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Upcoming Shows

Celtic Fiddle Festival 20th Anniversary Tour
Celtic Fiddle Festival 20th Anniversary Tour
TuesdayApril 22, 20148:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and....read more
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Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
WednesdayApril 23, 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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Samantha Fish
Samantha Fish
ThursdayApril 24, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Ruf Records announces a September 10 U.S. release date for Black Wind Howlin', the new CD from blues-rock guitarist/singer Samantha Fish and follow-up to her 2012 Blues Music Award-winning label debut, Runaway. Produced by Mike Zito, who did the same honors on her last album, Black Wind Howlin' was recorded at Dockside....read more
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Recently Added Shows

Sea Wolf
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Sea Wolf, Wes Kirkpatrick
TuesdayApril 29, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
As Sea Wolf, Alex Brown Church has kept us ensnared in his world of gorgeously lush and longingly moody tales of gypsies, wolves, foggy coastlines, redwood forests, metropolitan nightscapes and precarious loves since his 2007 debut. With his new album Old World Romance, released in September on Dangerbird Records, Church....read more
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Jackie Greene
Jackie Greene, Lauren Shera
FridayMay 30, 20148:00pm   $16 adv / $18 doorTicketWeb
Jackie Greene began his career in his mid-teens working the bar and open mic circuit in and around his hometown of Sacramento. Since then, he has recorded seven albums and two EP's, released a DVD, and published a book of lyrics. Upon witnessing his performance at Bonnaroo, Jon Pareles of The New York Times had this to say....read more
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Shirley Green
Shirley Green, Moses' Gunn
FridayJune 6, 20148:00pm   $10.00
Not until after fourteen years of first loving, moving, fighting, and cross-stitching together did anything happen. Whatsoever. Musically. Between them. One result of a six-year-long [2004-2010] spontaneous west coast move from native Wisconsin to Portland, Oregon? A great appreciation for the freedom, fun, and....read more
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Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam
SaturdayJune 7, 20148:00pm   $8.00
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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Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
TuesdayJune 17, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Upon hearing the unique and refreshing sound of Nicki Bluhm, it becomes immediately clear why she is in the midst of a breakout year. Nicki has filled a void in music with her brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul -- music that's like an enchanting friend you've known for a short while but feels like you've known....read more
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The Features
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The Features
FridayJune 20, 20148:00pm   $15.00
Two weeks. That's how long The Features had to work up roughly a dozen new tunes before they traveled some 2500 miles from their native Tennessee to Vancouver, Washington to make their new album "The Features" (Serpents and Snakes/BMG). There, the Nashville-based band spent a month crafting the most inventive and assured....read more
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King Buzzo
King Buzzo
SaturdayJune 28, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Roger "Buzz" Osborne, also known as King Buzzo is the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and technically the only remaining founding member of the Melvins. (Drummer Dale Crover is often regarded as a founding member, but he joined after the band was formed, though before they had yet recorded an album.) Osborne is also a....read more
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Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn
WednesdayJuly 9, 20148:00pm   $35.00TicketWeb
Bruce Cockburn has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has travelled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns--often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Going up against chaos, even if it involves....read more
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Zepparella
Zepparella
ThursdayJuly 10, 20148:00pm   $12 advance / $15 doorTicketWeb
How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple--Pay attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it....read more
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Tyler Hilton
Tyler Hilton, Tony Lucca, Anna Rose
FridayJuly 11, 20148:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Tyler Hilton is best known for his role as Chris Keller on the CW hit-show "One Tree Hill", for playing Elvis Presley in the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk The Line." In both notable roles, he plays a musician, indicative of his real-life musical talent. After a long wait, he has broken free from the creative restraints of his....read more
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Ana Popovic
Ana Popovic
ThursdayAugust 14, 20148:00pm   $25.00TicketWeb
Ana's career has been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing down! The 4x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world. Ana Popovic was....read more
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The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
WednesdayAugust 20, 20148:00pm   $20.00
Carrying the torch passed on by Bob Marley himself, original guitarist Al Anderson and original keyboardist and background singer Tyrone Downie have united along with a group of handpicked musicians to honor the history and integrity of Bob's music with The Original Wailers. Al Anderson (guitar) first joined Bob Marley....read more
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Sena Ehrhardt
Sena Ehrhardt
FridayAugust 29, 20148:00pm   $10.00
Sena Ehrhardt is unquestionably one of the freshest and most dynamic emerging young voices on the blues scene today. Once the lights come on, her commanding stage presence and gritty, soulfully emotional vocal prowess capture the audience, belying her demure appearance. The buzz about Sena has gone nationwide as word has....read more
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Alternative Concert Group Presents

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
FridayJune 20, 2014TicketMaster
At the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. Tickets on sale at the Milwaukee Theatre box office, select Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-300.
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John Prine
John Prine, Special guest Jason Wilber
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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