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Tigernite Album Release Spectacular
9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Cactus Club, Milwaukee. $8. cactusclub.dostuff.info.
“Spectacular” is a very dramatic way to describe your album release party, but could a glam rock band do anything less for a debut record? This Milwaukee-based, sequin-studded act will be unveiling their self-titled debut, packed full of songs inspired by witchcraft, comic books and beat poetry and sung by their manically soulful frontwoman Molly Roberts. They’ll perform with their fellow Wisconsinites, power pop band Haunted Heads, as well as the “space-grunge, metal-punk” The Dead Deads, from Nashville.
7 p.m. Aug. 7 at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee. $17 to $97. bmoharrisbradleycenter.com.
The Crüe is through. After 34 years, the hard rock and glam metal rebels of Mötley Crüe are apparently calling it quits, embarking on a final tour of debauchery before hanging up their guitars. Who knows whether they’ll stick to that — the band signed a “cessation of touring agreement” banning them from performing after 2015, but they know better than anyone that rules are made to be broken. But if you’re a fan of the foursome, better safe than sorry. Alice Cooper is opening.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Rave, Milwaukee. $31 for two tickets, $36 for VIP pair. therave.com.
It takes a lot to get a Rave recommendation these days, but we’d be telling you to catch this show if Charli XCX and Bleachers were playing the O’Donnell Park garage. Their Charlie and Jack Do America tour brings Milwaukeeans the opportunity to get twice the bang for their buck — catching both the ‘80s-tinted side project that turned out to be as good as fun. (or maybe better than?) and the British songwriter-turned-star who hopscotched from featured spots on “Fancy” and “I Love It” to her own big smash: “Boom Clap,” from The Fault in Our Stars’ soundtrack. Hey, at least they’re in the Eagles Ballroom, right? Psych pop songwriter BØRNS opens.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee. $60 and $75. pabsttheater.org.
Fans of Diana Krall’s goosebump-evoking jazz stylings were disappointed last November, when she cancelled her new album and her fall tour, including her Milwaukee gig, due to a severe case of pneumonia. Now that she’s back to full strength, she’s making good on her promise to return, appearing at the Riverside Theater this month. Her style may be different than fans are used to, but it’s not due to the impromptu hiatus — Krall’s latest album, Wallflower, is an unabashed pop record featuring covers by some of Krall’s greatest fellow performers.