Weekend Checklist: Heartless Bastards, Martin Zellar, O.A.R, The Darkness

"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." - Martin Luther

Friday 2/20/2012

Heartless Bastards with Hacienda
First Ave.
Weaves adventure with mandolins, banjos, strings and Erika's transcendent voice.
18+, $15, 8 pm

Martin Zellar (CD release)
Fine Line Music Cafe
Country-tinged portraits of life.
18+, $15 adv, $18 door, 8 pm

Romantica with Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins, Brian DeRemer (CD release)
Turf Club
Irishness couched in the musical landscape of historically American country and folk music.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles
Cedar Cultural Center
Romantic comedy of yore.
AA, $12 adv, $15 door, 7 pm

Phantom Tails with Sexcat, Umami, Claps
Triple Rock Social Club
Embarking on a more electronic, gritty, and concise musical path.
18+, $15, 10 pm

Keri Noble
Dakota Jazz Club
Intimate piano pop.
AA, $25, 7 pm

Erica West
Dakota Jazz Club
Combining R&B and jazz with a fresh neo soul sound.
18+, $5, 11 pm

The Big Wu 20th Anniversary Show
Music that wants to course through your veins.
18+, $10, 8:30 pm

Anna Vogelzang with Savannah Smith
Bryant Lake Bowl
Music with a penchant for playfulness.
18+, $6 adv, $8 door, 9:30 pm

Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo with El Le Faunt, Bad Vibes
Exploration of rustic sounds with world flourishes.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Saturday 2/11/2012

O.A.R. with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
State Theatre
Taking the listener on a journey.
AA, $30, 8 pm

The Honeydogs with Trailer Trash, The Brass Kings, Chris Koza
Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Minneapolis
Proceeds will be used to help develop self-sufficiency in the village of Nueva Providencia in Guatemala.
AA, $30 donation, 2 pm

Culture Cry Wolf with Toki Wright, Crunchy Kids and more
Fine Line Music Cafe
An interesting blend of hip-hop, reggae and ska.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

The Dangerous Summer
Station 4
Alt-rock for the young kids.
AA, $15, 5 pm

Vicious Vicious (CD release) with Dan Mariska Band, The Boys Choir
7th Street Entry
Fancy music.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 10 pm

Hookers $ Blow
Get your dancing shoes on.
21+, $7, 9 pm

My Brightest Diamond with Bello Duo
Cedar Cultural Center
An experimental pop chanteuse.
AA, $12 adv, $15 door, 7 pm

Girlyman with Edie Carey
7th Street Entry
Three-part harmony folk pop.
18+, $12, 6 pm

Still Pacific with Friends by Fire, The Book of Right On
Dark, poppy synth pop.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Crooks and Shanks (CD release) with Shovel Dance, Johnnyrook, The Mighty Others
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Alternative funk rock.
21+, 9 pm

Dance Band with The Trends, Apollo Cobra, Sex Burger
Hell's Kitchen
Fueled by an endless love of rhythmic pressure.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Sunday 2/12/2012

The Darkness with Foxy Shazam, Crown Jewel Defense
First Ave.
I believe in a thing called love.
18+, $25, 7:30 pm

Trim Reaper with The Gillespie Killings, Torch the Spires, Narco States
7th Street Entry
Swillbilly with a tinge of rhythm and booze.
18+, $5, 7 pm

Ana Moura
Dakota Jazz Club
Pouring her heart and soul into an ancient style.
AA, $35, 7 pm

Youth at Large (CD release) with Dandylion Warpaint, Tentacle Boy Trio
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Indie experimental pop.
AA, $5, 5 pm

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