Weekend Checklist: Glamorama, Christina Perri, We the Kings, The Head and the Heart

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"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."
-Richard Rorty


Friday 8/5/2011

Macy's Glamorama with Bruno Mars, Far East Movement
Orpheum Theater
Just the way you are.
6+, $60-$1000, 8 pm

Jake Manders (CD release) with Alyssa Bicking (Formerly of the Floorbirds), Matt Walvatne (the Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins), Ben Kyle (Romantica)
331 Club
A collection of songs 15 years in the making.
21+, Free, 9:30 pm

SoundTown Pre-party with More Than Lights, Apollo Cobra, Farewell Milwaukee
7th Street Entry
Free admission, plus free ticket giveaway to SoundTown.
18+, Free, 8 pm

August Music & Movies with Free Energy and Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Lake Harriet Bandshell
NO RANSOM.
AA, Free, 7:30 pm

Culture Cry Wolf
Cause
An interesting and unprecedented blend of Minnesota hip-hop and reggae, punk, and ska.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Buckcherry
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Huh, I didn't know these guys were still around.
18+, $40-$50, 8 pm

WE Fest with Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and more
Runs 8/4-8/6
Detroit Lakes, MN
Let's get a little mud on the tires.
AA, $75-$149, 3 pm- midnight

MN Fringe Festival
Runs 8/4-8/14
Minneapolis, MN
Click here for full lineup and locations.
AA, $4-$225, check schedule for times

Uptown Art Fair
Runs 8/5-8/7
Uptown Minneapolis (1513 W. Lake Street)
Click here for times
AA, Free

Saturday 8/6/2011

Seated Heat (EP release) with Tender Meat, Father You See Queen, Hasps
7th Street Entry
Synth pop.
18+, $5, 8 pm

Eels with Frank Sinatra, Caught in the Act

First Ave.
A Man Called E.
18+, $25, 6 pm

Wanda Jackson with Justin Townes Earle
Minnesota Zoo
A rock 'n' roll and rockabilly pioneer.
All ages, $33, 7:30 p.m.

We the Kings with The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Action Item
Station 4
Sunshine state of mind.
AA, $15, 5 pm

Red Pens with Voytek, Sulk
Hexagon Bar
A talented and passionate duo capable of filling a room with massive sound.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Communist Daughter
Dakota Jazz Club
Speed of sound.
21+, $5, 11 pm


Sunday 8/7/2011

Christina Perri with honeyhoney
Cedar Cultural Center
Sold out.
AA, $15, 7 pm

The Head and The Heart with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles
Varsity Theater
What? Also sold out?
18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 8 pm

Big Audio Dynamite with The Chain Gang of 1984
First Ave.
Experimental funk elements.
18+, $30, 7:30 pm



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