Another Week, Another Complete Concert Calendar: March 21-26
Pretty much all the live music you can catch in the Twin Cities this week.
11:42 AM CDT on March 21, 2023
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Tuesday, March 21
- Mavi @ 7th St Entry—The 23-year-old North Carolina rapper’s second full-length, Laughing so Hard, it Hurts, straddles contemporary rap styles with the ease and comfort you'd expect from a talent coming into his own. As a lyricist he can be dense but never cryptic, and a team of producers, anchored by Dylvinci and Wulf Morpheus, keeps his grooves experimental but never cluttered.
Wednesday, March 22
Thursday, March 23
- Ensemble Signal Plays Steve Reich: Reich Richter Runner @ Walker Art Center—The 18-piece Ensemble Signal tackles two pieces from the minimalist great Steve Reich: Reich Richter, which explores the composer's affinities with artist Gerhard Richter via an accompanying Corinna Belz, and Runner.
Friday, March 24
- Willi Carlisle with Willy Tea Taylor @ 7th St Entry—Narrowing his point of origin down no further than "the Midwestern plains," Carlisle is a disciple of folk populist Utah Phillips. His latest, Peculiar, Missouri, brims with an openhearted welcome to everyday folks and wise distrust of the rich and powerful. And just in case you thought no one is updating the folk tradition, "Life on the Fence" is great song about being torn between love for a woman and lust for a man.
- Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes and Eleganza! with Baby Grant Johnson @ Turf Club—The farmer in question, Cody Diekhoff, has been kicking around for a couple decades but his songwriting has really come into its own in the past few years. Class-conscious and comical, he gripes about "$13 Beers" puts in a good word for "Flyover Country." And judging by his 2018 live double, Quarter Past Tonight, he knows how to tell a story and hold a crowd. The meat-and-potatoes rock of Eleganza! should set the mood perfectly.
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26
Monday, March 27
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