Conor Oberst’s Reunited Band Leads the Way
That is, unless you prefer Lucero or On An On. All tickets on sale by Friday.
This week’s releases provide The Ticket Window with another diverse spread of concert and show announcements. That includes Conor Oberst‘s reunited band Desaparecidos, country punkers Lucero, a behind-the-scenes look at a popular cooking show and even a show that supports suicide prevention. Hard to get a more varied lineup than that.
Think Through Your Life
Sunday, July 12th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 4 p.m. – $24.99 in advance
Think Through Your Life (TTYL) is a suicide prevention event conceptualized by three high school teenagers. The first event, held September 2014, helped raise $5,000 for the National Alliance of Mental Illness. TTYL’s purpose is to gain awareness for the problem of teen suicide by teaching warning signs and providing suicide prevention resources to those who need help. TTYL believes that music helps to promote a positive state of mind. Popular young artists Ryan Beatty, Christian Leave, and Braiden Wood will perform in hopes that teens will leave educated and inspired to help prevent this societal issue.
On An On
Thursday, August 20th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. – $10
On An On, a Minnesota Indie-pop trio, is releasing their sophomore album later this summer, And The Wave Has Two Sides. Their first album was met with enthusiasm and critical acclaim and followed with a year and a half of tours and shows. That time was spent examining their sound as a group, and their newest song, “Drifting,” reflects just that. Come hear the budding sound of Minnesota.
Monday, September 14th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. – $18 in advance
Conor Oberst’s punk band Desaparecidos make its Milwaukee debut this September. The band, whose members previously pieced off individually to pursue other musical projects, has reunited after a 13-year hiatus to create their sophomore album, Payola. They are playing extensively this fall to support their new album which comes out June 23rd.
Thursday, October 22nd – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. – $20
Originally formed in 1998, the Memphis-based, country punk band Lucero has retained most of its original members. Lead singer and guitarist Ben Nichols has outdone himself on their newest album, All A Man Should Do. The lyrics read like chapters in Nichols’ life in company with a host of new tunes for the band. On tour in its support, Lucero calls this album “a Memphis record in the greatest sense and a perfect ﬁnish to the three-part love letter to a city that brought us up and made us what we are today.”
America’s Test Kitchen Live
Tuesday, November 3rd – The Pabst Theater – 7:30 p.m. – $45.50
This America’s Test Kitchen event, featuring Christopher Kimball, is a fun, informative look at the show behind the scenes. Fans will have the opportunity to see how the food tastings, equipment testings, and scientific experiments are produced for the show. See and hear multi-media clips from unique personalities, including competitive eaters, cheese makers, and Mrs. Patmore from Downtown Abbey. A highlight of the show includes a fan Q & A section with the beloved host!