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The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/5-6/11

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Photo by Ryan McGinley
So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson and Field Report, Saturday and also Joan Baez on Thursday. Sunday, the Pourhouse will be hosting a show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, featuring The Honeydogs, Retribution Gospel Choir, Zoo Animal and more. Lastly, Christopher Owens of Girls (above) plays a solo show at Icehouse on Tuesday. 


Wednesday 6.5.2013

Peace/Team Spirit
Turf Club
A sizable buzz accompanies the Birmingham quartet Peace as they arrive from the U.K., with a major-label (Columbia/Sony) deal in hand and already buffeted by gusts of both praise and criticism. For what it's worth, England's NME slapped the lads on the cover and declared their debut, In Love, album of the year. Of course, you (mostly) can't hear <i>In Love</i> yet because it won't be released stateside until late August. In Love allegedly "highlights the band's gentler side" after the aggressive, guitar-oriented (and domestically available) EP Delicious, which includes the sunny, ambling "Californian Daze" and the psychedelic epic "1998 (Delicious)." Opening will be Brooklyn's Team Spirit, a guitar-driven power-pop outfit led by Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy.  --Rick Mason 
18+, $10-$12, 8 PM

Baths with Houses and D33j
Triple Rock
Celestial Atmosphere
18+, $13/$15, 8 PM

Thursday 6.6.2013

Rebirth Brass Band
Dakota Jazz Club

The Rebirth was one of the seminal bands of the nouveau New Orleans brass band movement. And 30 years after its founding, its roiling blend of NOLA tradition, jazz, soul, R&B, and occasional hip hop sizzles over a hotbed of high-energy, funkified second line beats. It continues to be led by brotherly co-founders Phil and Keith Frazier, on tuba and bass drum respectively, abetted by a talented krewe notably including trumpeter Glen Andrews, trombonist Corey Henry, and Derrick Tabb on snare. The Rebirth won a Grammy for its latest, 2011's Rebirth of New Orleans, a raucous assortment of originals (scorching instrumentals, party anthems with chant-along choruses), euphoric covers of standards ("Exactly Like You"), Trombone Shorty, and Dave Bartholomew, plus the ridiculously infectious brass band-Mardi Gras Indian summit "Let's Go Get 'Em." One of Rebirth's many albums is called We Come to Party. Take them at their word. --Rick Mason
 $30 at 7 PM $20 at 9 PM

Monica LaPlante Record Release with The Velveteens and Channels 
The Ritz Theatre
Garage Pop
18+, $10, 8 PM

Huey Lewis and the News
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
New Drugs
18+, $25-45, 7:30 PM

Rogue Valley
Lyric Arts Theater 
Thoughtful Songwriting
AA, $18-$22, 7:30 PM

Joan Baez
Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
Classic Songwriter
AA, $47, 7:30 PM

Friday 6.7.2013

MN Music Summit feat Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Soulful Vocals
18+, $7, 7 PM

!!! with Sinkane and Sovietpanda
Fine Line Music Café
High Energy
18+, $15/$18, 8 PM

Phox with Fort Wilson Riot and Anonymous Choir
7th Street Entry
Sweet Voiced Vocals
18+, $8/$10, 8 PM

The Dead Milkmen with Samuel Locke Ward & The Garbage Boys
First Avenue Mainroom
Cowpunk
18+, $20, 8 PM

Winstock Festival feat. Dierks Bentley, Pistol Annies, Neal McCoy, Luke Bryan, Kip Moore, .38 Special and more 
Winsted Festival Grounds
Outdoor Events
AA, $105-$275, FRIDAY: 2 PM -12 AM, SATURDAY 10:30 AM to 12 AM


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