Modest Mouse

This Week in Live Music: May 1-6

Modest Mouse back their tour bus into the Rave on Saturday. Plus, the other best 10 shows to this week.

Tuesday, May 1

Kevin Morby with Hand Habits at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. ($15) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)


Wednesday, May 2

Fred Boswell Jr. at The Jazz Estate, 8 p.m. ($7) – (2423 N. Murray Ave.)


Thursday, May 3

Steven Wilson with Paul Draper at The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m. ($35-$85) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Rosedale with Neocaveman, Clem and American Spirits at Cactus Club, 8 p.m. ($8 advance; $10 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)


Friday, May 4

Joe Pug at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. ($15 advance; $17 door) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Nato Coles & Sara Pette with Future Plans and Smokes at High Dive, 9 p.m. (FREE) – (701 E. Center St.)


Saturday, May 5

Modest Mouse with Mass Gothic at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($39.50-$49.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Spring Jam featuring Hot By Ziggy, Something to Do, The Young Revelators and The Racing Pulses at Cactus Club, 7 p.m. ($8) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)


Sunday, May 6

The Messthetics with Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends and Rally at Cactus Club, 8 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Unrehearsed MKE 64 at West End Conservatory, 5 p.m. – (4716 W. Vilet St.)

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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.