This Week in Live Music: August 14-20

Beck headlines a sold-out show at the Riverside Theater on Wednesday, August 16.

Monday, August 14

tunic with Suffer Head and Duckling at High Dive, 10 p.m. ($5) – (701 E. Center St.)

Tuesday, August 15

Chill on the Hill featuring Piles, Dramatic Lovers and Mathew Haeffel at Humboldt Park, 6 p.m. (FREE) – (3000 S Howell Ave.)

Wednesday, August 16

Beck at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Thursday, August 17

Jazz in the Park featuring Foreign Goods and Roxi Copland at Cathedral Square Park, 5 p.m. (FREE) – (825 N. Jefferson St.)

Friday, August 18

Waveless with Charmist, Sundial Mottos and Blue Unit at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8 advance; $10 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Thistledown Thunders with King Cardinal and Caley Conway at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($8) – (735 E. Center St.)

Saturday, August 19

Ought with Soul Low and Dorth Nakota at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Breadfest IV (day three) featuring Faux Fiction, Layers & Layers, Liam O’Brien’s Faithless Followers and Lady Cannon at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($7-$15) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Sunday, August 20

Ben Sidran at The Jazz Estate, 7:30 p.m. – (2423 N. Murray 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.