Dre Day

Updated 2/21/2013

Monday: 11th annual Dre Day goes down at Triple Rock.


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Dre Day

10 p.m. • Triple Rock • $12-$15

With the 11th annual Dre Day party, organizers are again paying homage to the 40-ounce-sippin’, beeper-brandishing Dr. Dre on his birthday. It’s likely been years since the legendary West Coast rapper/producer has had a drop of Olde English or fielded pages from fly honeys, but on Dre Day he’s forever in ’93. The Oh Geez, featuring members of Dream Crusher and Culture Cry Wolf, will perform a live-band set of classic Dre cuts with special guests. Fresh off last weekend’s fifth anniversary blowout, Get Cryphy DJs Plain Ole Bill and Jimmy 2 Times also perform. Michael Rietmulder

Charlie Mars

7 p.m. • Dakota Jazz Club • $20

Mars wants his music to breathe, leaving his arrangements sparsely populated and letting the warmth of his voice fill in the gaps. The Mississippi-based singer/songwriter has attempted to carve his own place in a landscape rife with scruffy, guitar-toting hunks by merging jazzy sensibilities with country and blues. That equation was enough to propel Mars out of a professional impasse in 2009 when he released “Like a Bird, Like a Plane,” which he followed up with 2012’s well-received “Blackberry Light.” Spencer Doar

The Residents

7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $22-$25

For decades, these sinister art-rockers concealed their identities behind top-hatted eyeball helmets and other peculiar masks. But it turns out they’re just a couple guys not-so-ominously named Randy, Chuck and Bob (or so they want us to believe?). More whacked out than Tom Waits, the San Francisco experimentalists blend off-kilter rock instrumentation with chirpy electronics, creating an aesthetic as eerily disorienting as the tunnel scene in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” In December, the now-trio released a $100,000 box set in a 28-cubic-foot fridge (beat that, Wayne Coyne!) ahead of this 40th anniversary tour. M.R.