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

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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.

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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

Soulacious

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