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2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 342-7283
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The Rave is home to multiple venues inside one massive entertainment complex hosting live music most nights. The Rave's calendar is stocked with alternative rock and metal bands, but also books hip-hop acts, singer/songwriters (Jason Mraz recorded a live disc there) and others.
Upcoming events

Nov. 27, 2015
Lupe Fiasco

Don't miss hip hop sensation Lupe Fiasco at The Rave!

Nov. 27, 2015
Lights/The Mowgli's with K. Flay

The new record by electronic pop singer/songwriter Lights, titled Little Machines, is a gleaming, groundbreaking, generously tuneful slab of brightly hued 21st-century techno-pop brimming with songs so immediate and timelessly pure of heart that they feel like old friends on delivery. Little Machines represents a dream union of, and wallopingly self-assured expansion upon, everything the diminutive Canadian singer, songwriter and synth enthusiast has done before. The Mowgli's are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n' roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad. Sliding from indie pop to country and a host of genres in between, the band evokes modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros, whilst having their roots in the music of Neil Young, The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. - See more at: 

Nov. 28, 2015
Kamelot with Dragonforce

Kamelot is one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts to come along in decades. Blending symphonic metal, prog, power and world music, Kamelot stands alone creating a something theatrical, dark and beautiful. DragonForce can best be described as a mix of modern melodic power metal with the fury of speed metal. Since formation, the band's style has evolved into a even more distinctive sound of their own. By combining all their favorite aspects of different rock and metal styles, ranging from classic/power/thrash/speed/death/progressive metal/hard rock and video games music, played with a high octane energy, DragonForce's sound maybe best described as 'Extreme Power Metal'. - See more at:

Nov. 29, 2015

The original architects of the thrash metal scene, Exodus has battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire. Through it all, guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has persevered with misanthropic indignation, rolling with the punches, reassembling the broken pieces and working with the eccentric personalities surrounding him to create some of the most trenchant, fast-paced, and unrelenting music that influenced everyone from Pantera to Lamb of God and continues to crush skulls at a time decades after most ‘80s thrash bands have retired. With Blood In Blood Out, EXODUS’ tenth full-length studio album of new material, Holt, Hunting, Gibson, Altus, and Souza prove they still has the fortitude, chops, and talent to deliver top-notch, ballad-free tunes that stand out without straying from their band’s core aesthetic. - See more at:

Dec. 3, 2015
RAW: Holiday RAWK

Don't miss the chance to see some of Milwaukee's best artists live at RAW:Holiday RAWK

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Posted by wiscfanclaire on Oct. 10, 2007 at 2:11 p.m. (report)

Did anyone else check out Wilco at The Rave last night? It was one of the best shows I have seen all year. They sounded great and the crowd was really into it. Kudos boys!

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