Dial Tones: Second Story's new EP
The Doggery brings the heat tonight at 8 with local vibe-patrollers Push & Turn supplying uplifting reggae, funk, and rock tunes. If you've somehow missed seeing them over the years, the band's Reverbnation page has enough material to get you caught up.
Before you catch Push & Turn, get caffeinated at Cafe Steamon Thursday, when they host C4's Open Mic night.The open stage starts at 7:30 p.m. and concludes around 10:30 p.m. Anything goes, including poetry, comedy, music, and interpretive dance.
County artist Adam Wayneand a crew of his friends are taking over the American Legionon Fridayfrom 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can check out Wayne's tunes at reverbnation.com/adamwayne , including the video for his single, " Down Every Road There's a Rodeo."
Blackouthits the North Star Barat 8 p.m. Fridaywith a songbook containing cuts like "Shine" by Collective Soul, "Killing In the Name Of" by Rage Against the Machine, "Say It Ain't So" by Weezer, and "Drive" by Incubus. For a full list, head over to blackoutbandrocks.com .
Kathy'sgives you two for one on Fridaynight, with an upstairs Last Friday EDMparty featuring a trio of DJs. Inztramental, Karma, and Nexusstart spinning at 9 p.m., while downstairs, the Listingsplay some bluesy Americana. The band lists acts like John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, and the Lumineers among their influences. Check them out at facebook.com/thelistingsrochestermn .
On Saturday, Minneapolis-based "jazzgrass" band the Galactic Cowboy Orchestr a hits the Rochester Civic Theatre at 7 p.m. They've been compared to acts like Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, King Crimson, and Dixie Dregs. Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $22 at the door.
Acoustic pop cover band The Deep Endcomes to Kathy's Pub on Saturdaynight starting at 10. Their acoustified versions of jams like Pharrell's "Happy" and Drake's "Hold On" have been garnering new fans with each show lately, so show up expecting to be smitten. For an idea of what to expect, point your browser to thedeepend.band .
On Sunday, the D'Sievers host a jazz open mic at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Bring an instrument or some warmed-up vocal chords and get ready to jam. Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Finally, local grunge band Second Storyis gearing up for the release of a new EP on March 12. They shot a music video for one of the yet-to-be-released cuts on Saturday night, you can check out some behind the scenes shots .
• Amanda Gracecomes through the Blooming Grounds Coffee Housein Winona on Fridaynight from 7 until 9.
• The D'Sievershit Kinney Creek's taproomon Fridaynight starting at 7.
• Joel Ward's Theraputic Thursdaysare still going strong at Forager Breweryevery Mondaynight starting at 8, and on Tuesdaynight, Thomas & The Rainplay from 8 until 11.
• Fernando Ufretgets his pop and rock on at the Canadian Honkeron Fridayand Saturdaynights starting at 7:30.
• Rhinohits the North Star Baron Saturdaynight starting at 8.
• Christ United Methodist Churchplays host to a latin jazz session on Saturdaynight starting at 7:30.