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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Indigo Girls

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Kylesa with Pinkish Black and Sierra @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m.


Even as Kylesa evolves into a more psychedelic and dare-I-say approachable band, its two-drummer attack and general mad-at-the-world attitude keeps it sounding undeniably bruising. This year's Ultraviolet may be its most accessible album yet as it grows its sludge metal into something broader and more atmospheric.



Also: Ben Sollee with The DuPont Brothers @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 23: Yonder Mountain String Band with The Founding Fathers @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m.


Before Mumford & Sons took over the world playing banjo and standing in a line, there was Yonder Mountain String Band. The Colorado foursome has been moving crowds and melting faces bluegrass-style since 1999, when it released Elevation on its own label, Frog Pad Records. After several years without a release, Yonder presents EP '13, a four-song EP with one track contributed by each member and the first in a series of planned EPs. 


Thursday, Oct. 24: Indigo Girls with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra @ Milwaukee Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


Indigo Girls' acoustic folk will get an orchestral boost Thursday when they team up with the suddenly super-hip Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (which will also be playing Rolling Stones songs in December.) Milwaukee will be their last stop on the current tour, and is just one of four performances receiving the symphony treatment. 


Also: Marille Allschwang with Vartan Mamigonian and Rob Lundberg @ Riverwest Public House, 7 p.m.


And: Melt-Banana with Brain Tentacles, Zebras and Lifes @ Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 25: Creatures And Creators Halloween Party with The Fatty Acids, D'Amato, MC Oneself, Boy Blue and DJ Bone White @ Turner Hall, 7 p.m.


Turner Hall hosts a night of art, music and fashion billed as the city's "largest and funkiest Halloween party." Performers include Boy Blue, D'Amato, MC Oneself and The Fatty Acids, who will get the dance floor warm for the Michael Jackson vs. Prince dance party. Perhaps most importantly, the first 100 heads through the door get a free Pabst Tallboy. 


Also: Ha Ha Tonka with Samantha Crain and The Sleepwalkers @ Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m.


And: Greatest Lakes with Bright Kind and Zoo Animal @ Linneman's, 9:30 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 26: Rio Turbo @ Quarters, 9 p.m.


Creatures and Creators may be the largest Halloween party in town, but Rio Turbo might truly lay claim to "funkiest." This free show celebrates Turbo's golden birthday as well as the release of new album Ish Ish. Also on the bill are comedian Ryan Holman, free food from Love Handle, free shots on the hour, and an oxygen bar. Not to mention the requisite scantly clad dancers and sleazed-out party beats. 



Also: Blue Oct. with Unlikely Candidates and Tori Vasquez @ The Rave, 7:30 p.m.


And: Jacuzzi Boys with Fox Face and Revenge Society @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 27: Night Beats with The Hussy and Head On Electric @ Linneman's, 9 p.m.


Night Beats can write garage pop songs with the best of them (Black Lips and Sic Alps come to mind) but few groups have perfected the kind of vintage production that makes this year's Sonic Bloom sound unearthed from deep inside some long-lost 70's record bin, 40-some years of dust and grit still stuck in its grooves. They'll be joined by a crack team of locals for an all-around great Sunday night at Linneman's. 



Also: The Dead Painters with Heartthrob @ Circle-A Cafe, 8 p.m.


And: Mike Doughty with Sons Of Hippies @ Turner Hall, 7 p.m.


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