We’ve Almost Made It to March and Here’s Your Reward—A Complete Concert Calendar: Feb 28-March 6
Pretty much all the live music you can catch in the Twin Cities this week.
10:35 AM CST on February 28, 2023
You know it's a solid week when there's a recommendation for every single day.
Tuesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 1
- Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador and Violet Bell @ 7th St. EntryRobinson's 2021 album American Siren showcased some tremendous songwriting: "Things You Learn the Hard Way" is one of those country songs that dispense homespun truths, but with a wisdom that actually hits home, and "Trouble Comes a Looking" allows two sexually needy people to cheat without shame. The songs on her latest EP, Built on Bones, are written from the perspective of Macbeth's witches, and sung together with Amador and Bell. The three will play separate sets, then perform the EP material together.
Thursday, March 2
- Enzyrose, Obi Original, & Mack OC @ Hook and Ladder—THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDA nicely varied showcase of up-and-coming local talent. Eighteen-year-old Enzyroze floats a fluttery Auto-Tuned murmur over moody electronic pop on some recent singles, including my favorite, "insecure" ("Goddamn girl I hate when you're mad at me / I love your body, I love your anatomy.") With a real showman's flair, Nigerian- born Obi Original combines the modern Afrobeats dance style with older West African highlife guitar. There's also an Afrobeats feel to Mack OC's latest single as well, the seductive "More Time," the latest of several fine tracks he's released since his 2020 full-length, Write Back.
Friday, March 3
- Run Westy Run (Album Release) with The Mood Swings @ Turf ClubBeyond Reason is Run Westy Run's first new album in... 33 years? Yep, the math don't lie—it's their first since Green Cat Island in 1990, though they've been playing many of the cuts live since reforming in 2013. The founding members—Kraig and Kirk Johnson, Terry Fischer—continue to swagger with loose shambling rock 'n' roll attitude while the tight rhythm section of drummer Peter Anderson and bassist Paul McFarland keep the party in bounds. Worth the wait.
Saturday, March 4
- The Cherry Pit Vol. 6 @ Green RoomBorn in a Madison basement, this pan-genre music event has been roving from venue to venue since relocating in the Twin Cities. This edition features Marvelous, Mike Kota, Ada Magdalenda, _TheLovingLight, Henry Breen, Tarek Abdelqader, and Ivan Cunningham.
Sunday, March 5
- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Xcel Energy Center — FEATURED IN THIS WEEK'S EVENT HORIZON
Monday, March 6
- L.A. Buckner and BiG HOMiE @ DakotaNorth Minneapolis drummer Buckner is one of the central young figures in Twin Cities jazz, a fact underscored when the funky gospel edge of BIG HOMIE propelled it to No. 1 on iTunes' jazz charts in 2020. Curious to hear if this live set with his quintet points where his sound is going next.
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