Weekend Checklist: Dark Pony, Animal Lover, Joey Ryan & the Inks, Dream Crusher

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor

Friday 12/23/2011

Dark Pony with Ashleigh Still and special guests
Cedar Cultural Center
A show to celebrate the holidays.
AA, $15, 8 pm

Joey Ryan & the Inks with Consolation Champ, Wayside, Watson
Fine Line Music Cafe
Bring a non-perishable food item to get $1 off ticket price per item donated.
21+, $6, 7 pm

Hookers $ Blow
A night of dance and cover music.
21+, $6, 9 pm

National Bird with Hollow Boys, The Central Division, Wizards are Real
Triple Rock Social Club
Acid rock doom metal.
18+, $6, 9 pm

The Tex Pistols with Mary Jane Alm, Aimee Fischer
Aster Cafe
Twas the night before the night before Christmas.
AA, $10, 9 pm

Smart Mouth
Conversational soul.
18+, $10, 8:30 pm

Golden Bubbles with Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Seymore Saves the World
Kitty Cat Klub
A magical pop fantasy.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Only in Minneapolis featuring Kristoff Krane, Zac HB, Rapfam and more
Bryant Lake Bowl
An evening of improvised theater and hip-hop.
21+, $7, 10 pm

Arcwelder with Safewords, Red Pens
Turf Club
They still exist and they still do play shows.
21+, 9 pm

Animal Lover with The Funeral and the Twilight, Small White, Divorced
7th Street Entry
Bass-heavy noise-punk that pushes and plods with relative consistency.
18+, $5, 8 pm

The Blend (Farewell show) with Lazlo Supreme, The Jumpship, The Traveling Suitcase
Hell's Kitchen
The Blend bid sayonara to their hometown for a move to L.A.
18+, $5. 10 pm

Lorie Line
Orchestra Hall
Sharing her passion for the piano with the world.
AA, $47.25, 7:30 pm

Saturday 12/24/2011

7th Street Entry
This year, hang out at the Depot Tavern (free) or head next door to the 7th Street Entry for live music, comedy and DJs.
18+, $3, 9 pm

City Pages, Loud+Clear and Particle People present Black with Matt Veloce, Aaron Listchke and more
Record Room
Ugly sweater dance party.
18+, $3, 10 pm

Sunday 12/25/2011

The Bad Plus
Dakota Jazz Club
No holds barred piano trio.
AA, $40, 7 pm

Dream Crusher with Jewbilee
Space rock.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Monday 12/26/2011

Roe Family Singers
331 Club
They rock so hard.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Kosha Dillz with DJ Sidereal, King Jrichol, Fresco and more
7th Street Entry
A stage show that includes Hebrew, Spanish, tap dancers, crowd members and the occasional flute players,
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

Max Ether with Delicious, The Fisting
Triple Rock Social Club
Pokemon punk.
18+, Free, 8 pm

Mary Bue
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Folk/pop from Duluth.
21+, Free, 8:30 pm

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