Weekend Checklist: The Bad Plus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Soul Asylum

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It's the last weekend of 2012! Why not squeeze in a couple of shows before the year closes? Local jazz heros The Bad Plus are continuing their Dakota Jazz Club stay into Friday and Saturday while the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes their annual holiday stop at The Xcel. Friday, First Ave hosts Soul Asylum's performance of Grave Dancers Union in its entirety, as well to tribute The Magnetic Fields on Saturday. Lastly, Brandi Carlile plays her first of two sold out shows at The Varsity Theatre Sunday as the New Standards make a two set appearance  at the Dakota
Friday 12.28.2012

The Bad Plus
Dakota Jazz Club
Groundbreaking Chamber Jazz
AA, $40, 7 PM, 9 PM

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center
Christmas Spectacular 
AA, $32-$70, 3 PM, 8 PM

Tail Chaser with All The Pretty Horses, Wisconsentration Camp and Bloat
Cause
Ambient Grooves
21+, $5, 9 PM

"Snow Jam" feat Six L Six's, Better Bones, Neato Faneato and Fancy Babel
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Jam Rock
18+, $8, 7 PM

Wizards are Real with Self-Evident, Rank Strangers, and Red Daughters 
Turf Club
Echo Rock
21+, $5, 9 PM

Soul Asylum with The Honeydogs and Dead Man Winter
First Avenue Mainroom
Performing Grave Dancers Union
18+, $20, 8 PM

The New Year's Revolution feat. Dopesic, Billions, D.Minnes and more
7th Street Entry
Hip Hop Showcase
18+, $10, 8 PM

Hipshaker
Kitty Cat Klub
Retro Dance Party
21+, $5, 9 PM

The Sunny Era Vinyl Release
331 Club
Folk Influenced
21+ FREE, 10 PM

Saturday 12.29.2012

Absolutely Cuckoo: MN Covers the "69 Love Songs" feat Actual Wolf, The Chalice, Brian Just Band and many more
First Avenue Mainroom
Magnetic Fields Tribute
18+, $10 adv, $12 door, 5:30 PM

The Pinsch EP Release with Prissy Clerks and Real Numbers
Triple Rock
Female Fronted Punk
18+, $10, 9 PM

Mages EP Release Show with Love Lake and Rupert Angeleyes
7th Street Entry
Delicate Rhythms 
18+, $5, 8 PM

Hot Freaks with The Flying Dorito Brothers and Justin Forrest
331
Quirky Garage Rock
21+,  FREE, 10 PM

Brute Heart (7" Release Show) with Leisure Birds, Father You See Queen and Rollerblade
Turf Club
Thundering Drums 
21+, $7, 9 PM

Dan Israel, Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Acoustic-based Songwriting
21+, FREE, 7 PM

The Bad Plus
Dakota Jazz Club
Groundbreaking Chamber Jazz
AA, $40, 7 PM, 9 PM

Sunday 12.30.2012 

Ashtray Hearts with Fairfax, AK, Broken Bicycles
Turf Club
Bright but Melancholy
21+, $5, 7 PM 

Panther Ray with The Lazy Kids and Holographic Sands 
Triple Rock 
Jangle Rock
18+, $6, 8 PM

Brandi Carlile with Filligar
Varsity Theatre
Alt Country Songwriting
18+, $65 -100 SOLD OUT, 7 PM

New Standards
Dakota Jazz Club
Elegant Jazz Trio
AA, $30, 7 PM, 9 PM

Where I'm Going:
Absolutely Cuckoo MN Covers the "69 Love Songs" @ First Avenue

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flanneldisaster
flanneldisaster

The Sunny Era on Friday, Absolutely Cuckoo on Saturday, Fairfax, AK on Sunday, and then Mark Mallman for New Years Eve. Nice little weekend planned!

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