Sounds Like Home

| November 5, 2013 - 6:10 PM

SOUNDS LIKE HOME

8 p.m. • Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Av. NE., Mpls • $35

People Serving People marks 30 years of battling homelessness in the Twin Cities with Sounds Like Home, a benefit concert that mixes live music, craft cocktails and culinary creations. Emceed by Toki Wright, the evening will include performances by power popsters the Melismatics, soul singer Alison Scott, rapper MaLLy, hip-hop duo Villa Rosa and DJ Espada. "Next Food Network Star" contestant Nipa Bhatt will provide complimentary bites, while the North Star Bartenders Guild will be whipping up libations at a cash bar. JAHNA PELOQUIN

BIRTHDAY SUITS

10 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $8

Twin Cities fans have come to expect fleeting, but never disappointing , fusillades from thesr local punk vets. On Friday the batter-and-crash couple, Hideo Takahashi and Matthew Kazama, unseath their latest 7-inch out on Asian Man Records; it's an audio skirmish bottled in three airtight songs. The show also serves as a release party fgor a photography book from onetime Minneapolis picture-snapper Hiro Tanaka, which compiles tour/concert photos collected over the years. Pink Mink, Teenage Moods, Jim and the French Vanilla and DJ Paddy Costello also perform. MICHAEL RIETMULDER

Gary Burger

9:30 p.m. • Lee's Liquor Lounge • $10

One of the more memorable gigs of 2012 was way back in early January, when fans lined up SXSW-style outside the 331 Club to catch the supposedly obscure Minnesota music legend Gary Burger of G.I.-issue '60s garage-rock band the Monks. "Maybe next time they'll book a bigger venue," Burger joked at the end of the electrifying gig. That's exactly what KFAI-FM's "Freewheelin'" host Jackson Buck has done. With the Spectors once again for his backers, Burger will perform at Lee's with punkabilly darlings L'Assassins opening.CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

TRAGICALLY HIP

9 p.m. • Mill City Nights • 18-plus • $30-$33

If you're bemoaning the lack of a local Pearl Jam gig over the past half-decade, try the Canadian alternative: the Tragically Hip. Seriously. These guys have a similar sound and DNA, and they're as famous in their native country as their Seattle counterparts. After a couple of dud albums, the quintet makes a return to form in the hard-hitting "Now for Plan A." Sample such tracks as "The Lookahead" and "Take Forever" to hear how much the Hip is still alive, or revisit such recently reissued albums as "Road Apples" and "Fully Completely" to see why they're so revered Up North. C.R.

OS MUTANTES

8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $20-$25

Os Mutantes return, fresh off their appearance in Rolling Stone's list of the 10 greatest Latin Rock albums of all time, with their wild 1968 eponymous masterpiece. The Tropicalia-flavored Brazilian garage-rock band has gone through many transformations, but never lost that record's psychedelic coating. After developing a cultish fan base that included David Byrne and Kurt Cobain during an extended hiatus in the '80s and '90s, co-founding singer/guitarist Sérgio Dias Baptista rebirthed the band in 2006 and has made a handful of charmingly exotic new albums. Writer opens.C.R

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