Don Harvey brings his acoustic guitar, mini harmonica, and signature whistle to the Redwood Room on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 until midnight. As part of the Ultrasonic Duo with Greg Grokowsky, Harvey plays Dick Dale-style surf rock, but his solo sets flit between jazz, folk, reggae, blues, and a few other genres. You can learn more at his website, dondharvey.com.
Cover band Grind hits the North Star Bar on Friday night starting around 8 with their blend of dance-rock, pop, and cover songs lifted from 93X’s rotation. Currently in the middle of celebrating their 10th year as a band, they should be set to rip it up proper. Their website, grindmn.com, features a list of their songs — a few noteworthy cuts include P.O.D.’s “Boom,” Limp Bizkit’s version of “Faith,” and Korn’s indisputable classic, “Freak on a Leash.”
Over at Kathy’s on Friday, Americana band the Pine Travelers hit the stage around 10 p.m. with traditional blues, folk, and outlaw country sounds augmented by funk leanings. The extra ounce of bounce should give the dance floor a chance to thrive — you can check out the band’s style at reverbnation.com/pinetravelers.
If the funky bluegrass vibes from Friday night didn’t get all the motion out of your limbs, look no further than the North Star Bar on Saturday night, where 4 on the Floor play starting around 8. The Minneapolis band puts an emphasis on energetic performances and has a catalog of original music that explores the best aspects of rock music. Their latest album, “All In,” takes on post-pop-punk and blues influences. It’s available for streaming at the band’s Soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/the4onthefloor/sets/all-in.
Wanamingo-based country band Lost Highway heads back to the Wicked Moose on Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Fresh off the release of their latest album, “This Feels Good,” the band plays spirited country music. They have honed their chops opening for acts like Hank Williams Jr. and Clay Walker, so expect a pro-level set. Tickets to the show are $10 and the doors open at 8 p.m. For more about the band, and to hear a few of their tunes ahead of time, check out their website, losthighwaymn.com.
As far as music coming up for the workweek, Push & Turn still has two Tuesday evening acoustic sets left at the Taphouse, and Andy Rein’s acoustic folk is scheduled for both Monday and Tuesday evening from 7 until midnight at the Redwood Room.
• Cover band In the Fields plays Boomer’s Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday night with a songbook full of tunes by Journey, Lady Gaga, and Johnny Cash.
• Root River Jam plays Kinney Creek Brewery on Saturday from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
• Local crew Betsy & the Mongrels hit Kathy’s Pub on Saturday starting at 10 p.m.
• Minneapolis dance band Shelby’s Voyage plays Boomer’s Lounge from 8 until midnight on Saturday night.