July 1 to July 15
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
8 p.m. July 12 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee; $20; pabsttheater.org
Southern Culture on the Skids came out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1983 and has been releasing records and touring — “everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mount Fuji” — ever since. The band’s latest is The Electric Pinecones, released last year. Sonically, the group mixes rockabilly, surf rock, country, garage rock and punk, with a dash of outrageous humor. The band is notorious for its live shows — which are highly interactive with the audience and have included throwing fried chicken and banana pudding into the crowd. The Exotics opens the show.
7 p.m. July 14 at the BMO Harris Pavilion in Milwaukee; $73–$118; pabsttheater.org
Diana Ross brings her In the Name of Love tour to Milwaukee. She started her career as the founder and lead vocalist for The Supremes, Motown’s most successful act and one of America’s most popular vocal groups. Upon leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that has seen the release of over 20 albums, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and an Oscar Nomination for her portrayal of Billie Holiday. The artist has released more than 70 hit singles and sold more than 100 million records throughout her career.
8 p.m. July 11 at The Back Room @Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee; $15; pabsttheater.org
6 p.m. on July 13 at the East Side Club in Monona; $5; escmadison.com
Singer and songwriter Angelica Garcia released her debut record, Medicine for Birds, on Warner Bros. Records in 2016. The artist’s sound has been described as “a musical world that veers between ghostly gorgeous countrified blues and sly swamp Americana.” Garcia is influenced by her own personal “holy trinity” of Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Jack White.
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
7 p.m. July 14 on King Street in front of the Majestic Theater in Madison; FREE; majesticmadison.com
Named after the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a fixture of New Orleans music and its community for more than 50 years, with musicians in the group varying over time. The band released So It Is, its second collection of all-new original music, in 2017. It’s made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters’ album Sonic Highways — among many other collaborative projects — and has also performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Mama Digdown’s Brass Band and The Handphibians open the show.
THE MOUND BUILDERS
10 p.m. July 8 at Frank’s Power Plant in Milwaukee; $5; frankspowerplant.com
The Mound Builders is a sludge rock quartet out of Lafayette, Indiana. The band says it fits “sonically and alphabetically, somewhere between Motorhead and Mountain.” The group has spent the better part of the past seven years touring regionally, and is “inspired by life in the Midwest, ancient history, and the mysteries of the cosmos.” Dead Morticians, VexNation, and Satan’s Dealer open the show.