Jeremy Messersmith, Blue Sky Blackout, and more CD-release shows this weekend
It's a local CD-release extravaganza this weekend, with bands unveiling new albums in seemingly every club across town. Here's our top picks for the must-see album release shows:
Jeremy Messersmith CD-release
Cedar Cultural Center
We like Jeremy Messersmith. A lot. Have you noticed? And we're especially excited about his third record, The Reluctant Graveyard, a '60s-inspired affair that pairs poppy melodies with darker themes like death and dying and contemplating the great beyond. Messersmith is playing the Cedar tonight with the Mynabirds, and there are still a few tickets available at the door. All Ages. $12. 7 p.m. doors.
The Icy Shores CD-release
Triple Rock Social Club
Much like the name suggests, the Icy Shores play a kind of slick, poppy indie rock with crystalline undertones that hearkens back to the alt-rock of the late '90s. They are playing tonight with Middlepicker and We Became Actors. 21+. $6. 9 p.m.
The 757s CD-release
Sauce Spirits & Soundbar
These tireless and prolific local rockers are releasing another full-length tonight at Sauce, with openers Porcupine and Greg Norton of Husker Du's new project, Con Queso. 21+. $7. 9:30 p.m.
Bella Koshka CD-release
This brooding, orchestral rock band should appeal to fans of Dresden Dolls-style cabaret and Spaghetti Western String Co.-style cinematic landscapes alike. They are playing tonight at the Bedlam with the Alpha Centauri. 18+. $10. 10 p.m.
Poor Weather Club CD-release
Poor Weather Club is a new group featuring members of the Blackthorns, which reviewer Loren Green calls "gothic Americana" that "draws a clear historic influence, but the addition of a drum machine and their ambivalence toward traditional song structures give them an eerie and ambient twist." Catch them tonight at the Hex with Phantom Tails, Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, and Guzzlemug. 21+. Free. 9:30 p.m.
First Communion Afterparty and Sun in the Satellite EP-release
The lineup for tomorrow night's dual EP-release show is sure to have the Hexagon buzzing. In addition to popular local psych-rockers First Communion Afterparty and Sun in the Satellite, tomorrow night's bill is rounded out with Gospel Gossip and one of the weirdest band names we've seen in a while (and that's saying something), Come Fizzy Dolphin. 21+. Free. 9 p.m.
Dada Trash Collage CD-release
7th St. Entry
Soundscape artist Dada Trash Collage will release their latest full-length tomorrow night, which was produced by Animal Collective and Arcade Fire collaborator Scott Colburn. The rising local project (which is the solo work of musician William Freed) will perform at the Entry tomorrow with Dearling Physique, Netherfriends, and Hunting Club. 18+. $7. 9 p.m.
The Honeydogs "Best Of" CD-release
The longtime local scene vets are releasing a whopping 35-track compilation, Chasing the Sun: The Best of the Honeydogs, with a show in the Mainroom tomorrow night. Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles and Anders Ponders open. 18+. $10/$12 at the door. 6 p.m.
Blue Sky Blackout single-release
Sauce Spirits & Soundbar
The epic stadium-rock sextet are unveiling their first three-sided single, "Clear From a Mile Away," with a party tomorrow night at Sauce. "We promise a goodly amount of rock and roll power for $6," they say on their Facebook page. With BNLX, You, You're Awesome, and a special acoustic set by Chris Pavlich of Two Harbors. 21+. $6. 9:30 p.m.
Did we miss any? Leave your addenda in the comments.