Here are the best shows to be at this weekend in Milwaukee:
Love They Might Be Giants are back with a brilliant new studio album, “I Like Fun.” They’re back with their Dial-A-Song service at www.dialasong.com; and they’re back on the road with a new show with an expanded line-up of musicians. This new set will include all-time favorites, fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations that will delight even their exhausted road crew. To be direct: this show is not to be missed. And, the show is almost all ages (14+).
Friday at 9 p.m. @ The Pabst ($29.50)
We’ve been a bit obsessed with the volatile rock of Hot Snakes and their lean, mean swagger and their song “Six Wave Hold Down” in particular. After briefly considering leaving the music game, Hot Snakes came back in 2011 and after a bit of soul-searching and subsequent cajoling from fans, decided it was time for something new. Jericho Sirens is the fruit of that labor and is out now on Sub Pop records. Duchess Says and Meat Wave open what looks like one of the best rock shows of the early year.
Thursday at 9pm @ Mad Planet ($27)