Weekend Checklist: Alison Scott, The Cloak Ox, White Light Riot, MN Music Bazaar

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The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.


Friday 12/16/2011

Alison Scott
Dakota Jazz Club
Reminding people what pop and soul are all about.
AA, $12, 8 pm

Silverback Colony with Parachute Empire, Ian Hilmer

Loring Theater
Twang-tinged originals and rocking soundscapes.
AA, $10 adv, $13 door, 7 pm

Big Quarters (CD release) with Los Nativos, No Bird Sing
Triple Rock Social Club
"Party like a young Commie."
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 9 pm

The Color Pharmacy with The Sudden Lovelys, Mages
331 Club
Genre-bending indie-rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Emot
Dakota Jazz Club
Atmospheric, folk-inspired music.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Moonlight Grammar with West of Aldine, The Book of Right On, Cait Leary
Cause
Hip-hop from the U.P.
21+, $5, 9 pm

White Iron Band
Cabooze
"Dreaming of a White Iron Xmas."
18+, $7, 8:30 pm

Dosh with All Tiny Creatures, Lateduster
Cedar Cultural Center
Multi-instrumentalist and electronica sculptor, Dosh, returns to the Cedar.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 8 pm

These Hearts with The Suit, For Those Who Bleed and more
Station 4
Popcore.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 5 pm

Unsound Logic (CD release) with Gentlemen Hall, The Idle Hands, Soul Tree, Uvia
7th Street Entry
Combines complex chord construction and powerful emotional melodies.
18+, $7, 8 pm


Saturday 12/17/2011

The Cloak Ox with Bombay Sweets, Brute Heart, Pony Trash
Turf Club
City Pages' "Picked to Click" winners.
21+, 9 pm

Maudlin presents: The 3rd Annual "Worst Christmas Pageant Ever"
Triple Rock Social Club
Click here for the list of unfortunates included in the show.
18+, $10, 9 pm

The Book of Right On with Kill the Vultures, Gay Witch Abortion, Wizards are Real
Cedar Cultural Center
Rock on at the Cedar on one of the darkest days of December.
AA, $10, 7 pm

Rock & Roll Whores with Battlefish, Electric Anthem, Smell My Pillow
Fine Line Music Cafe
Masters of Rhythem and Squeel.
21+, $6, 8 pm

Heiruspecs with More Than Lights, Muja Messiah
Cabooze
Known for their live rap/hip-hop performances.
18+, $8, 8:30 pm

Born of Osiris with Structures, Betrayin' the Martyrs, Reflections
Station 4
Deathcore.
AA, $13 adv, $15 door, 5 pm

Kevin Steinman
Dakota Jazz Club
Acoustic pop that aims to be simple but not mundane.
18+, $5, 11 pm

Get Gone with Blue Sky Blackout
Cause
Classic Americana.
21+, $5, 9 pm

City Pages and Loud + Clear present Black featuring Jon Hester and DVS1
First Ave. Record Room
Embracing tracks suited for the mood at hand.
18+, $5, 10 pm

The Great Went (CD release) with Goodnight Ritual, Hardcore Crayons, The White Wales

Hell's Kitchen
Driving prog-rock.
21+, $5, 10 pm


Sunday 12/18/2011

MN Music Holiday Bazaar
Varsity Theater
Featuring local musicians selling their merchandise and special performances by Chris Koza and Chastity Brown.
AA, $3 or free with Facebook RSVP, 2-7 pm

Brunch with Molly Dean
Hell's Kitchen
It's not quite breakfast, it's not lunch, but you get a slice of cantaloupe at the end.
AA, Free, 10 am

Trailer Trash
Cedar Cultural Center
A trashy little Xmas family matinee.
A, $6 kids 2-12, $12, 11:30 am

A Christmas to Remember
Loring Theater
If you enjoy Christmas songs like those recorded by Chicago, Carole King, Alison Krauss and more, you will love this show,
AA, $15, 6 pm

Kimberly Brown
Fine Line Music Cafe
Home for the holidays.
18+, $15 adv, $20 door, 5 pm

Fret Rattles with Fuck Knights, 4130, Hondo
Triple Rock Social Club
3 decades of questionable decision making.
21+, $5, 8 pm


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