This Week in Live Music: January 22-28

Folk troubadour Jason Isbell brings “The Nashville Sound” to Milwaukee this week. His performance on Wednesday night at the Riverside Theater is sure to be a “show of the year” candidate.

Monday, January 22

Argopelter at Boone & Crockett, 9 p.m. (FREE) – (2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)

Tuesday, January 23

Daymaker with Names Divine, Lifetime Achievement Award and Action Jelly at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($7) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Wednesday, January 24

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit with James McMurtry at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($32.50-$60) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

2CELLOS at BMO Harris Bradley Center, 8 p.m. ($37.50-$57.50) – (1001 N. 4th St.)

Thursday, January 25

Forma with All Tiny Creatures, Golden Donna and Tarek Sabbar at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Friday, January 26

BØRNS with Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($25) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Platinum Boys with DuskZed Kenzo, Detenzione and The Get Drunk DJs at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($6) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Saturday, January 27

Midwest Death Rattle (album release) with Space Raft and Graham Hunt at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Old Earth with Twin Brother, Lady Cannon and Camp Sugar at Club Garibaldi, 8 p.m. – (2501 S. Superior St.)

Sunday, January 28

Bully with Fox Face at Cactus Club, 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (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.