We’re having a hard time overstating how remarkable this week has been for metal fans, as many of the bands who put out the top albums last year all hit stages in MPLS + STPL within five days of each other. That includes the monster sounds of beloved heavy riff-bearers Baroness (including friend of our art scene, John Dyer Baizley) and hipster favs Deafheaven who will blow out people’s eardrums at the Skyway Theater. Friday, March 29th, 7:30 PM. 15+. $28.50.Paul Cajun

Skyway Theater, 711 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; skywaytheater.com