Weekend Checklist: The Melismatics, Get Cryphy, Dropkick Murphys, Orgy

It's been said many times that the Twin Cities are a breeding ground for musicians.  This weekend alone we have five CD releases from locals; some, like the Melismatics, are veterans in this game, while others like the Readygoes are just getting their start in the scene. No matter where these musicians are in their careers, it is always exciting to discover new sounds.

Friday 2/24/2012

The Melismatics (CD release) with Sick of Sarah, Jon Auer, DJ Jake Rudh
The Ritz Theater
Post-punk pop.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 7:30 pm

Get Cryphy Four Year Anniversary
First Ave.
Click here for full lineup.
18+, $5 adv, $10 door, 9 pm

Dreamers of the Ghetto with Friends by Fire, Lotus Eater
7th Street Entry
Marries the sentiment of classic 80s film soundtracks to minimalist, romantic dream-rock.
18+, $8, 8 pm

A. Wolf and Her Claws
Hell's Kitchen
Genre-melding music.
21+, $5, 10 pm

Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees with Mayda, Villa

Pain and heartache wrapped up in music.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Little Man with The Southtown Avengers, Pocket Genius
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Big sound from a little man.
21+, $5, 9 pm

The Parlour Suite with Red Pens, BNLX, Grant Cutler
Kitty Cat Klub
21+, $3, 9 pm

DJ Pauly D
Myth Nightclub
Don't forget your spray tan.
18+, $25-$30, 9 pm

White Iron Band
Outlaw country rock and blues.
18+, $6, 8:30 pm

Ponyboy with Cedar Ave., Clocks & Clouds, A Thousand Miles From New York
Triple Rock Social Club
Garage punk rock.
18+, $6, 9 pm

Phillips Phonograph (CD release) with The Family Trade, The Mayfly Rooks
331 Club
21+, Free, 10 pm

Blood, Sweat, and Beards (CD release) with Kruddler, Nightosaur, Silicone Cells
Turf Club
The name of the band explains everything.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Saturday 2/25/2012

Dropkick Murphys
with Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, The Mahones
First Ave.
Irish rock.
AA, $31.50, 5 pm

Readygoes (CD release) with Sexcat, White Light Riot, The American North
Varsity Theater
Pop rock with a twist of maturity.
18+, $8, 8 pm

Erik Brandt (CD release) with Duke Otherwise
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Poetry set to music.
21+, 7 pm

Nachito Herrera
Dakota Jazz Club
A stunning Cuban pianist.
AA, $15, 8 pm

Mary Jane Alm
Aster Cafe
Love set to the form of music.
AA, $10, 9 pm

Elliott Brood with El Le Faunt and His Traveling Circus
7th Street Entry
A three-piece, alt-country band.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

God Johnson "STOPS Making Sense"
A tribute to the Talking Heads.
18+, $10, 8:30 pm

The Next Big Thing Tour
Station 4
2/25 &26
Featuring up-and-coming local alternative and punk acts.  Click here for full lineup.
AA, $15, 11 am

Sleeper and the Sleepless with Nicole Serrano, Dan Mariska
Musicians creating beautiful music.
AA, $5, 7 pm

Sunday 2/26/2012

Orgy with One-Eyed Doll, Faultline
First Ave.
18+, $15, 7:30 pm

Bombay Bicycle Club with The Darcys, Lucy Rose
7th Street Entry
Velocity, hunger, and surprise in the form of music.
18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 8 pm

Emily Autumn
Triple Rock Social Club
Courtney Love's anarchy violinist.
18+, $15 adv, $20 door, 8 pm

Chris Webby with Modern Condition, Duenday
Raw hip-hop.
AA, $15 adv, $18 door, 6 pm

La Fiesta for Freedom with Alison Scott and Nachito Herrera
Dakota Jazz Club
Raising awareness and funds for survivors of human trafficking.
AA, $125, 5:30 pm

Epic Snake with Pennyroyal, Speedboat Girls, Silicone Cells
Fine Line Music Cafe
Instrumental prog-rock.
21+, Free, 7 pm

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