Welcome to November: What's happening in Milwaukee this month
The month’s biggest shows
We’re big fans of the reassuring familiarity of holiday celebrations and the mind-shredding comic absurdity Tim And Eric Awesome Show, but will the two work together? We’re not sure, but we’re still doubly psyched about T And E’s “Chrimbus Spectacular 2010” coming Nov. 16 to the Pabst Theater. You also can’t go wrong this month with Ghostface Killah Nov. 2 at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom and the shit-hot double-bill Nov. 12 at Club Garibaldi featuring two emerging bands of rockin’ youngsters, Smith Westerns and Reading Rainbow.
Get excited about these shows, too
We’ve already gushed plenty about Dawes’ previous two appearances in Milwaukee this year, so we’re definitely pushing you all to check out these warm-hearted SoCal folk-rockers Nov. 13 at Turner Hall. On a similar folk-rock tip, you’d be well-advised to pick up a copy of Futurebirds’ 2010 release Hampton’s Lullaby before the band performs Nov. 18 at Cactus Club. If your taste for earnest, guitar-strumming white guys still isn’t sated at that point, make sure to check out Delta Spirit Nov. 19 at Turner Hall.
A little history lesson
Okay, enough with your trendy new music, kiddies. It’s time to hang out with some genuine legends. A stirring singer, an emotionally involving songwriter, a virtuoso guitarist—Richard Thompson earns his superlatives every time he steps onstage. We’re excited to see him play behind his newest, Dream Attic, Nov. 4 at the Pabst Theater. The next day, The Posies will show why they’re one of the best power-pop outfits of the last 20 years at Turner Hall, while Los Lobos will assert their dominance of a myriad of musical genres at Potawatomi Casino.
Other notable shows
Rev. Horton Heat carries on with the punk-rockabilly torch Nov. 3 at Turner Hall; former Hootie And The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker continues his successful pop-country makeover Nov. 4 at Riverside Theater; jam band Yonder Mountain String Band visits Nov. 9 at the Pabst Theater; and The Cult proves its still together Nov. 20 at The Rave.