Cactus Club is known for bringing in acts well before they become famous. Perhaps you’ll see a few up-and-comers at this year’s Synth Fest, which features 12 acts in two days. The bands have one thing in common: They love the eerie, melodic, otherworldly tones of the synth.
8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23–24 at Cactus Club in Milwaukee. $7 for one night, $12 for both. cactusclubmke.com.