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Celebrating 25 years of bringing great music to Milwaukee!

Upcoming Shows

Rich Trueman & the 22nd Street Horn Band
Rich Trueman & the 22nd Street Horn Band
TodayMay 28, 20168:00pm   $8.00
The area's most gifted vocalist and showman is back in town and on a mission from God. To bring back Classic Rock hits and good-time Rhythm and Blues, lightly seasoned with sophisticated Jazz. He has gathered the original lineup to revive what was one of the most popular acts at festivals and nightclubs throughout the....read more
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Fruition
Fruition
MondayMay 30, 20168:00pm   $10.00TicketWeb
The first time they ever made music together, Fruition's three lead singer/songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into stunning three-part harmony. Eight years after that impromptu busking session, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet has grown from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock....read more
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Fishbone
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Fishbone, Andy Frasco and the UN, Downtown Brown
WednesdayJune 1, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but....read more
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Recently Added Shows

Daniel Bachman
Daniel Bachman
ThursdayJune 9, 20168:00pm   $10 advance / $12 doorTicketWeb
Daniel Bachman is a 6 string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia currently living in North Carolina. Bachman grew up steeped in the traditional music of the Commonwealth, drawing from and expanding on it in his own fingerstyle guitar albums including Seven Pines(Tompkins Square, 2013), Orange County Serenade....read more
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Jared & The Mill
Jared & The Mill
MondayJune 20, 20168:00pm   $15.00TicketWeb
Howdy, We are Jared & The Mill. All of us were born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and we still call it home today. When we first got started in the summer of 2011 we just wanted to play some music with our best buds, have a few shows, and have a good time. Jared and Michael had been buddies and playing music together....read more
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Ceiling Spirits
Ceiling Spirits
ThursdayJune 23, 20169:00pm   Free
Ceiling Spirits is guitarist Mario Quadracci's live film scoring project. Combining found footage with dramatic compositions, Ceiling Spirits pulls from the musical ideas of classical minimalism, various ethnic traditions, ambient music, post rock and, even, electronic music. By utilizing cutting-edge technology and....read more
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JD McPherson
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JD McPherson
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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David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum
ThursdayJuly 21, 20168:00pm   $10 advance / $12 doorTicketWeb
"Suz and I started this band as friends," says David Wax, "but now we're married and have a child and have our family on the road with us. The stakes are different." Those stakes are what lie at the heart of David Wax Museum's fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse (to be released October 16 on Thirty....read more
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Billy Joe Shaver
Billy Joe Shaver, Liar's Trial  (solo) NEW DATE
FridayJuly 22, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the '70s and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn't diminished during the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver's upbringing is his own song, "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train." When he sings, "my....read more
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Freddy Jones Band
Freddy Jones Band
SaturdayJuly 23, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
One of America's premiere roots rock acts, The Freddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones) is best known for its number-one radio hits "In A Daydream" and "Take The Time." Now, the long-running act is back on the charts with its new release, Never Change, helmed by producer Justin....read more
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Mike and the Moonpies
Mike and the Moonpies
WednesdayAugust 3, 20168:00pm   $10.00TicketWeb
Mike and the Moonpies are the modern face of the outlaw country music movement. From their home in Austin, Texas, they carry the torch of their predecessors, while maintaining the originality and independence that the genre is infamous for. The Moonpies, led by Texas born songwriter Mike Harmeier, manage themselves and....read more
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Kim Richey
Kim Richey
FridayAugust 12, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Those artists who find themselves stuck in the deepest of ruts two decades into their careers could learn a thing or two from veteran singer-songwriter Kim Richey. She's never been afraid to go where the inspiration is. Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings.....read more
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Vital Voices for Mental Health Presents Second Annual Rock The Arts Live Music & Art Sale
Vital Voices for Mental Health Presents Second Annual Rock The Arts Live Music & Art Sale
SaturdayAugust 20, 20168:00pm   $15.00
All art donated by people affected by mental illness and/or substance use.

Featured Artist: Will Darling

All proceeds benefit Vital Voices for Mental Health.
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Tommy Castro Band
Tommy Castro Band
SaturdayOctober 8, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery road warrior, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world. The road is where he honed his guitar playing to a razor's edge. It's where he learned how to captivate an audience with his intensely passionate vocals and his....read more
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Midge Ure
Midge Ure
ThursdayOctober 13, 20168:00pm   $20.00TicketWeb
An artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, if not Andy Warhol's often quoted "fifteen minutes", so the fact that by the time Midge's....read more
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Project/Object - The Music of Frank Zappa featuring Ike Willis & Don Preston
Project/Object - The Music of Frank Zappa featuring Ike Willis & Don Preston
FridayOctober 14, 20168:00pm   $20.00
Project/Object is the longest running alumni-based Zappa tribute in the world. For over twenty years they have proudly hosted onstage more Zappa alumni than any act other than Zappa himself. Their legendary tours of 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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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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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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Rent Shank Hall