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Men, Women and Ghosts
Rowdy rockers, indie darlings and lauded locals anchor week in music

Monday, Oct. 14: Tech N9ne with Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Prozak, and Ces Cru at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($29.50)

Tech N9ne returns for his near annual session of rapid-fire rhyme spitting at The Rave on an otherwise uneventful Monday evening. Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Prozak, and Ces Cru open. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com

Also: Nuclear Santa Claust with Chinese Telephones, Neolithics, and Failed Mutation at Quarter’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. – (900 E. Center St.)

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Gregg Allman at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($65-$75)

A half of the sibling namesake The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg is the only Allman bro left in the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band (Duane Allman died in 1971). However, age nor having no more mantle space for accolades hasn’t slowed the 65-year-old pianist any, as Gregg drops by the Northern Lights Theater Tuesday and Wednesday to treat casino-goers to his legendary catalog of hits between rounds of bingo. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com

Also: Sarah Jarosz with Ruston Kelly at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

And: Beyond Gods And Empires at Frank’s Power Plant, 9 p.m. – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.Angelfire.com)

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Congress at Riverside Theater, 7 p.m.

Floridian blues rockers Tedeschi Trucks Band formed in 2010. Since, its debut album Revelator took home a Grammy for best blues album and its latest, the newly released Made Up Mind, has padded the group’s already formidable catalog and suggests this experimental blues project is here to stay. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org

Also: Gregg Allman at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($65-$75) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com

And: Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band with Work and Nick Amadeus at Tonic Tavern, 9 p.m. ($5, includes a free drink) – (2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., TonicTavern.com)

Thursday, Oct. 17: The Men with Purling Hiss, and Pampers at Cactus Club, 9 p.m.

If you don’t know Brooklyn rock band The Men yet, you soon will. You’ve likely heard friends (even if they’re lying) brag that they saw The National at Onopa Brewing Company, watched Sleigh Bells at Mad Planet, saw Modest Mouse in a basement in Riverwest and saw the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Spoon or Interpol at Cactus Club. This Cactus Club affair brings about a hard-rocking band on the cusp of bigger things (likely aided by Campfire Songs EP the band releases Oct. 15). Don’t miss your chance to truthfully say “I was there when…” before The Men’s headlining show at Riverside Theater is announced two years from now. Purling Hiss and Pampers opens. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com

Also: Tyranny Is Tyranny with Volunteer, and Body Futures at Quarter’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) – (900 E. Center St.) 

And: Flatbush Zombies at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($13.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)


Friday, Oct. 18: Neko Case with Thao Nguyen And The Get Down Stay Down at Riverside Theater, 7 p.m. ($35)

Singer-songwriter Neko Case has contributed to respected (if not lauded) indie projects Maow, The Corn Sisters, The Sadies and, of course, The New Pornographers. However, none of it has eclipsed the reach of her solo efforts. Since the late ’90s, the songstress has built a following one lovelorn, brutally honest and strikingly beautiful album at a time. Case’s ninth full-length, The Worse Thing Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, is much easier to listen to than it is to say. Released a month ago, the melodic mouthful has vaulted up the U.S. charts. Thao Nguyen And The Get Down Stay Down – fresh off their Lebowski Fest appearance – open. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org

Also: Ikarus Down with Ivy Spokes at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com

And: Greg Koch Band with John Sieger at Shank Hall, 9 p.m. ($15) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Saturday, Oct. 19: City Of Ghosts with Hot Coffin, Avenues, and Red & The Wolf at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

With roots in longtime Milwaukee rock staple Hail Archer and members from In Like A Lion, City Of Ghosts has quickly cultivated a name outside the city after releasing its EP Daylight last year. The post-hardcore band’s great debut has yielded great things for them since, including a local slot of last year’s Warped Tour and a place on Easy Killer records out of St. Louis. Saturday marks the release of The Calm In The Current, a seven-song record that perfectly showcases City Of Ghosts’ distinct brand of melodic rock. Hot Coffin, Avenues, and Red & The Wolf open. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com

Also: Soul Low with Ugly Brothers, and Opus Dog at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com

And: The Trusty Knife with Ono, Stacian, and Emily Litjens And Neil Gravander at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Sunday, Oct. 20: Anberlin with The Maine, Lydia, and From Indian Lakes at The Rave, 6:30 p.m. ($20)

Florida-based alt-rockers Anberlin peaked with 2010’s Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place, which found its way into regular rotation and made good on the dues the band has paid on stage since its 2002 formation. The flames of public consciousness have cooled since, but Anberlin is still going – playing in Milwaukee just five days after the release of its seventh studio album, Devotion(2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: Nik Turner’s Hawkwind with Moss Folk, and Hedersleben at Cactus Club, 8 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

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