rhythmically diverse music that boldly resists specific tags. As more eyes and ears have been on them, they've drifted away from hip-hop toward a cross of crunchy rock, powerful soul, and dizzying electronics. Part of the boosted profile comes from a couple of major successes: Last year, the group won the Scottish Album of the Year Award for their 2013 EP, Tape Two (beating out the likes of Chvrches, Boards of Canada, and Mogwai), as well as the prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album Dead (over other prominent nominees including Damon Albarn and FKA twigs). For their sophomore LP, White Men Are Black Men Too, they took the new attention as an opportunity to show just how hard it is to pin them down; in fact, there's hardly any rapping on the new record. Songs like "Shame", "Rain or Shine", and "Nest" all feature bursting, melodic centers, while the sonic chaos that splits open "Feasting" and "Old Rock n Roll" gives the controversial album title its proper context. 8 p.m., $12-$14. -- Michael Madden 7th St. Entry

Sunday, May 10

Actual Wolf With Greg MacPherson The Clown Lounge at Turf Club

CSL With Warehouse Eyes, and Jacob Gossel 7:30 p.m., $5. 7th St. Entry

Hot Date With Midnight+Mustafa, and Devata Daun 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub

Mother's Day Madness: Featuring United Teachers of Music With Angry Mothers, and special guests 9 p.m., Free. Nomad World Pub

Paul Renz Quartet 8 p.m., $10. Aster Cafe

Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard: A Night of Gershwin 7 p.m., $30-$25. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Sergio and Odair Assad 4 p.m., $30. Saint Anthony Park United Methodist Church

Sundae + Mr. Goessl 6 p.m., Free. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

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

The Body With Full of Hell, Prostrate, and Thunderbolt Pagoda 8 p.m., $10. Triple Rock Social Club

The Steel Wheels 7 p.m., $18-$20. The Cedar Cultural Center

The Story So Far With Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs 5 p.m., All ages., $19.99-$23. Varsity Theater

Voice: Songs for Those Who Are Silenced Release Show Featuring performances by the Ericksons, Chris Koza, We Are the Willows, John Hermanson, the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and Sha Cage and Jayanthi Kyle 6 p.m., $10. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown

William Control 7 p.m., $15. Mill City Nights

Send concert announcements and music calendar listings to Erik Thompson here.

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