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Blast From The Past
The music of Stephen Foster and a reunited Soundgarden take us on a trip down memory lane this week.

A local supergroup will reinterpret the music of Stephen Foster
Photo by Kat Schleicher

Tuesday, Jan. 29:
Down and Warbeast @ The Rave, 8 p.m. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Jordin Baas and Ben Cervenka @ Art Bar, 9 p.m.
Two budding local singer-songwriters split this mid-week Art Bar bill. Baas, a talented vocalist, plays radio-friendly pop, most of which is released on her Youtube channel. Cervenka has released two tracks of melancholy lo-fi country via Bandcamp. (722 E. Burleigh St., artbar-riverwest.com)

Thursday, Jan. 31: MELT #23 DJ Showcase @ Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m.
Anyone curious about the electronic music scene in Milwaukee should look no further than MELT. The monthly showcase, which just recently celebrated its two-year anniversary, is the brainchild of local electronic producer The Demix, who wanted to spotlight local electronic/experimental acts. Thursday’s set will feature The Demix himself, along with adoptahighway, Mrhorror, Steve Teeps and Albydamned. (2501 S. Superior St., ClubGaribaldis.com)

Eric Burdon And The Animals @ The Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 8 p.m. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Friday, Feb. 1: Soundgarden @ The Rave, 8 p.m.
The godfathers of grunge come to town in support of King Animal, their first album of new material in 16 years. While we’d understand if Cornell and Co. had lost a step or two, rumor has it that the revitalized band is touring without an opener and has been playing nearly two-and-a-half-hour sets of material from across its catalog. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: The Thriftones @ Bremen Café, 9 p.m. (901 E. Clarke St., BremenCafe.com)

And: The Hollowz with Logic & Raze, Up North and Mad Static @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Saturday, Feb. 2: Beautiful Dreamer: The Foster Project @ Pitman Theatre, Alverno College, 8 p.m.

A supergroup of local musicians that includes Juniper Tar, Christopher Porterfield and a 20-person choir will reinterpret the music of Stephen Foster, the man who brought us standards such as “Oh! Susannah” and “Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair” and is arguably the world’s first rock star. Held in the Pitman Theatre at Alverno College, the event is part of the school’s excellent “Alverno Presents” program. (3134 S. 39th St., alvernopresents.alverno.edu)

Also: Yo La Tengo @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Northless with Moon Curse, Drumlins and Neverender @ Cactus Club, 9:30 (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)  

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