A little something for everyone in the latest show announcements
We’re lucky to live in a city with an eclectic mix of live entertainment available any given weekend. A slew of concert announcements from the Pabst Theater Group illustrates that nicely, with everything from Japanese noise rock to best-selling authors. Tickets to all shows are available at the Pabst/Riverside box offices and online.
Bad Bad Hats | Aug. 12, The Back Room @ Colectivo
The Minneapolis-based trio describe the foundation of their sound as “classic pop songwriting, with elements of nineties rock influence and an overall lightheartedness.” That’s evident on their third LP, “Walkman,” which came out last September.
Gavin DeGraw | Sept. 12, Pabst Theater
Gavin DeGraw got on the radar back when The CW was still The WB and has built a career that in May saw him release his seventh album, “Face the River.” He’ll come to the Pabst with what he calls his most personal material to date, which “makes performing these songs one of the greatest joys of my life.”
Melt-Banana | Oct. 13, The Back Room @ Colectivo
If “a rock band with a spice of punk taste” suits your palette, this duo from Tokyo delivers. They’re loud, they’re fast, and they have eight wild studio albums to fill the set list.
Blue’s Clues and You | Oct. 21, Miller High Life Theatre
Josh and the famous cobalt-hued canine bring a music-filled adventure — and familiar friends from the Nickelodeon series — to Milwaukee for a show the audience helps build.
Gipsy Kings | Oct. 25, Pabst Theater
What started with two musicians busking in the south of France and Saint-Tropez has become a World Music stalwart, selling more than 14 million albums during a career that spans decades. Their most recent release, “Savor Flamenco,” earned a Grammy award for Best World Music Album.
Fran Lebowitz | Nov. 10, Pabst Theater
Author, interviewer, actor, social commentator, essayist, humorist, satirist — Fran Lebowitz has accumulated many titles during her award-winning career. The constant is her honest, insightful and entertaining approach that will most assuredly be on display at her Pabst Theater show.