Weekend Checklist: The Honeydogs, Luke Redfield, Lady Antebellum, Matt Nathanson

Austin, TX has become the mecca for performing artists of all genres.  The Twin Cities will have a strong presence in the land of hipsters mixed with corporate sponsorships and industry professionals.  For those that can't make the trip down south, catch them this weekend before they make journey to SXSW.

Friday 3/9/3012

Luke Redfield (CD release) with Me and My Arrow, Quiet Corral, Ben Kyle
Varsity Theater
Transcendent alternative folk.
18+, $8, 7 pm

Three 6 Mafia with Ying Yang Twins
"Get buck" style rap.
18+, $25 GA, $40 VIP, 9:30 pm

First Ave.
A night of new-wave, punk, post-punk, indie, and synth-pop.
18+, $6 adv, $8 door, 8 pm

The Sudden Lovelys with The Broken Bicycles
331 Club
Aggressive folk.
21+, Free, 10 pm

White Light Riot
400 Bar
Rock with a twist of cynicism.
18+, $5, 9 pm

The Japhies with Wide Eyes, Grant Cutler
Rock music worth noting.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Erik Brandt
Harding High School
Indie, country, jazz, and folk sharing a unifying thematic connection.
AA, $5 students, $7 adults, 7 pm

Gaelic Storm
Fitzgerald Theater
Celtic music that hearkens the traditional music of Ireland.
AA, $32-$35, 8 pm

Cedar Cultural Center
Traditional Irish folk.
AA, $22 adv, $25 door, 8 pm

Saint Motel with Empires, Still Pacific, Lady Parts
7th Street Entry
Inventive indie-pop with a wildly fun show.
18+, $8, 8 pm

The Chord and the Fawn with Bigtree Bonsai, The Parlour Suite, Alexandra Green
Fine Line Music Cafe
Vintage pop.
21+, Free, 8 pm

21+, $4, 9 pm

Manhattan Transfer
Dakota Jazz Club
March 9 & 10
A legendary vocal quartet.
AA, $50-$75, 7 pm

Umami with City on the Make, OAKS, Carlo Marx
Hell's Kitchen
Psychedelic music with electronic beats and driving rhythms mostly found in rap and hip-hop.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Saturday 3/10/2012

The Honeydogs with Rogue Valley, Farewell Milwaukee
First Ave.
What comes after.
18+, $10 adv, $13 door, 6 pm

Yellow Ostrich with 1, 2, 3, Crimes
7th Street Entry
Wistful, but supercharged pop.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

BNLX with The Japhies, Al Church and State, Two Harbors
Turf Club
21+, $7, 9 pm

Erik Tasa (CD release) with John Swardson, Martin Devaney
Back to the basics of music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Hot Tuna
Cedar Cultural Center
Americana mixed with blues.
AA, $30 adv, $35 door, 5 & 9 pm

My My Misfire
331 Club
Rock music with a passion for partying.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Wenso Ashby
Fine Line Music Cafe
21+, $20, 7 pm

Erica West
A lady with a voice as smooth as honey.
AA, 8 pm

Jake Armeding with Ben Rosenbush
Aster Cafe

Creating organic sounds that make your life better.

AA, $10, 9 pm

Matt Pryor with The Company We Keep, Mike Midwestern
Triple Rock Social Club
Singer/songwriter of The Get Up Kids & The New Amsterdams playing melancholy folk tunes.
18+, $10 adv, $13 door, 9 pm

Very Small Animal (CD release) with Sleeping in the Aviary, Brian Just Band, Oak Ribbons
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Something like folk.
21+, Free, 9:30 pm

Brute Heart with Painted Saints, Les Ourses
Kitty Cat Klub
Chamber experimental rock pop.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Sunday 3/11/2012

Lady Antebellum with Darius Rucker, Thompson Square
Target Center
Country pop.
AA, $29.50-$54.50, 7 pm

Matt Nathanson with Rachel Platton
Charming modern love.
AA, $22, 5:30 pm

Tyga with YG, Lil Twist
Young money cash money.
AA, $25 GA, $40 VIP, 6 pm

Alicia Wiley
Hell's Kitchen
Brunch with a lovely lady.
AA, Free, 10 am

Kaivama with Arto Jarvela
Cedar Cultural Center
Finnish folk.
AA, $15 adv, $18 door, 7:30 pm

Balkan Beat Box
First Ave.
Combining assorted flavors from all around the Mediterranean with sold rock-reggae foundations.
18+, $20, 7 pm

Lower Dens with Wiping Out Thousands
Triple Rock Social Club
Trailblazers in indie rock.
18+, $10, 8 pm

Mux Mool with Mrhorror, Connie Hawkins
7th Street Entry
Fluid, subsuming instrumental hip-hop.
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

John Oates
Dakota Jazz Club
American roots music.
AA, $40-$50, 7 pm

Bitter Spills with Germain Gemberling and Rich Mattson, John Ewing
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Folk favorites at the Church of Rock.
21+, 9 pm

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