By Cole Premo

From two release shows from up-and-coming artists to a couple concerts that each benefit creative children, here are the four shows to see this weekend!


(credit: Private Interests via Facebook)

(credit: Private Interests via Facebook)

FRIDAY: Private Interests EP Release @ Eagles Club #34

Minneapolis-based power-rock-pop group Private Interests is celebrating the release of its debut EP this Friday! The quartet will be releasing the EP on cassette and digitally from Forged Artifacts Records.

Star Child, What Tyrants, and Distant Husband are sharing the bill, too.

9 p.m. doors | 21+ show | $5 tickets


(credit: More.Is.More via Facebook)

(credit: Antonio Perez-Cajina via Facebook)

SATURDAY: CD Release @ Icehouse, Mpls.

The new album for, entitled “AUX”, is coming out and the Icehouse is a great place to do exactly that.

The bands self-evident and Cinemechanica also join the bill.

10:30 p.m. doors | 21+ show | $6 in advance & $8 at door



SUNDAY: Art & Music Benefit @ Bedlam Lowertown, St. Paul

Treat yourself to a concert – and help out creative kids in Minnesota!

The Art & Music Benefit at Bedlam Lowertown will benefit Free Arts Minnesota, which is a nonprofit organization that “provides youth in challenging circumstances a safe place for expression and self discovery.”

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will be donated!

The music lineup includes Seed and Funk and the Beatles.

3 p.m. doors | $10 cover | Full kitchen & bar open


SUNDAY: Sheila E Benefit @ Orchestra Hall, Mpls.

To wrap up the weekend, Sheila E — Prince’s former fiancé and longtime music collaborator – is celebrating the late musician’s humanitarianism with a benefit concert at Orchestra Hall.

The show, called the Purple Philanthropy Sheila E. Benefit Concert, will “support organizations that make space for youth to create and innovate musically, artistically and athletically.”

Sheila E is expected to play her hits and some of Prince’s hits too.

All proceeds will go to the Purple Philanthropy fund administered by Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project.

7:30 p.m. doors | Tickets $43.50 – $153.50