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It's a worldly week in Milwaukee music.

Monday, Jan. 27: Yellowcard with What’s Eating Gilbert at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($20)

Yellowcard has the distinction of being the most famous Jacksonville band since Limp Bizkit. Fortunately, the band’s pop-punk outfit has a lot more longevity than its Nu-Metal predecessor due to the now-12-year-old album Ocean Avenue. The violin-driven, implicitly Jesus-ish outfit comes to town to give the aforementioned opus the acoustic treatment. What’s Eating Gilbert opens. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 29: Screaming Females with Tenement, and Rio Turbo at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m.

Jersey three-piece Screaming Females is a tad misleading, in that two of its members are male. Yet singer, guitarist, tour-de-force, 77th greatest guitarist of all-time (as voted by Spin Magazine) Marissa Paternoster leads the charge. Appleton-based Screaming Females split-mates Tenement and Rio Turbo open. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com) 

Also: Lord Huron with Night Beds at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($15) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Emancipator Ensemble with Odesza at Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. ($20) – (2844 N. Oakland Ave., TheMiramarTheatre.com)

Thursday, Jan. 30: Winger at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($25-$35)

Perhaps best known for being the favorite band of Stewart, Bevis and Butthead’s wannabe crony, Winger has been keeping the glam metal candle burning since 1987… with occasional breaks from 1994 through 2001 and 2003 to 2006. Amid its second reunion, Kip Winger and co. comes to the casino to bring us back to the ’80s with hits like “Seventeen” and “Head for a Heartbreak” among others. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Also: Galactic with The Stepkids at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($15) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org) 

And: Michael Swam with Lush Wagon, and Emile Brendt at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($2) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Friday, Jan. 31: Population Control with Dudestorm, and Ahab’s Ghost at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

Abrasive, loud and not afraid to bury some beers, Population Control features ex-members of The Response, but is metal to the core. Dudestorm and Ahab’s Ghost open. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com) 

Also: Winger at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($25-$35) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: Grasping At Straws with Flag Signals, Cardinals, and Rob Hickey at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com) 


Photo by Adam Ryan Morris

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 1: The Fatty Acids with Kane Place Record Club, and Soul Low at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($7)

The perfect storm of local bands; this bill combines a trio of Milwaukee bands that each managed impressive 2013 releases. Kane Place Record Club’s self-titled album was rife in fat-ass bass lines and soulful vocals; The Fatty Acids didn’t disappoint with its outstanding third album Boléro. And Soul Low… Jesus, Soul Low! (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net) 

Also: Bad Bad Bad with TBA at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: Dark Star Orchestra at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($25) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Sunday, Feb. 2: Yuna with Jarell Perry at Shank Hall, 8:30 p.m. ($15)

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna has rapidly risen to public periphery consciousness with her rock-solid and genre-melding 2012 debut Nocturnal, which includes “Live Your Life” – which got the Pharrell Williams production treatment. On the cusp of a breakthrough, consider seeing Yuna (who has been likened to the varying-while-formidable likes of Feist, M.I.A. and Adele) in a small club setting. Jarell Perry opens. (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)






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