This Week in Live Music: March 19-25

Milwaukee’s own ‘Freaked Out American Loser’ headlines the Cactus Club on Tuesday night. The unrestrained rap-rocker Juiceboxxx performs with local openers Platinum Boys, Duckling and Max Holiday.

Tuesday, March 20

Juiceboxxx with Platinum Boys, Duckling and Max Holiday at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8 advance; $10 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Evan Christian with Amanda Huff at Gibraltar MKE, 9:30 p.m. (FREE) – (538 W. National Ave.)

Wednesday, March 21

Mitski with Half Waif at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Thursday, March 22

Blax with Crashprez and Greediphresh at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Ladies Rock Benefit Show featuring Detenzione, Beach Static and Duckling at High Dive, 8 p.m. (FREE) – (701 E. Center St.)

Friday, March 23

Earth, Wind & Fire at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($55-$95) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

In Tall Buildings with J.E. Sunde at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. ($15) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Daikaiju with Bleed and The Ornerys at Club Garibaldi, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2501 S. Superior St.)

Saturday, March 24

Alvvays at The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ($17 advance; $20 door) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Bark Bark Disco with Bum alum and Duckling at the Tonic Tavern, 7 p.m. ($5) – (2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)

Sunday, March 25

Flesh Panthers with Woolly Bushmen, Bbys and JookBot WarLock at High Dive, 9 p.m. (FREE)   – (701 E. Center St.)



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.