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Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum are part of the Skyline Music Fest Saturday at Target Field.

JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com,

Pop/rock spotlight: LP Tour with Soul Asylum

  • July 20, 2013 - 3:08 PM

SKYLINE MUSIC FEST/LP TOUR

Friday: It might not be the best season to hear “Runaway Train” echoing through the Twins’ ballpark, but it’s about time the team hosted a rock concert at its heretofore Kenny Chesney-monopolized stadium. The show is doubling as a promo event for the Pohlad-owned K-TWIN 96.3 FM, which mostly spins Gen X-era rock hits between games and found a perfect target in the LP Tour. Soul Asylum, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Matthew Sweet are all performing their best-known ’90s albums in their entirety for the outing. The hometown headliners earned strong marks playing “Grave Dancers Union” this spring despite the departure of co-founder Dan Murphy. Twang-rock darlings the Gear Daddies were tacked onto the LP lineup locally for extra Minnesota flavor. The stage will be set up down the third baseline in front of the seats. (5 p.m. Fri., Target Field, Mpls., $25-$39, twinsbaseball.com.)

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

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