The weekend starts off on a black note, courtesy of Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, which on Friday will host Terry Lee Goffee’s “Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash” at the Zumbrota State Theatre.
Goffee, a seasoned guitarist and singer, has been donning the Man in Black’s persona and ripping through his storied catalog of country classics for a while now, and his shows are said to be eerily close to watching Cash himself, as Goffee channels the country legend in sound, appearance, and movement.
The show begins at 8 p.m., but is preceded by an artist reception at 6:30 p.m., where there will be refreshments and plenty of art to see.
Tickets range from $24 to $28 and can be purchased at the Crossings at Carnegie website, crossingsatcarnegie.com/html/concerts.html. For more about Goffee, head over to his website, terryleegoffee.com.
On Saturday night, Kathy’s Pub gets an influx of rock, jazz, soul, and folk courtesy of Dan DiMonte and the Bad Assets.
DiMonte is a Chicago native who now leads his band from down in Iowa City, Iowa. The six-piece band features everything from trumpets to keyboards, which gives the band leeway to explore a host of different soundscapes.
The band’s latest record, “The Runner, The Ends, The Space Between,” is available to stream in full on their Bandcamp page, dandimonte.bandcamp.com. Its opening track, “She Leaves,” demonstrates the group’s sonic range; it begins with DiMonte accompanied by an acoustic guitar, then, after two minutes, crescendos into a mash of electric guitars, percussion, and horns. It’s a sound that should appeal to fans of Bob Marley, Carol King, the Dave Matthews Band, and Bruce Springsteen.
If you need more convincing, the guitarist, Dan Padley, is a Rochester native. For more about the group, point your browser toward their Facebook page, facebook.com/DDandtheBA.
Elsewhere on Saturday night, impossible-to-Google Rochester band The Listings will play a set at the North Star Bar, beginning around 9 p.m.
The trio (Evan Spee on guitar, harmonica, and vocals, Jeremy Johanson on bass guitar and vocals, and Cole Cameron on drums and vocals) plays a melange of rock, blues, folk, and country music. Their sets consist of high-energy original compositions balanced against well-loved cover selections from throughout our nation’s musical history.
The Listings claim acts like John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Lumineers, and Dawes as influences, so expect to hear at least a few tunes you’re familiar with. For more about the band, check out their Facebook page, facebook.com/thelistingsrochestermn.
Other acts worth catching this weekend:
• The D’Sievers lend a touch of elegance to the Doggery on Thursday night.
• The Wicked Moose hosts Push & Turn frontman Sothea Lam for a solo set on their acoustic stage on Friday night.
• Annie Mack lays down some true-school blues at Thyme Restaurant on Friday night starting at 6 p.m.
• Dianna Parks brings her pop-country stylings to the Canadian Honker on Saturday from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.