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Upcoming Shows

The Paper Kites
The Paper Kites, Twin Bandit
TuesdayJuly 12, 20168:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Pre-dawn lyrics and lush, late night melodies: twelvefour is the gorgeous second album from Melbourne five-piece THE PAPER KITES. It's been four years since the quintet first formed and turned heads with EP Woodland (followed up by 2013's Young North) -- and quickly became one of Australia's best-loved live....read more
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Swans
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Swans, Okkyung Lee
WednesdayJuly 13, 20168:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
After years of pursuing Angels of Light and recording and producing a diverse roster of artists for his Young God label, Michael Gira has decided to reconvene his legendary group Swans. As he says: "THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It's not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After 5 Angels Of Light albums, I....read more
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JD McPherson
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JD McPherson, Dylan Pratt
FridayJuly 15, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers (Rounder, April 17), McPherson's seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD's musical....read more
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Recently Added Shows

Jeremy Enigk
Jeremy Enigk, Into It. Over It. (solo acoustic)
TuesdayJuly 26, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Enigmatic Seattle legend Jeremy Enigk rose to fame in the mid-'90s as frontman of the seminal emo band Sunny Day Real Estate. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Sub Pop, Sunny Day Real Estate disbanded and Enigk began a solo career, debuting in 1996 with the rich, symphonic Return of the Frog Queen, which....read more
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Whitford/St. Holmes
Whitford/St. Holmes
WednesdayJuly 27, 20168:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour. Whitford/St.Holmes self titled debut received strong radio play and as well as critical reviews followed by a very successful run of US dates.....read more
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John Nemeth
John Nemeth
FridayJuly 29, 20168:00pm   $10 advance / $12 doorTicketWeb
Boise, Idaho is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul-blues. But for John Nemeth, it's where his love for the genre began--and the starting point for a journey that's taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenage blues band to five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 alone. It's where this....read more
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The Cactus Blossoms
The Cactus Blossoms
SundayJuly 31, 20168:00pm   $10 advance / $12 doorTicketWeb
Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in northeast Minneapolis and have been blending their voices as The Cactus Blossoms since 2010. Their hypnotic harmonies and unforgettable songs have made them favorites in the Minneapolis--Saint Paul music scene. Their latest album, Live at the Turf Club, blurs the line between....read more
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The Fixx
The Fixx
WednesdayAugust 10, 2016$30.00TicketWeb
The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx's themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it's also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in....read more
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NRBQ vs. Los Straitjackets
NRBQ vs. Los Straitjackets
TuesdaySeptember 13, 20168:00pm   $20 advance / $25 doorTicketWeb
Two of the greatest live bands in America join forces to bring you the rock & roll event of 2016: Los Straitjackets vs. NRBQ. There is no Pay-Per-View, and this bout will go the distance. Attendance is mandatory, and everyone will win. The legendary NRBQ -- founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals,....read more
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The Handsome Family
The Handsome Family
SaturdaySeptember 17, 20168:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Rennie Sparks disappeared one afternoon while waiting for a flight at O'Hare. A middle-aged businessman, McDonald's bag in one hand, rolling-bag dragged by the other-- walked up to Rennie and, without pause, turned and sat down on her lap. A second later his french fries and rolling bag were on the floor and he was....read more
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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
ThursdaySeptember 22, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest. Over the last fifteen years, the Arizona-based quartet has delivered vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and a full-bodied rhythm section on more than a dozen studio and live albums. The Independent marks the group's newest release and seventh studio....read more
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Davina and the Vagabonds
Davina and the Vagabonds
SaturdaySeptember 24, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting....read more
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Mike Peters of The Alarm
Mike Peters of The Alarm
MondaySeptember 26, 20168:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
"Give Me Love, Give Me Hope, Give Me Strength" -- The opening words from The Alarm's 1985 UK/US Top 40 hit song 'Strength'which gave its name to the band's career best selling album that celebrates it's 30th anniversary in 2015.  Following on from the hugely popular 'Declaration Tour 2014', Mike Peters one man band....read more
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John Mayall
John Mayall
SaturdayOctober 1, 20168:00pm   $35.00TicketWeb
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues." In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. This revival continues with the....read more
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Slaid Cleaves
Slaid Cleaves
SundayOctober 16, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter's Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves' seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with....read more
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Richard Shindell
Richard Shindell
WednesdayNovember 9, 20168:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the....read more
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Alternative Concert Group Presents

Culture Club
Culture Club
SaturdayJuly 23, 20168:00pm
At Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI.

Tickets on sale at the Marcus Center box office all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 414-273-7206 or 888-612-3500.
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John Hiatt
John Hiatt
TuesdaySeptember 27, 20167:30pm   $40.00
At the Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI.

Tickets on sale at barrymorelive.com, or by phone at 608-241-8633 (Mon-Fri noon-5pm).
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Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt
SundayOctober 16, 20167:30pm   $50.00
At the Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI.

Tickets on sale at barrymorelive.com, or by phone at 608-241-8633 (Mon-Fri noon-5pm). This is a general admission - all seated show.
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Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt
TuesdayOctober 18, 20167:30pm   $45 | $55
At the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI.

Tickets on sale at eauclairearts.com, by calling 715-832-2787 or at the box office Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (9:00am-7:00pm on Thursdays).
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Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt
WednesdayOctober 19, 20167:30pm   $47.00
At the Grand Theater, Wausau, WI.

Tickets on sale at grandtheater.org or at the Grand Theater box office Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm and 9:00am-noon on Saturdays from September through May.
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Leo Kottke
Leo Kottke
FridayOctober 21, 20167:30pm   $40.00
At the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI.

Tickets on sale at eauclairearts.com, by calling 715-832-2787 or at the box office Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (9:00am-7:00pm on Thursdays).
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John Prine
John Prine
SaturdayNovember 5, 20168:00pm   $59.75 - $99.75
At the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI.

Tickets on sale at PabstTheater.org, the Pabst Theater / Riverside Theater box offices, or by phone 414-286-3663.
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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
FridayNovember 11, 20168:00pm   $40.00
At the Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI.

Tickets on sale at barrymorelive.com, or by phone at 608-241-8633 (Mon-Fri noon-5pm).
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