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A Near-Overdose of Punk Rock Stomps Through Town
A handful of punk shows grace our stages. Plus: the antics of Of Montreal

Monday, May 13: Limp Bizkit at The Rave, 8:30 p.m. ($20)
It seems like Jacksonville, Fla., nu metal pioneer Limp Bizkit has been around forever. That’s because the band essentially has. Fred Durst, his ever-present red backwards New York Yankees cap and the rest of the band first burst on the scene in the late ’90s with its screaming homage to George Michael’s “Faith,” but quickly left their own lasting footprint on modern music by telling the world what they did it all for (the nookie, evidently) and a series of other songs you probably liked then but are embarrassed to admit to now. After a four-year hiatus so band members could focus on... something, probably, Limp Bizkit is back and touring with new material off the forthcoming Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Don’t worry, though, they’re obviously going to play “Nookie” and “Faith” – maybe even twice. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., therave.com)

Also: Soup Moat, Glow God, Missionary Haircut, and Strange Matter at Quarter’s Rock ’N Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) – (900 E. Center St.)

Tuesday, May 14: Fall Out Boy at The Rave, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
The pop-punk pet project of suburban Chicago hardcore kids, Fall Out Boy is a practical joke gone incredibly right. With Pete Wentz’s hook-laden lyrics sang in Patrick Stump’s distinct vibrato with grandiose backing instrumentation, even the most ardent hipster wasn’t immune to Fall Out Boy’s siren songs during the band’s four-album, decade-long ascent to superstardom. Following a four-year hiatus to pursue other (usually worse) musical endeavors, F.O.B. made its triumphant return to the stage with the brash Save Rock and Roll, which came out last month. The band swings by Milwaukee – where drummer Andy Hurley lives – for the second show (a sold out affair) of its summer-long worldwide tour. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., therave.com)

Also: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($22.50) – (1032 N. 4th St., pabsttheater.org)

And: Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Wei Zhongle, and Mildew at Quarter’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($7) – (900 E. Center St.)

Wednesday, May 15: Alice In Chains with Bloodnstuff at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($38)
Sired in the musical hotbed that was Seattle in the late ’80s, Alice In Chains – with the obvious exceptions of Nirvana and Pearl Jam – was one of the biggest bands to emerge from the vaunted grunge scene at that time. Founded by the dynamic duo of guitarist Jerry Cantrell and iconic singer Layne Staley, the band pushed rock to new limits with hits like “Rooster” and “Man In A Box” and garnered eight Grammy nominations along the way. Sadly, Staley died of an overdose in 2002, setting the band in limbo. Comes The Fall vocalist William DuVall stepped in to man the mic for a series of reunion shows between 2005 and 2008, before joining officially thereafter. In 2011, bassist Mike Starr also died of an alleged overdose, causing Alice In Chains to trudge on with heavy hearts to match its heavy catalog of rock ’n’ roll classics. Bloodnstuff opens. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., therave.com)

Also: Ghost B.C. with Ides Of Gemini at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($17) – (1032 N. 4th St., pabsttheater.org)

And: Enabler with Dead In The Dirt and Falter at Quarter’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, 9:30 p.m. ($7) – (900 E. Center St.)

Thursday, May 16: Of Montreal at Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($15)
Eclectic indie rock outfit Of Montreal is a shape-shifting, genre-jumping project that’s been impossible to appropriately classify for the duration of its 15-plus-year existence. The lone constant of the Georgia-based band is the odd genius of bandleader Kevin Barnes, who’s been known to pair wild costumes, video experiments and dancers – with varying levels of success. Making its second stop in town in less than a year (last time at Turner Hall Ballroom), Of Montreal has been promoted to Pabst Theater level again for a show that will no doubt feature a set rife with selections from last year’s Paralytic Stalks, demos of tracks from Lousy With Sylvianbriar (due out this fall) and heft of favorites and B-sides from the band’s lengthy and accomplished past. (144 E. Wells St., pabsttheater.org)

Also: Futurebirds with Bigfoot at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., cactusclubmilwaukee.com)

And: Queensryche at Potawatomi Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($50) – (1721 W. Canal St., paysbig.com)

Friday, May 17: Aaron Lewis at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($26.50)

A byproduct of Limp Bizkit’s meteoric rise to fame is Durst touting fellow blacksmiths of nu metal Stand and its emotive front man Aaron Lewis to stardom as well. Finding his sad sack acoustic efforts of exclusion like “Outside” to be more palatable to listeners than anything Staind has ever done, Lewis has been going it alone since the full band took a hiatus last year. Following in the genre-crossing footsteps of Hootie himself, Lewis recently tried his hand at country with 2011 EP Town Line and 2012 full-length The Road. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., therave.com)

Also: Flying Lotus with Thundercat and Teebs at Turner Hall, 8 p.m. ($24.50) – (1032 N. 4th St., pabsttheater.org)

And: Strange Matter with Moira Scar, Drugs Dragons, and Economy Superstar at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., riverwestpublichouse.wordpress.com)

Saturday, May 18: The Funeral And The Twilight with Lamb’s Legs and Technicolor Teeth at Frank’s Power Plant, 10 p.m. ($5) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., frankspowerplant.angelfire.com)

Also: Morbid Tales with No Brainer, Population Control and The DUI’s at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., cactusclubmilwaukee.com)

Sunday, May 19: Foals with Surfer Blood and Blondfire at Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. ($23)
Imagine the angular guitar work of Minus The Bear and the raucous dance-punk overtones of The Rapture came together and had a baby. Then when the baby was born, it was raised in the UK by an inexplicably reunited Q And Not U. Foals would be that baby. The English band will get Turner Hall Ballroom bouncing – giving purpose to those protective nets hanging from the ceiling – while making you, for at least an instant, consider growing weird bangs. (1032 N. 4th St., pabsttheater.org)

Also: God’s Outlaw at Frank’s Power Plant, noon ($3) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., frankspowerplant.angelfire.com)

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