Weekend Checklist: Dave King, Tesla, and more

​This weekend, like so many other weekends, is chock-full of fun, musical things for you to spend your time doing in tandem with other people who had the same idea.

And we're here to help, with our humble suggestions on musical things happening this weekend.


Extra Large
First Avenue Record Room
If you missed last night's Recess and have some dancing shoes burning a hole in your closet, Extra Large is probably the place for you. The Burlesque crew's talented slew of DJs will keep you affordably in booty bounce. 18+. $3. 10PM.

S. Carey
Varsity Theater
S. Carey is not just Bon Iver's drummer. Erik Thompson explains. $13. 8PM.

Dave King Trucking Company
Loring Theater
Oh Dave King, your the gold-material banter and preternatural ability on the skins never bore us. Nikki Miller writes: "King, the innovative jazz/rock percussionist, describes his group, which features reedist Chris Speed and guitarist Erik Fratzke, as sounding as 'if the great Nashville bands of the '60s and '70s could improvise and were Coltrane fanatics.' Opry meets Birdland? Sold." All ages. $12. 7:30PM.

Treasure Island Resort and Casino
Yes, that Tesla. One of the most palatable legacy acts from eighties metal brings the noise to Treasure Island tonight. Don't forget some cash for pull tabs. All ages. $28-38. 8PM.

Fort Wilson Riot, Me and My Arrow, the Town Monster, Phantom Tails
Turf Club
Seeing Fort Wilson Riot on New Year's Eve was a shimmering illustration of how far this band has come in their years together. Add to that Phantom Tails, one of the most exciting new bands over the past year (two, really) and Me and My Arrow and you have yourself a very very packed stage and a lovely show. 21+. $6. 9PM.

Bryant-Lake Bowl
Mark Edwards brings his (OME) project to the Bryant Lake Bowl tonight. Will McClain interviewed Mr. Edwards regarding exactly that. $10. 10PM.


Teenage Strangler, Total Babe, Bombay Sweets, Food Pyramid
Cause Spirits & Soundbar
A chance to see some of the best bands in the city in a ridiculously diverse lineup? Yes plz. $6. 9PM.

Written Off, Blood, Sweat & Beards, Les Gavels, the Burn Aways
Triple Rock Social Club
Not to be rude, but I fail to grasp why you wouldn't want to see a band called Sweat & Beards. $5. 9PM.

Black Audience
Red Stag Supper Club
Black Audience are bringing their family-friendly folk-leaning sultriness to the Red Stag's dining room Saturday night. If you aren't interested in rocking, then don't! All-ages. Free. 10PM.


Zack Kline with Orange Mighty Trio and Peter Leggett
Cedar Cultural Center
The first of the Cedar's two-month weekly takes place this Sunday with Zack Kline with Orange Mighty Trio and Heiruspecs' Peter Leggett in tow. Read ALL about it here. $5. 7PM.

2011 Battle of the Bands
The Garage
Sun., January 16, 4:00pm
A chance to see the stars of tomorrow today, all tiny and nervous and fire-bellied. All-ages. $5. 4PM.

Freddie Gibbs
7th St. Entry
Gary, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs will be taking over the Entry Sunday night for an intimate gangster rap show. Get your relaxing out of the way during the day. 18+. $12. 8PM.

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