Weekend Checklist: Guster, Caroline Smith, First Aid Kit, Ferry Corsten

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With the change in weather, there is a need to shake off the winter blues and socialize more. Headlining the Dakota fresh off their tour is Davina and the Vagabonds, while Guster share the stage at The Pantages with comedian Jeff Garlin. If you don't have tickets to the First Aid Kit at the Cedar Cultural Center, Caroline Smith brings her band The Good Night Sleeps and her heartbreaking voice to the Mainroom on Saturday. Easter can be for adults too with a bar hop going on in Northeast.

Friday 4/6/2012

Guster with Jeff Garlin
Pantages Theater
A night of music and comedy.
AA, $39, 8 pm

Pert' Near Sandstone with Charlie Parr, Elephant Revival
First Ave.
Take old time music off the porch and throw out the hillbilly reputation.
18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 8 pm

Vicious Vicious with Gramma's Boyfriend, All Tomorrow's Petty
Turf Club
Thump maker drops atomic music bomb; slays many.
21+, $8, 9 pm

Metasota with Mod Sun, Marc Irv, and more
Fine Line Music Cafe
Hippy-hop.
18+, $8, 8 pm

Porcelain Raft with Plastic Believers, Vague-a-bonde
7th Street Entry
Traditional gypsy klezmer music.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

Thomas Dolby
Cedar Cultural Center
Old-time eighties keyboard pop.
AA, $25, 7 pm

Davina and the Vagabonds
Dakota Jazz Club
Fresh spin on an old sound.
AA, $12, 8 pm

Hot Freaks with TOPS, Still Pacific, What Tyrants
Cause
Miami-core.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Dustin Lee
Aster Cafe
This is how the story goes.
AA, $7, 9 pm

St. Dominic's Trio
Crooked Pint Ale House
An original music offshoot of the popular Minneapolis Van Morrison band, The Belfast Cowboys.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Bloodnstuff (CD release) with Marijuana Deathsquads, STNNNG
Triple Rock Social Club
A two piece band consisting of ex-Economy Team members.
18+, $7, 9 pm

The GooDBarS with Electric Anthem, Lake Avenue, Fades Away
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Punk and roll.
21+, $8 adv, $10, 8 pm

Trevor Hall with Cas Haley
Varsity Theater
Acoustic folk-reggae.
18+, $17 adv, $19 door, 7 pm

Saturday 4/7/2012

Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps with Retribution Gospel Choir, Crimes
First Ave.
Foundations built on gentle folk instrumentation.
18+, $12, 6 pm

First Aid Kit with Peggy Sue
Cedar Cultural Center
Otherworldly Swedish pop.
AA, $15, 7 pm

Ferry Corsten
Epic Nightclub
The man that single handedly initiated a revolution in a dance music genre.
18+, $25, 10 pm

White Rabbits with Gull
Triple Rock Social Club
A combination of Midwestern roots and eclectic musical backgrounds.
18+, $14, 8 pm

The Cribs with Gospel Gossip, Baby Boys
7th Street Entry
Blending quintessentially British influences with American indie-rock.
18+, $5, 8 pm

Ghost in the Water with 22-20's, My My My, Dandylion Warpaint
Cause
Electropop.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Goldenboy with Maudlin, The Analog Collection
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Songs reminiscent to those of the past but blended in such a way & paired with a brand new sound & attitude.
21+, 10 pm

Minneapalooza
Crooked Pint Ale House
An indie-rock show featuring The Bugs, Javier Treho, A Tree with Roots, and more
21+, $5, 9 pm

Father You See Queen with Canyons of Static, Paragraphs
Hell's Kitchen
Haunting, evocative songs.
21+, $5, 10 pm

We Are the Willows with Chord and the Fawn, Thomas Kivi
Kitty Cat Klub
Experimental folk-pop.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Heiruspecs
Turf Club
A raw live sound.
AA - 5 pm, 18+ - 9 pm

Dom Kennedy with Rich Hil, Poly
Fine Line Music Cafe
Attention-grabbing hip-hop.
18+, $15, 8 pm

Krystal Kleer with Camille Collins, and more with DJ Jake Rudh
Varsity Theater
April showers bring bitch flowers.
18+, $12 adv, $15 door, $10 with Student ID or in full drag, 7:30 pm

Sleeping with Sirens with Abandon All Ships, Conditions and Secrets
Station 4
A harmonious balance between melody and aggressive breakdowns.
AA, $12 adv, $14 door, 5 pm

Sunday 4/8/2012

Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche with Mother Banjo
Cedar Cultural Center
Mother and Daughter performing together.
AA, $20 adv, $25 door, 7 pm

A Gospel Evening with The Steeles
Dakota Jazz Club
A soul and gospel powerhouse.
AA, $30, 7 pm

Guitar Wolf with Transistors, Birthday Suits
7th Street Entry
One of the original punk-rock bands to emerge from Japan.
18+, $15, 7:30 pm

Humanda with The Money Works, Les Ourses
Kitty Cat Klub
Paul Bunyan's playhouse.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Dream Crusher with Kill-Me Kare Bare, Your Friends and Family, Hunting Club, Zoo Animal
Grumpy's Northeast
A NorthEaster egg hunt bar hop. Click here for details.
21+, Free, 11 am


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P.S.: Thomas Dolby and First Aid Kit are SOLD OUT!

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