Kamasi Washinton + PHO

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Here’s another one of those “how on Earth are there tickets still left to this show?!” shows. When Kamasi Washington played the small confines of Icehouse two years ago it was one of the hottest happenings of the year, and now Washington—who’s worked with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Run the Jewels to Thundercat—is back with his transformational standard-bearing style of improvisational jazz in First Avenue’s Mainroom. Just give “Truth” a listen, you’ll be blown away. Hometown funksters and MPLS-sound explorers PHO get the crowd moving as openers. 7 PM. $30 advance, $35 door.Gerald Mandelbaum

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS;

Pierogi Platter Pop-Up


We love the romantic framing that Lowry Hill Meats has taken with their Pierogi night with Jason Sawicki of Lyn 65—what else could fire up a new flame or rekindle the romance with an old flame like a platter of sausages and dumplings, really? 6 PM. Free.Art Humes

Lowry Hill Meats, 1934 Hennepin Ave, MPLS;

All My Friends w/Gavin Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem)

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Going to LCD Soundsystem tonight and don’t want to go home after the show? Wanted to go to LCD Soundsystem tonight and couldn’t and still want to party? Take the trip down a few blocks from the X to Amsterdam to an after party presented by Flip Phone + DJ Shannon Blowtorch featuring LCD’s Gavin Rayna Russom. And that’s not all. Russom will be joined in the evening by none other than hometown DJ Jonathan “Try These Brain Enhancement Supplements” Ackerman and pop-up performacnes by Magic Dyke and Tygra Trinity Slarii10 PM. $12 advance, $15 doors.Betty M.J. Stacks

Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W 6th St, STPL;

A Night For Nagel

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If there was any shred of doubt left that MPLS + STPL is currently living in a new golden age of music, tonight’s many excellent events dispels any disbelief. At the top of it all, a Who’s Who of the local music scene, including on-air talent and notable musicians, will fill up the Turf Club’s stage, Clown Lounge, and crowd tonight to help raise money for former local personality and big-time hometown scene supporter Jason Nagel who’s going through cancer treatment. Join everyone from John Munson and Chan Poling to Martin Devaney to Eleganza! to Niki Becker to the radio DJ hosts of the evening. Plus they’re doing a custom “Nagel” drink special, a pint of Summit and shot of Jager for $7 and $2 goes to the fund. (You don’t even have to drink the Jag shot. Trust us.) And if you can’t make tonight’s show, here’s the GoFundMe page to donate. 7 PM. $7 advance, $10 doors.Paul Cajun

Turf Club, 1601 University Ave W, STPL;

Dar Williams + What I Found in a Thousand Towns

Dar Williams

And how about this? Even though she mostly plays small barrooms and coffee shops, the New Yorker called folkie Dar Williams “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters”. Williams has a new book out that captures her cross-country small town USA experiences and she’ll be presenting the book—for free!—to a very packed house at Common Good Books tonight. 7-9 PM. Free.Paul Cajun

Common Good Books, 38 S Snelling Ave, STPL;