Weekend Checklist: Basilica Block Party, 311, Blitzen Trapper, Warped Tour

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The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national tour on Saturday evening, but if indie-rock is more your scene, Blitzen Trapper will be performing on the First Ave. stage on Sunday. For the young kids, or the young at heart, slap on some sunblock and enjoy Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Local CD releases this weekend come from Nikki & The RueMates, Tony Bones, The Whirlgigs, and Sherbetty.


Friday 7/6/2012

Basilica Block Party
7/6 & 7
Click here for lineup and show times.
AA, $45-$80

Devotchka with Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps
MN Zoo
Rousing live indie-rock.
AA, $29, 7 pm

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Communist Daughter
First Ave.
Embracing a more acoustic traditional country sound.
18+, $12 adv, $14 door, 8 pm

The Limns with Sono Vero
Cabooze
Beach rock.
18+, $7, 9 pm

Torch the Spires with Morosity, A Conscious Divide, Avower
Turf Club
NE Minneapolis' most dangerous heavy rock band.
21+, $5, 9 pm

Alison Scott
Dakota Jazz Club
Soulful rock.
AA, $12, 8 pm

Kelli Scar with Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees, Kilometers Davis
7th Street Entry
Songs arching through an intimate narrative.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 8 pm

Nikki & The RueMates (CD release)
331 Club
Reinventing country-folk rock.
21+, Free, 10 pm

Saturday 7/7/2012

311
The Brick
All mixed up.
18+, $45, 8 pm

Idina Menzel
Orpheum Theatre
The misunderstood green girl.
AA, $43.50-$104, 8 pm

The Magnolias with The Rhinestone Diplomats, Bulletproof Hearts
7th Street Entry
Power pop.
18+, $7, 8 pm

Tony Bones (CD release)
Cabooze
We only live once.
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 9 pm

Big Backyard with The Whirlgigs (CD release), Boom, Boom, Boom
Turf Club
Modern country.
21+, $7, 9 pm

Wolflords
Dakota Jazz Club
Electro-pop.
18+, $5, 11:30 pm

Billy McLaughlin
Aster Cafe
Changing people's idea of acoustic.
AA, $20, 9 pm

Sherbetty (Album release)
Kitty Cat Klub
Moon-rock.
21+, $5, 9 pm

The Crinn with Morality Crisis, A Boy and His Dog, Nerves
Triple Rock Social Club
Heavy metal hitters.
18+, $5, 9 pm

Sunday 7/8/2012

Vans Warped Tour
Canterbury Park
Click here for full lineup
AA, $39, 11:30 am

Blitzen Trapper with Sarah Jaffe
First Ave.
Indie-rock'n'roll.
18+, $18, 7 ppm

The Knux with Boy Wounds, Xavier Marquis, San Dimas
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
One of the most exciting ensembles in hip-hop.
18+, $11 adv, $13 door, 6 pm

Delta Rae with Chris Pureka, The Glorious Misfortune
7th Street Entry
Four-part harmonies with a rich Carolina soul.
18+, $8, 7 pm

The Young with Ex-Nuns
Triple Rock Social Club
Underground rock.
18+, $7, 8 pm

Battle Napkin with Withershins, Dischord Syndicate
Kitty Cat Klub
Angular art rock.
21+, Free, 9 pm


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