1. Alice Cooper
BMO HARRIS PAVILION | OCT. 1
The eccentric hard rock legend whose distinctive, raspy voice has made him a household name stops in MKE on the first of the month. With heavy black eyeliner, gothic stage designs and costumes that look like they come straight out of Beetlejuice, this is the perfect concert to kick off the Halloween month.
FISERV FORUM | OCT. 2
After having his 2020 lineup cut short before he was set to play here, the country music VIP will perform songs from his new album Body Language alongside fellow country artists new and old, from ’90s country darling Martina McBride to up and coming pop-country artist Lindsay Ell.
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THE RAVE/EAGLES CLUB | OCT. 5
The polarizing rapper/ singer-songwriter blends hip-hop with punk rock. On Kelly’s latest album, Tickets to My Downfall, he collaborated with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who’s leading a post-punk revival alongside younger artists like Halsey and Yungblud – who also appear on Tickets to My Downfall.
4. TV Girl
THE BACK ROOM @ COLECTIVO | OCT. 23 & 24
The dreamy, hypno-pop trio (ironically, all male) has managed to dominate the viral music space in the past year, even with songs five to seven years old. With vocals bedded in reimagined samples from classic disco, French pop, and even ’90s slam poetry, TV Girl’s music seems strangely timeless.
UWM PANTHER ARENA | OCT. 28
Don’t miss some of the performers who made the turn of the millennium what it was, with 2000s R&B and hip hop icons like Soulja Boy, Ashanti, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, Bow Wow and others all performing under the same roof at the Panther Arena. You’ll definitely wanna crank that.