Minnesota Music Notes

Chris Riemenschneider

Local rock vet Brian Drake (Idiot Savant, the Hard Left) has a new band called the April Fools, whose self-titled debut album will be unleashed with a release party Saturday at Loring Event Center topped off by sets by the Mighty Mofos, Curtiss A and Little Man (8 p.m., 1629 Hennepin Av. S., $20 with beer included). Drake's wry and weary, Warren Zevon-like singing and songwriting style is complemented nicely by the quartet's Heartbreakers-meets-Son Volt musical flavor.