The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 8/25-8/28

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Monday, August 25

Mock the Garden
Hexagon Bar and Memory Lanes
The Hexagon and Memory Lanes are coming together to host a three-stage festival featuring 27 acts from the local DIY scene and beyond. Brain Tumors vocalist (and City Pages contributor) Drew Ailes and employees from both venues came together with the goal of raising funds to purchase a P.A. system and generator for use at underground venues and punk houses in Minneapolis. Nine local bands will perform alongside Providence, Rhode Island's Nightmom at the Hexagon, including local trio Waveless. Over on Memory Lanes' two stages, take in Michigan's Total Hipster Crusher, local goth outfit the Funeral and the Twilight, improvisational noise act Transitional Species, and the pervasive Ex Nuns. Since the benefit is free, enjoy some drinks and tip your bartender well while taking in the barrage of sound. -Sarah Stanley-Ayre
Free, 8 PM

Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
$15, 7 PM

Run Westy Run
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $20, 7:30 PM

Bob Log III with Jaw Knee Vee
Bayport BBQ
$10, 8 PM

The Happy Together Tour 2014
With the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Mark Farner, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
$21, 8 PM

Tuesday, August 26

Linkin Park with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
$51-$81, 6:30 PM

What Tyrants (7" release) with the Shakin' Babies, Little Man, and Tree Blood
7th St. Entry
18+, $5, 8 PM

The Moody Blues
$55-$125, 7:30 PM

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant (also Wed.)
$25-$32, 7 PM

Tuesday Night Confessions with Justin Leaf & Richard Erickson
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
$10, 6 PM

Wednesday, August 27

Lake Street Dive with Southside Desire
First Avenue
18+, $20, 7:30 PM

Howie Day with Michael Shynes
7th St. Entry
18+, $17/$20, 7:30 PM

Tim McGraw with Ryan Kinder
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
$56-$71, 7:30 PM

Brilliant Beast with Muscle Beach and Monica LaPlante
Triple Rock Social Club
18+, $5, 8 PM

Haldol with Surrogates and Waveless
Hexagon Bar
Free, 9 PM

Thursday, August 28

Turf Club Grand Re-Opening
Turf Club
After a quiet summer for renovations, Monster of Midway venue the Turf Club returns to action this week. The historic club hosts a trio of alt-country acts with enough songwriting rigor and barnstorming force to work both your feet for dancing and your shoulders for crying on. Dead Man Winter is a project centered around Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett with less pickin', but just as much of the picturesque imagery he invents elsewhere. Add to that the scintillating twang of Frankie Lee and stately rockin' of Erik Koskinen (who released America Theatre earlier this year) and you have a couple more fellows pairing rugged musicianship and visions into the hard-working human condition. -Reed Fischer
$15, 8 PM

Fall Out Boy with Paramore and Bad Suns
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Two of the most pop-oriented entities to ever grace the cover of Alternative Press will team up for this Grandstand show. After a four-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy triumphantly returned to stages last year with their mix of glam, soul, and emo in packages that are smart enough to keep parents in the audience engaged. Paramore have seen a lot of lineup upheaval, but Hayley Williams has the goods for infectious kiss-offs like "Ain't it Fun." -Reed Fischer
$41/$51, 7 PM

Liv Warfield & the NPG Hornz
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
$50-$60, 7 PM

Tony Allen with Chicago Afrobeat Project
18+, $15, 8:30 PM

Djemba Djemba with Mr. Carmack, Akouo, Overdo$e, and Wyld Lyf
The Loft
18+, $15/$20, 9 PM

Teenage Moods with Frankie Teardrop, Cumstain, and Mystery Date
Hexagon Bar
Free, 9 PM

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