Late summer is now Surly festival season, and along with a slew of big August shows from bluesman Gary Clark, Jr., indie rockers Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog, even stompin’ howlers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the brewery’s festival grounds will host Ben Folds and Milwaukee’s finest, Violent Femmes. Of all the shows at the fancy destination brewery, we expect the wave of nostalgic Gen Xers singing along to make the latter the most fun of the month. Wednesday, August 14th, 5 PM. $49.50.Betty M.J. Stacks

Surly Brewing, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis