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

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

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Friday 5/20/2011

Adam Svec (CD release) with Aby Wolf & Her Claws and Linnea Mohn

Cause

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

Cause

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)

Aqua

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