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Weekend Checklist: The Shins, Feist, Roger Waters, Grand Old Day

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The Twin Cities will be steeped with indie-rock this weekend with The Shins at the Orpheum Theatre and Leslie Feist opening the MN Zoo's Music in the Zoo series. Cute pop band Bella Ruse will be leaving Minneapolis for Columbus soon, so make sure to catch their free show at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. And, if you're not too burnt out from block parties/music festivals yet, Grand Old Day will be taking over Grand Avenue in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon. Among the local CD releases this weekend are Get Gone, Andy Elwell, July Fighter, and Walker Kong.

Friday 6/1/2012

The Shins with The Antlers
Orpheum Theatre
A side project that become the face of indie-rock.
6+, $35-$38, 8 pm

Armin Van Buuren
Epic Nightclub
A state of trance.
18+, $35, 8 pm

6 Months to Live
Triple Rock Social Club
Bands that have had six months to practice for a one-time show.
21+, $10, 7 pm

The Real McKenzies with Civet
Turf Club
Traveling minstrels, entertainers, and vagabonds.
21+, $14, 8 pm

Bella Ruse
Lake Harriet Bandshell
Airy folk and crunchy pop.
AA, Free, 7:30 pm

Get Gone (CD release) with Poverty Hash, The Evening Rig
7th Street Entry
Officially born on a hazy day.
18+, $7, 8 pm

Andy Elwell (CD release) with Dan Mariska and The Boys Choir
Bryant Lake Bowl
Stoic guitars and transparent talent.
18+, $8, 9:30 pm

July Fighter (CD release)with Chiefs of the North, Stereo Pirates, Watson, Nick R
Fine Line Music Cafe
Indie with a touch of country.
21+, $6, 8 pm

Singled Out with Our Judgement
Station 4
Melodic pop-core.
AA, $7 adv, $10 door, 5 pm

Jon Anderson
Dakota Jazz Club
The voice of Yes.
AA, $40-$50, 7 pm

Mary Cutrufello
331 Club
Fireflies till they're gone.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Saturday 6/2/2012

Feist with The Low Anthem
Mn Zoo Amphitheater
Canadian indie-rock.
AA, $45, 7:30 pm

DMX with Tank, Mn Ruff Ryders
Epic Nightclub
...and then there was X.
18+, $25 GA, $40 VIP, 10 pm

Bret Michaels
Medina Entertainment Center
Rock of love.
21+, $35, 7 pm

Phantom Tails with Umami, Aaron & The Sea, I, Colossus
Turf Club
Deep space doom funk.
21+, $6, 9 pm

Walker Kong (CD release) with Prissy Clerks
Bryant Lake Bowl
Brilliantly smart and tuneful indie-pop.
18+, $6 adv, $8 door, 9:30 pm

The Queen Extravaganza
The Brick
A tribute to Queen.
18+, $30 adv, $35 door, 7 pm

Funkytown Family Reunion
Cabooze
Featuring Chase & Ovation, The Maxx Band, Ray Covington, and special guests.
21+, $12 adv, $15 door, 8:30 pm

Patrick Watson with Cat Marion
Brilliantly deep chamber pop.
AA, $15, 7 pm

Langhorne Slim with Ha Ha Tonka
Triple Rock Social Club
Soul rock.
18+, $12, 8 pm

Penguin Prison with Class Actress
7th Street Entry
New York disco.
18+, $12, 8 pm

Mages with Lovely Dark, We Became Actors, Disaster Bird
Cause
Eagerly conjuring up fresh arrangements.
21+, $15, 9 pm

Sunday 6/3/2012

Grand Old Day
Grand Ave., St. Paul
Click here for lineup.
AA, 21+ for music festival garden, $8 wristband, noon

Roger Waters
Xcel Energy Center
A full band and a mounted state of the art production of The Wall.
AA, $57-$201, 7 pm

Black Box Revelation and Zeus with Hot Freaks
7th Street Entry
R&B inflected garage-band rock.
18+, $10, 7:30 pm

Alicia Wiley with C.S. Morley, Mo Octopus, Bookert
Kitty Cat Klub
Piano chops steeped in classical and jazz and strong pop influences.
21+, Free, 9 pm

Antisect with Misery, Wartorn, In Defence
Triple Rock Social Club
Hardcore punk.
18+, $4, 8 pm

Kevin Steinman with Good Diction
Aster Cafe
Poetry set to indie-pop.
AA, $5, 8 pm

Jonathon Richman with Tommy Larkins
Cedar Cultural Center
Quirky romance.
AA, $15, 7 pm

O'Death with Charlie Parr
Turf Club
Folk styles.
21+, $10, 8 pm

Sophie Milman
Dakota Jazz Club
Lush jazz vocals.
AA, $30 - 7 pm, $20 - 9 pm


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