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An Eclectic Mix
This week brings guitarist kidnappers, rockabilly sensibility, noise rock and theatrics to Milwaukee.

Photo of Jaill by Adam Ryan Morris

Tuesday, Dec. 4: Jaill with John Wesley Coleman III and Young Holidays at Mad Planet, 9 p.m.
Jaill comes to Mad Planet only days after hoisting the trophy for “Song of the Year” at the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. This will be the band’s first headlining local gig since playing Bay View Bowl in June, and this time it’s with a revamped lineup featuring members of The Fatty Acids and John The Savage. Austin junk-rocker John Wesley Coleman III and local upstarts Young Holidays will also play. A mere RSVP on Facebook gets you in for $5. (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net)

Wednesday, Dec. 5: The Living Deads with Chuck Hughes at Frank’s Power Plant, 10 p.m.
Denver duo The Living Deads lives in an RV and is known for “kidnapping” guitarists from other bands. For this tour, “the world famous master of rockabilly guitar” Chuck Hughes is being stowed in a storage compartment on the band’s motorcoach. If you’ve been thinking about getting into rockabilly, this could be your chance to dive in head-first. (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., http://www.frankspowerplant.com/) 

Thursday, Dec. 6: twenty | one | pilots with Goldhouse and Come Wind at The Rave, 7:30 p.m.
twenty | one | pilots is the latest Fueled By Ramen signing to stylize its name and play cloying, piano-driven emo-rap-pop. Their energetic live shows feature coordinated outfits and gymnastics. The duo’s debut LP, Vessel, will be out early next year. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Friday, Dec. 7: Blues Control with Catacombz and Technicolor Teeth at Linneman’s, 9 p.m.
While the tag “noise rock” doesn’t quite tell the whole story, it’s about as close as you can get to describing New York duo Blues Control. The band’s wandering, druggy soundscapes flow easily between the guitar crunch of Royal Trux and the organic experimentation of Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective, while never fully materializing as either. Linneman’s is one of its last stops on a short tour supporting this year’s Valley Tangents, the band’s first release with Drag City. Locals Catacombz and Appleton’s Technicolor Teeth will also play. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Also: Nada Surf at Turner Hall, 7:30 p.m. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Saturday, Dec. 8: of Montreal with Wild Belle and Foxygen at Turner Hall, 8:30 p.m.
If listening to of Montreal is to glimpse the strange, technicolor realms of Kevin Barnes’ mind, then being at the band’s live show is seeing those wild nightmares come true. While this year’s two releases didn’t exactly break any new ground for the band, its performances are known to be theatrical and immersive. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Empires with Fossils and Overtalk at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Sunday, Dec. 9: Awkward Terrible with Laura K. Balke, Stereo Ghost and YLLA at Frank’s Power Plant, 10 p.m. (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., http://www.frankspowerplant.com/)   

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