Alice Cooper is set to play the Milwaukee Theater on October 6, plus New Boyz Club, WebsterX and more.

Attendees of the Milwaukee Film Festival, which started on September 22, may have Alice Cooper on their collective mind. That’s because the annual sponsor-appreciation commercial played before every film features the sinister showman’s 1972 hit “Elected.” Naturally, the spot ends with Cooper delivering his infamous line from Wayne’s World, “Actually, it’s pronounced ‘mill-e-wah-que,’ which is Algonquin for ‘The Good Land.’”

It’s fitting then that Cooper headlines the Milwaukee Theatre on Thursday, the closing night of the festival (even though the performance is not officially affiliated with the film festival). Cooper certainly feels like an advocate to the city’s culture and history—even if that’s not truly the case. Now we get to celebrate Cooper’s musical artistry and innovative live stage theatrics that’s spanned five decades.

More than just the guy who wrote “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen,” Cooper boasts an impressive depth in his catalog, a discography which includes 26 studio albums. But onstage was where he made his mark on music history. Mixing vaudeville and horror with rock ‘n roll, Cooper staged visually arresting and ground-breaking live performances. He remains an expert entertainer and proved throughout the years that there can be substance to the shock.

Alice Cooper plays the Milwaukee Theatre on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Stream of the Week

New Boyz Club celebrated the release of three-song debut, G l O r Y g L o R y, the first of three EPs, with a party at Company Brewing on Saturday. The effort resembles the twisting, jerking pace of a nauseating roller-coaster. But there are starry-eyed moments, as well—like the conclusion of “Taxes”—that makes the bumpy ride a worthwhile one.

 Video of the Week

Revisit WebsterX’s video for “Lately,” which took home the grand prize for best local music video at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. It was directed by filmmakers Cody LaPlant and Damien Blue, who were featured in the April issue of the magazine.

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This Week in Live Music

Tuesday, October 4: Ziggy Marley at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($32.50) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: J-Lamo (EP release), Tasty, Blizz McFly, Beno Betho Hoegod, Bo Triplex & Airo Kwil and Vincent VanGREAT at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($7) – (735 E. Center St., CompanyBrewing.com)

And: Yohuna with Honeymooners and Apollo Vermouth at High Dive, 9 p.m. (FREE) – (701 E. Center St., HighDiveMKE.com)

 

Wednesday, October 5: Carrie Underwood with Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers at BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7 p.m. ($46.50-$76.50) – (1001 N. 4th St., BradleyCenter.com)

Also: Glass Animals with Pumarosa at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($27.50) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org)

And: Hatebreed with DevilDriver and Devil You Know at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($20-$25) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

And: Marian Hill with VÉRITÉ and SHAED at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($18) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

 

Thursday, October 6: Alice Cooper at Milwaukee Theatre, 7:30 p.m. ($30-$90) – (500 W. Kilbourn Ave., MilwaukeeTheatre.com)

The Record Company with Trapper Schoepp at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($15) – (1032 N. 4th St., PabstTheater.org)

Also: EZTV with Surgeons in Heat at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

And: Golpe Tierra with Bumbac Joe & The Shakashakers at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($5) – (735 E. Center St., CompanyBrewing.com)

And: No No Yeah Okay with Peshtigo at Tonic Tavern, 8 p.m. ($5) – (2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., TonicTavern.com)

And: Buddy Guy at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($75-$85) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: James Bay with Joseph at The Rave, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

 

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Friday, October 7: Gosh Pith with NO/NO, Siren and Liquid City Motors at The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee, 8 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave., PabstTheater.org)

Also: Gloria Trevi at The Riverside Theater, 9:15 p.m. ($65-$110) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave., PabstTheater.org)

And: Eagle Trace with Kick at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($10) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave., ShankHall.com)

And: Buddy Guy at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. ($75-$85) – (1721 W. Canal St., PaysBig.com)

And: Gentle Brontosaurus with Live Tetherball Tonight at Landmark Lanes, 9 p.m. – (2220 N Farwell Ave., LandmarkLanes.com)

And: Nineteen Thirteen at Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee, 8 p.m. ($5) – (224 W. Bruce St., AnodyneCoffee.com)

 

Saturday, October 8: Skylar Grey with Morgxn at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($15) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., TheRave.com)

Also: Gauss (EP release) with The Miami Dolphins, Honeymooners and Nickels & Roses at Club Timbuktu, 9 p.m. ($5) – (520 E. Center St.)

And: Low Down Sound with The Bang Bang and The Grasping At Straws at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St., Linnemans.com)

And: Farout with Free Lunch and Hiii Tribe at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. ($5) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave., CactusClubMilwaukee.com)

 

Sunday, October 9: Seratones with The Pukes at The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee, 8 p.m. ($12 advance; $14 door) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave., PabstTheater.org)

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