Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-09-16 12:26:39 –
Milwaukee of the Week: September 16-22, 2021
Outdoor events such as Rainbow Summer, Summerfest, and Harborfest follow. Sweet Baby Sweet’s debut and Tuba Skinny’s Vintage New Orleans sound are waiting for you in Milwaukee this week.
Thursday, September 16
Terans Simien & The Zaideco Experience @ Rainbow Summer – Peck Pavilion, 7pm
For 38 years, two-time Grammy-winning artist Terrance Simien and the eighth-generation Louisiana Creole have shattered the myth of what his indigenous Zydeco’s roots music is. Simien, who leads his Zydeco experience, has become one of the most respected and skilled artists in American roots music today. He and his bandmates have performed over 9,000 concerts and toured millions of miles in more than 45 countries during their turbulent career.
Friday, September 17
Thriftones @ Summerfest-Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, noon
In July, Thriftones Matthew Davies released four EPs, Get. Ready to run It finds him comfortably mining Basement tape felt. Solid songwriting, keen observation, timeless performances, and the songs emphasized by “The Grid” eventually wobble from the rails.
Early Thriftones gigs should be a great way to simplify what appears to be another complete schedule of music on the Big Gig. If you’re lucky, Davis and guitarist Andrew Koenig will work on “Addict’s Lamentation” and Davis’ hard-to-find cracked homemade album songs. Wish peak..
Tubaskiny @ Collectivo Backroom, 8pm
Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians to a solid ensemble dedicated to delivering traditional New Orleans sounds to audiences around the world.
With seven albums that incorporate a wide range of musical influences, from spirituals to Great Depression blues, ragtime to traditional jazz, the sound evokes the rich musical heritage of New Orleans’ hometown. The band has earned loyal support through its unique sound, commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and live performances of barnstorming.
Sweet Baby Sweet, The Coolhand Band, The Mighty Deerlick @ Linnemans, 8pm
Originally this evening’s music included Tim Buckley and Alex Ballad, both of which had to be cancelled. So think of this as a Sweet Baby Sweet virgin voyage. The Milwaukee music scene is, in any case, characterized as incest and indiscrimination. The reciprocal polylysis of the names Michael de Vogel, John Daniels, George Millerez, and Charles Jordan will shake the memory of those who remember Wobble Test, Soda, and The Nerve Twins. Deck, Mercury, or more recently Bicentenial Drug Lord. Expect a melodic pop sound that transitions to edgy rock and roll.
Mighty Deerlick has settled on some status between the legacy band and the ongoing mania thrilling experience. Fortunately, some things never change. The Coolhand Band wasn’t a stranger to the Milwaukee club associated with Walkisha and Madison 20 years ago. Tonight’s performance is like a warm-up to the Mardasson Memorial show by former cool handband drummer Travis Nelsen, a charismatic drummer who died in April 2020. The welcome return of their swaying power pop nods to their fallen brothers.
Saturday, September 18
Turkuaz Ft Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew @ Summerfest-US Cellular Connection Stage, 9:30 pm
40 years later, Talking Heads’ 1980 album Stay in the light It sounds like it’s still ahead of its time. The hypnotic afro-pop, loop riffs, and sermon-inspired music mixed elements provided by enthusiastic preachers were fresh, lively and rewarding.
Brooklyn-based Nonnet Turkuaz joins Talking Heads multi-instrumentalist Jerry Harrison (and from Shorewood) and Talking Heads sideman Adrian Billow, who once lived in Lake Geneva. , Will revisit. Stay in the light.. Turkuaz balances the band’s Turkuaz male and female harmonies, quaint guitars, wild horn arrangements, and endless grooves through greater-than-real performances.
September 19th (Sun)
Harborfest @ Harbor District (600 blocks on East Greenfield Avenue), 11am
This year, the Milwaukee Harbor Celebration is combined with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Boat Parade and the Sturgeon Fest by the River Edge Nature Center to expand the Harbor District’s annual street festival.
Harborfest’s vision is to reintroduce Milwaukee to the harbor. The festival offers a variety of free family-friendly activities related to boats, fish, rivers, science and everything else that makes the waterfront great. Activities include a tour of the UW-Milwaukee Freshwater Science School, the Milwaukee Riverkeeper MKE Boat Parade, and a free pontoon boat ride at the harbor. Practical experiences include freeing sturgeon babies at the River Edge Nature Center, cutting fish fillets at WDNR, and climbing rock walls.
Trash Mountain Trio / Ramblin’Deano @ Charles E. Fromage (5811 W.Vliet. St.), 4pm
As his name suggests, Dean Schlabowske and his wife Joe Walston (two-thirds of the Trash Mountain Trio with Maggie Darberg) are ahead. Milwaukee’s loss goes to Lafayette, which is in the interests of Louisiana. This leaving show will feature a trio set of numbers inspired by honky-tonk and bluegrass, following the Deano solo set in protest punk country.