Bruce Springsteen, Rob Zombie, Fiery Furnaces, Brendan Benson/Cory Chisel
Four shows to make your November much busier
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Although The Boss is touring this fall in support of last January's Working On A Dream, Milwaukee fans who attend the gig Nov. 15 at the Bradley Center will be treated with a blast from the past: Bruce Springsteen will perform his seminal 1975 album Born To Run in its entirety. The album was the man's third (Working On A Dream is his 16th), but it's considered one of the finest pieces of work he's ever done; the title track is a staple of classic-rock radio, along with other album hits "Thunder Road," "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," and "Jungleland."
A metalhead who’s managed to transform himself into something of a media wunderkind, Rob Zombie took White Zombie from underground metal to cartoonish horror-rock, becoming hugely popular in the process. Zombie’s solo records haven’t been as well received, but he made fans of a different sort with House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, a pair of bizarro-horror movies that supporters hailed as visionary. Zombie will get back to his original role here behind his new solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, with a show Nov. 19 at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom. Tickets are on sale today for $35 and $45 through Ticketmaster.
With their half-spoken/half-sung vocals and bass-drowning chord changes, Brooklyn's The Fiery Furnaces defy anyone to find any of their songs conventionally catchy. Instead, the brother-sister band—which signed in 2007 with Chicago's Thrill Jockey Records—prefers experimentation; its 2005 release, Rehearsing My Choir, mixes music with tales told by Olga Sarantos, the duo's grandmother. Though Fiery Furnaces' first Jockey release, 2007's Widow City, headed in the direction of straight-up, '70s-inspired tunes, the new I'm Going Away continues their fondness for mood—the album features "theme songs to folk's own personal versions of Taxi." Try to figure it out when the band performs Nov. 12 at Turner Hall. Tickets are $10 and go on sale at noon Friday at the Pabst and Riverside theaters.
Also playing a 10-buck show at Turner Hall are Brendan Benson and Wisconsin’s Cory Chisel, who recently collaborated on the song “Born Again” from Chisel’s major-label debut record Death Won’t Send A Letter. The duo visits Turner Hall Nov. 18, and tickets go on sale today.