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No April Fool's, Just Good Music
This week brings several tried and true favorites along with some local showings.


Show of the Week: Grizzly Bear at Pabst Theater
Photo by Barbara Anastacio


Monday, April 1: The Doobie Brothers at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

The Doobie Brothers have been taking it to the streets since the early ’70s. Populating their 13 full-length albums with hits like “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Minute By Minute,” “Listen To The Music” and many, many more, the constantly rotating cast has undergone numerous lineup changes and even more reunions over the years. The Michael McDonald-less rendition of this classic rock staple stops by Milwaukee for a pair of shows on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Also: Bobby Long at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($10) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Tuesday, April 2: Grizzly Bear with Owen Pallett at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($29.50)

In a genre that smiles upon poorly recorded, hastily written material from newborn bands, indie rock darlings Grizzly Bear bucks recent trends by specializing in beautifully constructed and meticulously arranged near-masterpieces throughout the band’s decade of existence. In 2008, Grizzly Bear became a household name in both indie and mainstream circles with the release of its hit album Veckatimest, which was bolstered by oh-so-sing-along-able single “Two Weeks.” Late last year, the act put out its long-anticipated reprise, Shields, which has performed well both critically and on Billboard charts to this point. (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Peach Kelli Pop with The Delphines and Micronics at Quarter’s Rock ‘N Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) – (900 E. Center St.)

And: Andrew McMahon with Barcelona and Erland Wanberg at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($25) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Wednesday, April 3: Galactic with Nigel Hall at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($25)
Galactic melds funk with New Orleans jazz into something that’s kept Bourbon Street (and beyond) buzzing since 1994. Over the years, the band has undergone an evolution in sound that’s found Galactic transitioning into a jam band, especially after deciding to become an instrumental group after longtime vocalist Theryl DeClouet left the group almost a decade ago. Nigel Hall opens. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Unknown Relatives with The Wets and The Middlemen at Quarter’s Rock ‘N Roll Palace, 9 p.m. – (900 E. Center St.)

Thursday, April 4: Gospel Gossip with The Magpies, 28 Degrees Taurus, and Fahri at Quarter’s Rock N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($7) – (900 E. Center St.)

Also: Buildings with Space Collector, and YLLA at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Friday, April 5: Willy Porter Band with Natalia Zuckerman at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($20)
Milwaukee’s own Willy Porter and his incomparable finger tapping and string-contorting playing style bring national touring cache to a local show. Though a Wisconsinite through and through, the acoustic-guitar strummer has managed to cultivate a respectable following and critical acclaim well beyond the Badger State. His 10th album, Cheeseburgers & Gasoline was released on his own label, Weasel Records, late last year. (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Mason Jennings with Charlie Mars at Turner Hall, 7:30 p.m. ($20) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Something To Do with The Listening Party, and Tracer Bullet at G-Daddy’s BBC, 9 p.m. – (2022 E. North Ave.)

Saturday, April 6: Sevendust with Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil, and Candlelight Red at The Rave, 7 p.m. ($33.50)
I think former Music Notes contributor and Sevendust fan Kevin Kosterman said it best: “Sevendust has had an interesting ride since slamming onto the metal scene in 1997 with its self-titled debut, which featured the iconic slam-fests “Black” and “Bitch.” Although the band has maintained a sizable following through a steady tour schedule and a plethora of album releases (some better than others), Sevendust has never quite broken through to receive the mainstream accolades it really deserves.”

Also: Garbage with IO Echo at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($40) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Natural Child with The Promised Land, and Midnight Reruns at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Sunday, April 7: WhiskeyBelles at Rooters Night Club, 9 p.m.
The WhiskeyBelles are something special. The harmony-laden, fun-first female folk trio has been turning heads, getting toes tapping, and earning a strong foothold in the local festival scene with flowery originals and time-tested covers. (901 Northview Rd., Waukesha, Rooters.com)





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