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Cactus Club in Bay View has a loaded lineup this week with six shows. We preview each night, from Black Mountain to Night of the Q.W.A. on Sunday. Plus: stream the latest from NO/NO and check out our weekly live music calendar.

Fresh off a packed weekend for Milwaukee Psych Fest, the Bay View music venue Cactus Club keeps those vibes rolling into this week with another six (!) shows. Competition for these smaller 200-person-capacity shows has been as heated as ever, especially with the Pabst Theater Group holding more performances at the Colectivo Coffee on Prospect. Cactus Club has showed some resolve, booking even more shows than usual. Let’s run down each gig this week.

  1. Tuesday, May 10: Black Mountain and White Hills

The Vancouver-based prog rockers are quite the score for a Tuesday night. Black Mountain made a statement on rock history by titling its latest album IV (out on Jagjaguwar), but the record more than lives up to the Zeppelin name. New York City psych-rock group White Hills (which recently released its 14th album via Thrill Jockey) rounds out this loaded bill.

  1. Wednesday, May 11: Jaedyn James & The Hunger, Cree Myles and Kyle Megna & The Monsoons

Large backing groups can often distract from vocals, but that’s not the case for Jaedyn James & The Hunger. James’ delivers commanding, dynamic performances behind the microphone. See for yourself. It’s your first time to catch 10-member Minneapolis-based R&B outfit play Milwaukee.

  1. Thursday, May 12: Copyrights, Ray Rocket, The Lippies and Avenues

If you missed the Dummerfest pre-party at the Metal Grill last year, here’s your chance to right that mistake. It features a similar pop-punk heavy line-up: The Copyrights (signed to Red Scare Industries), Ray Rocket (solo project of Ray Carlisle from Teenage Bottlerocket) and Milwaukee’s own Avenues.

  • Friday, May 13: Moon Curse with Attalla, Drugs Dragons and DJ Chris Schulist

In the mood for metal? Friday night at Cactus Club has got you covered. This bill may blow out your eardrums. I’m still recovering from Moon Curse’s 2015 album Spirit Remains.

  1. Saturday May 14: Hot Coffin, Soup Moat and Sin Bad
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Post-hardcore outfit Hot Coffin celebrate the release of their new self-titled full-length this Saturday night. It’s the band’s first record with new lead singer Chris Chuzles (formerly of Disguised as Birds).

  1. Sunday, May 15: Night of the Q.W.A. (Queens With Attitudes) Show

Night of the Q.W.A. (Queens With Attitudes) Show brings local female talents to the stage, including performances by Mocha T, Destinee Lynn, Auti Marie, Vee Adams, Diamond Banks, Brit Nicole and Grey Genius. The event is hosted by Rue the Poet, and features DJ Mr New York.

Stream of the Week

Synth-wave band NO/NO released the second track of its forthcoming debut, Sound and Light last week. “Television” is a song for late-night cruising down Center Street in Riverwest. “Midnight just feels so right,” sings Cat Ries. It’s something that wouldn’t sound out of place on the soundtrack for 2011’s neo-noir thriller Drive.

This Week in Live Music

Monday, May 9: STRFKR with Com Truise and Fake Drugs at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($17 advance; $20 door) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Tuesday, May 10: Black Mountain with White Hills at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($15) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Wednesday, May 11: Elephant Revival with Dead Horses and Trapper Schoepp at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($10) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Crazy Eyes with Scrimshaw and Heat Death at Frank’s Power Plant, 8 p.m. ($5) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.com)

And: Jaedyn James & The Hunger with Cree Myles and Kyle Megna & The Monsoons at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($5) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Thursday, May 12: Punch Brothers with Gabriel Kahane at The Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($29.50-$45) (144 E. Wells St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Marielle Allschwang with Julia Lucille and Sugar Ransom at Riverwest Public House, 8 p.m. ($5) – (815 E. Locust St., RiverwestPublicHouse.WordPress.com)

And: The Still Tide with Paper Holland and Bright Kind at Frank’s Power Plant, 9 p.m. ($5) – (2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., FranksPowerPlant.com)

Also: Har Mar Superstar with Solid Gold and Catsax at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($15) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

And: Copyrights with Ray Rocket, The Lippies and Avenues at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Friday, May 13: The Living Statues with The Pukes at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($10) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

Also: The Ragbirds with Devil Met Contention at The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee on Prospect, 8 p.m. ($15) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave., PabstTheater.org)

And: The Used with The New Regime at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($30-$119) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Moon Curse with Attalla, Drugs Dragons and DJ Chris Schulist at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: Something To Do with Mortgage Freeman and The Bang Bang at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($5) – (735 E. Center St., CompanyBrewing.com)

And: Hayward Williams with The Crane Wives at Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee, 8 p.m. ($10) – (224 W. Bruce St., AnodyneCoffee.com)

Saturday, May 14: Hot Coffin (album release) with Soup Moat and Sin Bad at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($6) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: The Used with The New Regime at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($30-$119) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Harry Connick Jr. at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($55-$95) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org)

Sunday, May 15: Night of the Q.W.A. (Queens With Attitudes) Show featuring Mocha T, Destinee Lynn, Auti Marie, Vee Adams, Diamond Banks, Brit Nicole, Grey Genius, Mr New York and Rue the Poet at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

Also: Psychic Mirrors with DJ Andy Noble and Asher Diamonds at Company Brewing, 9 p.m. – (735 E. Center St., CompanyBrewing.com)

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