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The Week: August 27-30, 2012
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Rebecca Loebe
Rebecca Loebe

Alas, the last full week of summer is here. The calendar includes: the fourth week of Jazz at Five; more live music from Kyle Henderson, Mickey Hart Band, The Devil Whale, Kelly Hogan, The Sugar Daddies, Ben Ripani Music Co., Sutekh Hexen, Rebecca Loebe, and Driftless Pony Club; and, the Comics for a Cause benefit show.


Monday 8.27

Kyle Henderson
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
Henderson, a familiar face to fans of the '80s power-pop band the Producers, teams up with several local musicians to perform original songs and covers by soul and blues legends such as Otis Redding and Buddy Guy.


Tuesday 8.28
NOTEWORTHY: Caleb Bradham invents Pepsi-Cola, 1898.

Mickey Hart Band
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
In addition to being one of the Grateful Dead's most famous drummers, Hart is an accomplished ethnomusicologist who gathers songs from Sudan, Tibet, Indonesia and beyond. Though his ensemble often functions as a jam band, its members draw from extensive training in gospel, jazz and indigenous African percussion instruments.


Wednesday 8.29

Jazz at Five
100 block of State Street, 5 pm
The John Jorgenson Quartet, a guitar-powered group headed by a former member of Elton John's band, will join the Stellanovas, a swinging ensemble fueled by violins and cellos.

The Devil Whale
Frequency, 8:30 pm
When they're not reveling in melodies by Destroyer and the Kinks, these Salt Lake City rockers play original tunes with rich harmonies and literary influences. With Corey Hart.


Thursday 8.30
NOTEWORTHY: Beatles perform last concert, 1966.

Kelly Hogan
East Side Club, 6 pm
This talented singer from Neko Case's backing band will shine the spotlight on I Like to Keep Myself in Pain, a new album filled with songs that M. Ward and Andrew Bird wrote just for her. Learn more in this week's Tour Stop. With Count This Penny.

The Sugar Daddies
High Noon Saloon, 6 pm
This local outfit will treat patio-goers to a delicious mélange of swing, rockabilly and good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.

Ben Ripani Music Co.
Indie Coffee, 7 pm
Fans of Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band and Wilco will find something to like in this Chicago group's live sound, which fuses elements of folk, blues, jazz and roots rock. With Thistle & Thorns and Ida Jo.

Sutekh Hexen
Project Lodge, 7 pm
Dubbed "an instant exorcism" by this year's Hopscotch Music Festival, this trio liberates all sorts of inner demons with maniacal sets of black metal and experimental noise. With This Station of Life, Circulation of Life, and Reptile Worship.

Comics for a Cause
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
The cause is a good one -- the AIDS Network -- and the evening is packed with eight standup comics, including Bryan Morris, Alan Talaga and Dave Leon.

Rebecca Loebe
Frequency, 8 pm
Though best known for her cover of Nirvana's "Come as You Are," which earned her a spot on the first season of The Voice, this Berklee grad will showcase Circus Heart, a new album of indie folk that includes an intriguing cover of Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation." With Whitney Mann and Anna Vogelzang.

Driftless Pony Club
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
This group of Chicago-based UW-Madison grads summon the spirit of '90s college rock with bold guitars and wry lyrics. At this concert, they'll highlight a new album called Magnificent. With Doctor Noise and Old Earth.

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