Weekend Checklist: Caroline Smith, Villa Rosa, fDeluxe, Emot

So many album releases this weekend...Cheers to new music!

Friday 9/16/2011

Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps (CD release) with Dark, Dark, Dark, Dead Man Winter (CD release), Daredevil Christopher Wright

First Ave


alto singing voice quivering through vibrato.

18+, $12, 7:30 pm

The Word Party (EP release) with Dragons Power Up, The Mammoth Catches Fire
7th Street Entry
This is a band that plays music.
AA, $7, 4 pm

Emot (CD release) with We Are the Willows, Wizards Are Real, Adam Svec
A desire for things that grow organically and without force.
21+, $5, 9 pm

fDeluxe (CD release)
Loring Theater
A valuable piece of this city's musical history is about to re-emerge.
18+, $25-$100, 7 pm

Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees with The Parlour Suite, Lovely Dark
331 Club
When we reach the city.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Rogue Valley
Dakota Jazz Club
One band, four seasons.
18+, $15, 8 pm

Myth Nightclub
There's not enough hairspray in the Twin Cities for this show.
21+, $20, 7 pm

André Rieu
Xcel Energy Center
A Dutch violinist, conductor and showman.
AA, $41-$141, 8 pm

Saturday 9/17/2011

Active Child with Com Truise, Chad Valley
7th Street Entry
Nothing short of enriching.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

Villa Rosa (Record release) with Malamanya, Carnage, Mayda, and more
First Ave
Influenced by Spanish lyricism and Latino politics.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 6 pm

Culture Cry Wolf with Duendy and the Electric Children, PB & the Jam, Wesley Opus, Sex Burger
Nomad World Pub
A very unique but well-crafted sound.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Jim O'Neill & the Brain Clouds with Kevin Steinman
Hell's Kitchen
A preexisting condition with a brain cloud.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Loud + Clear presents Audio Injection vs. Hyperactive Zombie
First Ave Record Room
Zombies!  I hope "Thriller" or "Baby Got Back" is spun.
18+, $7, 10 pm

Alan Jackson with Craig Campbell
Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino
It will always be summer on the Chattahoochee.
18+, $32.50-$52.50, 8 pm

Gordon Lightfoot
State Theatre
Legendary Canadian baritone.
6+, $48.50-$58.50, 8 pm

Modern Condition (CD release) with Slow Spokes
Fineline Music Cafe
Homegrown MN hip-hop.
21+, $6, 8 pm

Lowertown Bike Shop Presents: Alley Party with Me & My Arrow, These Modern Socks, Kill Me Kare Bare and more
Grand opening!
AA, Free, 2 pm-9 pm

Sunday 9/18/2011

Daphne Willis with Becky Shaheen
7th Street Entry
Because she can.
18+, $8, 7 pm

Tim O'Brien with Mary Flower
Cedar Cultural Center
It's just life.
AA, $20 adv, $22 door, 7:30 pm

Brianna Lane with Peter Mulvey
Aster Cafe
Crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure.
21+, $10, 9 pm

James Wallace
Red Stag Supperclub
Jimmy-apolis -- a true portrait of jazz.
21+, Free, 9 pm

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