Picks This Week: Priest, Quality Control, Mothers and more 


Manic Focus
Electronic producer John McCarten brings his wired swirl of hip-hop, funk and soul from the Twin Cities to the City Beautiful.
9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Social, $10-$15

Formerly known as X Priest X, the dreamy duo Priest wafted their self-titled debut out in 2015, a dance-y drop that makes you sway and swoon like an '80s heartthrob.
8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Social, $8

Bithlo Rising Does Motörhead
R.I.P., Lemmy.
9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Will's Pub, $5

Quality Control
Celebrate Quality Control's anniversary with a slew of area bad-asses including E-Turn, Mehsi Music, and Andrew Ramos and Rubox.
10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Matthew's Tavern, free

Dave LaRue Trio
Go feel feelings when the masterful Dave LaRue (who guided greats like Joe Satriani and Ace Frehley) brings his band to town to propel his daunting bass guitar prowess in the realm of jazz fusion.
8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Will's Pub, $7

The Punknecks
The ever-intense clash of rockabilly and punk that is the Punknecks forms a Hank-tinged riot every time this duo stomps to town.
9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Will's Pub, $7

We join Stereogum in endorsing Mothers as a "Band to Watch," with a debut LP due out in 2016 that features Kristine Lepscher's hypnotic wavering vocals, which have intriguing range, pretty and distinct like Angel Olsen's but with a defining soulful twang.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Will's Pub, $6-$8



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