Weekend Checklist: Wu Tang, Buffalo Moon, Keri Noble, Kevin Bowe

Start the year off right with a weekend of local music.

Friday 1/6/2012

Buffalo Moon with Tickle Torture, Night Moves, Elite Gymnastics
7th Street Entry
Incorporating elements of R&B, electro-pop, jazz, punk rock, and Latin groove.
18+, $15, 8 pm

Keri Noble
Maplewood Community Center
1/6 and 1/7
Part gospel, part blues.
AA, $25-$30, 7:30 pm

Greycoats with Zoo Animal, Fort Wilson Riot, Village Industry
Nick & Eddie
Poetic lyricism in pop music.
21+, $7, 8 pm

The Book of Right On with Seated Heat, Badgerman
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Fumbling towards obscurity since '08.
21+, Free, 9 pm

St. Paul Slim with Special Dark, Panama Ray, Wize Guyz, Glo Pesci
Reality hip-hop.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Royce da 5'9" with Young Tyson, Money Mouse Trap, Ancoremen
Royce is one-half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem.
18+, $20-$25, 9 pm

Danger Ronnie & The Spins with Avenue Army, Grooveink
Big V's

Smooth indie/danger rock.

21+, $5, 9 pm

Fine Line Music Cafe
Sonically teasing and pulsating tunes.
21+, $6, 8 pm

Andy Elwell with Jason Roberts
Aster Cafe

Making music and playing music, anywhere and everywhere.
AA, $5, 9 pm

Gabriel and the Apocalypse with Pinwheel, I Cornivus, Uzza
Triple Rock Social Club
Industrial rock.
18+, $8, 9 pm

Saturday 1/7/2012

Wu Tang
A bigger stage will be needed to fit everyone on stage.
18+, $30 GA, $45 VIP, 10 pm

Cracker with Camper Van Beethoven, American Scarecrows
Fine Line Music Cafe
Alt-rock godfathers.
18+, $20, 7:30 pm

Cafe Accordion Orchestra with Diane Jarvi, Tony Balluff
Cedar Cultural Center
Genre-hopping favorites.
AA, $12 adv, $15 door, 7 pm

Birthday Suits with Blind Shake, STNNNG, Gay Witch Abortion
Turf Club
Minneapolis rock.
21+, $7, 9 pm

City of Sound with Johnnyrook, Oh, My Goddess, Alistair Hennessey
Triple Rock Social Club
Experimental/progressive rock.
21+, $1, 9 pm

Natalie Lovejoy and Dana Thompson
Aster Cafe
The pursuit of songwriting.
AA, $8, 9 pm

New Monarchs (CD release) with Ghost In the Water, Aaron and the Sea
Electro caching.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Pig Pink 7th Annual Tribute to "The Last Waltz"
A tribute based on the film by Martin Scorsese.
18+, $12, 8:30 pm

Seawhores with Fur Pillows, Bloodnstuff, Silicone Cells
7th Street Entry
Their musical goals often entail commercial suicide.
18+, $8, 8 pm

Deep Soul Deities
Funkinsoulinhiphoppinafrobeatingroove music.
AA, $5, 7:30 pm

Hookers $ Blow
Lee's Liquor Lounge
Dirty and funky covers.
21+, $7, 9:30 pm

Sunday 1/8/2012

Kevin Bowe with Johnny & Molly (Communist Daughter), Alison Scott, Chris Koza
Dakota Jazz Club
Playing songs and telling lies.
AA, $5, 7 pm

Marrow: featuring Chastity Brown and Natalie Gallagher
Republic- Seven Corners
One night of music and art.
AA, $5, 7 pm

Alicia Wiley
Hell's Kitchen
The voice of an angel in hell.
AA, Free, 10 am

Ashley Gold
R&B, acoustic pop that lives in that crack within your heart.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Two Many Banjos
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
21+, Free, 10 pm

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