This Week in Live Music: January 15-21

Only once a year can you see local bands cover their counterparts in one big showcase. Local Coverage, presented by Milwaukee Record, comes to Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday night.

Tuesday, January 16

Funk Night with Angie Swan at The Jazz Estate, 9 p.m. ($7) – (2423 N. Murray Ave.)

Wednesday, January 17

Jackie Venson with Shonn Hinton at Cactus Club, 7:30 p.m. ($8 advance; $10 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Thursday, January 18

Alex Cameron with Seasaw at The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee, 8 p.m. ($13 advance; $15 door) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Friday, January 19

Local Coverage featuring De La Buena (playing Jaill), Lex Allen (playing Whiskey Of The Damned), Space Raft (playing NO/NO), B~Free (playing Lex Allen), NO/NO (playing Negative/Positive), Whiskey Of The Damned (playing Listening Party), Listening Party (playing De La Buena), Negative/Positive (playing Space Raft) and Jaill (playing B~Free) at Turner Hall Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Tangled Lines with Wolfgang Maximilian at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 7:30 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Saturday, January 20

Bully with Sundial Mottos at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Dwight Yoakam at the Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($44.50-$94.50) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

2018 Pablove Benefit Concert (Tribute to Tom Petty) featuring Sam Llanas, Abby Jeanne, Gabriel Sanchez, The Wooldridge Brothers, Semi Twang, Louie Lucchesi, Chris DeMay, Trapper Schoepp and Spanglemaker at Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. ($20-$40) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Sunday, January 21

Sunday Styles with Chicken Wire Empire at The Jazz Estate, 7 p.m. ($12) – (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.