Memory Lanes Block Party

Updated 5/29/2013

Summer's first block-party blowout bowls into Memory Lanes Saturday and Sunday.

L'Assassins photographed at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis.

Memory Lanes Block Party

3-10 p.m. Sat.; 4-10 p.m. Sun. • Memory Lanes • all ages • free

The first big street bash of its kind each year, the Memory Lanes Block Party also stands out for its clever lineups. Saturday offers an eclectic mishmash of live/experimental hip-hop by Crunchy Kids and Sean Anonymous with Dreamcrusher, reverb-soaked garage rock from the Sex Rays and Teenage Moods, soul-rockers Black Diet, female choral-rock ensemble Southside Desire and more. Sunday has a female-driven roster with sweet folk-rockers Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Southern boogie greats Davina & the Vagabonds, punkabilly leather queens L’Assassins, new Latin stalwarts Malamanya and more. The merrymaking continues indoors until bar close. Chris Riemenschneider

Antibody Wanna Dance: The Erik Hess Benefit

9 p.m. • Turf Club • $10 suggested donation

Photographer Erik Hess has an eye for snapping top-notch photos at Twin Cities concerts. That’s a good thing. He also has a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder called CVID. That’s a bad thing. To help Hess get back to shutter buggin’ and away from medical bill worryin’, his friends have organized a locally star-studded auction/benefit concert. Running from 7-9 p.m., the silent auction boasts items donated by artists, musicians and photographers; there’s also a raffle. Then come the healing tunes of manic piano man Mark Mallman, electro-pop singer Aby Wolf, spazzy rockers the Goondas and several others. Organizers also promise “super secret special guests.” Jay Boller 

New Found Glory

6:30 p.m. • First Avenue • all ages • $18-$20

It’s no “Dookie,” but to die-hard fans of Florida pop-punkers New Found Glory, the 2002 album “Sticks and Stones” might rank as a desert island disc. Songs like “My Friends Over You” and “Head On Collision” helped turn them into Warped Tour headliners. They’re playing the record in its entirety and other favorites on tour with Cartel and Living With Lions. Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Pierre opens with his other band, Farewell Continental. C.R.