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Styx and Cheap Trick anchor the week in MKE music

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Sigmund Snopek at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. (FREE)

It’s Tuesday at the tail end of winter. You know the drill. Chill On The Hill can’t come soon enough. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Wednesday, Feb. 19: IndieMKE2 at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($10)

See some longstanding Milwaukee music standards – a cast that includes Semi-Twang, John Sieger & Greg Koch, Annie B & The Complication, Panalure, and Crooked Keys – and reap the immediate reward of supporting local bands with a copy of the Indie MKE 2 compilation. The CD is included with each ticket. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Victory and Associates with The Revenge Society, The Rutabega, and Skategoat at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Thursday, Feb. 20: Styx at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($72-$84)

If you have “Too Much Time On [Your] Hands” this week, “Come Sail Away” to one of three performances of classic rock legends Styx during the band’s weekend-long casino stay. The multi-platinum rockers aren’t an $80 gamble, as Styx is sure to play the glut of its impressive (while occasionally cheesy) laundry list of hits that found the aged Chicago act making frequent appearances on top 40 lists throughout the 1970s and early ’80s. If you can’t make it Thursday, Styx will also play Friday and Saturday. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Also: Like Like The The The Death with Cuss at Riverwest Public House, 7 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

And: Carrie Rodriguez with Communist Daughter at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

And: Alejandro Escovedo with Peter Buck at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($24.50) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Friday, Feb. 21: Cheap Trick at BMO Harris Bradley Center (Admirals Post Game Concert)

Speaking of once-massive rock bands from Illinois that have lowered their standards immensely this century, Rockford’s crown jewel Cheap Trick has found its star fading since Ronald Reagan’s second term. While the “Dream Police” and “I Want You To Want Me” troubadours can’t fill an arena on their own popularity these days, Cheap Trick still makes a damn good minor league hockey post game option. (1001 N. 4th St., BradleyCenter.com)

Also: Styx at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($72-$84) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band with Mind Over Mirrors at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: ZOSO (Led Zeppelin Experience) at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($18) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Saturday, Feb. 22: Klassik with Higher Education Records, Fresh Cut Collective, and The Crunchy Kids at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5)

After capturing local attention (not to mention some 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Award hardware) with 2012’s In The Making, Milwaukee emcee Klassik kept churning out his distinct amalgam of jazz-tinged hip-hop with last year’s YRP, not to mention a flurry of energetic live shows and an insatiable urge to keep growing his name with each passing year. Catch Klassik before his Eastside Music Tour live band set, and prior to his SXSW trip. (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Also: Summertime Dudes at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: Styx at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($72-$84) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Tribute) at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($12) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Sunday, Feb. 23: Sat. Nite Duets with Ava Luna, Krill, and Blonder at Riverwest Public House, 7 p.m. ($5)

Though Joe Guszkowski’s journalistic pursuits have taken him to Missouri and of the Music Notes roster, the drummer’s band, Sat. Nite Duets, is fortunately still alive and well. Joe G. and his goofy band of alt-rockers will surely reprise some cuts from its delightful 2013 effort, Electric Manland, and dust off numerous other cuts from its voluminous and vibrant catalog. Ava Luna, Krill and Blonder open. (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)





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