Weekend Checklist: West Bank Music Festival, Heiruspecs, Hugh Laurie


Friday is the night of tribute shows. We Are Not Ween rocks the mainroom of First Avenue, while The Big Pink performs their annual homage to The Band's last show known as "The Last Waltz". If you're in St. Paul, stop by the Amsterdam to hear Jonny James & the Hall of Fames cover The Beatles' Abbey Road  in it's entirety. Saturday is packed with music the entire day. Knotfest begins to unleash mayhem around 1:30. The West Bank Music Festival commences around 3 and will be taking place around various Minneapolis venues. Don't forget to check out Icehouse and catch Mayda's set around 11. 

Friday 8/17/12

Crushfest II feat Black Blondie and Me and My Arrow
Cause Spirits and Soundbar
Full lineup here
21+, $7, 7 PM

Heiruspecs featuring a showing of Wayne's World
Lake Harriet Bandshell 
Party On
AA, Free, 7:30 PM

We're Not Ween with The Japhies and DJ Nate Kranz
First Avenue Mainroom
Ween Tribute Show
18+, $5 adv, $10 door, 8 PM

Sleep Study Album Release with Prissy Clerks, The Small Cities and Hannah von der Hoff
7th Street Entry 
Beatles-y Power Pop
18+, $5, 8 PM

The Big Pink Tribute "The Last Waltz"
Tribute to The Band's last show
18+, $7, 8:30 PM 

Kill the Vultures with No Bird Sing and Kristoff Krane
Triple Rock
Higher Level Hip-Hop
18+, $8, 9 PM

Hipshaker 10th Anniversary 
Kitty Cat Klub
Funky Soul Dance Party
21+, $5, 9 PM 

Jonny James & the Hall of Fames with Courtney Yasmineh, Kevin Bowe & Okemah Prophets
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Abbey Road in its Entirety
18+, $8, 9 PM  

Saturday 8/18/12

Knotfest feat Slipknot, Deftones and Lamb of God
Somerset Amphitheater 
Full lineup and set times here 
AA, $45, 1:30 PM 

Westbank Music Festival feat. Astronautalis, MaLLy, Wiping Out Thousands and Bloodnstuff
Locations and times here 
AA, $5 online, $10 at venues, 3 PM

Pert' Near Sandstone's Backyard Bonfire with Dead Man Winter, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, The Cactus Blossoms + more
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Old Time Folk and Country
18+, $20 adv, $25 door, 3 PM

Crushfest II feat Dream Crusher and Fort Wilson Riot
Cause Spirits and Soundbar
Full lineup here
21+, $7, 6 PM

The 4onthefloor 
MN Zoo Amphitheater
Knock-out Rock
AA, $28, 7 PM

Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band
Pantages Theater 
Dr. House by day, R&B pianist/vocalist by night
AA, $42.50-$52.50, 8 PM

Hipshaker 10th Anniversary 
Kitty Cat Klub
Funky Soul Dance Party
21+, $5, 9 PM 

Mayda with The Debris and Lizzo & the Larva Ink
Fresh Beats
$7, 11 PM

Sunday 8/19/12

Secret Cities with General B & The Wiz and Panther Ray
7th Street Entry
Psychedelic Pop
18+, $8 adv, $10 door, 7 PM

Brian Just Band, Mary Blue Record Release and American Rebels
Turf Club
60s Dream Pop
21+, 8 PM

Cadillac Kolstad & The Flats 
Nomad World Pub 
Boogie Woogie Time Machine
21+, Free, 9 PM

Dr. Mambo's Combo
Bunker's Bar and Grill
Gettin' Funky
21+, $7, 9:30 PM

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