Cancel plans if you need to and drop everything to get to some of these Milwaukee shows this week.
Earth, Wind & Fire
It’s not 1974, but our expectations for this show are still very high. This is more than just a nostalgia tour. Earth, Wind & Fire has lost Maurice White, but they still bring it. Original members Philip Bailey and Verdine White still bring a tremendous energy to the stage. Seeing Earth, Wind & Fire is a bucket list item. You’ll be able to see these sharp performers Friday, March 23 at the Riverside Theater.
David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum is doing some unique, intimate house shows this weekend. The couple, David Wax and Suz Slezak, merged their individual musical tastes—Suz’s Appalachian and Irish influences and David’s Mexican folk—to create David Wax Museum’s distinct “Mexo-Americana” style. They’ll be playing in Milwaukee on the night of Friday, March 23 and in Wauwatosa for a family-friendly matinee show on Saturday, March 24. The addresses of the houses are secret, until you buy your ticket. Get them here.
Alvvays will be playing a show at the Pabst on Saturday night. And, we’ll be hosting the band here at Radio Milwaukee for a studio session at noon before the show. Tune in to 88Nine hear the live session and interview, but also try to get to their show. They are one of our favorites for their dreamy, yet practical lyrics that will have you dancing to their sugary melodies without getting your heads stuck too far in the clouds. Catch the show at The Pabst Saturday, March 24.
Wolf Alice is like all the best parts of 90’s grunge made modern. They’ll be rocking the Turner Hall Ballroom on Thursday, March 29. And, they’ll be playing with The Big Pink. Break out your vintage leather jackets.
Jason Mohr (Juniper Tar)
Juniper Tar is back! Well, Jason Mohr is. Eight years ago, he relocated to Denver for a self-described “musical dormancy” period. Now, Jason will be back at the Cactus Club on Thursday, March 29 to share an inspired patchwork collection of new material–portraits of characters, places, scenes, electro-acoustic layers and some Juniper Tar surprises.
Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy and 88Nine’s Jordan Lee talk about the music coming into Milwaukee and the music coming out of Milwaukee on Tap’d In.
Today, they’re talking about the Milwaukee shows that we can’t wait to see this week. Read more and listen to the full Tap’d In podcast below.