A Hmong Fashion Concert, a Sit-Down Punk Show, and Oodles More in This Week’s Complete Concert Calendar: November 15-22
Pretty much all the music you can catch in the Twin Cities this week.
1:03 PM CST on November 15, 2022
Don't be scared of a little snow! Get out there and see some shows. Actually, be just scared enough of a little snow that you drive carefully.
Tuesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 16
- Dropkick Murphys @ State TheatreThe incongruous idea of these rowdy Boston bagpipe punks performing from the stage at the State amused me at first. Then I learned that they're coming off an acoustic album (and a fairly strong one) called This Machine Still Kills Fascists that, as its title suggests, builds off unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics and it all made sense. (Is there tin whistle? Oh, you know it, pal.) Funny to think Wilco and Billy Bragg released Mermaid Avenue in 1998, and Woody's archives have been fueling folk-rock for a quarter-century now—in fact, he wrote the lyrics to a song called "I'm Shipping up to Boston" that Murphys fans know pretty well.
Thursday, November 17
Friday, November 18
- Plains with Waxahatchee, Jess Williamson and MJ Lenderman @ First Avenue — FEATURED IN EVENT HORIZON
Saturday, November 19
- Hmong Nouveau Fashion Show + Concert @ ArmoryNot gonna pretend I know enough about the Hmong pop (aside from the fantastic Ka Lia Universe) or any kind of fashion to comment knowledgeably about this event. But an event it sure is, showcasing 11 designers and nearly two dozen artists, and it promises to stretch long into the night.
- Paul Wall @ CaboozeWell, would you look at who's still tippin'? (I know that's a Mike Jones song, but Paul features on it, and can you come up with a "Sittin' Sideways" joke, smart guy? Cause I couldn't.) Like any rap hustler, the self-declared People's Champ still kicks out an album a year, and I bet you could make a pretty good mix from 'em. But the draw is, of course, Wall's mid-'00's prime, when the Swishahouse scene out of Houston gave national rap a momentary jolt in the mid-'00s. No reason why this show shouldn't be a woozily enjoyable throwback, and good to see the Cabooze back to booking mid-career rappers.
Sunday, November 20
- Castle Theater (Album Release) with Nicole Wilder and Brian Just @ Aster CafeThere are more singer-songwriters in the Twin Cities than I can keep tabs on. (I try, honest!) But I happened to give an ear to the new Ostrich, from Castle Theater aka Tyler Tholl this week and I'm happy I did. I hear echoes of Sufjan in Tholl's reserved delivery, though also a little more warmth, and the reverberant production is ideal for a wintry retreat.
Monday, November 21
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