Maybe it’s because there’s another big deal performer in town for a two night stand, or maybe it’s because the tickets are $30 a night (but worth it). Either way, there’s still somehow tickets left to see (and undoubtably sing-along to) the Violent Femmes either tonight or tomorrow at First Avenue. Btw, if you’re a Femmes fan and have only stuck to their old catalog of older American music, don’t sleep on their new album for which they’re currently touring, it’s just as fun as the old stuff. 7:30 PM. $30.Paul Cajun

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS; first-avenue.com