Weekend Checklist: Augustana, The Current Birthday Party, Beer Dabbler, Los Campesinos!

"Winterlude, Winterlude, oh darling
Winterlude by the road tonight
Tonight there will be no quarreling
Everything is gonna be all right"
-Bob Dylan

Friday 1/27/2012

Augustana with Graffiti 6
Varsity Theater
Oh, hey, Augustana did NOT break up.
18+, $17 adv, $20 door, 7 pm

89.3 The Current's 7th Birthday Party
First Ave.
1/27 with Tapes 'n' Tapes, Dead Man Winter, Low, Night Moves - 7 pm
1/28 with Polica, The Suicide Commandos, Sims, Haley Bonar - 5 pm
18+, $15

The Wanted with Keenan Casanova
Fine Line Music Cafe
British pop.
AA, $17.50 adv, $19.50 door, 6 pm

Postina (CD release) with Dear Data, Charn, The Blackbird Darlings
7th Street Entry
Thoughtful writing and energetic pop hooks.
18+, $5, 8 pm

Pert Near Sandstone
Cedar Cultural Center
1/27 with Head for the Hills
1/28 with The Henhouse Prowlers
Stripped down Americana.
AA, $12 adv, $15 door, 7 pm

Party House with The Farewell Circuit, Headlight (CD release)
Kitty Cat Klub
Soft vocals, warm synths, ethereal guitars, dirty bass, and cavernous drums.
21+, $5, 9 pm

TQD (CD release) with The Tribe & Big Cats, Analyrical and more
Hell's Kitchen
Documenting his life via song.
18+, $5, 10 pm

Hookers $ Blow
Covers to go with the white stuff on the ground.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees
Dakota Jazz Club
Late night with folksy-pop and a twist of country.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Loki (CD release) with Nicholas Mrozinski & the Feelin' Band, Near Litchfield, Sheeped
Folksy-soul music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Dan Israel with Al Grande Band
Crooked Pint Ale House
A poet laureate.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Saturday 1/28/2012

The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival
St. Paul Farmer's Market
More than 65 different craft brews plus music.
21+, $30 adv, $40 door, 3:30 pm

Freddie Gibbs with Muja Messiah, DJ Espada
7th Street Entry
The true definition of a street survivor.
18+, $15, 8 pm

Communist Daughter with Story of the Sea, We Live in Sod Houses
Turf Club
Indie-rock with a twinge of heartache.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Paul Doffing (CD release) with The Sudden Lovelies, Brian Laidlaw
Ritz Theater
Music about life.
AA, $9, 7:30 pm

Soulacious with The Undergroove
Soul and rock fused together.
21+, $6, 9:30 pm

Guante and Desdamonda
Two powerful people in one room.
AA, $5, 7 pm

Rock for Kids
Fine Line Music Cafe
Benefiting PACER Center for children with disabilities.
AA, $30 adv, $35 door, 8 pm

Paul Collins Beat with Magnolias (CD release), Crossing Guards
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
A rock icon and cult favorite.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Spilt Videozine Launch
Cult Status
Spilt Magazine will premiere a videozine and feature live performances.
AA, $5, 8 pm

City Pages, MTM and Particle People present Luis Flores
Record Room
Dance night.
18+, $8, 10 pm

Sunday 1/29/2012

Los Campesinos!
Varsity Theater
Indie-rock with a heat rash.
18+, $15 adv, $17 door, 7 pm

Thee Silver Mt. Zion with The Cloak Ox
Cedar Cultural Center
Canadian post-rock.
AA, $15, 7 pm

JD Souther
Dakota Jazz Club
A principle architect in the Southern California country-rock sound.
AA, $25, 7 pm

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