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Earth, Moon and Space
MKE hosts a '60s heartthrob, seminal shoegaze and San Diego psych rock.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Sigmund Snopek at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. (FREE)

It’s a Tuesday, and there’s not much going on in the way of music. You know what that means: You’re up, Snopek! The Brew City troubadour has a standing Tuesday night gig at Linneman’s for a reason. The accomplished multi-instrumentalist has been an ever-changing yet ever-present fixture in Milwaukee music for more than three decades. His regular playing schedule may leave him susceptible to being buried in our show listings, but give him a chance. You might like what you hear. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Forgotten Space at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($10)

Forgotten Space is a Grateful Dead tribute band. What more do you need to know? By now, you’re either skipping ahead to Thursday listings or buying tickets online. (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Also: Stephanie Lambring & Hailey Whitters at Tonic Tavern, 9 p.m. – (2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., TonicTavern.com)

Thursday, Jan. 23: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($25-$35)

In the 1960s, Manchester, England’s support for the on-going British Invasion came in the form of Herman’s Hermits. While overshadowed by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and numerous others, the Hermits are responsible for a cluster of ditties that have stood the test of time. The “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” and “I’m Henry the Eighth I Am” originators have sold an estimated 60 million records en route to seven gold records and a cushy supporting role in rock and roll’s origin story. Though none of his other original band mates are coming with him, Hermits’ singer and once-heartthrob Peter Noone is dusting off some timeless hits on this first show of a two-night casino run. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Also: David Nail with Cale Dodds at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($17.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: The Lone Bellow with Fort Frances at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($15) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com

Friday, Jan. 24: Ugly Brothers with Old Earth, and Paul Smirl at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5)

Though formed in 2011, it took until last year for Ugly Brothers’ lineup to solidify and the band to pick up steam. Now the inaccurately named band is regularly gracing Milwaukee audiences with its pretty folk sounds. Also following his busy 2013 with an even more ambitious annual is Old Earth mastermind Todd Umhoefer, who is putting the final touches on his latest release, All Kill – one of a handful of releases the audio artist has planned by year’s end. (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Also: The Wailers with British Dependency, and Recalcitrant at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($21.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com

And: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($25-$35) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Saturday, Jan. 25: The Life And Times with Spacesuit, and sleepcomesdown at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

In certain – albeit decidedly small – circles, Kansas City shoegaze quartet Shiner was a thing of legends. Once the band called it quits in 2002, Shiner frontman Allen Epley almost immediately moved his unmistakable effect-laden vocals and blistering guitar prowess that helped put Shiner on the map to his new project, The Life and Times. Since, Epley and company has managed three melancholy full-length rockers (with an underlying fixation on outer space), including 2012’s No One Loves You Like I Do, the follow-up to TLAT’s outstanding 2009 record Tragic Boogie. The band seems to drop by Cactus Club almost every winter of late, but this time around will be even more special, as attendees are sure to hear some cuts off the forthcoming record On All Fours(2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com

Also: Animals In Human Attire with Audiences and Twin Brother at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

And: Just Blaze with DJ Abilities, DJ Bizzon, and Uncle Ryan at Miramar, 9 p.m. ($10-$20) – (2844 N. Oakland Ave., TheMiramarTheatre.com

Sunday, Jan. 26: Earthless with Moon Curse at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m.

San Diego psychedelic rock band Earthless lets its music do the talking. The instrumental act boasts an incredible pedigree of associated acts, which includes Hot Snakes, Rocket From the Crypt and OFF! among its ranks. Fresh off the release of 2013’s From the Ages and still jet-lagged from its recent Australian tour, Earthless drops by Cactus Club. Milwaukee’s rockers Moon Curse – which just signed to Bilocation Records/Kosmik Artifactz in November – opens. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Festival City Symphony “Celebration of Spirit” at Pabst Theater, 2 p.m. ($14) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

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