Twin Cities concert calendar: July 10-16

JAY BOLLER | Updated 7/9/2014

Basilica Block Party, Imagine Dragons & Atmosphere, Bastille Day Block Party, Flaming Lips & more!

The Flaming Lips in 2011 at Roy Wilkins.
David Brewster

Thursday - July 10

The Budos Band

9 p.m. • Fine Line • 18-plus • $15-$30

It’s been a fairly quiet couple of years for this Staten Island psych-funk troupe. Four years have passed since the release of the Charles Bradley collaborators’ last ’70s-steeped album and three years since their Afrobeat-inspired grooves rocked a full First Ave crowd with the soul reviver’s support. A new album is apparently in the works and while a release date’s up in the air, the nine-ish-piece, which shares members with Menahan Street Band, is reportedly strutting some new tunes on the road this year. With Electric Citizen. Michael Rietmulder

 

Cozy

9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $8

Yes, Bonkers Waddington, Baz Bosworthy, Gordie Leatherby and Fabian Blockbuster have done it again. And to demystify the previous sentence, that means the four alias-ed men of local band Cozy have finished their LP “Button by Button,” which is set to drop on Chicago-based label Hozac Records. Tackling hefty subjects such as girls, females, denim and women through a lens of candied pop-punk, “Button by Button” is the quartet’s first proper LP and is being celebrated at tonight’s release party. Garage-minded rockers France Camp and Frankie Teardrop open. Sally Hedberg

 

Friday - July 11

Basilica Block Party

5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • Basilica of St. Mary, 1600 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • $60 per day; $100 two-day pass

It’s been 235 bands, countless kegs of beer and $5.2 million raised for the restoration of the Basilica of St. Mary. This weekend’s 20th annual Basilica Block Party will feature 21 acts on three stages over two days. Friday’s big attractions are those L.A. neo-hippies Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; reggae-tinged, hip-hop-loving, yoga-practicing, “Say Hey (I Love You)” hitmaker Michael Franti & Spearhead; Delta Rae, the Fleetwood Mac of Americana; Minneapolis-beloved popster Eric Hutchinson; Las Vegas pop-rockers Panic! at the Disco and Twin Cities soul-rockers Black Diet. Saturday’s lineup features Basilica veterans and enduring “Hey, Soul Sister” hitmakers Train; the intriguing duo of earthy soulman Ben Harper and blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite; Twin Cities soul songbird Caroline Smith; smart singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson; Nashville rockers the Wild Feathers; and Twin Cities twangers Frankie Lee and violin-playing Jillian Rae. Jon Bream

 

Cause closing party

10 p.m. Fri. & 9 p.m. Sat. • Cause • $5-$10

What was supposed to be the fifth anniversary weekend celebration for one of the local music scene’s best incubator-like venues has instead turned into Cause’s closing party because the Lyn-Lake club lost its lease. Neighborhood mainstays BNLX headline Friday with Prissy Clerks offshoot Whatever Forever, Deleter and International Karate. Saturday’s finale will be a roaring blowout with Enemy Planes, Gay Witch Abortion, Buildings, Ex-Nuns and more.Chris Riemenschneider

 

Glass Animals

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $12-$14

Sounding a touch like a trip-hoppy/non-annoying Alt-J, this off-kilter electro-pop quartet caught Paul Epworth’s ear back in 2012 with its cerebral “Leaflings” EP. The band of high school buds became one of the first acts inked to the British super-producer’s Wolf Tone imprint and released its debut album, “Zaba,” last month. Leading man David Bayley’s quirky pop sensibilities and silky R&B croon shine atop warbled, futuristic beats and slow-building progressions. With Tiny Deaths and Maids. Michael Rietmulder

 

Saturday - July 12