The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/15-8/17

Flying Lotus at Summer Set -- see Fri.
Flying Lotus at Summer Set -- see Fri.
Photo by Timothy Saccenti

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

Friday, August 15

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival WIth Wu-Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Chromeo, Bassnectar, more Somerset Amphitheater (also Sat-Sun.) $89, $495 for three-day pass; 3 PM-midnight Fri-Sat, 3pm-10:15 PM Sun

Nicholas David Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater $32, 7:30 PM

Ana Popovic Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant $22, 8 PM

Apollo Quad with P-Nut, N.E.S.D., G-Rice, and Bloodshot Mill City Nights (In the Nether Bar) 18+, $10, 8 PM

Black Asteroid 7th St. Entry 18+, $14, 8 PM

Saturday, August 16

Piñata Records Field Day Nomad World Pub Watching the rise of Piñata Records has been like a heartwarming episode of "The little label that could." Expanding from a vanity title for members of local soul outfit Southside Desire, Piñata has found a way to unite a diverse but thematically similar group of bands. The label now boasts a roster of six acts including power-popsters Mystery Date, the garage maniacs in Narco States, and Minneapolis's new favorite act: Black Diet. To celebrate the label's 2nd birthday, Piñata's throwing Field Day, a free, all-ages mini-festival on the Nomad World Pub's newly minted outdoor lawn area. Field Day is being framed around five acts on Pinata with new music on the way in the rest of 2014, with Mystery Date and Narco States both taking the plunge into their first full-length LP and Southside Desire gearing up for their sophomore release.Two new additions to their lineup are Blacksploitation-funk-influenced Grolar Bears and veteran scuzzmeisters the Sex Rays, who will be putting out records of their own. Expect games and activities for the youth in attendance, and prizes for adults. -Zach McCormick

OK Go with Slamdunkapher Fine Line Music Cafe 18+, $20-$35, 8 PM

Dark Time Sunshine with Rafael Vigilantics, Big J Beats, and Asphate 7th St. Entry 18+, $10, 8 PM

Once Upon a Time... We Threw a Party on the West Bank With Phillip Morris, Cherry Sky, Alex Frecom, Christopher Michael Jensen, Finding Reason, more Triple Rock Social Club 18+, $5, 9 PM

The Gallery with Honor by August Mill City Nights (in the Nether Bar) 18+, $10, 8 PM

Sunday, August 17

Kiss with Def Leppard Target Center $49-$151

Obnox 7th St. Entry 18+, $8, 8 PM

Breathe Easy Music Festival With Kat Perkins, Branch & Dean, G.B. Leighton, more Mill City Nights $39.50-$150

Dave Koz & Friends Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater $52-$64.50

He Is Legend with Maylene & the Sons of Disaster and Wilson Amsterdam All ages, $15, 5 PM

Saving Abel with Aeous and 7th Ascent Fine Line Music Cafe 18+, $18/$23, 7 PM

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