Tis the Holiday Season and Tis Your Complete Concert Calendar: Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Pretty much all the live music you can catch in the Twin Cities this week.
9:02 AM CST on November 28, 2023
Hey, it's my brother's birthday. Everyone wish him a happy birthday in the comments. (His name's Jonathan.)
Tuesday, November 28
Wednesday, November 29
- Angel Olsen with Nona Invie @ First Avenue—You know, I had reservations about Olsen's large, ripe voice early on—felt like she was hogging all the feelings to herself and not leaving any for me to feel. But I warmed up some to Big Time last year, and a spring EP, Forever Means, consisting of table scraps left over from that album, holds up better than that description might suggest. And she released a version of Lucinda Williams's "Greenville" this fall that suggests true interpretative smarts. I wish you all a night of thoughtful, expansive heartbreak.
Thursday, November 30
Friday, December 1
Saturday, December 2
- Orkestar Bez Ime with Ukrainian Village Band @ Cedar Cultural Center—The Balkan party band has been kicking around now for 21 years, and they're anniversary-ing tonight at the Cedar with their pals in the Ukrainian Village Band. Should be a fun time.
- A Tribute to The Replacements ft. The Melismatics @ Turf Club—As you might expect, this edition of the semi-recurring late-fall Mats fête, focuses on the newly remixedTim. (Would it be gauche to link to my own essay on that reissue and the Replacements in general?) There are too many guest vocalists for me to list, and there will be some performances in the Clown Lounge as well.
Sunday, December 3
- NRBQ @ The Parkway—I'm glad these guys are still at it—though by "these guys" I guess I mean sole remaining member Terry Adams. Anyway, I bet their/his genre-hoppin' party rock is still a good time live.
Monday, December 4
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