Weekly Set List: Must-see concerts May 2–8

Wild Nothing // Photo by Pato Columbo

Wild Nothing // Photo via Facebook, credit Pato Columbo

After a fairly up and down April, spring has finally without a doubt arrived in Minnesota. The amount of trees and flowers blooming in the last week is incredible, so why not get out and see a show!

Wild Nothing + Whitney | Triple Rock Social Club | Monday, May 2, 7:30pm

Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing’s new album, “Life of Pause”

Wild Nothing recently released their third album for the Captured Tracks label, “Life of Pause.” The record is easily their most ambitious to date, building on their dream pop foundation with a bit more driving up-tempo rhythms. Chicago’s Whitney formed out of the ashes of the beloved Smith Westerns. Based on the few songs that have been released from their upcoming debut album “Light Upon The Lake,” which is due on June 3, the smooth falsetto vocals and catchy hooks provide a bit more of a laid back and more intimate sound than Smith Westerns. $15 / 18+ / Buy tickets

The Besnard Lakes | Turf Club | Tuesday, May 3, 7:30pm

Besnard Lakes // Photo via Facebook, credit Brendan George Ko

The Besnard Lakes // Photo via Facebook, credit Brendan George Ko

Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes released their fifth album “A Coliseum Complex Museum” back in January. The record doesn’t exactly mess with their formula of gorgeous lush vocals laid atop loud psychedelic guitars, but it’s still a bit of a return to form for them. Milwaukee-based opening act, Jaill, released their fourth record “Brain Cream” last summer, which saw a return to Burger Records, after a two album stint with Sub Pop. $12 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Caitlyn Smith | Icehouse | Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8pm

Caitlyn Smith

While country singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith may spend much of her time in Nashville these days, she still calls Minnesota her home. The Cannon Falls native has penned songs for everyone from Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, to Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, and Meghan Trainor. Returning home for one night only, don’t miss your chance to see an amazing songwriter in the intimate confines of Icehouse. $15 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Fog “For Good” Release Show | 7th Street Entry | Saturday, May 7, 8pm

Fog // Photo via Facebook

Fog // Photo via Facebook

Nearly a decade since 2007’s “Ditherer,” Andrew Broder has finally released the long-awaited new Fog album “For Good.” That’s not to say Andrew hasn’t been busy in that time: He released material with his other band The Cloak Ox as well as an EP with rapper Crescent Moon, just to name a few. This new album also brings a brand new live lineup along with it. Local rapper Greg Grease and producer Psymun (of Thestand4rd) open the show. $12 / 18+ / Buy tickets

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