The Avett Brothers

Updated 6/26/2013

SATURDAY: Avetts throw a mini-fest in Somerset, Wis. Plus: Atmosphere/TBT, Sublime and Tom Petty.

The Avett Brothers
Photo courtesy New Frontier Touring

The Avett Brothers

4:30 p.m. • Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, Wis. • $30-$87

They’re not Mumford & Sons or the Dave Matthews Band, but the Avett Brothers fall somewhere in between musically, and are a big enough fixture on the outdoor summer concert circuit to have a mini-fest built around them. North Carolina’s rootsy balladeers and bluegrassy rockers are playing summer gigs leading up to a fall release of the follow-up to last year’s Grammy-nominated album “The Carpenter,” this one also produced by Rick Rubin. They’ll be performing with Seattle singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, whose rabid Twin Cities fan base rivals the Avetts’, plus fun-bopping Philly hippie-rockers Dr. Dog, whose “Be the Void” was the catchiest rock album of 2012. Wheeler Brothers open. Chris Riemenschneider

Atmosphere and Trampled by Turtles

6 p.m. • Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth • $25-$30

They’ve enjoyed the same multiple-night runs at First Ave and played many a festival around the country, but modern-day Minnesota music giants Atmosphere and Trampled by Turtles have never co-headlined a show, as they’re doing in the latter band’s hometown. Of course, that’s because one is a hip-hop act and the other is a bluegrassy string quintet, a point underlined by the cheeky concert poster featuring a turntable inlaid in a banjo. Still, it somehow makes perfect sense, especially since it’s happening at a perfectly Minnesotan location. Southwire and Moon & Pollution open. C.R.

Stereo Confession

5 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • all ages • $5

He launched a well-read music blog at age 12, and now founder Max Timander truly is rocking at 16. The Minneapolis teen leads a promising new trio called Stereo Confession. After opening for Brooklyn buzz-band Parquet Courts last week, the baby-faced pop-punkers are dropping their six-song debut EP, “First Communion,” recorded by Ed Ackerson with echoes of Ted Leo and Green Day. Alpha Consumer and Word Party open C.R.


8 p.m. • Myth • 18-plus • $39

One of two ’90s bands coming to town despite the fact that their original singers died of heroin (see also: Alice in Chains, July 9 at Roy Wilkins), Sublime With Rome is down to one surviving member of the ska-poppy, “What I Got” hitmaking band Sublime, following the departure of drummer Bud Gaugh. Bassist Eric Wilson is carrying on with singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez and ubiquitous replacement drummer Josh Freese, of Guns N’ Roses and a dozen other well-known bands. They were a fan favorite at last year’s River’s Edge Festival on St. Paul’s Harriet Island. John Wayne & the Pain and Iration open. C.R.

Rogue Wave

9 p.m. • Fine Line • 18-plus • $16-$18

The last two years Zach Rogue has done his best to make us forget the shimmery pop traipsing that derailed Rogue Wave’s 2010 album, “Permalight.” That summer the indie-folk frontman absconded to Indiana and returned on sturdier footing with his agreeable Release the Sunbird project the following year. The songwriter has since hopped back to his mainstay with drummer Patrick Spurgeon and newer sidemen. The Oakland outfit is touring on June’s “Nightingale Floors,” a return-to-form record that features Peter Pisano of Peter Wolf Crier on guitar. Towing a fetchingly expansive new album, dreamy NYC quintet Caveman opens. Michael Rietmulder

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

7:30 p.m. • Target Center • $25-$99.50

Not exactly one to reinvent himself, Rock Hall of Famer Tom Petty has been re-examining his repertoire on tour this year. He recently did a run of theater shows, punctuated with deep album cuts and a night of refunds in Los Angeles after a fire marshal cut the show short for being overcrowded. Now Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have launched the arena leg of their tour, still featuring some less visible tunes, including “Tweeter and the Monkey Man” from Petty’s Traveling Wilburys days. The Smithereens open.Jon Bream