There's three shows of note tonight - the big one is Sweden's Soilwork at Station 4 in St. Paul (I reviewed their The Living Infinite album here, 5/10). Opening up the show is former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched. Doors are early at 6:00 pm for this 16+ show, and it's $20 at the door.
Commercial hard rock fans will want to get down to First Avenue in Minneapolis tonight for Hinder (review of the Welcome To The Freakshow album is here, 1/10), The Last Vegas, and Acidic. Things get underway at 7:00 - it's an 18+ show and tickets are $25 at the door.
At the Cause Spirits & Soundbar in Uptown Minneapolis, you can catch local extreme hardcore band Blackthorne and Bisento. There's no cover charge for this 21+ show.