Our current golden age of MPLS + STPL music also includes many, many up-and-coming groups putting out great new sounds, and that includes both City Counselor (a haunting marriage of Kate Bush to Stereolab with weird twists ala Anohni) and Elle PF (the lush orchestral art-rock project lead by Ranelle LaBiche). The two have banded together for a big deal double release party at the Cedar Cultural Center that’s a must-attend for fans of fresh new music that’s not only cinematic and full of grandeur, but also full of hooks that will get everyone swaying along. Mike Queenz opens the whole night up with their dynamic and emotional hip-hop, and you won’t want to miss that set either. Friday, October 19th, 8 PM. $12 day of show.Paul Cajun

Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674,thecedar.org