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Umphrey’s McGhee


No trick, just treat: “improg” (that’s “progressive improvisation”) rock band Umphrey’s McGee is returning to Milwaukee for its third Halloween residency since 2012. The Oct. 31 show is sold out, as are three-day passes, but there’s still time to jump on the Thursday or Friday night shows, both of which should feature the same jam energy — if not more, since the band won’t have just played a bunch of shows in a row. Think about it.

At the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. Tickets are $28 in advance and $30 day-of-show. For more information visit pabsttheater.org.

8 p.m. Oct. 29, 30, 31



One of alternative rock’s most forward-thinking, artful acts has returned to Milwaukee with another album’s worth of tracks to show off. The British band released their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, late last year, a blend of Peter Gabriel-influenced atmospheric pop with a surprisingly gutsy, bluesy approach. You’ll know them best from “Left Hand Free” or “Every Other Freckle,” which got significant airplay on alternative rock radio, but there’s more dense, dark explorations than that in their back pocket. San Fermin opens.

At the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee. Tickets are $47 at pabsttheater.org.

8 p.m. July 29

Death Cab for Cutie


Since Death Cab for Cutie last released an album, lead singer Ben Gibbard has gotten divorced and founding guitarist Chris Walla has left the band. But what’s a rock band without conflict? Gibbard and the rest of the band are carrying on, with a new album (Kintsugi) that represents their ongoing evolution as artists and their commitment to remaining one of indie rock’s leading acts. Dreamy, dense and equally introspective indie rock band The Antlers will open. 

At the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at pabsttheater.org.

Ghost Hunters Live


October doesn’t have to be the only spooky month. The Pabst Theatre will be haunted this January by Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves (full story, page 30), two members of the paranormal team featured on Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters. It’s an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the show, as well as hear stories of their globe-spanning exploits.

At 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Tickets are $30 at 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org.

8 p.m. Jan. 23

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