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Upcoming Shows

The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers, Chris Kasper
TomorrowOctober 3, 20148:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Chris Wood had a scrap of a song -- seemed like a chorus -- scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who'd had a verse lying around he didn't know what to do with. The two pieces, composed months apart, one in urban Atlanta and the other deep in the Catskills, dovetailed musically and lyrically:....read more
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Junior Brown
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Junior Brown, Twang Dragons
SaturdayOctober 4, 20148:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Born l952 in Cottonwood, AZ., Junior showed musical talent at an early age playing little melodies on the family piano before he could talk. Curiosity led him to an old guitar in his grandparents' attic, thus setting the stage for a lifelong interest in the steel strings. , After a series of high school dance bands, he....read more
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Comedians for Critters
Comedians for Critters
SundayOctober 5, 20142:00pm   $10.00
Look forward to a great comedy show featuring award winning Dobie Maxwell from the Dented Can! There'll be drinks, appetizers, a raffle, silent auction, and you'll even get to meet "spokes pet" Sadie in person and view a video montage of many other beautiful pets in need! Don't miss out on the fun!! It promises to be a....read more
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Recently Added Shows

Delhi 2 Dublin
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Delhi 2 Dublin
WednesdayOctober 15, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Delhi 2 Dublin has played top festivals in Canada, the UK and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. A new album and new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. Described by one....read more
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Eric Gales
Eric Gales, Mojo Perry
FridayOctober 17, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric's brother Eugene Gales who played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King who had a thriving career as a blues artist before his....read more
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Ruthie Foster
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Ruthie Foster, Luther Dickinson
SundayOctober 19, 20148:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie's astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with....read more
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Run Boy Run
Run Boy Run
TuesdayOctober 21, 20148:00pm   $10.00TicketWeb
Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run's all-acoustic format blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and jazz. Their music is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, but is also definitively present in the....read more
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Jim Liban: 50 years of Harmonica
Jim Liban: 50 years of Harmonica
SundayOctober 26, 20142:00pm   $10 advance / $12 door
Jim Liban's friends and former bandmates will gather in a celebration of Liban's 50th year playing harmonica. "This will be special show for everyone who has enjoyed Jim's music over the years. It will be a rare opportunity to see and hear Jim play with bandmates from all of his bands from the 1960s through his....read more
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Stick Men featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter
Stick Men featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter
MondayOctober 27, 20148:00pm   $20.00
Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008 and created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson and Markus....read more
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Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
TuesdayOctober 28, 20148:00pm   $6.00
Pundamonium is a slam-style pun contest. One by one, 15 contestants make puns based on prompts. Then they do it again. Each contestant is immediately judged by five members of the audience, who have been selected before the show to be judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10, often with hilariously long....read more
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W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell
SundayNovember 16, 20148:00pm   $15 advance / $18 doorTicketWeb
Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Kamau is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." And....read more
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Shonn Hinton featuring Shotgun CD Release Party with special guest Capitol Drive
Shonn Hinton featuring Shotgun CD Release Party with special guest Capitol Drive
WednesdayNovember 26, 20149:00pm   $10 advance / $15 door
Shonn Hinton is a product of Milwaukee's under-rated diverse, fertile, underground community of artists, musicians, and songwriters. His distinct signature sound has enhanced significantly in the past few years. He has been....read more
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The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room
ThursdayDecember 4, 20148:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
The Waiting Room are one of the best Genesis tribute bands in the U.S. Recreating classic Gabriel-era Genesis albums plus solo Gabriel material, this band pulls out all the stops to create the best Genesis tribute you'll ever see. Fronted by Josh Gleason, Gleason's vocals are so close to Peter Gabriel's voice that even....read more
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Davina and the Vagabonds
Davina and the Vagabonds
SaturdayDecember 13, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
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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Copper Box
Copper Box
FridayDecember 26, 20148:00pm   $10.00TicketWeb
If you are looking for a new band to follow...something refreshing that gives you a taste of Americana roots music, southern soul, originality, quality musicianship and 'good, old fashion fun that is sure to lift your spirit...see Copper Box LIVE! And if you've seen them before, you will most likely be seeing them....read more
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Local H
Local H, the life and times
TuesdayDecember 30, 20148:00pm   $15.00
Hallelujah! I'm A Bum is the seventh studio album from the pioneering two-man, Chicago band Local H, who are known for their gut-quaking live shows and incredibly loyal fanbase. The album was produced by metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Pelican) and showcases the band rocking harder than ever. It's an epic....read more
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Alternative Concert Group Presents

Robin Trower
Robin Trower, Special guest James Lee Stanley
WednesdayOctober 8, 20147:30pm   $35.00
At Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
Tickets on sale online or by phone at 608-241-8633.
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Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
FridayOctober 24, 20148:00pm   $65 / $55 / $45
At State Theatre, Eau Claire, WI
Tickets on sale online, at the State Theatre box office or by phone 715-832-2787.
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John Prine
John Prine, Special guest Jason Wilber
FridayOctober 31, 20148:00pm   $55 / $50
At Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, WI
Tickets on sale at the Resch Center box office, Ticket Star or by phone 800-895-0071.
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John Prine SOLD OUT
John Prine, Special guest Jason Wilber SOLD OUT
SaturdayNovember 1, 20148:00pm   $73 - $33
At Pabst 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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Justin Hayward
Justin Hayward
SundayNovember 16, 20147:00pm
At Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Vogel Hall).
Reserved tickets on sale Friday October 3 at Noon at the Marcus Center box office, Friday October 3 at NoonTicketmaster.com or by calling 414-273-7206 or 888-612-3500.
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George Winston
George Winston
FridayDecember 12, 20148:00pm   $45 / $35
At South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI. Reserved tickets ($45 and $35) on sale at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center box office or by phone 414-766-5049. Please join us in support of a local food ....read more
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