Weekend Checklist: Dawes, The Farewell Circuit, Medeski Martin and Wood, New Found Glory

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Friday 11/4/2011

Dawes with Blitzen Trapper, The Belle Brigade
First Ave.
Sold out, but no worries, they will be back for NYE.
18+, $22, 8 pm

Marijuana Deathsquads (LP release) with special guests
Nick and Eddie
Don't forget your earplugs.
21+, $6, 8:30 pm 

The Farewell Circuit (CD release) with White Light Riot, Bella Ruse
Cedar Cultural Center
Music about people.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 7 pm

Howie Day
Fine Line Music Cafe
Acoustic rock.
18+, $20, 8 pm

Get Cryphy with Plain Ole Bill, DJ Fundo, DJ Last Word
First Ave. Record Room
Dance, dance.
18+, $3 adv, $5 door, 10 pm

Johnny Corndawg with Ice Rod
7th Street Entry
A country singer, not a singer-songwriter.
18+, $6 adv, $8 door, 9 pm

The Barley Jacks f. Brian Wicklund, Joe Cruz
318 Cafe
Interactive bluegrass.
AA, $12, 8 pm

The Appleseed Cast with Hospital Ships, Farewell Continental
Triple Rock Social Club
Opening up the possibilities of rock music.
18+, $12 adv, $15 door, 9 pm

Black Church Service with Red Pens, L'Assassins, Sewer Rat
Turf Club
If you want to hear music, you go to church.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Saturday 11/5/2011

Medeski Martin and Wood
First Ave.
Groove based funk and jazz.
18+, $25, 6:30 pm

New Found Glory with Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years, and more
Station 4
Pop punk is not dead.
16+, $17 adv, $20 door, 6:30 pm

Culture Cry Wolf (CD release) with 9Tomorrows, Sheeped, Audio Perm
Fine Line Music Cafe
Doo-wop + hip-hop.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 9 pm

AA. Bondy with Gold Leaves
7th Street Entry
A finger on a dream globe.
18+, $12, 8 pm

Little Scream with Bobby Bion
Triple Rock Social Club
Music with perfectly satisfying contradictions.
18+, $10, 8 pm

Tex Pistols
Three Crows Coffee House
Some seriously kick-butt music.
AA, $10, 7 pm

Taj Raj
Red Stag Supperclub
Loosely binding a collection of late '70s roots-pop, beer country, and new folk rock.
21+, Free, 10:30 pm

Manchester Orchestra
Big instrumentation with composition and a narrative.
16+, $16, 7 pm

Walker Fields (CD release) with Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees
331 Club
Folk Americana blues.
21+, Free, 9:30 pm

Banner Pilot (CD release)
The Turf Club
Scrappy punk and melodic punk music.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Sunday 11/6/2011

Lotus with Keys 'n Krates
First Ave.
A unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations.
18+, $18 adv, $20 door, 7 pm

Kung Fu with God Johnson
7th Street Entry
Kung Fu is making fusion music cool again.
18+, $7 adv, $10 door, 9 pm

Sharon Little with Julian Velard
Dakota Jazz Club
Music in a direct, emotionally potent style.
AA, $15, 7 pm

The Beatdown with The Dropsteppers, Rocksteady Breakfast, and more
Triple Rock Social Club
Reggae ska soul.
18+, $7, 8 pm

The Cactus Blossoms and Scott Fitzgerald
Aster Cafe
Country and western songs from days gone by.
AA, $5, 8 pm

Gringo Star with Sleeping in the Aviary, Still Pacific
The Turf Club
Southern rock and roll.
21+, $6, 9 pm

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