It's freezing outside and you don't want to tear yourself away from the pod of warmth you've created with a pile of blankets on the couch. Yeah. We get it. "30 Rock" is on and you don't want to leave the house.
Fine. But today prolific folks at The Pabst / The Riverside / Turner Hall Ballroom have given us plenty of reason to leave the house this season. Check it out:
A music-filled 2010 begins with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michelle Branch hits The Pabst Theater Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. With her new record, "Everything Comes and Goes," (her first since 2003's "Hotel Paper"), Branch returns to solo writing and reflects on her life -- both public and private. With her days as half of country duo The Wreckers now behind her, she's getting back on stage alone with her powerful voice. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, Dec. 18 at noon.¬†
Next up is Langhorne Slim at Turner Hall Ballroom Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. The folksy indie rocker is no stranger to Milwaukee, though he has now graduated from playing smaller venues like The Rave Bar and The Mad Planet to a headlining gig (with special guests to be announced) at Turner.
I interviewed Mr. Slim before he came through town in 2008 while on tour with The War Eagles, which includes drummer Malachi DeLorenzo, son of Violent Femmes' drummer Victor DeLorenzo. Read the interview here. The show is $10 and tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 18 at noon.
Then Appleton native Cory Chisel and his band of Wandering Sons arriving in Milwaukee just in time for Valentine's Day, Sunday, Feb. 14. It's been a big year for the band, which has gone from a locally-loved Wisconsin treasure to a national songwriting sensation in no time thanks to its high-profile appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and its headliner slot in the "Daytrotter Presents" show. The 8 p.m. show opens with Dawes & Jason Boesel. The $10 tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 18 at noon.
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