Weekly Set List: Must-see concerts Feb. 26 – March 1

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Alan Sparhawk of Low will play the Cedar Cultural Center as part of the Drones Not Drones show on Feb. 26 // Photo by Nate Ryan

Somehow, March is already just around the corner. Before you know it, we’ll be into local summer festival announcement time. As a preview of sorts, it looks like March is coming in like a lion musically.

Drone Not Drones | Cedar Cultural Center | Friday, February 26, 6pm

STNNNG by Adam Bubolz

STNNNG // Photo by Adam Bubolz via STNNNG Facebook page

The phrase and idea for “Drone Not Drones” was hatched by longtime local music fan Luke Heiken prior to Low’s now-famous, 28-minute, single-song set (“Do You Know How To Waltz?”) at Rock The Garden in 2013. Now in it’s third year, this year’s lineup features such notable acts as Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Martin Dosh, STNNNG, and Alan Sparhawk. And those are just a few of the dozens of musicians who will perform throughout the 28-hour-long (!!!) concert. $20 / All ages / Buy tickets

Eleanor Friedberger | Turf Club | Friday, February 26, 8pm

Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger // Photo via Eleanor Friedberger Facebook page

Eleanor Friedberger got her start as half of the brother/sister duo The Fiery Furnaces in the early 2000s, but over the course of her three solo albums released since the band’s hiatus in 2011, she has proven just as strong (if not more consistent) a songwriter on her own. Eleanor’s latest album, “New View,” released a few weeks ago, furthers her quirky lyrical prowess. $12 / 21+ / Buy tickets

The Hypstrz 40th Anniversary | Turf Club | Saturday, February 27, 7pm


The Hypstrz were formed in the late 1970s by brothers Bill and Ernie Batson, and their musical style helped influence and pave the way for such local ’80s acts as The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, and Soul Asylum. The Batsons’ other bands, The Mighty Mofos and King Kustom and The Cruisers, will also perform. $10 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Julia Holter | 7th Street Entry | Tuesday, March 1, 7:30pm

Julia Holter by Tonje Thilesen

Julia Holter // Photo by Tonje Thilesen via Julia Holter Facebook page

In just the last five years, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Julia Holter has amassed a pretty impressive four-album catalog. Her most recent album, 2015’s “Have You In My Wilderness,” continues her transformation from ambient/experimental artist to a more lush and full baroque pop sound, and, as a result, was her most successful album to date. $15 / 18+ / Buy tickets


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