Old Earth Twin Brother and More

Monday, August 25: Wild Child with Mystic Inane, Midwives, Foreign Lawns and Eaten By Trees at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m.. – (900 E. Center St.) Tuesday, August 26: Desert Noises at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. ($8) The Provo, Utah four-piece Desert Noises immediately brings to mind the celestial folk of Band of Horses, largely due to Kyle Henderson’s ethereal, reverb-laden voice. However, that oft-made comparison fails to highlight Desert Noises’ slower burning psychedelia that seeps through the cracks on the band’s sophomore effort 27 Ways. (929 N. Water St., MarcusCenter.org) Wednesday, August 27: Keefe…

Monday, August 25: Wild Child with Mystic Inane, Midwives, Foreign Lawns and Eaten By Trees at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m.. – (900 E. Center St.)

Tuesday, August 26: Desert Noises at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. ($8)

The Provo, Utah four-piece Desert Noises immediately brings to mind the celestial folk of Band of Horses, largely due to Kyle Henderson’s ethereal, reverb-laden voice. However, that oft-made comparison fails to highlight Desert Noises’ slower burning psychedelia that seeps through the cracks on the band’s sophomore effort 27 Ways. (929 N. Water St., MarcusCenter.org)

Wednesday, August 27: Keefe Jackson’s Likely So at Sugar Maple, 9 p.m.

The Chicago-via-Fayetteville, Ark. multi-reedist and composer Keefe Jackson heads a seemingly endless supply of experimental jazz ensembles. Each utilizes different artistic strategies to achieve separate goals. Likely So matches him exclusively with other reed players and accentuates the interaction between the musicians. (441 E. Lincoln Ave., MySugarMaple.com)

Also: Hayward Williams & Band with Peter Mulvey Band at Anodyne Walker’s Point, 8 p.m. ($5) – (2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., AnodyneCoffee.com)

And: River Rhythms featuring Altered Five at Pere Marquette Park, 6:30 p.m. (FREE)

Thursday, August 28: The Dutchess and The Duke with Phylums and Towers at Cactus Club, 9:30 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Tantric with Emperors and Elephants and Signalfire at the Rave, 8 p.m. ($13.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Friday, August 29: Ugly Brothers (EP release) with Grasping at Straws and D’Amato at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5)

The jaunty folk ensemble Ugly Brothers has received plenty of local acclaim even though the band still hasn’t put out an official release. Expectations are running high for its self-titled debut EP to say the least, which is finally being released this Friday. You can gain entrance to the show and pick up a copy of one of this year’s most anticipated releases for only $8. (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

Also: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. ($29.50) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Mariner with The Pukes and Hester Mofet at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Saturday, August 30: Brothers By Choice with Barbara Christian at Anodyne Walker’s Point, 8 p.m. ($10)

Along with the new 88Nine studio, the Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point has provided the neighborhood another roomy area to drink some coffee and catch a live performance from a band that’s not your typical coffeehouse fare. This Saturday the recently reunited R&B group Brothers By Choice fill the café with its impressive harmonies and sultry tunes. (2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., AnodyneCoffee.com)

Also: Easy Riders & Eastsiders North Avenue Block Party with GGOOLLDD, Calliope, Cactus Bros. and Jayk, located between North and Farwell avenues, 5 p.m. (FREE)

And: WC Tank (EP release) with WebsterX, Riley Lake, Airo Kwil and Nicholas J at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($8) – (533 E. Center St, Mad-Planet.net)

And: Conniption with Thrasher, The Black Saints and Imperial Fall at The Metal Grill, 7 p.m. (FREE) –(5036 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy, themetalgrill.com)

And: The DUI’s with Population Control, Gunner’s Daughter and Avenues at Frank’s Power Plant, 9 p.m. ($8) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.com)

And: Driftwood Solider with The Flood and Lizzy Altman at the Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

Sunday, August 31: Old Earth (album release) with Twin Brother (album release) at Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m.

August has been an especially strong month for album release shows. Nary had a weekend gone by without four or five of them. That poses problems when shows start at similar times, making it impossible to see both. Old Earth and Twin Brother help alleviate those possible conflicts by sharing the spotlight for their respective album release shows at Club Garibaldi this Sunday. The pairing makes sense, both operate with similar folk sensibilities—although, Old Earth lies on the more experimental side. Listen to Twin Brother’s Swallow the Anchor and “Track One” off Old Earth’s A Wake in the Wells below. (2501 S. Superior St., ClubGaribaldis.com)


Also: Floor Model at Circle-A Café, 8 p.m. – (932 E. Chambers St., Circle-A-Café.org)

And: Whips with Dave Fitzpatrick Band at the Harley-Davidson Museum Bike Show, 11 a.m.  (400 E. Canal St., MilwaukeeRally.com

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Kevin is a freelance writer residing in Milwaukee. He’s contributed to The Shepherd Express, Third Coast Daily, Pop Matters and the sadly now-defunct A.V. Club Milwaukee. He looks forward to forging a deeper connection with the city’s impressive music scene during his gig as a Music Notes blogger. His talents include music criticism, riding a bicycle, drinking tasty beers and a crafty croquet swing. His weaknesses comprise Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, professional wrestling and his ever-growing record collection. He’s in desperate need to find more physical (and hard drive) space for the exceptional albums Milwaukee musicians keep churning out.