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Once again, it’s a rockin’ weekend in St. Paul. If you’re not heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, head to the Turf Club and Amsterdam Bar & Hall and read on for my top picks.
1. LaLiberte at Turf Club
I was lucky enough to be witness to the first LaLiberte show last December during the Doomtree Blowout Week at 7th Street Entry. Curated as part of Doomtree member Cecil Otter’s night, LaLiberte featured a mesmerizing performance by former Lookbook/Votel vocalist Maggie Morrison, her haunting yet definitive vocals backed by rhythmic production work of Otter and bass from Votel’s Ben Clark. The trio will make their first announced show tonight at the Turf Club; to get a taste, check out their hypnotic debut track “Kelis” on their Bandcamp page. Another girl-fronted group, noisy synthpop duo Wiping Out Thousands, opens, along with Baskuetto, an electronic improvisational collective headed up by Clark and Votel’s Mark McGee. (9 p.m., Friday, $6, 21+, Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St. Paul, www.turfclub.net)
2. Red Daughters Album Release at Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Proto desert rock band Red Daughters have a South/West-tinged sound that would seem more at home in a city like Nashville or Big Sur than the Twin Cities. But despite their Midwest roots, the band seem as authentic as any, thanks to their can’t-mess-with-it solid live show and irony-free enthusiasm to play good ol’ rock jams. They’re celebrating the release of their full-length self-titled album (which merges two previously released EPs) with a solid lineup of openings including Phantom Tails, the Goondas, and Buildings. (9 p.m., Friday, free, 21+, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, www.amsterdambarandhall.com)
3. Mark Sultan at Turf Club
You may not know the name of garage-rock icon Mark Sultan off the bat, but you might nod your head in recognition upon hearing some of the influential outfits he’s played with (King Khan, Almighty Defenders, Les Sexareenos). With his solo work, he acts as something of a one-man band, playing guitar and drums with a slew of pedals for a sound that seems straight out of the ’60s. Opening are the always-electrifying Japanese punk two-piece Birthday Suits, along with FM Wired, a new project featuring members of the late-great Soviettes and Gay Witch Abortion. (9 p.m., Saturday, $8-10, 21+, Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St. Paul, www.turfclub.net)