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Angel Olsen, Julia Jacklin announce Turner Hall Ballroom shows

Side-by-side photos of a woman holding an electric guitar while standing on stage and a woman singing into a handheld microphone in front of a stained-glass window.
Quinn Elam
Angel Olsen / Julia Jacklin / Facebook / Instagram

It feels like we’re still in the middle of making our summer live-music plans, but Angel Olsen just gave us a reason to start thinking about Thanksgiving by announcing a Nov. 30 show at Turner Hall Ballroom with opener Kara Jackson.

The impetus behind Olsen’s just-revealed string of fall dates is the Forever Means EP ready for release this Friday, April 14. The four-song collection is made up of tracks that didn’t quite fit her long-player from last June, Big Time, including the title track she unveiled today along with the tour news. She calls it “a kind of nod to George Harrison, who I’d been getting back into during the pandemic as I was finally calming down and finding moments of peace with myself.”

Olsen has been systematically conquering the music world since the early 2010s, when she stepped forward from her gig backing Bonnie “Prince” Billy to release a string of albums enthusiastically embraced by fans and critics alike. She’s rock, she’s country, she’s just pretty darn good.

If you’re interested in picking up tickets, there’s an artist presale that starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday, an eMember presale at noon Thursday (code: GARDEN), and a general sale at 10 a.m. Friday online and at the Pabst/Riverside box offices.

A few hours later Tuesday, we got even more good “country-tinged, critically acclaimed artist coming to Milwaukee” news when Julia Jacklin announced her own Turner Hall Ballroom show. You’ll be able to scratch that particular genre itch much earlier than Olsen, as Jacklin will be here July 23.

Her most recent album, Pre Pleasure, was her third studio effort and another example of Jacklin’s ability to swing between uptempo rock and hushed confessionals, with a sprinkling of A.M. pop. Pitchfork’s Quinn Moreland called it “an easygoing album from a mind that rarely stops racing.”

You can score tickets to Jacklin’s show via the same eMember presale at noon Thursday (same code: GARDEN) and the general sale at 10 a.m. Friday online and at the box office.