The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 1/23-1/29

Saturday 1.26.2013
Slitt with Silverseed and Apollo Cobra
7th Street Entry
Face Melters
18+, $5, 8PM 

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals with Langhorne Slim
First Avenue Mainroom
Intimate Songwriting
18+, $27.50, 7PM

Mixed Blood Majority with LaLiberte and Guante & Big Cats!
Triple Rock Social Club
Beats, Rhymes and Life
18+, $10, 9 PM

See Also:
Mixed Blood Majority team up: New local supergroup release an EP combining their hip-hop talents

Night Moves with Red Daughters
Cosmically Expansive
21+, $10, 11 PM
Free Energy
Turf Club

While they call Philadelphia home, fist-pump-inducing rockers Free Energy boast Minnesota ties to warrant honorary local-band-made-good status. Red Wing natives Paul Sprangers (vocals) and Scott Wells (lead guitar) honed their musical chops in early-'00s Twin Cities bands like Hockey Night and Superhopper. While their James-Murphy-produced 2010 debut, Stuck on Nothing, pegged them as Thin-Lizzy-loving '70s throwbacks, this year's Love Signs sees the band moving their source of inspiration forward a decade. Lead single "Electric Fever" draws shamelessly from the Huey Lewis "Power of Love" playbook, while dreamy synth-sprinkled ballad "Dance All Night" sounds primed for prom night circa 1985. With Bad Boys, Strange Relations. --Rob Van Alstyne
21+, $10, 9 PM

Greycoats CD-release show
Ritz Theater

Prog-pop perfectionists Greycoats spent years refining the sounds on their epic sophomore album, The World of Tomorrow, alongside ace Andrew Bird sideman Jeremy Ylvisaker. All the exhaustive studio work paid off in the end for the quartet, as World boasts soaring songs combining cinematic sweep and memorable hooks. Plus, a dozen local visual artists will debut song-specific art throughout their set. With All Eyes, John Mark Nelson, Ben Rosenbush. --Rob Van Alstyne 
AA, $10, 7:30PM

Method Man
The Cabooze

Method Man was the first solo star of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, starting strong with his RZA-produced debut Tical, which garnered some chart hits and eventually a Grammy for his Mary J. Blige-assisted "I'll be There for You/You're All I Need." He managed to mix his tight, melodic flow and smoke-strained rasp with both undeniable wide-range appeal and the trademark Wu grit. The manic charisma he exudes led to a number of film and television opportunities, ranging from dramatic roles in The Wire to the less dramatic How High, and his ranging personality shines through in his music. His stage presence is fun, buoyant, and raw, but he also boasts some of the toughest and most classic lines the East Coast ever delivered. With Toki Wright, Carnage the Executioner, and DJ D Mil. --Jack Spencer
18+, $22-$25, 9 PM

Sunday 1.27.2013  
Dave Holland Quintet 
Dakota Jazz Club 
Modern Jazz Masters
AA, $35-$45 7 PM & 9 PM  

Silverstein: With Glass Cloud
Mill City Nights
16+, $16/$18, 4:30 PM  

Monday 1.28.2013
                                                                                                                                 Down: With Warbeast
First Avenue
Modern Jazz Masters
18+, $30, 7 PM. 

Dave Holland Quintet 
Dakota Jazz Club
Modern Jazz Masters
AA, $35-$45 7 PM & 9 PM  

Tuesday 1.29.2013

Jose James
The Cedar Cultural Center
Jazz/Hip-Hop Blend
AA, $20, 7PM

See Also:
Jose James channels his idols: Switching from jazz to soul, James evokes Al Green and Marvin Gaye on No Beginning No End

Peter Asher
Dakota Jazz Club
Musical Memoir of the 60s 
AA, $40-$45 7 PM    

Stone Sour, Papa Roach with Otherwise
Heavy Alt Rock
All ages. $35/$40 6 PM 

The Darkness with Hell or Highwater
First Avenue Mainroom
Classic Rock Sound
18+, $30, 7:30 PM

Where I'm Going: Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade @ Icehouse

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