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MKE Concert Pick: A buffet of Milwaukee’s best at The Cooperage

(From left) Klassik, Wave Chapelle, Brother Malik and dak duBois on stage at Linneman's for duBois' EP release show last December.
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(From left) Klassik, Wave Chapelle, Brother Malik and dak duBois on stage at Linneman's for duBois' EP release show last December.

Milwaukee’s concert scene has a lot going on, so we look at the shows coming up to find the ones you’ll look back on and be glad you went. Then we add them to our weekly Milwaukee Concert Picks.

As we put together the many things cooking at Radio Milwaukee, we keep running into dak duBois. That’s no accident considering the guy is the Energizer Bunny of the Milwaukee music scene — playing shows, writing songs, recording albums and going and going and going …

At the end of January, he chatted with Erin Wolf about volume 1 of his mkEProject that genre-hops around the city to create a cohesive and collaborative final product. The tail end of the interview ventured into his plans for 2024, about which he said, “I know for sure I'll drop another solo album this year, and it'd be great to do another collaborative EP or two as well.” Then, he added with a laugh, “We'll see how much time I have.”

Enough, it seems, to trot out volume 2 of the mkEProject at The Cooperage this Saturday with a stage full of compatriots: *aya, Bro.Malik, Emmitt James and Wave Chapelle.

It would be fruitless to tell you what to expect from a lineup that could include funk, hip-hop, R&B, psych, and extended jam sessions. What we can tell you with certainty is that a whole mess of Milwaukee’s most talented artists will be on stage together in one place. It’s bound to be a blast.

L.A. trio La Lom blends the sounds of Cumbia with 60s ballads and classic romantic boleros for an instrumental global vibe. They are serving up this vibe locally this week at two shows atCactus Club this Friday.

On Sunday at Anodyne in Walker's Point, join Anne Heaton, Carmen Nickerson and Katie Dahl as they play songs in an intimate "in the round" setting for a night of music and stores. Few music industry artists are more influential in acoustic and electronic Jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. This icon, this playing live in Milwaukee Tuesday April 2nd at the Pabst Theater.

For tickets and more info, head to the event page, then check out the rest of this week’s live entertainment options below.

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