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Black (Joe Lewis) and (The Moody) Blues
A colorful week of music awaits Milwaukee

Monday, Sept. 30: Black Joe Lewis at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($20)

Merging the bluesy rock formula that made Black Keys a household name with the indie rock construct of TV On The Radio and adding a dash of James Brown’s energetic showmanship, Austin, Tex.’s Black Joe Lewis is quickly becoming a hot commodity. Its latest, the newly released Electric Slave, could be the long-overdue catalyst for mainstream relevance. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

 

Also: The Delphines with Heartthrob at Hotel Foster, 10 p.m. ($5) – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

Tuesday, Oct. 1: The Neighbourhood at Turner Hall, 7 p.m. ($18)

Don’t let that tricky U fool you; The Neighbourhood is an American melting pot that combines elements of alternative rock, pop and dance to forge a distinct sound that’s quickly caught on nationally. This marks the band’s first (and likely only) Turner Hall appearance, as a Pabst Theater promotion seems likely. (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)


Also: Jon McLaughlin with Waiting To Run at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Joan Of Arc with Absolutely and Temple at Cactus Club, 9 p.m.

Formed in 1995, Chicago indie rock outfit Joan Of Arc boasts members of other seminal Windy City indie and emo standards as Cap’n Jazz, Make Believe, Owls and American Football. Bandleader Tim Kinsella’s pet project pushes the boundaries with intense production, noisy interludes and albums with wacky titles like Joan Of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain. Beloved locals Absolutely (who reversed its decision to make this the band’s last show) and Temple open. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)


Also: Aaron Carter at Miramar Theatre, 8:30 p.m. ($17-$50) – (2844 N. Oakland Ave., TheMiramarTheatre.com)

And: The Championship with Mark Waldoch at Hotel Foster, 10 p.m. ($5) – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK
Thursday, Oct. 3: The Moody Blues at Riverside Theater, 7 p.m. ($45-$55)

What else can be said of The Moody Blues? The band has logged more than 45 years of stage time, sold more than 70 albums, is in the teens in terms of gold and platinum albums, and is responsible for hits like “Nights In White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.” Thursday’s show begins the two-day Moody occupation of Riverside Theater. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org) 

Also: GWAR at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($20-$94) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Friday, Oct. 4: Northless with Sleestak, and Vega at Cactus Club, 9:45 p.m.

Northless is the undisputed king of Milwaukee metal. After the heat generated by 2011’s Clandestine Abuse cooled, the loudest band in the state went uncharacteristically quiet – playing out less while working on its next sludgy, harsh black metal masterpiece. Last month, Northless finally released World Keeps Sinking. Listeners are in store for an ultra heavy dose of dropped D strings and brutally beautiful instrumentation. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Painted Caves at Hotel Foster, 8 p.m. – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

And: Altos at Landmark Oriental Theatre, 7 p.m. – (2230 N. Farwell Ave.)

Saturday, Oct. 5: Midwest Death Rattle with Soul Low, and Oedipus Text at Hotel Foster, 10 p.m. ($5)(2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)

And: Ra Ra Riot at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($17) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Sunday, Oct. 6: Obits with Heavy Times at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12)

Sub Pop Records band Obits totes with it a pedigree of past projects such as Drive Like Jehu (great) and Hot Snakes (the best). While singer Rick Froberg’s surf-tinged garage rock project falls short of his past work, Obits is still a raucous way to celebrate a Packers win (which you should also watch at Cactus Club, if fun is on your agenda). (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: The Delta Routine with Train Company, and Hero Jr. at Hotel Foster, 9 p.m. – (2028 E. North Ave., TheHotelFoster.com)





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