Weekend Checklist: G. Love, Alison Scott, Dave Barnes, Kevin Steinman

Drinking and live music are of the utmost importance on St. Patrick's Day, a day reserved for celebrating Irish pride. Grab a dancing partner, and do a jig because most venues around town this weekend will be featuring live music along the Celtic vein to go accompany your Guinness or Shamrock Shake.

Friday 3/16/2012

G. Love and Special Sauce with Scott H. Biram
First Ave.
Back road blues.
18+, $24.50, 8 pm

Alison Scott
Dakota Jazz Club
March 16 & 17
Soulful pop.
AA, $12, 8 pm

Dave Barnes
Varsity Theater
Music with stories to tell.
AA, $18 adv, $20 door, 6 pm

Kevin Steinman
318 Cafe
Passion woven into folk songs.
AA, $8, 8 pm

Havana Hi-Fi
Aster Cafe
AA, $10, 9 pm

Postina with Aaron Wessel Band, Lucas Cates Band, Cosmonaught
Fine Line Music Cafe
Beautifully, dramatic, classical violin, mandolin and vocal harmonies.
21+, $6, 8 pm

Mustard Plug with Rocksteady Breakfast, Blue Waffle
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $10, 9 pm

Pennyroyal with White Whales, Complexes (EP release), The Southtown Avengers
Turf Club
Armed with versatility and eclecticism of genre hopping.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Vaski with Green Lantern
Dubstep party.
18+, $15, 10 pm

Luke Zimmerman (CD release)
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Acoustic with heart.
21+, 10 pm

Lost Shepherds (EP release) with Big Lake, Villa
7th Street Entry
A balm for the broken-hearted.
18+, $5, 8 pm

12 Foundation Benefit with DJ Stutter, Loki, Ghost Towns of the West, Greg Thompson
Proceeds going to NSA.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Saturday 3/17/2012

E.L.nO. with Jailbreak, MN Police Pipe Band
First Ave.
Electric Light (no) Orchestra.
18+, $7, 6 pm

Noah Hoehn
318 Cafe
A live-looping one man band.
AA, $15, 8 pm

White Iron Band with Absolute Gruv
Famous Dave's
A high-energy renegade roots band.
AA, $8, 8 pm

Dan Israel & the Cultivators with Little Man, Al Grande
Lee's Liquor Lounge
Crosstown traveler.
21+, $6, 9:45 pm

Andrew Jackson Jihad with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Roar
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 9 pm

Boiled in Lead
Cedar Cultural Center
Rockin' and reelin'.
AA, $12 adv, $15 door, 7 pm

The Jolly Groggers
331 Club
An Irish folk band with Minneapolis hearts.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Chiefs of the North with Lake Avenue, West of Aldine, Stereo Pirates
Fine Line Music Cafe
A wall of sound, rich with vintage undertones.
21+, $6, 8 pm

St. Patty's Day Celebration
Station 4
Click here for lineup.
AA, Free, 8 am

Orgone with Matt Jennings
7th Street Entry
Many souls with a cosmic connection.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

Calico Queen
Dakota Jazz Club
Lucy Michelle's side project.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Urges From Elsewhere with Rock and Roll Whores, Number 9 Hard, Violent Shifters
Boisterous local rockabilly.
21+, $5, 9 pm

The Minor Planets
Aster Cafe
Pet Sounds played by bluegrass musicians.
AA, $6, 9 pm

Sunday 3/18/2012

Mindless Self Indulgence with Hydro Da Hero, Ventana
First Ave.
Whipping crowds into furious riots.
AA, $25, 5:30 pm

Station 4
Thrash metal.
AA, $8, 5 pm

The Wonder Years with Polar Bear Club, Transit, The Story So Far, A Loss for Words, Into It, Over It
Triple Rock Social Club
The third annual GLMR KLLS Tour.
AA, $13 adv, $15 door, 4:30 pm

Dakota Jazz Club
Armed with a stunning voice and disarming humor.
AA, $40, 7 pm

Slim Jam Twin Cities
A benefit concert for Lynwood Slim.
21+, $20 suggested donation, 1 pm

City of the Weak with Inrie, North Country, Bandits, Ben Lau
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
A rockin' foursome.
18+, $5, 5 pm

The Roe Family Singers
331 Club
These guys will rock your face off.
21+, Free, 9 pm

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