Weekend Checklist: Rock the Garden, Jimmy Cliff, Aerosmith, The Weeknd

Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavor to the Cedar. Big names will be filling the Cedar once again on Sunday for the Kill Kancer Benefit to help Karl's fund. The Weekend Checklist is not complete without including a nod to the legendary The Weeknd. CD releases set to happen include Brooklyn Island, The Rockford Mules, Dang Ol' Trio, The New Monarchs, and Wolfhoppers.

Friday 6/15/2012

Stone Arch Bridge Festival
6/15, 16, & 17
Minneapolis Riverfront
Click here for full schedule and lineup.
AA, Free

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Varsity Theater
Chris sans The Black Crowes..
18+, $18 adv, $20 door, 7 pm

Mishka with Anuhea
A natural mystic drawn to reggae.
18+, $15 adv, $17 door, 8:30 pm

The Mynabirds with Sean Bones, Zoo Animal
7th Street Entry
Songs that range from intensely personal pleas to shout-out-loud protests with teeth.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

Carnage with Out of Bounds, Ecid, I-One, and more
Triple Rock Social Club
"Respect the Name" video premiere party.
18+, $10, 8:30 pm

Painted Saints with Firefly Forest, Karen Townsend
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Gutter blues spaghetti western.
21+, 9 pm

Dakota Jazz Club
Stunning Brazilian pop.
AA, $45, 7 pm

Kung Fu Vampire with Potluck
Station 4
Hip-hop doing big fangs.
AA, $15 adv, $20 door, 5 pm

The Rockford Mules (EP release) with Get Gone, Cavalier Crooks
Turf Club
An answer to rock 'n' roll that existed decades ago.
21+, $6, 9 pm

The Color Pharmacy with Adelyn Rose
331 Club
Independent rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Wits with Bobcat Goldthwait and Steven Page, Dave Pirner
The Fitzgerald Theater
Musical wit.
AA, $30 MPR members, $32, 8 pm

Saturday 6/16/2012

Rock the Garden
Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Click here for full lineup.
AA, $49 GA, $175 VIP (all tickets are sold out), 3 pm

Jimmy Cliff with Toki Wright
MN Zoo Amphitheater
Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor all rolled into one.
AA, $39, 7 pm

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers with Chris Koza
Cedar Cultural Center
Stripped down, but fully clothed Americana.
AA, $18 adv, $20 door, 7 pm

Aerosmith with Cheap Trick
Target Center
Legends. Icons. Idols.
AA, $39.50-$149.50, 7 pm

Scale the Summit with Today I Caught the Plague, Windowvine, Words for Penga
Station 4
Instrumental rock.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 5 pm

The New Monarchs (Album release) with Fire in the Northern Firs, BNLX, Sex Burger
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $6, 8 pm

Gear Daddies with Dan Israel
Fine Line Music Cafe
Americana legends.
21+, $31 adv, $36 door, 8 pm

Dang Ol' Trio (Album release) with Gabe Barnett & the Big House Jug Band, The Bitterroot Band
Turf Club
Put on your grass-stained overalls and prepare for a ho-down.
21+, $6, 9 pm

The Rope with CLAPS, Blood & Sun, The Night
Atmospheric rock inspired by darker post-punk bands.
21+, $5, 8 pm

Travis Porter with Twerk Team
Epic Nightclub
American hip-hop.
18+, $25 GA, $45 VIP, 10 pm

Mount Carmel with Dandylion Warpaint, The Set
7th Street Entry
A straight-up blues rock power trio.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

The White Whales with Wolfhoppers (CD release), Caetani
331 Club
Wholesome indie-rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Maudlin with We Became Actors, Middlepicker
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
A night to celebrate Pat O'Brien's birthday.
21+, 9 pm

Sunday 6/17/2012

The Weeknd
First Ave.
R&B songbird.
18+, $30, 8:30 pm

Kill Kancer Benefit featuring The Magnolias, Golden Smog, Chan Poling, Jordan Gatesmith
Cedar Cultural Center
Proceeds benefit Karl's fund at the Minnesota Medical Foundation.
AA, $15, 6:30 pm

Melissa Manchester
Dakota Jazz Club
A pop luminary.
AA, $45, 7 pm

Under the Streetlamp
Pantages Theatre
Tight harmonies packed into a male vocal quartet.
AA, $37.50-$42.50, 7 pm

Friends with Splash
7th Street Entry
Turning live gigs into spontaneous parties.
18+, $10, 8 pm

Kristin Chenowith
State Theatre
Performing songs from her album & some show tunes.
AA, $39-$125, 8 pm

K-Holes with Pony
Turf Club
The sound of escape.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Andy Elwell
Aster Cafe
A singer-songwriter influenced by everything.
AA, $5, 9 pm

Brooklyn Island (CD release) with Jake Nelson & Jo Shu
Fine Line Music Cafe
A synth-pop solo project.
18+, Free, 7 pm

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