From a couple album releases to a 20-year reunion show, here are four awesome shows and events to check out this weekend!

FRIDAY: Carroll Album Release @ Triple Rock Social Club

(credit: Carroll/Facebook)

(credit: Carroll/Facebook)

The Minneapolis-based indie rockers, Carroll (named after St. Paul’s Carroll Avenue), recently caught a major break when their demos ended up in the hands of renowned producer, Jon Low. They then flew to Philly where they completed their self-titled debut album in just 18 days!

Now, they’re releasing their album unto the world at the Triple Rock Friday. Special guests include Night Moves and Strange Relations.

Tickets are $8 to $10. Doors open at 9 p.m. 18-plus.

FRIDAY: The Glenrustles Reunion Show @ Turf Club

Described as a “great Drunken rock and roll band” of the late-80s and 90s, The Glenrustles are bringing it all back to St. Paul –20 years after the release of their first full-length album.

Other performers include Baby Grant Johnson and Jim Crego and The North Electric.

Doors at 8 p.m. and music at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Fontanelles CD Release @ ICEHOUSE

(credit: Alex Zoltai)

(credit: Alex Zoltai)

The Fontanelles — an alt-country/rock & roll group with members hailing from Duluth, Northfield and Minneapolis – are releasing their debut album, “Strangers Please Take Care”, this Saturday.

Other acts include Flasher and Woodblind.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and music begins at 11 p.m.

SUNDAY: Driftwood Char Bar’s Open Streets Block Party

(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)

The Driftwood Char Bar is shutting Nicollet Avenue down (well, part of it, 4415 Nicollet) and throwing a stage right in the darn street in front of the bar!

There, you can enjoy five bands, food, beer and wine. You can watch the bands for free, but the other stuff you gotta pay for, of course.

The performances, which start at noon, include One Hit Wonder Band, James Loney and Lolo’s Ghost, Mayfield, Audra & The New Black and the Rudegirls/Clash Tribute Band. At 5 p.m., music moves inside with Frogleg/Joe Dunn & Demitri Rallis. Then Bog Doctors and Shotgun Ragtime Band top off the night!

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