Tuesday, May 20: Degreaser with Cyanide Tooth, Dog Problem and Slow Walker at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($7) – (900 E. Center St.)
Wednesday, May 21: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes at the Riverside Theater, 7 p.m. ($45.50-$55.50)
There are countless ways to see the music of the Grateful Dead performed live—from sloppy barroom cover bands to founding member bassist Phil Lesh and his oft-rotating outfit Phil Lesh and Friends. But not regularly can one catch a 43-piece orchestra delving into Jerry Garcia’s oeuvre. Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes takes the lead on what’s sure to be an elegant evening for a bunch of hippies. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org)
Also: Klassik with Dem Dudes, D’Amato and DJ Mister Martin at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($5) – (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net)
Friday, May 23: Future with Rico Love and Que at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($26.50-$31-50)
Following a few stellar mixtapes, Future made his distinct imprint on rap’s landscape with the stunning “Turn On The Lights,” the fourth single from his debut album, Pluto. His scratchy flow blended perfectly with Mike Will’s impeccable production. His follow-up, Honest, came with another arresting song, “Move That Dope,” though, this time Mike Will’s otherworldly beat and an out-of-nowhere verse from Pharrell overshadowed Future’s contributions. The rest of the album more than adequately showcases the rapper’s strengths behind the microphone, however. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)
Also: Flatliners with Direct Hit and Junior Battles at the Metal Grill, 7 p.m. ($12) – (5036 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy, themetalgrill.com)
And: The Belle Weather with Jones Island Flood and Devil Met Contention at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)
And: Various Small Fires with Quinn Scharber and Sin Bad, at Linnemans, 9 p.m. ($6) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)
Saturday, May 24: Lorelle Meets The Obsolete with Magic Castles, Moss Folk and Crown Larks at Cactus Club, 9 p.m.
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete crafts the type of equally dreamy and drone-y psychedelic rock that’s easy to lose yourself in. The British Columbian by way of Mexico band is touring behind its latest of three records, 2014’s Chambers, which is quite trippy, man. Expect some meandering songs seething with fuzz. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)
Also: Honey, Get The Gun with Self-Evident, CRTVTR and Muscle Worship at Frank’s Power Plant, 9 p.m. – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.com)
And: Choir Vandals with Wolves at Bay, No Coast and Human After Hall at Borg Ward, 7 p.m. ($7) – (823 W. National Ave.)
Sunday May 25: The Championship with Carter Hulsy at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.
Rootsy rock bands run rampant throughout the country, but few are as hauntingly grave as The Championship. Even though they played Cactus Club a couple months back, these bearded dudes don’t get out all that often, making this show one not to miss. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)
Also: Familiar Looking Strangers at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($8 advance, $10 at the door) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)
And: Black Bloc with Blessed Sacrifist and Citizen 2-13 at Borg Ward, 7 p.m. ($5) – (823 W. National Ave.)
Images courtesy of Future.