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Miley Cyrus, Mardi Gras and MilwaukeeHome
Indulge in a varied bounty of audio indulgences this week

Monday, March 3: Jared & The Mill with Zach Pietrini & The Broken Bones at Club Garibaldi, 8 p.m. – (2501 S. Superior St., ClubGaribaldis.com)

Tuesday, March 4: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Mardi Gras Party (with Herman Astro and Extra Crispy Brass Band) at Turner Hall, 6:30 p.m. ($14)

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in distinct Milwaukee style with a Mardi Gras celebration at Turner Hall. Locals Herman Astro and Extra Crispy Brass Band will provide music. Maxie’s will supply the food. Cap the evening off with a slice of king cake. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Pink Martini with China Forbes, and the Von Traps at Pabst Theater, 6 p.m. ($35.50-$55.50) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Wednesday, March 5: Milwaukee’s South By Send Off at Turner Hall, 6:30 p.m. ($12.45)

Earlier this year, the local pride profiteers at MilwaukeeHome sought to get $20,000 to help send 25 local bands and rappers to Austin to “put Milwaukee on the map” at this year’s South By Southwest. The city responded with a resounding “meh” by donating just over a fifth of the desired funds to the fairly vague crowd-sourced campaign before it expired. Apparently undaunted by the public’s overriding confusion over how shipping a mishmash of local bands to play near an increasingly irrelevant festival exactly helps Milwaukee or the acts involved, MilwaukeeHome is seeking to add to its $4,000 bounty. This time, there is a tangential benefit to Milwaukee, as Turner Hall—which has infinitely more ability to break a band in 2014 than SXSW currently does—hosts a sampling of the great acts they’re (very generously, though perhaps misguidedly) seeking to export to Texas. Hugh Masterson, Klassik, Boy Blue, Jayk, Ray Nitti, WebsterX will all play.

If you were late to donate and truly wish to see solid Milwaukee music while contributing, come on out. Otherwise, rest assured, various businesses are apparently slated to cover the remainder of costs no matter what. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Rick Springfield with Grace Weber at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($35.50-$55.50) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. (Sold Out) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Thursday, March 6: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings with Valerie June at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($22.50-$32.50)

Led by the incomparably strong vocal chops of the great Sharon Jones, the Dap Kings have been kicking its raucous construct of rump-shaking funk since the mid-'90s. Currently at the Starbucks counter CD option level of popularity, Jones and her Kings court have managed to maintain artistic credibility while kicking out great and influential jams—most recently highlighted with relatively well-received January, 2014 release Give the People What They Want—along the way. Valerie June opens. (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Between The Buried And Me with Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. (two tickets for $19.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Hazel Miller at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($25) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Friday, March 7: Bayside with Four Year Strong, Daylight, and Mixtapes at The Rave, 7 p.m. ($16)

Veteran New York band Bayside straddles the edges of punk and emo. On the cusp of turning 14, the band has sustained longevity and an undercurrent of popularity that has eluded much of its early 2000s pop-punk brethren with six solid albums and rampant touring. Take that, Showoff! Last year, Bayside came to the Rave in support of Alkaline Trio. This time around, they top a bill that also feature Four Year Strong, Daylight, and Mixtapes. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: Hello Death with Crooked Keys, and Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room at Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m. – (2501 S. Superior St., ClubGaribaldis.com)

And: Protest The Hero with Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night/Verses at The Rave, 7 p.m. (two tickets for $16.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Kane Place Record Club with Whysowhite at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Saturday, March 8: Elusive Parallelograms with Slow Walker, and Crown Larks at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

Following a two-EP 2012, Elusive Parallelograms had a somewhat quieter 2013, with a paltry sum of only one enjoyable release. The gall! To be clear, the experimental and psych-smudged atmospheric indie rock outfit didn’t turn down the volume any; merely took some time to work on a new record this winter. See one of the first of hopefully/likely many Parallelograms shows of 2014 as the band tops a flyer that also features Slow Walker and Crown Larks. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Mike Benign Compulsion (album release) with Testa Rosa at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($7) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

And: The Sword with Big Business, and O’Brother at The Rave, 7 p.m. (two tickets for $17.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Miley Cyrus with ICONA POP at BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7 p.m. ($19.50-$89.50)

You’ve probably never heard of this shy young performer, but child star-turned-country star-turned headline-grabbing pop exhibitionist Miley Cyrus has enjoyed a memorable nine (or so—it seems like an eternity at this point) months in the media spotlight. Admittedly, I know more about her grinding against the son of the dude from Growing Pains and swinging nude on construction equipment through osmosis on blogs (blog-mosis?) than I do about her music. But she’s coming to town on her #BANGERZTour2014 and it’s going to be weird. (1001 N. 4th St., BradleyCenter.com)





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