The best Twin Cities concerts: 7/24-7/30

Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First Avenue and Halloween, Alaska makes a return to the stage at Icehouse. 

Wednesday 7.24.2013

Mr. Hide and Southside Desire
Garage-based Grooves 
21+, FREE, 9 PM

Scattered Birdz CD Release with The Broken Bicycles, Orchyd and Citizen Arms
7th Street Entry
Soulful and Sassy
18+, $5, 7 PM

Thursday 7.25.2013

Rock the Link Benefit Show feat. Zoo Animal , The Ericksons, Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade and more
Triple Rock 
Homeless Youth Awareness
18+, $10, 7 PM

Symbol & Surface Album Release with Bora York and Meg Kirsch
7th Street Entry
Acoustic Roots
18+. $10, 7:30 PM

Aidan Knight with Taj Raj
Turf Club
Rustic and Ambient
21+,$10/$12, 8 PM

All Stars Summer Slaughter Tour feat Every time I Die, Terror, Stray from the Path and more
Heavy Alternative
AA, $20-35, 2:30 PM

Friday 7.26.2013

Skyline Music Festival

Target Field
The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park will finally host a large-scale concert not featuring Kenny Chesney. The Skyline Music Festival brings hometown heroes Soul Asylum back as part of the LP Tour. As part of it, each band will play its most cherished album in its entirety. Soul Asylum might bring a few punk covers from their brand-new EP, No Fun Intended, but alt-rock fans can expect to hear Grave Dancers Union from "Somebody to Shove" to "The Sun Maid." Filling out the classic bill are Matthew Sweet performing his essential album Girlfriend and Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing Sister Sweetly. Plus, another local treasure, the Gear Daddies, will also be along. This comes not long after Target Field opened its doors to an extensive list of local acts for its Midwest Music Showcase series, and it finally feels like a place where music fans can settle in. --Reed Fischer
$25-$45, 4 PM

Kitty Cat Klub
Deep Cuts
21+, $5, 9 PM

Enemy Planes with Sleep Study and Dear Data
Turf Club
Dark and Moody
21+, 9 PM

Rapper Hooks with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Dj Snuggles and Meta Sota
7th Street Entry
Explosive Duo
18+. $7/$10, 9 PM

Wak Lyf with special guests
First Avenue Mainroom
DJ night
18+, $5, 9 PM

Savanna Smith with Katy Vernon
Heartfelt Lyrics
21+, $6, 11 PM 

Carnage, Desdamona and Villa Rosa
Triple Rock
Beats and Lyrics
18+, $10/$12, 9 PM

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