May 21 to June 3, 2017
8 p.m. on June 2 at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee; $49.50 to $65; pabsttheater.org
Nine-time Grammy-winner Norah Jones comes to Milwaukee, supporting her sixth album Day Breaks, which stylistically sees Jones returning to the jazzy piano and vocal-driven approach of her debut album, 2002’s Come Away With Me. Jones has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide; done side projects such as Puss n’ Boots, The Little Willies, and El Madmo; and collaborated with artists such as Ray Charles, Ryan Adams, Outkast, Foo Fighters and Willie Nelson.
8 p.m. on May 26 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee; $14.50; pabsttheater.org
Milwaukee’s WebsterX hits Turner Hall Ballroom to celebrate the release of his debut album Daymares. The hip-hop artist “delivers a message of hope with stories from his path to finding his own identity.” In addition to his music, WebsterX is also a co-founder of the music-based youth organization FreeSpace.
8 p.m. on May 26 at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee; $38; pabsttheater.org
Formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, southern jam rockers Gov’t Mule have become much more, releasing multiple studio and live albums, and touring consistently. The band recently released The Tel-Star Sessions, featuring never-before-released demos made in June 1994 with the original line-up of Haynes, Woody and drummer Matt Abts. The Mule’s next studio release, Revolution Come ... Revolution Go comes out June 9.
MKE PUNK FEST PRESENTS ‘THESE DOORS STAY OPEN’
6 p.m. on May 27 at The Local in Milwaukee; Suggested donation of $5 or more; mkepunkfest.com
MKE Punk Fest presents the second show of a four-part benefit for Planned Parenthood, These Doors Stay Open, with a goal to raise more than $5,000 for Planned Parenthood over the course of the four shows throughout 2017. The event — at The Local, 807 S. Fifth St. in Milwaukee — features 12 bands on two stages and is for those 21 and older. Food will be provided by Lumpia City, which is owned and operated by members of the LGBT community.
HA HA TONKA
8 p.m. on June 2 at Anodyne Coffee’s Walker’s Point Roastery in Milwaukee; $15; anodynecoffee.com
Ha Ha Tonka formed in 2004 in the Ozarks of Missouri. The group has played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. The band has also recorded five albums, including its latest Heart-Shaped Mountain. Milwaukee’s own Trapper Schoepp will also be appearing.
8 p.m. on May 31 at The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee; $25 to $35; paysbig.com
Mr. Big first gained attention with its self-titled debut album in 1989, which featured virtuoso bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Paul Gilbert shredding on tracks such as “Addicted to That Rush,” though the band is better known for its ballad “To Be With You” and its poppier hits like “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind.” The group has remained active and popular for over two decades, putting out eight studio albums, the most recent being 2014’s …The Stories We Could Tell.