The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/16-6/22

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Monday, June 16

Eyehategod with Ringworm and Enabler
Sludge metal pioneers Eyehategod are touring behind their new self-titled album -- their first in 14 years. Sifting murky blues riffs through a sheen of hardcore pummel and wall-of-sound distortion, the New Orleans five-piece promise to carry their own torch with a new batch of sonic brutality, despite the recent tragic loss of original drummer John LaCaze. As visceral and debauched as you'd expect, the group's latest hits the same bottom-heavy highs as classics like Take As Needed for Pain and Dopesick, and their live show accentuates the band's raw power. -Jack Spencer
18+, $18, 8 PM

Tegan and Sara with My Midnight Heart and the Courtneys
18+, $40, 7 PM

Logic with QuESt and Castro
The Skyway Theatre (in Studio B)
All ages, $24, 6 PM

Nice Peter
$15/$20, 7:30 PM

Old Man Canyon with Fairfax, AK and the Modern Electric
18+, $8/$10, 8 PM

Tuesday, June 17

$35-$59.50, 7 PM

Maceo Parker
$35-$55, 7PM

King Khan & the Shrines with Red Mass and the Sueves
18+, $20, 8 PM

moe. with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
$35, 7 PM

Blood on the Dance Floor with Millionaires and Haley Rose
$24, 5 PM

Communion Minneapolis with Catfish & the Bottlemen, Frankie Teardrop, and Stereo Confession
18+, $9.50/$15, 7 PM

Wednesday, June 18

Tim Sparks
This show marks the release of Chasin' the Boogie, the tenth solo guitar album from local fingerstyle magician Tim Sparks. Once part of the vintage jazz outfit Rio Nido, Sparks subsequently delved into a broad swath of global music where few guitarists ventured before, including Balkans dances and Russian symphonies. Inspired by visits to his native North Carolina, Boogie is a collection of blues, gospel and pop standards, all with original arrangements and erudite historical references. Jazz sneaks into the spiritual standard "I'll Fly Away" and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," for instance. An unusual key and tricky extrapolations delightfully twist the melody of the Beatles' "Blackbird." "The Mississippi Blues" is an intricate, rollicking joy ride, while the original "Blue La La" recalls eccentric New Orleans guitarist Snooks Eaglin. Phil Heywood and fellow former Nido Tom Lieberman are among friends likely to stop by for a pick or two with Sparks. -Rick Mason
$10, 7 PM

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion
$42-$50, 7 PM

Diarrhea Planet with Danger Ron & the Spins and Gabe Douglas
18+, $10/$12, 7:30 PM

Agalloch with Obsidian Tongue and Blood and Sun
18+, $15, 8 PM

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers with Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll
$15, 7 PM

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