By Cole Premo


From a group of Iron Range musicians making a trip down to the cities to an EP release at the 7th Street Entry, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

FRIDAY: American Scarecrows @ Turf Club, St. Paul

(credit: Aaron Shekey)

(credit: Aaron Shekey)

Minneapolis-based rock/folk/country hybrid American Scarecrows is celebrating its five years as a band at the Turf Club this Friday.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Other performers include Edward David Anderson and Trapper Schoepp.

FRIDAY: Perfume Monster EP Release Show @ 7th Street Entry, Mpls.

(credit: Perfume Monster/Facebook)

(credit: Perfume Monster/Facebook)

Dream R&B group Perfume Monster wants to douse you with its sweet sounds this Friday. Just let it happen.

It’s an 18-plus show that starts at 8 p.m. Other artists include C. Kostra, Garrison Grouse and Palmspsalm.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY: “Iron Range Invasion” In Duluth & Mpls.

Iron Range Invasion

A bunch of Iron Range musicians are making the long and perilous trip down to the cities and stopping in Duluth on the way!

The artists include The Christopher David Hanson Band, The Slamming Doors, Paul Metsa & Sonny Earl, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.

On Friday, they play at The Rex in Duluth ($5) and on Saturday they play the Cabooze ($10). Doors open at 8:30 p.m. both nights.

SUNDAY: The Broke Down Dollys @ Icehouse, Mpls.

(credit: Lynn Richter)

(credit: Lynn Richter)

Top off the weekend with some brunch and the sounds of lovely harmonies from The Broke Down Dollys! The group features Joanna Jahn, Kari Shaw and Megan Shaw, who harmonize to the music of EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and many more country artists.

Also, no cover! Music starts around 11 a.m.

Local Music Tap is a blog aimed at promoting Minnesota-based musicians, bands, shows and events. If you have music blog ideas, please email cepremo@wcco.com or leave a comment below. Also, follow Cole on

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