Weekend Checklist: Tommy Stinson, No Bird Sing, Death Cab, MODSUN

In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!

Friday 5/20/2011

Adam Svec (CD release) with Aby Wolf & Her Claws and Linnea Mohn
Weaks in the Waves.
21+, $7, 9:30 pm

Bryan Nichols Quintet (CD release) with JT Bates, James Buckley, Mike Lewis, Brandon Wozniak
Artists' Quarter
Two nights of jazz.
Friday 5/20 & Saturday 5/21
18+, $12, 9 pm

City Pages and 89.3 The Current present Tommy Stinson with The 4onthefloor, Dave Hause
First Ave.
Former Replacements, current hero.
18+, $12, 8 pm

No Bird Sing and Friends Improv.
Dakota Jazz Club
We're sure this is like no other improv that you've seen before.  Featuring: Peter Pisano (Peter Wolf Crier), Plain Ol Bill (P.O.S.), Sean McPherson (Heiruspecs)
21+, $5, 11 pm

Saturday 5/21/2011

Nick Haas Trio (CD release)
Hell's Kitchen
You Gotta Get Out There.
AA, Free, 6 pm

Chosen Robot (CD release) with Jump Ship
This chosen robot has caused you to jump ship.
21+, $5, 9:30 pm

Death Cab for Cutie with Lonely Forest
First Ave.
Ben Gibbard has the code and key to posess every emo girl's heart.  Kudos to those lucky enough to score tickets to this sold-out show.
18+, $32, 6 pm

MODSUN with Good Problems, The Tribe & Big Cats, B Rolla
Station 4
MODSUN may not have received the coveted Rolling Stone cover, but he's still a star.
AA, $12, 5 pm

Usher with Akon
Target Center
We've had "Yeah" stuck in our heads since 2004.
AA, $30-$100, 6:30 pm

The Teddy Holidays with Absolute Gruv, Sexy Delicious
The Tiffany Sports Lounge
Self-deprecating good music.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Sunday 5/22/2011

Hoolie Fest with Lucy Michelle and The Velvet Lapelles, Grant Cutler, Red Daughters, and more
Shuga Records
Runs 5/20-5/22.  Click for more info.
AA, $1 single day, $2 all weekend, times vary

Art-A-Whirl with Boys N the Barrels, The Goondas, Zoo Animal, and more
331 Club
Runs 5/20-5/22, Click for more info.
AA, Free, times vary

Paula Lammers (CD release)
Heartfelt conviction, clear diction.
21+, $10, 7 pm

Dawes In-store Performance
Electric Fetus
Limited to the first 300 people who pre-order the CD or LP.
AA, Free, 1pm

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