Weekend Checklist: Doomtree Blowout, Solid Gold, Peter Wolf Crier, Halloween, Alaska

Who needs holiday shopping this weekend when you have music to keep you busy?  

Friday 12/9/2011

City Pages and 89.3 The Current present Doomtree Blowout VII
First Ave.
The whole crew.
21+, $15, 9 pm

Solid Gold with Polica (12/9) and Collections of Colonies of Bees (12/10)
Turf Club
Their music is influenced by hair loss.
21+, $10, 9 pm

Peter Wolf Crier
The Whole Music Club
It is not so much a sound as a spirit.
AA, $3 U of M students, $5 GA, 8 pm

DRRT with Culture Cry Wolf
18+, $10, 8:30 pm

Eden with Vaudeville, Smiling Politely, Aiming For Aurora
7th Street Entry
Put simply, Eden rocks.
18+, $5 adv, $8 door, 7 pm

SP Style Anniversary Blowout and Absent (CD release)
Fine Line Music Cafe
Hip-hop is a lifestyle that symbolizes individualism and opportunity in music.
18+, $10, 9 pm

The Blenders Holiday Soul Tour
12/9 & 12/10 8 pm, 12/11 2 pm
Pantages Theater
Mixing classical, choral and a capella music with jazz, doowop, pop, rock and soul.
AA, $38

Bella Ruse
Dakota Jazz Club
This is one of the best groups you have never heard of.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Symbol & Surface (EP release) with The Cloud Hyme, Backstories, Matt Peller
Brothers is an apt title for the new EP of this indie-rock quartet.
18+, $5, 7 pm

Chris Bartels (CD release) with Josiah Erickson, Good Diction, Foreston
331 Club
Morning's Gold
21+, Free, 10 pm

Saturday 12/10/2011

Halloween, Alaska with Channy Casselle, DJ Andrew Broder
Cedar Cultural Center
All the nights came in.
AA, $10, 7 pm

City Pages and 89.3 The Current present Doomtree Blowout VII
First Ave.
The whole crew...this time for an all ages show.
AA, $15, 6 pm

Doomtree Blowout Afterparty
7th Street Entry
After the party is the afterparty.
18+, $5, 9:30 pm

Pierce the Veil with Miss May I
A flair for the dramatic.
AA, $15, 5 pm

West of Aldine with Lake Avenue, Lynhurst, The Usual Things
Fine Line Music Cafe
Once acoustic, now a full band.
18+ $8, 21+ $5, 8 pm

Kill the Noise and Vaski with Dirty Talk
Varsity Theater
Just Jakob.
18+, $20 adv, $25 door, 9 pm

Fire in the Northern Firs with The Farewell Circuit, Lovely Dark, Al Church and State
Shoegaze and experimental music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Erica West
Cool, smooth and alluring.
AA, $7, 8 pm

Soulacious with Sumo Seven
Bringing live music to their generation of Hip-Hop/R&B fans.
21+, $5, 9:30 pm

Counterfeiter's Ball: The Belfast Cowboys with Kinda Kinky, World on a String
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Rock, blues and soul.
21+, $8, 9 pm

All the Way Rider with With a Gun For a Face, Haunted Heads, Torch the Spires
Hell's Kitchen
Songs with a purpose.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Yuletide Sweater Ball IV with Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins
331 Club
Ugly sweaters are encouraged.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Sunday 12/11/2011

Bound 2 Break with Life Like Sound, Electric Anthem, Turn Back Now
7th Street Entry
Mainstream-sounding five-piece original band hailing from Eau Claire.
18+, $5, 7 pm

Robert Robinson
Dakota Jazz Club
Stunning gospel vocals.
AA, $25, 7 pm

Dream Crusher with The Idle Hands, Strange Squares and more
A benefit show for Sharing and Caring Hands.
21+, $5, 5 pm

Gastro Non Grata with Fortified Five, Dream Crusher, Silverback Colony
Triple Rock Social Club
Food, beer and music.
21+, $10, 6 pm

Eunice Png (EP release) with Briz & Lady, Kaleidescope Effect
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Visceral lyrical details and ­­­­­catchy melodies.
AA, $5, 5 pm

The Avenue Army with Hilary Howard, Grant Pederson and more
Fine Line Music Cafe
The diamond in the rough.
18+, $9 adv, $12 door, 6:30 pm

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