Weekend Checklist: BB King, Marilyn Manson, Art-A-Whirl, Mayer Hawthorne

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May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectrum, Marilyn Manson is at The Myth. Wind down your Sunday with Huey Lewis and the News at Mystic Lake, or if local music is more your taste, Paul Engels, Me and My Arrow, and Deep Soul Deities will all be performing their forms of humble rock in Minneapolis.

Friday 5/18/2012

BB King with Charlie Parr
State Theatre
A living legend on the guitar and vocals.
AA, $51.50-$66.50, 8 pm

Art-A-Whirl
Northeast Minneapolis
Click here for lineup at the 331 Club.
Click here for lineup at Psycho Suzi's.
Click here for official Art-A-Whirl Events.

Marilyn Manson with The Pretty Reckless
Myth Nightclub
The original goth.
16+, $49.50, 8 p.m.

Mayer Hawthorne & The County with The Stepkids
First Ave.
Retro soul.
18+, $20, 9 p.m.

Redd Kross with Mannequin Men
Triple Rock Social Club
Rock 'n' roll with a vengence.
18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 9 p.m.

Toussaint Morrison with Loki, Jennifer Armour, Dr. Wylie
Hell's Kitchen
Unapologetic about his diabolical hubris.
18+, $5, 10 p.m.

Calico Queen
Dakota Jazz Club
Lucy Michelle's side project.
18+, $5, 11 p.m.

The Picture Perfect with The Number Neesh, Rockets to Nebraska, Andy Joseph
The Beat Coffeehouse
Alt-pop.
AA, $5 adv, $7 door, 5:30 p.m.

The Mike Benign Compulsion with Petty Demons, The Sycamores
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Power-pop.
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Saturday 5/19/2012

Jeremy Messersmith with POS, Chastity Brown, Dave Mondy
The Fitzgerald Theater
Exploring the hidden creative origins and stories surrounding some of music's most notable songs.
AA, $23 MPR members, $25, 8 p.m.

Semisonic with The Twilight Hours
The Blast Block Party
Come for The Twilight Hours, stay for "Closing Time."
18+, $25 adv, $35 door, 6 p.m.

The Suburbs with Sleeping in the Aviary

First Ave.
New wave dance sounds.
18+, $20, 6 p.m.

Lynyrd Skynryd
Treasure Island Resort and Casino
The epitome of Southern rock.
18+, 8 p.m.

Murzik (CD release) with Bella Ruse
Cedar Cultural Center
Dark folk.
AA, $10 adv, $12 door, 10 p.m.

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan with Bloodnstuff, Hastings 3000

7th Street Entry
An inter-media collective that visual art and music.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 p.m.

Wookiefoot with More Than Lights, Jon Wayne and the Pain, and more
Cabooze
A high-energy magical phenomenon.
18+, $14 adv, $17 door, 8 p.m.

Hevy Syrup (EP release) with The Idle Hands, Rank Strangers, Tights in the Taxi
Hell's Kitchen
Written in tears and stained in blood.
21+, $5, 10 p.m.

Nick Rod with Jack Ventimiglia
Acadia Cafe
Electronic alt-rock.
AA, Free, 8:45 p.m.

Dirty Beaches with Xiu Xiu, Father Murphy
Triple Rock Social Club
Layering coats of lo-fi grime over tracks.
18+, $11 adv, $13 door, 9 p.m.

Loud + Clear presents BLACK with Rees Urban and Matt Veloce
Record Room
Underground dance music.
18+, $7, 10 p.m.

Witchden (CD release) with Lungs, Red Desert, Morality Crisis
Turf Club
Doom blues.
21+, $7, 9 p.m.

Mages
Dakota Jazz Club
Conjuring up fresh arrangements.
18+, $5, 11 p.m.

Dukes of Adoration with Queen of France, Late Logsdon
Cause
Silly indie-rock.
21+, $5, 9 p.m.

Reynold Philipsek (CD release)
Aster Cafe
Gypsy jazz.
AA, $10, 9 p.m.

George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic
The Brick
Ain't no party like a P Funk party.
18+, $27.50, 8 p.m.

Oldies but Goldies
Dimension Sound Productions
A benefit to stop bullying with proceeds going to the United Way.
AA, $5 adv, $8 door, $2 discount with student ID, 2 p.m.

Sunday 5/20/2012

Lyn Lake Festival
Lake Street and Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis
Click here for lineup.

Huey Lewis and the News
Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino
Still rocking after all this time.
18+, $39-$54, 7 p.m.

Paul Engels with Daymoths, Aldine
Kitty Cat Klub
An old soul that has lived a hundred years translated into indie-rock.
21+, Free, 9 p.m.

Me and My Arrow with Wide Eyes, The Bad Spots, and more
Cause
Sonic orchestra.
21+, Free, 4 p.m.

The Suit
Station 4
Pop screamo.
AA, $10, 5 p.m.

SCHOENBURG with Kara Louden, Hannah Connolly
Fine Line Music Cafe
The indie-est of indie-rock.
21+, Free, 7 p.m.

Deep Soul Deities
Honey
Grooves inside of grooves.
18+, $5, 9 p.m.

The Aggrolites with Old Man Markley, Hub City Stompers
Cabooze
Dirty reggae.
18+, $13 adv, $15 door, 7 p.m.

The Snooze Boulevard Stomp Concert and Dance Party with Butch Thompson
Cedar Cultural Center
A unique dance party with a legendary jazz pianist.
AA, Free, 6:30 p.m.

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band
Dakota Jazz Club
A jazz piano legend.
AA, $65 - 7 p.m., $40 9 p.m.

Ashley Gold with Oso, Lizzo & The Larva Ink
7th Street Entry
Poetic pop songs.
18+, $5, 8 p.m.


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