The best Twin Cities concerts this week : 3/13-3/19

Photo by Inga Seevers
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Dinner Theatre pays tribute to women in Country music. Radio favorites Django Django stops by the First Avenue Mainroom while Umami rocks out the Kitty Cat Klub, this Saturday. If you're downtown, stop by First Avenue for the Ryan Bingham show on St. Patrick's Day. Lastly, if you're not still hungover from the day before, check out Animal Collective Monday night.

Wednesday 3.13.2013

The Anchormen with King Tuesday, Lothario, Dieverse
7th Street Entry
Local Hip Hop
18+, $5, 7:30 PM

Thursday 3.14.2013

Total Trash tape release with Ugly Motors, The Miami Dolphins and Brain Tumors
7th Street Entry
Trash Talk
18+, $5, 8 PM 

Brit Floyd
State Theatre
Pink Floyd Tribute
AA, $39-$49, 8 PM

Cherish the Ladies
Dakota Jazz Club
Traditional Irish Ensemble
AA, $45, 7 PM

Friday 3.15.2013

Sena Ehrhardt Band
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Hailed in blues circles as a major up-and-coming talent, Rochester singer Sena Ehrhardt celebrates the release of her second album on Bay Area blues label Blind Pig with this gig. Following up 2011's well-received Leave the Light On, Ehrhardt went all out on the new All In, working with heavyweight producer and multiple-Grammy winner Jim Gaines -- whose clients have included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Albert Collins, and George Thorogood -- and a trio of savvy Memphis studio vets. Notably still at the heart of the action is Sena's dad, Ed Ehrhardt, whose versatile, accomplished, typically smoking work on electric guitar remains as much a revelation as Sena's powerful voice. She starts out red hot and sultry on "Buried Alive," her fiery vocals and Ed's searing solos matching lyrics about repressed desire. Next she nails the Solomon Burke classic "Cry to Me," digging into all its nuances, from intimacy to anguish. She's sassy and defiant on the funky title track, and later eases through the ballad "Dreamin' and Dyin'," oozing soul while the band bleeds Memphis. Sena and Ed again prove themselves formidable co-writers, responsible for most of the songs, which are smart, avoid clichés, and more than hold their own against the blues canon. --Rick Mason

Black Blondie with Meta and Speed's the Name
Triple Rock
Soulful Groove Rock
18+, $8, 9 PM

Bob Seger and Kid Rock
Xcel Energy Center
Rocker Pals
AA, $67-87, 8 PM

The Magnolias with Iguano and Buffalo Sleeper
Turf Club
In Your Face
21+, $7, 9 PM

Davina & the Vagabonds with Jon Rodine, Wendy C. Freund, and more
Patrick's Cabaret
Sassy Vocals
$10 7:30 PM 

Dolly, Linda, Patsy & Me: A Tribute to the Greatest Women of Country with Monica Heuser
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Country Women
AA, $40, 8 PM

Tyrone Wells with Brendan James
The Varsity Theater
Tender Acoustic
AA, $18-30, 6 PM

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