The People Brothers Band

The People Brothers Band

Photo: Jason Weiss

THE PEOPLE BROTHERS BAND

8 p.m. Jan. 13 at Majestic Theatre in Madison; $10; majesticmadison.com

The People Brothers Band is an eight-piece rhythm and soul group “whose only desire is to get you moving on the dance floor.” The band has won numerous MAMA Awards, as well as a WAMI Award for 2014 R&B Band of the Year. The group’s performance at Wisconsin Funk Fest — which also features Porky’s Groove Machine, Red Rose, and DJ Phil Money — is also a release party celebrating its new album Love Electric.

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT

8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee; $32.50–$60; pabsttheater.org

Two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is touring behind its new album The Nashville Sound, which is nominated for two Grammys, as well as CMA Album of The Year. Isbell is a former member of Drive-By Truckers, as well as a solo artist and songwriter. The band has recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and more.

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Zach Pietrini

Zach Pietrini

THE ZACH PIETRINI BAND

7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Good City Hall in Milwaukee; $12; goodcitybrewing.com

Rooted in Milwaukee, The Zach Pietrini Band crafts songs that “uphold old country standards but incorporate new rock sensibilities.” The group was voted Best Band in Milwaukee 2017 by Milwaukee Magazine and has served as direct support for Huey Lewis and the News, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Miles Nelson & the Rusted Hearts. Pietrini’s fifth and latest release is 2017’s Holding Onto Ghosts. The Good City Hall appearance is The Zach Pietrini Band’s tour kick-off show.

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PHUN

PHUN

PHUN

8 p.m. Jan. 20 at Shank Hall in Milwaukee; $8 advance, $12 door; shankhall.com

Madison band PHUN pays tribute to the music of Phish. The group has been performing together since 2009 with the idea of “truly enjoying the music for the music’s sake, and creating events for people who love a good live show on a smaller scale than going to Alpine Valley for the real thing.” The band takes suggestions from fans on social media on what songs to include in its set list, making PHUN shows an interactive experience.

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TUSK

TUSK

TUSK

7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee; $27.50 to $62.50; pabsttheater.org

TUSK has been called “the #1 tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none.” The band authentically covers the hits of Fleetwood Mac, taking its audience members “on a sweet ride down memory lane.” The five seasoned musicians that comprise TUSK have been making music together in various combinations, in original outfits and in cover bands, for more than 25 years.

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS

7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee; $29.50; pabsttheater.org

Formed in Colorado, Big Head Todd and the Monsters is celebrating 30 years with the same core lineup. The group is touring behind its 11th studio album, New World Arisin’. Its best-selling album, 1993’s Sister Sweetly, went platinum in the United States. The band also performed on the jam band-flavored H.O.R.D.E. tour in 1993, where it recorded its first live album Big Head Todd and the Monsters Live.

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