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Juniper Tar's Final Show
Plus: quite a few options, local and not-so-local, to choose from.

Monday, Sept. 16: Mobb Deep with Alchemist, Boldly James, and BoogZ at Miramar Theatre, 8 p.m. ($25)

Since 1993, Queens-based hip-hop duo Mobb Deep has released more than 20 combined studio albums, mix tapes, compilations and EPs. Members Prodigy and Havoc have collaborated with 50 Cent and Rick Ross, beefed with Tupac (and, later, one another) and broke up and reunited more than a few times along the way. After its most recent such split last year, Mobb Deep is back to tour and release a new self-titled album exactly 20 years since the successful, turbulent group began. (2844 N. Oakland Ave., TheMiramarTheatre.com)

Also: Inter Arma with Woe, Shroud Of Despondency, and Emblazoned at Frank’s Power Plant, 8:30 p.m. ($7) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.Angelfire.com)

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Rhett Miller with Trapper Schoepp at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20)

Rhett Miller is best known as the voice of Old 97’s, a Dallas-based alt-country band that’s held a steady spot on the collective playlist of a large cult following. In addition to his band’s beloved 16-album catalog, Miller has contributed six solo albums to his anthology, including last year’s The Dreamer, which peaked at No. 139 on U.S. charts. Miller is to be joined by Milwaukee’s own alt-country wunderkind, Trapper Schoepp. (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)


Also: The Dodos with Cousins at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($15) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Step Rockets at Up & Under Pub, 10:30 p.m. (FREE) – (1216 E. Brady St., TheUpAndUnderPub.com)

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Soul Low at Denim Park, 6:30 p.m. (FREE)

Until the indie rock outfit released its great UNEASY in July, Soul Low was one of the Milwaukee music scene’s best-kept secrets. However, once word spread of the band’s duel vocals, expert arrangement and beyond-their-years knack for lyrics, Soul Low’s legend has grown along with its show schedule. You’re going to see Soul Low mentioned on a buttload of Best Of lists by year’s end (mine definitely included), so you may as well get acquainted now. (1551 N. Water St.)

Also: Kid Cudi with Tyler The Creator, and Logic at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($37) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And:  Citizen Cope at The Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($25) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Thursday, Sept. 19: James Lee Stanley at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($15) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Also: Little Debbie & The Throne Gods at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 8 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

And: Rachel Ries with Lady Cannon at Riverwest Public House, 7 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Friday, Sept. 20: The Delphines at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m.

As group of transplanted grad school students, The Delphines has quickly endeared itself to Milwaukee music with its timeless, female-fronted garage rock. The band’s stripped down and jangly sound put on display in last year’s Fear EP and God Help The Delphines EP would be just as home in the ‘70s as it is today. Last month, the band released a new cassette, Careless, some of the young band’s best stuff yet. This show finds The Delphines serving as the musical guest to one of Cactus Club’s great Comedy Nights. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)


Also: “2 High 2 Die Tour” featuring Action Bronson with Danny Brown and Trash Talk at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($21.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Bernard Allison at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Sept. 21: Juniper Tar with Thriftones, and Luray at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($8)

Even if there were no other underlying circumstances, this show would still be special, as it marks one of just a select few gigs since Juniper Tar’s whirlwind 2012. Since releasing its outstanding Since Before after an unforgettable Hotel Foster residency, the band has been quiet. Singer Jason Mohr became a dad. The remainder of the band curated The Foster Project in February. Now, Mohr is moving to Colorado. In this understated opus, Juniper Tar will take its final bow, putting the cherry on top of an indelible run that leaves Milwaukee music much better than they found it. We eagerly await the next projects from this talented cast of folk rockers. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)


Also: Bayview Bash, featuring Soul Low, Ramma Lamma, Body Futures, The 57s, Sugar Steams; “spoofs” of Billy Idol, The Who, Oasis, Loverboy, Foo Fighters, Billy Squier, and Twisted Sister on Kinickinnic Ave., 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (FREE)

And: Circuit de Yeux with Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Moss Folk, and Pleasure Thief at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Sunday, Sept. 22: Har Mar Superstar with Purple Lizzo, and Surgeons In Heat at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($10)

Sean Tillman (better known as “Har Mar Superstar”) has come a long way since his southwest Minnesota upbringing. The doughy singer specializes in hypersexual hip-hop that doesn’t take itself incredibly seriously. This marks the second Har Mar show in Milwaukee since May. Local indie rockers Surgeons In Heat play a rare show in support of this special Mad Planet affair. (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net)


Also: Steve Hackett at Pabst Theater, 7 p.m. ($49.50-$75) – (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Over The Rhine at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($20) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)





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