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
Click here for more bands and set times.
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
Click here for complete lineup.
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

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