Weekend Checklist: Basilica Block Party, Josh Groban, Katy Perry, Warped Tour


So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.


Friday 7/8/2011

Basilica Block Party with David Gray, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Lissie, and more

Basilica of St. Mary

Runs 7/8 & 7/9

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AA, $45 one day pass, $80 two day pass, 5 pm

Dessa's Cadence Hip-Hop Series with Cecil Otter, Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble, A. Wolf and Her Claws

The Guthrie's Dowling Studio

Tickets and event info here.

AA, $15, 8 pm

Josh Groban

Target Center

America's answer to Italy's Andrea Bocelli.

AA, $75-$95, 8 pm

Young Professionals (CD release) with Far From Falling, Trees In Training, Thought T

Fineline Music Cafe

The rest of the story is yet to be written.

21+, $6, 8 pm

Saturday 7/9/2011

Katy Perry with Marina & The Diamonds

Xcel Energy Center

Baby, you're a firework.

AA, $25-$47, 6:30 pm

The Blind Shake (CD release) with Chambermaids, Is/Is, and Sundowners

Hexagon Bar

Read our interview from this week's print edition.

21+, Free, 9 pm

Red Pens with Two Harbors

Turf Club

Hung out and you pulled the rug out.

21+, $6, 9 pm

Toots & the Maytals with Natty Nation

MN Zoo Amphitheater

Legends of ska and reggae music.

AA, $60-$250, 7 pm

Erica West

Dakota Jazz Club

Strong, confident, and sultry right out of the box.

21+, $5, 11 pm

St. Paulapolooza 2011

Station 4

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AA till 9 pm, 21+ after 9 pm, $10, 5 pm

Chester Bay with West of Aldine, Dandylion Warpaint

Fineline Music Cafe

Devouring the Minnesota music scene like a raging torrent.

21+, $6, 8 pm

Rewind! Celebrating 16 years of Radio K International with Malamanya

Cedar Cultural Center

Featuring a wide range of music from around the world.

AA, $5, 7 pm

Dessa's Cadence Hip-Hop Series with Astonautalis, Lazlo Supreme & Toussaint Morrison, and MaLLy

The Guthrie's Dowling Studio

Tickets and event info here.

AA, $15, 8 pm


Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

Soul & funk.

21+, $5, 9:30 pm

Toots & the Maytals

Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater

Reggae classics under the summer sun.

All ages, $38, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 7/10/2011

Vans Warped Tour

Canterbury Park

You owe it to your 15-year-old self to go.  Click here for lineup.

AA, $33.75, 11:30 am

In Tall Buildings with Howler, Kevin Steinman

7th Street Entry

Tunes that are dense and textured.

18+, $7, 7 pm

Tech N9ne

Epic Nightclub

Imma tell.

AA, $26.50-$31.50, 6:30 pm

The Get Up Kids with The Globes, Major Games

Triple Rock Social Club

Your pretty, pretty things.

18+, $17 adv, $20 door, 8 pm

Little Feat

MN Zoo Amphitheater

Little Feat is one of rock n' roll's best live bands. Ever.

AA, $33, 7:30 pm