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Local Gig List: June 3-9

The Suburbs will reconvene this weekend to headline the Cabooze. (Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR)

Monday, June 3

Carroll (opening for Pure Bathing Culture)
7th St. Entry, Minneapolis
7:30 p.m., $8, 18+
Up-and-coming rock group Carroll already had quite a bit of buzz going prior to embarking on their first tour, with both City Pages and Vita.mn crowning them Best New Band in recent months. At this homecoming show, they’re sure to sound road-tested and tighter than ever.

Tuesday, June 4

Niki Becker EP-Release Residency
331 Club, Minneapolis
9:30 p.m., free, 21+
It’s common practice for artists to throw a CD-release party now and again. Singer-songwriter Niki Becker is so excited about her new EP, Intermission, that she’s playing release shows for a whole month. She’ll hold down Tuesday nights at the 331 for their Conspiracy Series and invite special guests to fill out each bill, starting with this week’s openers Savannah Smith and Brad Senne.

Wednesday, June 5

The Ericksons and Very Small Animal
Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul
9 p.m., free, 21+
If you haven’t had a chance to catch sister duo the Ericksons (whom I interviewed here) with their excellent backing band, you’ll have plenty of chances this month. In addition to playing the Stone Arch Bridge Festival next weekend, they’ll hold down a residency at the Amsterdam every Wednesday in June.

Thursday, June 6

Little Man
Aster Cafe, Minneapolis
9 p.m., $6, all ages
Chris Perricelli, who is known on stage as his guitar-slinging alter ego Little Man, will debut some new material and preview his next album at this intimate solo gig. Jazz singer Thomasina Petrus will wrap up the night with a trio performance.

Winona Invades Whiskey Junction
Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis
9 p.m., $5, 21+
Following on the heels of the successful Mid West Music Fest, four standout acts will drive up to the Twin Cities to introduce their Winona sounds to a larger fanbase. The lineup features folk-pop quartet Riflebird, husband-and-wife power pop trio My Private Eye, soulful acoustic duo Tour Funk, and blues artist Mike Munson.

The Deceitful Lapwings Minneseries
Nomad Pub, Minneapolis
9 p.m., free, 21+
Dark pop group the Deceitful Lapwings will kick off their June residency at the Nomad with this stellar bill, which also includes R&B favorites Black Blondie and promising new acoustic duo Chants and Seas.

Pete Fest 2013
Beaner’s Central, Duluth
6 p.m., $6, all ages
If you’ve seen a show at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth, you likely have met Pete Cich. Longtime door guy and supporter of local music, Beaner’s is hosting a 3-day birthday party for Pete with over 15 musical acts including performances from: Jack Campbell, The People Say Fox, and Old Knifey & The Cutthroats. Also Friday and Saturday.

Friday, June 7

Minnesota Music Summit with Caroline Smith
Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul
7 p.m., $7 suggested donation, 18+
The Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) will host a three-day long MN Music Summit this Thursday through Saturday, culminating with a pair of concerts at the Amsterdam on Friday and Saturday nights. Find the full schedule, including workshops and social hours, on Facebook.

The Farewell Circuit CD-Release Show
Icehouse, Minneapolis
10 p.m., $7, 21+
Fans of Jeremy Messersmith and Ben Gibbard may find familiar elements in the tender, vulnerable pop offered up by the Farewell Circuit, who will release their new EP, We Were Wolves, at this show. Opening the night is Dear Data.

Sleep Study
Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
9 p.m., $7, 18+
’70s lo-fi rock revivalists Sleep Study headline the Triple Rock with support from Omaha’s Skypiper and fellow locals Author and Neil Perbix of Wishbook.

Nallo, Fury Things, Gloss
Cause Spirits and Soundbar, Minneapolis
Fans of psych and guitar-driven pop would do well to check out this stacked lineup of local newcomers. Also on the bill is  Calgary-based dance musician Mark Mills and Minneapolis-based electro-pop duo Ghost in the Water.

Saturday, June 8

Loring Park Acoustic Music Festival
Loring Park, Minneapolis
12 p.m., free, all ages
Several of the Twin Cities’ most revered folk and acoustic acts will come together for a day of free music in Loring Park. Featuring Mikkel Beckman and Friends, Mother Banjo, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, the Como Avenue Jug Band, and more.

The Suburbs
Cabooze, Minneapolis
Fresh off their joyous performance at the “Love is the Law” concert last month, founding Suburbs members Chan Poling, Beej Chaney, and Hugo Klaers will unite with new members Steve Brantseg and Steve Price for a set of their classic new wave tunes. Opening the show will be Iowa City transplants Dead Larry.

Minnesota Music Summit with Charlie Parr
Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul
7 p.m., $7 suggested donation, 18+
The Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) will host a three-day long MN Music Summit this Thursday through Saturday, culminating with a pair of concerts at the Amsterdam on Friday and Saturday nights. Find the full schedule, including workshops and social hours, on Facebook.

Rock the Vine 4
Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater
12 p.m., $15-$35, 21+
Get outside, sample locally made wine and beer, explore the Saint Crois Vinyard and take in the sweet sounds of Mark Mallman, Roster McCabe, Actual Wolf, The Melismatics, Van Stee, Fathom Lane, Savannah Smith, The Hounds of Finn, and Old Soul. All proceeds go toward Rock the Cause, a music-focused nonprofit that encourages volunteerism and helps facilitate fundraising, and their charitable partners.

Eleganza! Extravaganza!
Turf Club, St. Paul
7 p.m., $8, 21+
Raucous ’60s rock aficionados Eleganza! (made up of former members of Chooglin’) will host an 11-band blowout on both the upstairs and basement stages at the Turf. Also on the bill: the Floorshakers, the Mighty Mofos, the F Knights, Iguano, brand-new band the Crash & Burns (featuring members of the Midnight Evils and Gay Witch Abortion) and many more.

Ex Nuns 7″-Release Show
Hexagon Bar, Minneapolis
9 p.m., free, 21+
Post-hardcore group Ex Nuns headline the Hex in support of their new 7″, with support from power trio Buildings, Animal Lover and Congorats.

Judy! One Night “Live” at Carnegie Hall
Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater, Duluth
8 p.m., $10, all ages
Quincey Roisum stars as the legendary actress and vocalist in a one-night-only lip sync female impersonation of Judy Garland’s entire famed and critically acclaimed 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Sunday, June 9

The Current Presents: Music and Healthcare
89.3 The Current and thecurrent.org
10-11 p.m.
Tune into the Current for a special one-hour exploration of the relationship between music and healthcare. With the recent rise in large-scale benefit concerts and fundraisers, musicians and music industry professionals are getting more and more creative about covering their medical expenses. We’ll check in on the progress of some of the more newsy fundraising efforts of late and chat with nonprofit directors and community organizers about the challenges of navigating the complex healthcare system.