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1434 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-7288
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There's nothing incredibly sexy about Shank Hall. It's not the biggest music venue in the city (but its capacity of 300 is great for that up-close and personal concert feeling), but it is one of the best places to see a show. No bright lights and glitter on the outside of this place, but Shank Hall always pulls in great national acts, as well as Milwaukee regulars like Pat McCurdy and Paul Cebar.
 
Upcoming events

April 2, 2015 - April 2, 2015
Shank Hall Presents: Dead Horses w/ guests Devil Met Contention

Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos. "Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless." -Stephanie Elkins, "Simply Folk" on Wisconsin Public Radio "Dead Horses has become a prominent fixture in Wisconsin’s blossoming music scene. An American folk aesthetic enhanced by a youthful twist, not unlike the early work of fellow midwesterner Sufjan Stevens." -Audrey Piehl, "The Badger Herald"

April 8, 2015
Zo! featuring Carmen Rodgers

Multi-instrumentalist + producer Zo! (of Grammy-nominated group The Foreign Exchange Music) will be bringing his ManMade Tour with songstress Carmen Rodgers to Milwaukee! Zo! (n) -- 1. Metro Detroit-born, Metro DC-based musician/producer. 2. An exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist who claims the piano/keyboard as his primary instrument, but also plays bass guitar, drums, and lead guitar. 3. A Musical Architect whose compositions can be classified under no single genre of music. Zo! has collaborated with a variety of artists from the likes of GRAMMY-winning musician/producer/musical director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson of The Roots, two-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Roberson, Phonte, Anthony David and Sy Smith to Slum Village, Platinum Pied Pipers and Little Brother. In 2008, he became the Musical Director for the touring band that accompanies GRAMMY-nominated duo The Foreign Exchange.

 
 


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