Seminal New Orleans funk and jam band Galactic is making their annual pilgrimage to Milwaukee tonight at Turner Hall. On tour for their latest, Into The Deep, the band continues to stay fresh, working an R&B-to-soul-to-funk style that never seems to stay in the exact same place, always somewhere from the corner to the block. Horn heavy and evocative of their New Orleans home, it’s hard to believe that the band has had the kind of longevity that counts decades rather than years, 20 of them to date. Since their beginning, the quintessentially modern New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.
Thursday at 7pm @ Turner Hall
Nutria with Mrs. Fun at Company Brewing, 10 p.m.
The Traveling Suitcase with Brother ‘O Brother and Suck The Honey at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 8:30 p.m
Equinox Music Festival with Paper Holland, The Atomic Spins, Black Belt Theatre, The Bang Bang and Listening Party at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 8 p.m
Plaid Hawaii (EP release show) with Undercover Organism at The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m.
Persist: A benefit for PP and LSS featuring Nickel & Rose, Lilo Allen, B-Free, Destinny Fletcher, Abby Jeanne, Mikey Cody Apollo and Duckling at Company Brewing, 10 p.m.
Rocket Paloma (EP Release) with Faux Fiction, Timothy Charles and The Blind Fiction and DJ Seedy at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m.
Sleepersound with Cut Outs, Karate School and Nagaina at Riverwest Public House, 8 p.m.
Jay Som + Dogs In Ecstasy
Jay Som is an artist we’ve recently fallen in love with here at 88Nine. Her story is easy to like, going from demos recorded in her bedroom to a record label deal. Far from fitting the idea of bedroom pop, her music is exciting because it’s all over the place, from hook-heavy pop to bae-R&B and lo-fi rock her sound is very hard to pin down but easy to get get into. She’ll be sharing a bill tonight with The Courtneys and Milwaukee’s own Dogs In Ecstasy.
Thursday at 9pm @ Cactus Club
Hailed by critics and fans alike as the ‘Guitar Event Of The Year,’ the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return this Friday at the Riverside Theater. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. This year’s lineup looks pretty stocked with names like Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall, Eric Johnson, Chris Layton, Keb Mo’, Beth Hart, Mato Nanji, Ana Popovic, Noah Hunt, Henri Brown, The Slide Brothers and more…
Friday at 8pm @ Riverside Theater
Southern Soul Assembly: Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson + Anders Osborne
“Four talented singer/songwriters take the Pabst stage for an amazing night of songs and stories. With each artist uniquely inspired by their deep Southern roots, The Southern Soul Assembly Tour promises a passionate, authentic, and deeply soulful homage to the rich Southern musical spirit in the beautiful and intimate Pabst Theater.”
Not sure I could have said it better…
Saturday at 8:30pm @ Pabst Theater