The Weekend Showdown: Nathan & Stephen/Hearts of Palm lead our top picks for this weekend

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We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.

1. Nathan & Stephen

With Bad Weather California, Bad Luck City, the Pachisi Champion The Hi-Dive Saturday, November 7. Doors open at 8pm. $3 Why you should go: Nathan & Stephen became Hearts of Palm and were winning all kinds of accolades and adoration when they unceremoniously hung up the horns and exuberance last year. The ceremony returns for two final shows: this one and one tonight, also at the Hi-Dive, as Hearts of Palm.

Listen: Hearts of Palm Bad Weather California Bad Luck City The Pachisi Champion

2. Dirty Projectors

With Tune-Yards The Bluebird Sunday, November 8. Show starts at 8pm. $15.25-$18.00 Why you should go: Dave Longstreth's been doing this for years with a variety of lineups. But Dirty Projectors broke it wide open this year with a collaboration with David Byrne on the Dark Was The Night compilation album and an incredible LP of their own, Bitte Orca. It's catchy and weird and every time someone tries to talk about it, a new reference point comes up. In a parallel universe where dorks like us run pop radio, these guys are inescapable millionaires. In reality, you can see them up close for under $20.

Listen: Dirty Projectors Tune-Yards

3. Grant Hart

With Panal S.A. DE C.V, Sweet Sturgeons The Hi-Dive Sunday, November 8. Doors open at 8pm $8 Why you should go: Grant Hart may well be sick of being known as that dude from Hüsker Dü. After all, it's been over twenty years since the band broke up, and Hart's been making good music as a solo artist and member of Nova Mob the entire time. But, you know, he was in Hüsker Dü, and given how monumentally awesome that band was, he'll probably forgive you if you go just to say you saw him.

Listen: Grant Hart Panal S.A. DE C.V. Sweet Sturgeons

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