Brett Newski

This Week in Live Music: October 30-November 5

After years on the road, nomadic folk-punk troubadour Brett Newski coincides his move to Bay View with a “housewarming show” at Cactus Club on Friday, November 3.

Tuesday, October 31

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($55-$95) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Wednesday, November 1

Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers at The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee, 8 p.m. ($25) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Thursday, November 2

Regina Spektor at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($40-$55) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Colin Hay of Men at Work with Chris Trapper at The Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m. (39.50-$49.50) – (144 E. Wells St.)

Friday, November 3

Macklemore at The Rave, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Brett Newski & The Kind Assault with Mike Mains and JD Eicher at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Saturday, November 4

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real with Nikki Lane at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($25) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Rocket Paloma with Layers & Layers and Nickle & Rose at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($5) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Sunday, November 5

Jo Passed with Apollo Vermouth, Duckling and River Rats at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8) – (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.