The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 7/21-7/27

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Monday, July 21

Hundred Waters with Fort Wilson Riot, Vacation Dad, and Har-di-Har
7th St. Entry
Hundred Waters could be the most unlikely signing to Skrillex's OWSLA label. The Gainsville group's singer, Nicole Miglis, and her bandmates have the likability of a van of indie-pop innocents, and even songs like "Xtalk," off their new The Moon Rang Like a Bell, are poppy, breathy, and serene. Their approach to writing, however, is highly fragmented, reminiscent of an adventurous six-year-old curating flavors at a soda fountain. Blending pop hooks, jazz's unpredictability, folk acoustics, and moody ambience, they're two albums in, and haven't released a weak track yet. -Michael Madden
18+, $10/$12, 8 PM

Mutilation Rites with Ash Borer, Hell, Lychgate, and Hexer
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $14, 8 PM

Hot Tuna
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (also Tue.)
$45, 7 PM & 9 PM

Reina del Cid & the Cidizens
Free, 9 PM

Tourniquet Noise with Ice Volt, Ligature Impression, Gnawed, Anthony Amelang, and Straight Panic
Kitty Cat Klub
Free. 9 PM

Tuesday, July 22

Mike Stud
First Avenue
All ages, $17/$20, 6 PM

Jolie Holland with Shy Hunters
The Cedar Cultural Center
$18/$20, 7 PM

Forgotten Space: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
Fine Line Music Cafe
$8/$12, 7:30 PM

Red Wanting Blue with the Alternate Routes
7th St. Entry
18+, $13/$15, 7:30 PM

Makr Presents: Bollywood
Free, 10 PM

Wednesday, July 23

The Body with False, Buildings, and Prostate
Hexagon Bar
The Body is a torrent of relentless, life-hating sludge metal - a Harmony Korine film in the form of a band. Formed by Chip King and Lee Buford in 1999 after a four-month stint in the infamous Blue Man Group, the Body turned heads in extreme music circles long before garnering critical acclaim for their most recent release, 2014's I Shall Die Here, produced by British musician the Haxan Cloak. The album is a marriage between the poignancy of open space and maximum audio brutality, refusing genre boundaries between metal and electronic. Despite abundant distortion and generous slashes of guitar feedback and vocal agony, the Body's live shows are rife with driving tempos and precise percussion producing an undeniable groove. King's vocals rest low in the mix, his primal screams emerging from deep within the harrowing soundscape. For a two-piece, they may be one of the loudest bands you'll ever experience. -Sarah Stanley-Ayre

Three Days Grace with Adelitas Way
All ages, $25, 6:30 PM

Jay Brannan
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $13, 7 PM

Devon Allman Band with Erica Blinn & the Handsome Machine
7th St. Entry
18+, $15, 8 PM

Miniature Tigers with the Griswolds
Mill City Nights (in the Nether Bar)
18+, $12/$14, 8:30 PM

Charmin Shapira & Friends
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Free, 7 PM

Thursday, July 24

Rebirth Brass Band
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
The Rebirth won a Grammy for 2011's Rebirth of New Orleans, whose double entendre title reflects a persistent theme as the city continues to bounce back post-Katrina. But three decades in, the Rebirth itself hasn't required rejuvenation. The band just keeps getting tighter, maybe funkier too, the horn solos smarter and more pointed, but never at the expense of its ultimate aim: fueling the second line, firing up the party, electrifying the dance floor. The Rebirth's new Move Your Body does all that with its raucous NOLA blend of jazz, soul, R&B and funk. The band whips up its own frenzy with scorching horns, furious rhythms and party-hearty call-and-response shouts, all in service of the essential query: "Can you tell me where da party at? RIGHT HERE!" -Rick Mason
$25, 7 PM & 9 PM

Songs for Sound benefit
With James Otto, Danielle Peck, Gary Hannan, Tony Winkler, Nathan Anderson
Fine Line Music Cafe
All ages, $50, 5:45 PM

MC/VL with Gay Witch Abortion and Kitten Forever
7th St. Entry
18+, $7, 8 PM

Nappy Roots
18+, $12/$15, 8:30 PM

The Loft
18+, $10, 9 PM

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