Weekend Checklist: Owl City, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Kid Rock

Weekend Checklist: Owl City, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Kid Rock

The prodigal son Owl City will perform a sold-out show at the Varsity Theater on Friday evening, but if you are older than 14, Hot Chip will rock the First Avenue stage in Downtown Minneapolis. MaLLy will perform a free show at Northrop Plaza, but make sure you show up in time to catch the infectious Culture Cry Wolf. We are halfway through summer, meaning shows at the MN Zoo will soon taper off; the talented Marc Cohn will play two evenings at the zoo--Saturday with local Alison Scott. Kid Rock's show at Mystic Lake is sold out, but there's still plenty of music to be heard with Dirty Projectors with Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon with Father John Misty, and Astronautalis and Peter Wolf Crier at the Bastille Day Celebration--all in Minneapolis.

Friday 7/13/2012

Owl City with Jayme Dee
Varsity Theater
Fireflies grown up.
AA, $20 adv, $24 door, 6:30 pm

Hot Chip with Chromatics
First Ave.
Hyper-infectious joyous rock.
18+, $25, 8 pm

MaLLy with Culture Cry Wolf, DJ Fundo
Northrop Plaza
Indie hip-hop.
AA, Free, 7 pm

The Casualties with Nekromantix, and more
Station 4
Punk rock.
16+, $15 adv, $18 door, 5 pm

Marc Cohn with Alison Scott (7/14)
7/13 & 14
MN Zoo Amphitheater
Walking in Memphis.
AA, $44, 7 pm

Impaler with Revengeance, Rivkit, Mördwölf
7th Street Entry
Shock rock.
18+, $5 adv, $7 door, 8 pm

Wake Up Madagascar
Cedar Cultural Center
A magical concert experience with a mission to end illegal logging in the rainforests of Madagascar.
AA, $18 adv, $20 door, 7 pm

The Brew
A musical rock melting pot.
18+, $7, 8:30 pm

Fort Wilson Riot with Parlour Suite, Red Daughters, Ghostmouth
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Indie-pop electro duo.
AA, Free, 4 pm

Jenny Dalton with Patches & Gretchen, Painted Saints
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Augoharp-based songs.
21+, 10 pm

Saturday 7/14/2012

The Tribe & Big Cats with F. Stokes, Meta, Jimmy 2 Times
7th Street Entry
Rap music can be fun without being stupid.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

White Iron Band with The Gypsy Lumberjacks
Footstompin', forget-your-troubles music.
18+, $7, 8:30 pm

Blind Shake with The Mallard, Is/Is
Turf Club
Rock and roll taken in moderation.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep-Blues Festival
Patrick's Cabaret
Click here for full lineup.
$15, 12 pm

Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday with Pop Wagner, Tony Glover, Charlie Maguire
Dakota Jazz Club
Local folk icons.
AA, $15, 7 pm

Demographics with Hunting Club
Sexy and dangerous pop music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Reina Del Cid
Aster Cafe
Folk rock out of the Twin Cities.
AA, $5, 9 pm

Touch the Sun featuring Heiruspecs with Jordan Looney, Aaron & the Sea, The Homegrown
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Presented by the Devin Smith Scholarship Fuondation.
21+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8:30 pm

Hardcore Crayons with The Royal Veil, Shotgun Fiction
331 Club
Dub-infused prog rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Sunday 7/15/2012

Dirty Projectors with Purity Ring
First Ave.
Aesthetics of '80s hardcore.
18+, $20, 7 pm

Kid Rock
Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel
His name is Kid.
18+, $69-$83, 7 pm

Youth Lagoon with Father John Misty
Varsity Theater
Atmospheric electric.
18+, $15, 7:30 pm

Bastille Day Celebration with Astronautalis, Peter Wolf Crier, and more
A free French block party. Click here for full lineup.
AA, Free, 3 pm

Lenny Williams
Fine Line Music Cafe
The ultimate soul crooner.
21+, $25, 6 pm

The Changeups with Stuck in Hicksville, Freak Creek Revival
Turf Club
Country rock.
21+, $5, 8 pm

Beat Connection with White Arrows, Teen Daze
7th Street Entry
Dreamy and danceable.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

The Dopamines with Lipstick Homicide, The Slow Death, The Manix
Triple Rock Social Club
Cincinnati punk.
18+, $10, 8 pm

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