Monday, Nov. 8: Barenaked Ladies at Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($31 to $56) “If I Had a Million Dollars,” it’d be “One Week” of Canada’s favorite pop rockers in Milwaukee, instead of just one night. “Pinch Me” if I’m dreaming; The Barenaked Ladies are coming to town to play their happy-go-lucky hits. If you think […]

Monday, Nov. 8: Barenaked Ladies at Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($31 to $56)

“If I Had a Million Dollars,” it’d be “One Week” of Canada’s favorite pop rockers in Milwaukee, instead of just one night. “Pinch Me” if I’m dreaming; The Barenaked Ladies are coming to town to play their happy-go-lucky hits. If you think “It’s All Been Done,” the Barenaked Ladies might just surprise you with a few things to spice up the band’s live show. I don’t know any more songs to reference here. Jukebox the Ghost makes its second stop in Milwaukee in a month’s time in support of the Ladies. (144 E. Wells St., pabsttheater.org)

(Photographer: Shan Qiao, Source: CNW, Credit: BEN & JERRY’S)

MUSIC NOTES SHOW OF THE WEEK

Tuesday, Nov. 9: Breathe Owl Breathe at The Cactus Club, 8:30 p.m. ($8 advance, $10 door)

The population of East Jordan, Mich., is listed at 2,507. Three of those people make gorgeous ambient hymns as Breathe Owl Breathe. Muzzleofbees.com and WMSE, again, work their magic to bring the up-and-coming arty outfit to the intimate Bay View club. Icarus Himself and He Can Jog open up. (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., cactusclubmilwaukee.com)


Also: Yonder Mountain String Band at Pabst Theater, 8:30 p.m. ($17.50)

The Colorado quartet’s star has never been brighter. The bluegrass-meets-rock group rides its building wave of success to play a rare Milwaukee show. Better yet, there will be a free Sierra Nevada tasting before the show. (144 E. Wells St., pabsttheater.org)

(YMSB photo by Tobin Voggesser.)

Wednesday, Nov. 10: Kyle Hollingsworth at The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. ($13)

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Those aware of String Cheese Incident may recognize Hollingsworth as a member of the popular jam band. Those unaware of String Cheese Incident, I can’t stress how much I envy you. Messy Jiverson opens. (2844 N. Oakland Ave., themiramartheatre.com)

Thursday, Nov. 11: Lifehouse at The Rave, 7 p.m. ($27)

Rounding out the NOW That’s What I Call Music Volume 1 tour that Barenaked Ladies kicked off Monday, Lifehouse dusts off some marginal hits and takes the stage to (presumably) play “Hanging by a Moment” for 45 minutes straight. American Idol alumnus Kris Allen and Alyssa Bennal open. (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., therave.com)

Saturday, Nov. 13: B.B. King at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($45-55)

“The King of Blues” needs no introduction. So he won’t get one. This show is a must see for anyone with an appreciation for classic blues and amazing musicianship in general. The bill also has a special guest in store. (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., pabsttheater.org)

Also: Dawes at Turner Hall, 8 p.m. ($10)

The rock band pays Turner Hall a visit for a night of earnest compositions at bargain basement prices. The Moondoggies and The Romany Rye open. (1032 N. Fourth St., pabsttheater.org)


Sunday, Nov. 14: The Heavy at Turner Hall, 8 p.m. ($15)

You might not realize it, but you’ve heard The Heavy. Whether by way of the British band having a song included in a Kia ad, which aired during the last Super Bowl or from the same song being one of the few non-Sublime tracks played on 102.1 FM, The Heavy has been stuck in your head at some point in the past year. The varied band is a melding together of numerous acts – from The Black Keys to James Brown to you name it – to form one tight, fun and singalongable amalgamation of marketable funk. Wallpaper opens. (1032 N. Fourth St., pabsttheater.org)

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