By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Aug 21, 2007 at 7:56 AM

This is the third week in a row that we've announced the grand re-opening of the Cactus Club. Will this Friday be the night? It's a crazy world out there and anything could happen, but we're all hoping that the Candliers, Juniper Tar and Brown Derby will be the bands that start the new chapter of our beloved venue off right on Aug. 24. As usual, we'll keep you posted.

In other news, there are plenty of shows that are in no way contingent on construction delays, such as Luminol  playing at the Jackson Park Pavilion, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 28. It's an early show, 6:30-8:30 p.m., so you won't feel guilty going out on a school night.

This Friday, Aug. 24, Shank Hall hosts Chief with IROCK Z and Knit Delicate. Tune in to the podcast to find out what these dudes are up to.

"Great Escape of Sleepy Suburbia" is an oldie but goodie from our friends Those Royals. You can catch TR making rock and roll sandwiches at Stonefly Brewing Co. this Saturday, Aug. 25 with Inspector Owl and Shipwreck at 10 p.m. Chances are the band's got some new material to share with us.

The Mad Planet welcomes a Milwaukee favorite, the .357 String Band, on Saturday night with JB Beverly and the Wayward Drifters and Those Poor Bastards. Let "High Lomesome Blues" off 2006's "Ghost Town" remind you how great this band actually is.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”