Pardon the numero inserto in the title, but it’s going to be Saturday night, and that makes it alright. Speaking of, have you decided where you’re sneaking off to this evening? If not, here are a few live show options to accompany your favorite local brew or blend.
John Snell X @ the 501 Club
Local psychedelic artist John Snell X will be performing a big chunk of his new double-disk record Peculiar Songs for a Particular Audience at the 501 tonight. For those of you not acquainted with Mr. Snell, he’s a quirky live performer with a penchant for penning songs about love and politics. Think a mix of Beatles, Paul Simon, and the Violent Femmes and you’re on to something. Show starts at 9PM, 21+, $5 cover.
The Johnson Twins @ The Dakota Jazz Club
The Johnson Twins are twin brothers Patrick and Sam Johnson. Their music is an interesting mix of jazz and folk with a little indie cherry on top. The quintessential flavor of the band is focused on the conspicuous absence of any guitars. Instead, the fiddle, banjo, and accordion stand in – but don’t you go thinking that this is somehow gramma and gramps band. The Johnson Twins reinvent these instruments for the now generation. Music begins at 11:30PM, 21+, $5 cover.
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Lost Shepherds & Minor Kingdom @ the 331 Club
Local alternative folk will be alive and well at the 331 tonight featuring the release of Lost Shepherds new self-titled record. Lost Shepherds are the ideal listening experience on a cool atmospheric fall evening, and isn’t that in the forecast tonight? Interesting tidbit of info: Lost Shepherds new record was mastered by Ed Brooks who also mastered the Fleet Foxes. Joining Lost Shepherds on the bill will be Grain Belt Records artist Kristian Melom and his outfit Minor Kingdom. If you’re in for something a little more smooth and laid back tonight, then Lost Shepherds, Minor Kingdom and an apple martini might be the direction to take. Music starts at 9:30PM, 21+, No Cover.