The Beths lead latest Turner Hall, Back Room show reveals
Last month, a snowstorm buried The Beths’ big chance to make their Milwaukee headlining debut. Does it still count as headlining when it’s three songs exclusively in front of Radio Milwaukee Members? I say yes.
Unfortunately, their Studio Milwaukee Session didn’t happen because of the snow, but it seems that won’t stop the New Zealand quartet from playing our city this year. They just added a handful of new shows to their upcoming world tour, which reportedly includes a stop at Turner Hall Ballroom on the weather-friendlier date of Aug. 23.
They already had Wisconsin on their travel itinerary Aug. 8, when they’ll open for The National at the Sylvee in Madison. But I suppose if you’re leaving New Zealand for five months of world travels, you might as well see as much of that world — and our lovely state — as you can.
We don’t yet have ticket information for The Beths’ Aug. 23 show, but we do for a couple other recent announcements from the Pabst Theater Group.
Jess Williamson is up first, appearing in the Back Room @ Colectivo on June 5. She teamed up with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield to release the album I Walked With You a Ways under their Plains collaboration, and just yesterday she announced a new solo LP titled Time Ain’t Accidental. She’ll play the Back Room four days before its release, but no doubt she’ll roll out a few singles in addition to “Hunter,” which hit streaming yesterday.
A little later in the summer, Son Volt will step on stage Aug. 15 at Turner Hall Ballroom for a pandemic-belated 25th anniversary celebration of their debut album, Trace. They’ll instead celebrate 28 years of the band by playing that first LP front to back, as well as songs from more recent album Day of the Doug — a tribute to legendary Texas troubadour Doug Sahm.