Weekend Checklist: Communist Daughter, Chastity Brown, Bassgasm 6, Big and Rich

This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.

Friday 3/23/2012

Communist Daughter with Joey Ryan & The Inks, Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees
Varsity Theater
Storytelling with a twist of wistfulness.
18+, $8, 7 pm

Bassgasm 6
First Ave.
Click here for full lineup.
18+, $15 adv, $20 door, 5 pm

The Pines
James J. Hill Library
Distinctly heart-breaking music.
AA, $25, 8:30 pm

Ghostmouth (CD release) with Phantom Tails, Crimes
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Genres are a necessary but potentially crippling form of documenting art.
21+, $5, 8 pm

The Deep Dark Woods with Martin Devaney
Fine Line Music Cafe
Roots rock.
18+, $12 adv, $15 door, 8 pm

Toussaint Morrison with Ceewhy, Yakub, Safari Al, and more
Superfluid word craft.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Dakota Jazz Club
atmospheric pop.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Trailer Trash
Crooked Pint Ale House
Traditional country music with a swing and a groove.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Ghost in the Water with Grant Cutler
Kitty Cat Klub
Elecrto-pop music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Rosie Thomas with Bhi Bhiman
Turf Club
Entertainment in the form of music.
21+, $10, 8 pm

Jonny Corndawg with Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis
Triple Rock Social Club
Treating country music like the gospel.
18+, $10, 8 pm

The Small Cities with Pennyroyal, Me and My Arrow
Hell's Kitchen
Youthful rebellion and the discovery of young love.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Sarah Morris
Hell's Kitchen
Songs from country to jazz, sprinkled with her take on pop.
AA, Free, 6 pm

Rubblebucket with I Like You
A rapturous octet.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8:30 pm

Steve Kaul and The Brass Kings (CD release) with Valet
Cedar Cultural Center
Down-to-earth Americana.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 7 pm

Saturday 3/24/2012

Chastity Brown with Romantica, Black Audience
Cedar Cultural Center
However you get here, whatever road you're on, Chastity Brown has a song for you.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 7 pm

Metallagher with Reptile Christ
Station 4
Smashing items and telling bad jokes between snarling lyrics.
21+, $8 adv, $10 door, 7:30 pm

Janiva Magness (CD release)
Dakota Jazz Club
Blues vocal powerhouse.
AA, $20, 8 pm

La Dispute with Balance and Composure, All Get Out, Sainthood Reps
Varsity Theater
Hauntingly fantastic.
AA, $12 adv, $14 door, 5 pm

Mike the Martyr
The Woman's Club
He'll read gleefully dark, haunted, and funny stories about addiction, the rise and bitter collapse of his band Soul Coughing, playing songs in between.
AA, $25, 7 pm

Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Hitchville
Myth Nightclub
Country with some redneck thrown in.
18+, $43, 7 pm

Ashley Gold
Dakota Jazz Club
Pop and soul vocals.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Umami with Sleeping in the Aviary, Buffalo Moon, Speed's the Name
Triple Rock Social Club
Their name means savory in Japanese, but their music is far from salty.
18+, $6, 9 pm

Salsa Del Soul
Crooked Pint Ale House
Grooving Spanish dance music.
21+, $10, 10 pm

We Will Always Love You
A tribute to the life and times of Whitney Houston.
18+, $12 adv, $16 door, 8:30 pm

Pat Donahue
Fitzgerald Theater
Delta songs and barrel stomps.
AA, $32, 8 pm

Sexcat with Mikey Mac Saves the Day Part II, Moonlight Grammar, and more
Sex in the form of music.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Josh Mogck (CD release)
331 Club
String bending and rhythm changing with an acoustic guitar.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Megafaun with Field Report
Turf Club
Weaving years of writing, touring and living into a new sonic language.
21+, $15, 8 pm

I Self Divine presents the Culture Series: Reports From the Field
7th Street Entry
Click here for full lineup.
18+, $10, 8 pm

Wiping Out Thousands with Aaron and the Sea, Tiger Vs.
Hell's Kitchen
Indie-electro pop duo.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Sunday 3/25/2012

Javier & the Innocent Sons
Hell's Kitchen
Potent acoustic root.
AA, Free, 10 am

Mansions on the Moon
7th Street Entry
Electric down-tempo and ambient rock.
18+, $10, 7:30 pm

Hiromi: The Trio Project
Dakota Jazz Club
Amazing original jazz.
AA, $35 - 7 pm, $25 - 9 pm

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express with Dylan Hicks and the Toughies
Turf Club
Romantic port-of-call and bohemian utopia.
21+, $15, 7 pm

The Menzingers with Cheap Girls, Side Kicks, The Slow Death
Triple Rock Social Club
Indie punk.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 7 pm

The Funeral and the Twilight with They Live, Devils Caravan, Josh Grouse, Jaded
Post goth.
21+, $5, 7 pm

I Am the Avalanche with Hostage Calm, Red City Radio, Gloria
Station 4
One of punk's most powerful bands.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 5 pm

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