Weekend Checklist: Needtobreathe, Fanfarlo, Nada Surf, Bowerbirds

A big focus of Weekend Checklist is local music, because there is so much good local artists in the Cities, but we often forget that Minneapolis and St. Paul is not always a flyover area for national artists. This weekend we welcome to Fanfarlo, Bowerbirds, Nada Surf, and Needtobreathe; a few of these shows are sold out, but that doesn't mean the fun is going to stop. 

Friday 3/30/2012

Needtobreathe with Ben Rector
First Ave.
Statement making music.
18+, $25, 8 pm

Rogue Valley with A. Wolf & Her Claws, Dewi Sant
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
One band, four seasons.
21+, $8 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

With a Gun For a Face (CD release) with Hardcore Crayons, The Funeral and the Twilight, All the Way Rider
Kitty Cat Klub
Fun wrapped in music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Davina and the Vagabonds
Friday and Saturday
Dakota Jazz Club
Roots, blues, and pop.
AA, $12, 8 pm

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors with Nathan Angelo
7th Street Entry
A creative revival of popular music in Nashville.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

Hookers $ Blow
Cover music to dance to.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Little Man with National Bird, Crossing Guard
Turf Club
Little man making a lot of noise.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Lucy Kaplansky
Cedar Cultural Center
An evening of thought-provoking songs and entertaining commentary.
AA, $25, 7 pm

Dial-Up with Enola Gay, Spyder Baybie, Raw Do, 2% Muck
Dance noise.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Six Mile Grove
Aster Cafe
Americana music, music music.
AA, $10, 9 pm

Housse De Racket with Nyteowl, Hot Freaks
Triple Rock Social Club
Two French boys who got their start as session musicians.
18+, $10, 9 pm

Concert to Defeat Marriage Amendment
Hell's Kitchen
Click here for full lineup.
18+, $8, 10 pm

Saturday 3/31/2012

Fanfarlo with Gardens & Villa
Varsity Theater
London-based indie pop.
18+, $5, 7 pm

Bowerbirds with Dry the River
Cedar Cultural Center
A quest for solidarity in a world of closing shadows.
AA, $14, 7 pm

Toki Wright with Mayda, Franz Diego, Audio Perm
Fine Line Music Cafe
Making the boom sounds.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

The Rockford Mules with Red Daughters, The Goondas
331 Club
Country with a twist of rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Plants and Animals with Little Scream, Zoo Animal
7th Street Entry
Guitars, drums, and vocals out the wazoo.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

Nada Surf with An Horse
First Ave.
A beguiling rush of beats, chords, hooks, and words.
18+, $16 adv, $18 door

Me and My Arrow with Kill-Me Kare Bare, Hunting Club
Chamber rock.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Carter Hulsey with Windsor Drive, From Indian Lakes, and more
Station 4
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 5 pm

Chairlift with Nyteowl, Claps
Triple Rock Social Club
New wave.
18+, $12 adv, $14 door, 9 pm

Something Fierce with The Shiny Lights
Aster Cafe
Three piece punk.
AA, $7, 9 pm

Phlex Phreely (CD release) with Mack Baby, Nulez, and more
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Hip. Hop.
21+, $10, 8 pm

Sunday 4/1/2012

Celtic Women
Xcel Energy Center
An international Irish phenomenon.
AA, $41-$71, 4 pm

I Set My Friends on Fire with Greeley Estates, and more
Station 4
AA, $12 adv, $14 door, 5 pm

JaLaLa: Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse, Lauren Kinhan
Dakota Jazz Club
Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices members do Johnny Mercer.
AA, $40, 7 pm

Ben Kyle with The Gospel Machine
Aster Cafe
Lovely music with the lead singer of Romantica.
AA, $5, 8 pm

Prima Donna with The Japhies, Black Church Service
7th Street Entry
Catchy, hook-laden, high-intensity rock and roll.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 7 pm

Katchafire with Common Kings, K'Nova
Cedar Cultural Center
A premiere reggae roots band.
AA, $22 adv, $25 door, 7 pm

Lovedrug with The Farewell Circuit, Big Lake
Cloud rock.
21+, $5, 9 pm

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