Weekend Checklist: Mason Jennings, New Year's Eve, Kid Dakota, The Cloak Ox

So this is the new year
And I have no resolutions
For self assigned penance
For problems with easy solutions
- Death Cab for Cutie

Friday 12/30/2011

Mason Jennings with The Pines
First Ave.
The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them.
18+, $22 adv, $25 door, 8 pm

Dawes with Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, Red Daughters
Varsity Theater
Sold out.
18+, $31, 8 pm

The Bodeans
Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Roots and heartland rock.
AA,, $44, 8 pm

Kid Dakota and Eliza Blue with Adam Levy
Cedar Cultural Center
Thoughtful songwriting with an optimistic air breaking through the darkness.
AA, $10, 7 pm

The Cloak Ox with Night Moves, BNLX
Be the ball, Danny.
21+, $6, 9 pm

The New Standards
Dakota Jazz Club
Raw simplicity, communication and soul.
AA, $30, 7 pm

Caitlin Robertson & the Dusty Hearts (CD release) with Frankie Lee, Walker Fields
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
21+, 9 pm

Sky Lion (EP release) with Colder in Moscow, Prissy Clerks
7th Street Entry
An album that came together so well, but through twists of circumstance, almost didn't get released.
18+, $5, 8 pm

Damage Republic with We Are the Willows, White Wales
A product of these four minds and souls.
AA, $5, 7 pm

Hell's Kitchen
Kickstarter campaign show.
18+, $5, 10 pm

Hyentyte with Shoeless Revolution, Nicholas Mrozinski and the Feelin' Band
Five intensely passionate, aspiring musicians.
18+, $8, 8:30 pm

American Revival with July Fighter, Thomas Kivi
Fine Line Music Cafe
American Revival is alt-country with some rock thrown in.
21+, 8 pm

The Set (CD release)
Triple Rock Social Club
Influences ranging from African war chants to whistling.
18+, $6, 9 pm

"The Money Shot 2011" Erik Hess & Stacy Schwartz 2011 Photo Art Show
Turf Club
Erik Hess and Stacy Schwartz are two of the Twin Cities greatest music photo journalists and they are printing, framing and selling you their favorite 2011 picks from their archives.
Click here for full list of bands performing.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Saturday 12/31/2011

Click here for our listing of New Year's Eve shows in the Twin Cities.

Sunday 1/1/2012

Tomorrow May Fall with Seconds to Live, All My Guns and more
Station 4
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 5 pm

Beverly McClellan (CD release)
Dakota Jazz Club
Soulful rock/pop vocals from "The Voice" finalist.
AA, $25-$40, 8 pm

The Chinch Bugs (CD release)
Old-school rock.
21+, Free, 8 pm

Brunch with Javier and the Innocent Sons
Hell's Kitchen
Blues in hell.
AA, Free, 10 am

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