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Guided by Voices? Sparks? Must Be the Complete Concert Calendar for March 15-21

Guided by Voices; Sparks
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Folks, I’m running out of ways to say “live music is back.” I’m getting desperate. If this were (god forbid) a podcast I could use funny voices or vocal effects. But what am I gonna do? Use ALL CAPS like a big ol’ hack? Resort to Wingdings or Comic Sans?

We fit as much of this week’s upcoming live music into Event Horizon yesterday, but there’s more where that came from. Much more. As BTO said, b-b-baby you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. (Told you I was getting desperate.)

Tuesday, March 15

The Score with Luna Aura and Magic Whatever @ Amsterdam

International Reggae Allstars @ Bunkers

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Dakota

St. Dominic’s Trio @ Driftwood

Deafheaven with Holy Fawn and Midwife @ Fine Line

Accordo @ Icehouse

Bonobo with Jordan Rakei @ Palace Theatre

Drug Church with One Step Closer, Soul Blind and LURK @ 7th St Entry

March Conspiracy Series featuring Laura Hugo, Tyler Haag @ 331 Club

Trevor McSpadden & Mary Cutrufello @ White Squirrel

Prints (Tuesday Residency) @ White Squirrel

Billie Eilish @ Xcel Energy Center

Wednesday, March 16

The Score with Luna Aura and Magic Whatever @ Amsterdam

MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley @ Aster Cafe

Dylan Salfer @ Bunkers

Skerryvore @ Dakota

Thao with Becca Mancari and Why Bonnie @ Fine Line

Todd Snider with Aaron Lee Tasjan @ Fitzgerald Theater

Kiss the Tiger Presents “Stone Baby’ @ Icehouse

Low Rats with Catfish Troy Band, Erik’s Iridescent Tent @ Mortimer’s

Car Seat Headrest with Bartees Strange @ Palace Theatre

Valley with Catie Turner @ 7th St Entry

KFAI House Party Presents Ben Eaton Band @ 331 Club

Radio 5 Watt Presents @ 331 Club

The Districts with Francis of Delirium and Vanillaroma @ Turf Club

Nights With Tim @ White Squirrel

Thursday, March 17

Glass Animals @ Armory

The Scarlet Goodbye (March Residency) @ Aster Cafe

Jay Bee & the Routine @ Bunkers

Steve Roehm’s Neighborhood Trio @ Crooners

Sinatra! with Andrew Walesch and His Orchestra @ Crooners

Special EFX All Stars @ Dakota

Lolo’s Ghost, the Delindas @ Driftwood

Maxo Kream @ Fine Line

Demitri Rallis & Friends with New Primitives @ Hook and Ladder

Songslam @ Icehouse

Kozmoz & Sora @ The Loft

Naked Giants with Ganser @ 7th St Entry

The Front Porch Swingin’ Liquor Pigs @ Palmer’s

Coma Twins with Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band @ Palmer’s

Disney Princess: The Concert @ State Theatre 

Schaffer the Dark Lord @ Studio B

Cross Pollination: Bad Posture Club, Anothernight @ 331 Club

Choir Boy with Riki @ Turf Club

Pig’s Eye Records presents… with Dan Gaarder, Ben Cook-Feltz @ White Squirrel

Friday, March 18

A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy @ Amsterdam

Arts Fishing Club + Virginia Man @ Aster Cafe

International Reggae Allstars @ Bunkers

Fit for a King @ Cabooze

The Randy Newman Songbook: Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard @ Crooners

A Night with Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele Feat Billy Steele @ Crooners

The New Standards @ Dakota

Them Dots, If Eye May @ Driftwood

Clairo, Arlo Parks @ Fillmore

Cannons with Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue @ Fine Line

Godspeed You! Black Emperor with VAZ @ First Avenue

Sparks @ Fitzgerald Theater

Possessed by Paul James @ Hook and Ladder

Sparks/Epstein/Raynor @ Icehouse

Teminite @ The Loft

SAX, Silt, and Midwest Standard @ Palmer’s

The Songs of Grant Hart @ 7th St Entry

Vin, Trita, Crash Cuddle @ 331 Club

The Ike Reilly Assasination @ Turf Club

Gothess Presents Sexbeat @ Uptown VFW

Half Alive @ Varsity

Big Salt (Friday Residency) @ White Squirrel

Saturday, March 19

Maude Latour with Raffaella @ Amsterdam

John Swardson @ Aster Cafe

The Good The Bad & The Funky @ Bunkers

Gustavus Jazz Ensemble @ Crooners

Dane Stauffer, Julius Collins, and Ben Bakken @ Crooners

The Four Freshmen @ Crooners

Lori Dokken Presents Shout Sister Shout @ Crooners

The New Standards @ Dakota

Exactly 5 Reasons, the Strolling Clones @ Driftwood

Birdhole, Linus, Night Jobs, My Kid Banana @ Eagles 34

Amine @ Fillmore

Guided by Voices @ Fine Line

Inhaler with Junior Mesa @ First Avenue

Kronos Quartet @ Fitzgerald Theater

The Belfast Cowboys @ Hook and Ladder

Cornbread Harris Ensemble @ Icehouse

Alash @ Icehouse

The Tallest Man On Earth with Uwade @ Palace Theatre

The Real Chuck Norad with the Butter Boys @ Palmer’s

The Nitty Gritty with DJs Brian Engel and Blue Funk @ Palmer’s

Whalen and the Willows (Album Release) with Lost in Austin @ Parkway

Dave Hause & The Mermaid with James Eugene Russell @ 7th St Entry

Lich King @ Studio B

Jung Yeller, Goodbye Mordechai, Rat Castle Jazz Ensemble @ 331 Club

Flobots with Bonelang @ Turf Club

Hot in Herre: w/ DJ Rowsheen, Sheltron, & DJ Izzie P, hosted by DIVAJ @ Uptown VFW

Cole Diamond with Jake Jones @ White Squirrel

Sunday, March 20

Pullstring with Odd Daughters, and More Amour @ Amsterdam

Alt-J, Portugal. The Man @ Armory

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons @ Aster Cafe

Dr. Mambo’s Combo @ Bunkers

Blacktop Mojo @ Cabooze

Stephen Marley @ Cabooze

Bareng Ambarung @ Cedar Cultural Center

Lori Dokken Presents Shout Sister Shout @ Crooners

Thomasina Petrus @ Crooners

Bread Alone: The Music and Memories of the Band Bread @ Crooners

Ethan Iverson @ Dakota

Super Duty, Shotgun Ragtime @ Driftwood

Kronos Quartet @ Fitzgerald Theater

Jazz Age Rumpus @ Hook and Ladder

Scott Keever @ Icehouse

Cornbread Harris: Church of Cornbread @ Palmer’s

West Bank Social Club @ Palmer’s

Squirrel Flower with Tenci and bathtub cig @ 7th St Entry

Festival of Praise @ State Theatre

Whatever We Are @ Turf Club

The 78 Spot @ 331 Club

Driftless Revelers @ White Squirrel

Monday, March 21

Omnium Gatherum, Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate @ Amsterdam

Stacey Kent @ Dakota

Caroline Rose with Tōth @ Fine Line

Animal Collective with L’Rain @ First Avenue

Dave Palmer’s March Madness @ Icehouse

Escape from the Zoo, Public Serpents @ 7th St Entry

The Roe Family Singers @ 331 Club

Matt Arthur & Friends @ 331 Club

K.C. McKee @ White Squirrel