Mumford & Sons, Mike Posner, High On Fire, and Bad Religion
More Just Announced
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to play first-ever headlining Milwaukee show June 20 at Milwaukee Theatre
- The Get Down will return to Turner Hall for annual New Year’s Eve bash
- Martin Short to perform at Pabst Theater January 18
- Screech strikes back: Dustin Diamond’s Bayside Bash returns to Turner Hall Nov. 27
- Metric to play Turner Hall Nov. 22
Yes, the dude handling lead vocals is Mumford (Marcus Mumford, to be exact), and no, the guys filling out the four-part harmonies behind him aren’t his sons—but they’re keyed into Mumford’s pastoral folk in a manner that suggests familial ties all the same. The quartet approaches the melancholia of its full-length debut, Sigh No More, so earnestly, it’s like it's still stomping the floorboards of the last pub it stormed out of in a fit of heartbroken catharsis. If Mumford’s self-lacerating lyrics tell the truth, he and his bandmates have had their share of both rotten love and booze, and these straightforward, blood-simple laments are the best group therapy they’ve found—particularly in a live setting, which you can see for yourself when the group visits Pabst Theater Oct. 30. Tickets go on sale at noon Aug. 13 for $18.
Other recent concert announcements include:
- College kid turned rising rap star Mike Posner has parlayed two mixtapes from 2009, A Matter Of Time and One Foot Out The Door, utilizing a considerable ammo-belt of collaborators into this year’s entertaining debut 31 Minutes To Takeoff. See if he lives up to the hype when her performs Oct. 17 at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 for $20 and $25 through Ticketmaster.
- After blowing minds recently at Milwaukee all-ages venue The Borg Ward, stoner-metal outfit Torche returns with High On Fire Oct. 6 for a show at Turner Hall. Tickets are $14 and on sale at noon Aug. 13
- Ageless punk band Bad Religion visits The Rave/Eagles Ballroom on Oct. 9 for a show in support of the upcoming The Dissent Of Man, which is due out in September. Tickets are $22 and $27, and are on sale now.