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

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

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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

An 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

Cause

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

Hairball

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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