The average year on IDs checked at the door at First Avenue this weekend will likely be around 1968, but the rowdiness level will still be well above average.

Just by coincidence, two of the scene’s most fanatically followed bands of the late ’80s, the Gear Daddies and Tina & the B-Sides, are returning to the club on back-to-back nights. The Daddies booked their first show in almost 19 years there last May to mark the 25th anniversary of “Billy’s Live Bait,” then they added two more due to demand. This time, Martin Zellar’s homespun country-rock quartet is sticking to two shows spread over two Friday nights (9 p.m., $25). Next weekend’s is already sold out.

Tina Schlieske’s soulful rock troupe finally returned to First Ave in May 2014 to celebrate the release of their first album in 15 years, “Barricade.” Look for some of those songs alongside requests the band has been taking via Facebook for its show Saturday (9 p.m., $20). Chastity Brown opens fresh off her tour with Ani DiFranco. …

Vintage country/folk picker Jack Klatt holed up at the Ark Center in Viroqua, Wis., last winter — housed in a century-old church — to record his playful second album, “Shadows in the Sunset,” which he’s celebrating Saturday at Icehouse (9:30 p.m., $8-$10). Produced by Tom Herbers, the record maintains Klatt’s scrappy charm but spruces up his sound with tasty fiddle and lap-steel filling and an overall warmth no doubt helped by the setting. …

Duluth’s 18th annual Homegrown Festival is in full swing this weekend in venues across downtown, with performers including Actual Wolf, Fever Dream, Black-Eyed Snakes, the Lowland Lakers, Portage and NPR’s “Tiny Desk” contest winner Gaelynn Lea. Details at DuluthHomegrown.org. … Whether or not you take part in the 100-mile bike ride, you can enjoy the Fulton Gran Fondo block party outside Fulton Brewery’s plant in northeast Minneapolis, 2540 NE. 2nd St., on Saturday, 2-9 p.m., with free music by Sam Cassidy, Nooky Jones, Holidae, Al Church and Fort Wilson Riot. …

In the latest installment of “Where Is Chan Poling Now?,” the Suburbs bandleader wrote the music for the new musical “Night at Olympus,” which opens this weekend at Illusion Theater. … Both Lizzo and Har Mar Superstar issued fun new videos worth YouTube-checking this week, the former for her song “Good as Hell” from the “Barbershop 3” soundtrack and the latter a dance-off clip for “It’s Only Dancing (Sex)” filmed at Grumpy’s Northeast. …

The Lyn-Lake Street Festival will return in full force June 5 in the parking lot behind the Jungle Theater with a lineup featuring Brother Ali, Sean Anonymous, Gramma’s Boyfriend, Birthday Suits and more. … Go 96.3 FM has downsized its Go Fest from Target Field to a July 30 show inside First Ave with Miike Snow, Robert DeLong and Jr Jr., but it turned the event into a two-nighter with its sister hip-hop station Go 95.3, which will announce its July 29 lineup soon. …

Seedy Underbelly studio owner John Kuker, who helped revive the legendary Pachyderm Studio before his sudden death last year, will be honored with a tribute show May 13 at the Turf Club with Gay Witch Abortion, Flora, Buildings and Jan. … Looks as if the next round of local Prince tributes will be around his birthday (June 7), including a June 3 tribute at the Parkway Theater by his former NPG bandmates Tommy Barbarella, Sonny Thompson and Michael Bland and another dance party at First Ave on June 4 with Transmission’s Jake Rudh. Both events sold out right away, though, leaving room for plenty more.

 

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