Jay Boller of City Pages:

1 Camp Cope, “How to Socialise & Make Friends.” This Aussie trio’s album is a snarling, melodious depth charge of feminist punk.

 

2 Drag City gets streaming. As of April 1, this celebrated 28-year-old Chicago indie-rock label finally started streaming music from Silver Jews, Ty Segall and others.

 

3 Margo Price. She is the most badass lady in contemporary country. Check out “Pay Gap” on her “All American Made” album. Go see her at First Avenue on Saturday.

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Jon Bream of the Star Tribune:

1 Dan Auerbach, the Palace. What glorious guitars from Auerbach and ex-Minnesotan Russ Pahl. What a tremendous band. What a vocal force in Robert Finley.

 

2 “Kinky Boots,” Ordway. Nifty choreography and Cyndi Lauper’s rockin’ if unmemorable songs make for an entertaining if slight show.

 

3 Shemekia Copeland and Carolyn Wonderland, the Dakota. What a potent doubleheader from these two standout blueswomen.