For nearly twenty years, Milwaukee’s Cactus Club has been among the finest live music venues in the Midwest, featuring such acts as The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie, The Sword, High On Fire, The Faint, Bright Eyes, Eyedea & Abilities, Red Fang, Sylvan Esso, Redd Kross, Sharon Van Etten, Polica, Russian Circles, King Tuff, and countless other national, international, and local bands.
Cleric are prog-metal magicians from Philly. Their new record, Retrocausal, is the sound of falling through a wormhole made of chaos and being fired across a universe. Recommended if you thought Dillinger Escape Plan was good but could have been a little more out there.
Uhtcearu are melodic blackened death metal from Milwaukee. They're supporting last year's excellent record, For Darkness to Subside.
Ara are a technical death metal band from Milwaukee, fresh out of Howl Street studios with a bunch of new material. Riffs, batshittery, and one of the beastliest rhythm sections around.