Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Nov. 19–25

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Communist Daughter headlines a fantastic all-local triple bill on Nov. 21 at Amsterdam Bar & Hall // Photo courtesy of Communist Daughter

An unseasonably warm November heading into Thanksgiving week is stuffed full with shows to be thankful for. Saturday’s numerous choices alone will have your plate overflowing.

EL VY | First Avenue | Saturday, November 21, 8pm

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EL VY // Photo via facebook.com/ELVYclub by Michelle Hazuda

EL VY (the plural of Elvis) is a collaboration between Matt Berninger, lead singer of The National, and Brent Knopf, of Ramona Falls and formerly of Menomena. Their debut album “Return To The Moon” shows a more lighthearted and fun side of the sometimes-dour Berninger, with many songs being downright danceable. Their touring band also features drummer Andy Stack, of Wye Oak. $25 / 18+ / Buy tickets

The King Khan & BBQ Show | Turf Club | Saturday, November 21, 8pm

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The King Khan & BBQ Show // Photo by Rob Rouleaux via facebook.com/badnewsboys

Montreal’s surf/garage rock kings had all but called it quits in 2010, only to start the project back up the following year. They’ve toured steadily ever since. This year marked the release of their first new studio album in six years, “Bad News Boys.” Bring your ear plugs and your dancin’ shoes for this one. $15 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Communist Daughter | Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saturday, November 21, 8pm

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Communist Daughter // Photo courtesy of Communist Daughter

Communist Daughter heads up a fantastic all-local triple bill, featuring the lush electric pop of Tiny Deaths and the spry indie pop of Little Fevers (formerly Field Trip). Communist Daughter are poised to release their long overdue sophomore album sometime in 2016, so expect to hear some new songs among the old favorites. $10 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Strange Names | Triple Rock Social Club | Monday, November 23, 7:30pm

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Strange Names // Photo via facebook.com/strangenamesmusic

While Strange Names may have left the Twin Cities for the Big Apple last year, they clearly still have a ton of love for their hometown fans. Their debut album “Use Your Time Wisely” was released on Frenchkiss Records earlier this year to a warm national reception. Suzie, the groove-laced project founded by Mark Ritsema (Night Moves, ex-Mouthful of Bees), joins in the homecoming festivities. $12 / 18+ / Buy tickets

Fleetwood Magic: A Tribute to the Mac | Turf Club | Wednesday, November 25, 8pm

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Red Daughters // Photo via twitter.com/reddaughters

An annual Thanksgiving eve celebration at the Turf, this year’s fantastic lineup of local acts assembled to tackle the catalog of the mighty Fleetwood Mac once again features Red Daughters and Just Perfect (Brian Just Band), as well as The Chambermaids (billed as Pleather & Lace), Robust Worlds, and Meg Ashland. Co-organizer of the event DJ Jen Hughes of Hot Roxx will spin records throughout the night. Don’t forget to wear your best twirling outfit. $10 / 21+ / Buy tickets


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