Weekend Checklist: Glamorama, Christina Perri, We the Kings, The Head and the Heart


"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."

-Richard Rorty


Friday 8/5/2011

Macy's Glamorama with Bruno Mars, Far East Movement

Orpheum Theater

Just the way you are.

6+, $60-$1000, 8 pm

Jake Manders (CD release) with Alyssa Bicking (Formerly of the Floorbirds), Matt Walvatne (the Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins), Ben Kyle (Romantica)

331 Club

A collection of songs 15 years in the making.

21+, Free, 9:30 pm

SoundTown Pre-party with More Than Lights, Apollo Cobra, Farewell Milwaukee

7th Street Entry

Free admission, plus free ticket giveaway to SoundTown.

18+, Free, 8 pm

August Music & Movies with Free Energy and Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Lake Harriet Bandshell

AA, Free, 7:30 pm

Culture Cry Wolf


An interesting and unprecedented blend of Minnesota hip-hop and reggae, punk, and ska.

21+, $5, 9 pm


Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Huh, I didn't know these guys were still around.

18+, $40-$50, 8 pm

WE Fest with Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and more

Runs 8/4-8/6

Detroit Lakes, MN

Let's get a little mud on the tires.

AA, $75-$149, 3 pm- midnight

MN Fringe Festival

Runs 8/4-8/14

Minneapolis, MN

Click here for full lineup and locations.

AA, $4-$225, check schedule for times

Uptown Art Fair

Runs 8/5-8/7

Uptown Minneapolis (1513 W. Lake Street)

Click here for times

AA, Free

Saturday 8/6/2011

Seated Heat (EP release) with Tender Meat, Father You See Queen, Hasps

7th Street Entry

Synth pop.

18+, $5, 8 pm

Eels with Frank Sinatra, Caught in the Act

First Ave.

A Man Called E.

18+, $25, 6 pm

Wanda Jackson with Justin Townes Earle
Minnesota Zoo
A rock 'n' roll and rockabilly pioneer.
All ages, $33, 7:30 p.m.

We the Kings with The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Action Item

Station 4

Sunshine state of mind.

AA, $15, 5 pm

Red Pens with Voytek, Sulk

Hexagon Bar

A talented and passionate duo capable of filling a room with massive sound.

21+, Free, 9 pm

Communist Daughter

Dakota Jazz Club

Speed of sound.

21+, $5, 11 pm

Sunday 8/7/2011

Christina Perri with honeyhoney

Cedar Cultural Center

Sold out.

AA, $15, 7 pm

The Head and The Heart with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles

Varsity Theater

What? Also sold out?

18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 8 pm

Big Audio Dynamite with The Chain Gang of 1984

First Ave.

Experimental funk elements.

18+, $30, 7:30 pm

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