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Local Favorites and Classics
This week in live music brings local favorites and classics bands to Brew City.


Jaill photo by Adam Ryan Morris

Tuesday, April 30: Sleepcomesdown with Marriage at Quarters Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) –
(900 E. Center St.)

Also: Chicago at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: Lucius with Tall Tall Trees at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($8.89) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Wednesday, May 1: Chicago at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Soft rock staple Chicago was been churning out hits since the Cubs World Series drought only stood at 59 years (1967). The “Glory Of Love” and “If You Leave Me Now” troubadours have sold more records than almost every band on the planet and claimed innumerable awards and honors, while steadily keeping a song firmly implanted in the western world’s collective cranium – whether there willingly or not. Though the band is getting up in years and its list of past members is now longer than its list of current members, Chicago can still bring it. If interested, hopefully you were among those who snagged seats to one of these sold out shows. (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

Also: Toupee with Portions, Brady Lady, and Economy Superstar at Quarter’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5)

Thursday, May 2: We Are Your Father with Calliope and Temple at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($7)
While an album release show of the always great Milwaukee rockers We Are Your Father and a chance to see bluesy locals Calliope play songs from its well-received self-titled record is enticing enough of a prospect on its own, a bonus comes in the form of show opener Temple. The post-punk outfit has come out of the sideband shadows in a big way with its tremendous debut full-length The Conscience Of The King, which channels early Cursive and Saves The Day, new Brand New and something as enjoyable as it is indistinguishable. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Also: Senses Fail with Such Gold, Real Friends, and Major League at The Rave, 7 p.m. ($13.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Foster Fest (Night One) with Kid Millions and Klassik at Hotel Foster, 8 p.m. ($7) – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

Friday, May 3: Big Boi with Killer Mike at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($26)
Though better known as one half of inventive Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast or the guy who isn’t Andre 3000 from OutKast, Antwan Patton – better known to the world as “Bi Boi” – has kept busy since OakKast took its indefinite hiatus in 2007. The gifted emcee has gone a long way to prove he can go it alone, by way of critically lauded solo efforts that include 2010’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and last year’s great Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: 2013 Miltown Beat Down at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($25) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Foster Fest (Night Two) with Har Mar Superstar, Saltshakers and Sat. Nite Duets at Hotel Foster, 8 p.m. ($10) – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

And: Gordon Lightfoot at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($47.50) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Saturday, May 4: Foster Fest (Night Three) with Jaill, Colleen Green, Rio Turbo and The Fatty Acids at Hotel Foster, 8 p.m. ($10)
To mark the anniversary of Hotel Foster, the North Avenue music venue has cut out all the stops to host a four-day celebration. While other nights boast known artists from all corners of the country, Foster Fest’s best night serves up a rock solid cast of local acts. Between a rare local show from Sub Pop’s own Jaill, a danceable lo-fi tryst with party popper Rio Turbo and a fun by should-be Milwaukee breakout band The Fatty Acids, it should be a show for the ages. (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

Also: Jon Mueller’s Death Blues with Olivia Block and Peter J. Woods at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: All Time Low with Pierce The Veil, Mayday Parade, and You Me At Six at The Rave, 6:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Sunday, May 5: S. Carey with Altos at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($10)
Hailing from the secluded and inspiring locale that is western Wisconsin, classically trained musician Sean Carey primarily serves as the drummer for Eau Claire-area counterpart Justin Vernon’s beloved project Bon Iver. However, Carey also knows his way around a beautiful and emotionally wrought song. He shows as much with his aptly named pet project, S. Carey, which has a full length and new EP Hoyas to his credit. Rounding out the evening of gorgeous Wisconsin-made music is opener, 12-member Milwaukee collective Altos (formerly Group of the Altos). (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: De La Buena at Club Garibaldi at 4 p.m. ($10) – (2501 S. Superior St., ClubGaribaldis.com)

And: Foster Fest (Day Four) with Generationals with Brass Bed at 8 p.m. ($10) – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)





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