Stress of Her Regard

9 p.m. • Kitty Cat Klub • $5

For reasons that have nothing to do with a new buzz band out of San Diego named Idlehands — let’s be clear which one was first and better — the sibling team that previously anchored the Minneapolis fuzz-rock band Idle Hands, Ciaran and Criostoir Daly, have started a new band with a more distinguishable moniker, the Stress of Her Regard. The Irish brothers behind the local hit “Socialite Death Squad” don’t try too hard to reinvent themselves on the trio’s debut EP, “Sport Marriage,” which boasts poppy Brit-rock echoes of Pulp and the Jesus & Mary Chain. The latter band’s associate Dave Trumfio actually produced one of the tracks, as did local go-to guys Ed Ackerson and BJ Burton. Their release party has a similarly name-brand lineup, with Two Harbors, Phantom Tails and Red Daughters. Chris Riemenschneider

 

KFAI Benefit Show

8 p.m. • Turf Club • $10-$12

One of the Twin Cities’ smaller public radio stations is bringing a killer lineup of vintage Minnesota rockers to the Turf Club simply to try to make it through another year. The show is in reaction to the financial woes at the worldly community station (90.3 or 106.7 FM), which include a $100,000 deficit (see Crawl, page 6). Leave it to a bunch of badass old-time rock ’n’ rollers to step up first in what will reportedly be an ongoing series of benefit concerts. This first fundraiser will feature the first performance in a few years by Michael Yonkers, the physically ailing 1960s psychedelic guitar hero whose cult fame grew through reissues on Sub Pop. It’ll also offer a rare-of-late showing by the X-Boys, the all-star garage-rock covers band featuring members of the Suburbs and Suicide Commandos. The Flamin’ Ohs and Mofos still gig semi-regularly. C.R.

 

Elliott Brood

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10-$12

Following its “Days Into Years” LP, this Canadian alt-country trio returned with its fourth studio album, “Work and Love,” last fall. The record named after a Constantines tune has already been nominated for a Juno roots album of the year award — a prize “Days Into Years” nabbed in 2011. The twangy toe-tappers decamped to Tragically Hip’s Bathhouse studio with an outside producer for the first time to record its most autobiographical songs to date, which draw upon heartache, impending fatherhood and nostalgic looks at their youth. With Crow Moses. Michael Rietmulder

 

Battle of the Jug Bands

1:30-8 p.m. Sat., Nomad, $5 • 2-10 p.m. Sun., Cabooze, $5

What kind of event starts with Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death, and ends roughly 32 hours later with Goatmeal? The 33rd annual Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands, of course, that well-oiled party that takes place at two fabled West Bank bars over the course of two days. It features a whopping 42 ensembles, including Jugg Reinhold & the Rough Tuggie String Band, Woodtick Armageddon and Sasquatch Wristwatch — who said all the good band names were already taken? Don’t miss the always-cool Boo Bradley from Madison, Wis. (6:20 p.m. Sun.), and let’s all share a toast to the late Tim “Dr. Dog” Bradach, a decades-long participant and mean rub board player. Tom Surowicz