Rose of the West

This Week in Live Music: December 5-10

The annual 88Nine Radio Milwaukee award showcase looks back on 2017 this Thursday and features performances from Rose of the West, Abby Jeanne, ZED KENZO and B-Free.

Tuesday, December 5

Cam’ron at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($25) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Papa Roach with Falling In Reverse at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($35-$45) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Wednesday, December 6

Matisyahu with Common Kings and Orphan at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($29.50) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Thursday, December 7

Milo with Scallops Hotel, S.Al, Blax and CRASHprez at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12 advance; $14 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Radio Milwaukee Music Awards 2017 featuring Rose of the West, Abby Jeanne, ZED KENZO, B-Free and DJ sets by LUXI at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Studios, 6:30 p.m. ($12 advance; $15 door) – (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.)

Micah Olsan (EP release) with The Belle Weather and Listening Party at Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee, 8 p.m. ($10) – (224 W. Bruce St.)

Friday, December 8

Dustin Thomas with Earth to Clark and Spare Change Trio at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Saturday, December 9

Zappafest 2017 featuring Gozortenplat, Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine, The Appletones and The Mirror Men at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($10) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

Chimp Eats Banana (Chumbawamba cover band) with Sin Bad and Proud Parents at Riverwest Public House 9 p.m. – (815 E. Locust St.)

Sunday, December 10

Milwaukee Record Packer Halftime Show with Dick Satan Trio at Cactus Club, 1:30 p.m. (FREE) – (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.