8 Shows for Which You’re Not Too Late
New shows announced include Jake Johannsen, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Three Dog Night.
Found Footage Festival
Wednesday, November 25th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 7 p.m. Show – $12
Remember those weird things you use to stick inside your VCR and sometimes they would get stuck? Or those things with film you had to blow on sometimes just so it didn’t seem like aliens were hacking into your T.V.? You know…VHS. With videos found at thrift stores, garage sales, and other locations where VHS is trendy, Joe Picket (from The Onion) and Nick Prueher (former researcher for David Letterman) use these tapes as a time machine for audiences to take a look into — and laugh at — the past.
Friday, November 27th – Turner Hall Ballroom – 8 p.m. Show – $22.50
With 46 Letterman appearances on his long resume Johannsen is one of the remaining veterans of stand up comedy. Originally supposed to be cast as George Costanza in Seinfeld, Johannsen refused the part to continue his stand-up. His last comedy special I Love You aired on Showtime and was a critical success. Making recent appearances on Comedy Central and HBO, Johannsen also has his very own Netflix special coming.
Rocky Horror Picture Show With Barry Bostwick
Saturday, November 28th – The Riverside Theatre – 8 p.m. Show – $29.50 – $99.50
The classic musical film is having its own special screening at the Pabst Theater. Barry Bostwick, for anyone who has seen the film Brad Majors, will be hosting the screening. The event will include a costume contest, audience shout outs, and a Q & A with Bostwick.
Thursday, January 7th – The Rave/Eagles Club – 8 p.m. Show
While Lady Antebellum takes a break, co-founder Charles Kelly is refocusing on his solo career. The co-writer of Lady Antebellum songs like “I Run to You”, “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night,” Kelly has earned four Grammys with the band. His first solo single “The Driver” is already hitting the radio and his album will soon be following. The concert will showcase some of Lady Antebellum’s songs and Kelly’s southern-rock style featured on his upcoming album.
A Cavalcade of Big Bands
Saturday, January 23rd – Wilson Theater – 1 p.m. Show – $35
The big band era in America was hot in the 1930s and ’40s and this concert celebrates that classic music, but with one versatile band. Dick Strauss and The Many Happy Returns Orchestra takes you back in time with stories and signature sounds of the top bands of yesteryear.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Friday, January 5th – The Rave/Eagles Club – 8 p.m. Show
With a new album being released and a popular single, “Downtown,” Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis are touring and will be in Milwaukee to showcase their music. The hip-hop duo from Seattle was nominated for seven awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four categories, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”). “Thrift Shop,” by the way, had gained approximately 755,776,153 YouTube views as of August 29, 2015, when Wikipedia apparently stopped counting.
Three Dog Night
Friday, February 5th – The Pabst Theater – 8 p.m. Show – $45.50 – $55.50
One is the loneliest number, we’ve been told. Yes, Three Dog Night, which peaked in the 1960s and ’70s with songs like “One,” is still going strong or sort of strong. Due to a health issue the concert has been rescheduled from October 17th to February 5th. Lead singer Cory Welles has a nerve problem in his back. When they do get back on tour, they have far more than one lonely song to sing: the group won 12 gold albums and recorded 21 consecutive Billboard Top 40 hits, seven of which went gold.
Saturday, March 12th – Riverside Theater – 8 p.m. Show – $27.50
25-year-old soul artist Leon Bridges has a very classic style of singing, dressing, and just creating music in general. The Wall Street Journal described Bridges as being “throwback to ’60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.” Bridges has been getting radio play because of SoundCloud and is making a name for himself. Songs like “Coming Home” should be spun on repeat daily.