The English Beat

This Week in Live Music: November 20-26

The holiday season is upon us. There are plenty of options to get into the giving spirit this week with a handful of benefit shows on the music calendar.

Monday, November 20

Negative Approach with Assault & Battery and Law/less at Cactus Club, 8:30 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Tuesday, November 21

The English Beat with Something To Do at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($27.50) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Wednesday, November 22

Third Annual Danksgiving featuring DJ G-Spot, Twan Mack, Luxi, Rusty Pelicans, Vincent VanGREAT and Ninja Sauce at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($10) – (533 E. Center St.)

U2 Zoo with The First Wave at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($12 advance; $14 door) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

Nod to Bob (Dylan tribute) featuring The Obsoletes, Semi-Twang, Chris DeMay, Lil’ Rev and more at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 7 p.m. ($10, benefit for Hunger Task Force) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 24

The R&B Cadets at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($20, second show on Saturday night) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

Saturday, November 25

Ramma Lamma with Aluminum Knot Eye, Meat Curtains, The Ornerys and Red Eye at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12, benefit for Rett Syndrome) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

The Verve Pipe – Villains Acoustic with AJ of Northern Room and Lauren Lee at The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee, 8 p.m. ($25) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Beyonce and Jay Z vs. Rihanna and Drake (dance party) featuring a performance by Rio Turbo at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($10) – (735 E. Center St.)

Sunday, November 26

King Crimson at The Riverside Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($49.75-$121.75) – (116 W. Wisconsin 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.