The xx

This Week in Live Music: April 24-30

The xx headline the Rave on Saturday night. Plus, the expansive, four-day Arte Para Todos festival takes over the city for a good cause.

Monday, April 24

Twinsmith with Paper Holland and DJ Ian Olvera at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Tuesday, April 25

Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

Wednesday, April 26

Silversun Pickups with Kiev at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. ($26.50-$31.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Two Door Cinema Club with Blossoms at The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ($25) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Thursday, April 27

Arte Para Todos Festival (day one) in Walker’s Point, 4:30 p.m. (See full schedule here)

King Washington with Rx Drugs and Midwest Death Rattle at Club Garibaldi, 8 p.m.

Friday, April 28

Robin Trower with Alex Wilson Band at The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ($39.50-$55.50) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Arte Para Todos Festival (day two) in Bay View, 5 p.m. (See full schedule here)

Saturday, April 29

The xx with SAMPHA at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($35) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Arte Para Todos Festival (day three) in Riverwest and Harambee, 1 p.m. (See full schedule here)

Sunday, April 30

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton at The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ($35) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Arte Para Todos Festival (day four) on East Side, 2 p.m. (See full schedule here)

Queen Hilma with Marielle Allschwang and The Visitations at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)



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.