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Weekend Checklist: Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, Blondie, Jonny Lang

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Labor Day is a glorious day because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.

- Bill Dodds

[jump] Friday 9/2/2011

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

MN State Fair Grandstand

A Minnesota classic.

AA, $24-$29, 6:45 pm

MN State Fair Free Stage Entertainment with Alison Scott and more

MN State Fair

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AA, Free with Fair admission

Jonny Lang

Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel

Lyrics that conjure beauty as well as pain and speak the truth.

18+, $32-$55, 8 pm

Junebug with Chiefs of the North, Young & Tender

7th Street Entry

Funky and fun indie rock.

18+, $5, 8 pm

Toki Wright with St. Paul Slim, Kids Like Us

7th Street Entry

Next best thing.

AA, $5 adv, $8 door, 4 pm

The Sunny Era

Cause

Middle Eastern/Gypsy/Indie/Rock.

21+, $5, 9 pm

Charlie Parr with Peter Lang

Loring Theater

One man, one guitar, one foot in the grave.

18+, $5, 8 pm

Saturday 9/3/2011

Weezer with Motion City Soundtrack

MN State Fair Grandstand

Pop-punk sweethearts and Minnesota's sweethearts.

AA, $35, 7:30 pm

The Funeral & The Twilight (Record release) with Thunderbolt Pagoda, Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, Claps

7th Street Entry

Post goth jazz thrash gaze.
18+, $5, 8 pm

Carrie Underwood

Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel

The ultimate girl next door.

18+, $57-$83, 8 pm

Holyoke with El Le Faunt, Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees, Orchard Thief

Triple Rock Social Club

A farewell show for Holyoke.

18+, $5, 9 pm

Bella Ruse

Lake Harriet Bandshell

Kuhzoo.

AA, Free, 7:30 pm

MN State Fair Free Stage Entertainment with Boiled in Lead and more

MN State Fair

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AA, Free with Fair admission

Sunday 9/4/2011

Blondie

Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel

Heart of glass.

18+, $19-$29, 7 pm

MN State Fair Free Stage Entertainment with Tapes 'n Tapes and more

MN State Fair

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AA, Free with Fair admission

The American North (Record release) with Me & My Arrow, Taj Raj, Silverback Colony

Triple Rock Social Club

Honest songs.

18+, $5, 8 pm

MN State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals

MN State Fair Grandstand

This is gonna be great.

AA, Free with Fair admission, 8 pm


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