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Brady Street Fest and Jack White
Plus the ever-charming Michael Buble.

Monday, July 21: Jack White with Benjamin Booker at The Rave, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

It’s difficult to remain prolific without stumbling onto some writer’s block every once in a while. Since 1999, guitar virtuoso Jack White has released 12 full-length studio albums with four different groups—The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and under his own name—but for his latest solo record, Lazaretto, he looked through some old teenage journals for inspiration. The lyrics resemble nothing like the scribbling of an angst-filled high school student; instead, they are permeated with the calculated confidence and laid back humor of a grown adult. Or White was the incredibly rare well-adjusted and rational teenager. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Tuesday, July 22: Panic! At The Disco with Walk The Moon and Magic Man at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($35-$40)

Panic! At The Disco (who dropped the exclamation point in 2008, but brought back the cumbersome punctuation mark to the dismay of copyeditors everywhere) emerged eight years ago from the wave of heart-on-your-sleeve pop punk music begot by Fall Out Boy. The Las Vegas band learned early to corner the market on Fall Out Boy’s more theatrical fans and turned its performances into vaudeville-like showcases. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)


Also: Chill on the Hill featuring De La Buena with Delaware House Dancers at Humboldt Park, 6 p.m. (FREE) – (3000 S. Howell Ave., BayViewNeighborhood.org/Chill_On_The_Hill) 

Wednesday, July 23: Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Spocket and Daniel and The Lion at The Riverside Theater, 6 p.m. ($45-$55)

For Adam Duritz’s last stop in Milwaukee, his band, Counting Crows, played a sparsely attended BMO Harris Pavilion show in the music venue’s inaugural year. Tickets dropped to as low as $5 as the concert date neared and the 10,000 person capacity Pavilion only ended up appearing a quarter full. Counting Crows return this week, in the smaller-yet-still-massive, 2,500-seat Riverside Theater, which should better house the still-going ‘90s rockers. Expect the old hits “Mr. Jones,” but also snippets from a new forthcoming record, Somewhere Under Wonderland. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Touché Amoré with Tigers Jaw and Dads at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($14.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Thursday, July 24: Jurassic 5 with Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies and MC Supernatural at the Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($25.50-$94) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: GGOOLLDD (EP release) with Color Number at Yield Bar, 9 p.m. (FREE) – (1932 E. Kenilworth Pl.)

And: Hello Wisconsin Fest featuring Broadside, Chin Up Kid, No Coast, Human After All, Busy Living at The Metal Grill, 1:30 p.m. ($10 advance, $12 day of show) – (5036 S. Packard Ave., TheMetalGrill.com)

Friday, July 25: The Blind Shake, Drugs Dragons (album release), Midwives and Slow Walker at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Natalie Merchant at The Pabst Theater, 6:30 p.m. ($45) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Adam Faucett with Old Earth, We Are The Willows and Ladders at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($6) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

And: German Fest featuring Three Dog Night with 5 Card Studs at the BMO Harris Pavilion, 6 p.m. ($15) – (200 N. Harbor Dr.)

Saturday, July 26: Brady Street Festival featuring Celebrated Working Man, Grace Weber, Midnight Reruns, Kane Place Record Club, Living Statues, Soul Low at Brady Street, 11 a.m. (FREE)

The counterculture tag associated with Brady Street during the hippie movement has mostly faded, but one day every year the neighborhood returns to its roots. The Brady Street Festival showcases a good selection of local bands—plus, a Celebrated Workingman one-off reunion!—but the real draw is the other assortment of events, like the cheese tent, professional wrestling, and the event’s crown jewel, the drag show. See the full line-up and list of activities here.

Also: Hexis with Primitive Man, Northless and Protestant at Cactus Club, 10 p.m.(2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: The Scarring Party with The Vitrolum Republic and Winovino at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($10) – (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net)

And: Entropy (album release) with Cub Pilot at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

And: German Fest featuring Bret Michaels with I’m Not a Pilot at the BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m. ($20) – (200 N. Harbor Dr.)

                                                                Image via Shutterstock.

Sunday, July 27: Michael Bublé at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m. ($54.50-$99.50)

Silky smooth, Canadian lounge singer Michael Bublé brings his sultry jazz stylings and impeccable charm to the cavernous BMO Harris Bradley Center at week’s end. Bublé’s running on quite an impressive streak—five straight No. 1 albums—the latest, 2013’s To Be Loved, features covers from the Bee Gees, Randy Newman and Frank Sinatra. (1001 N. 4th St., BradleyCenter.com)

Also: German Fest featuring Plan White T’s with Vic & Gab at the BMO Harris Pavilion, 7 p.m. ($15) – (200 N. Harbor Dr.)

And: The Margots (album release) at the Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee, 7 p.m. – (2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., AnodyneCoffee.com)

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