It figures that mere hours after we put the finishing touches on a list of non-festival Milwaukee shows to check out this summer, perhaps the best show meeting that ultra-specific set of criteria is announced. In the dog days of summer, purveyors of danceable noise rock Death From Above 1979 will pulverize Turner Hall with a ceaseless wave of drums and distorted bass Wednesday, July 29. It will be the Canadian duo’s first show in Milwaukee since they played Mad Planet in early 2005, just months before their 2004 debut full-length You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine propelled the unconventional act to international acclaim.
DFA 1979 comes to town following a five-year hiatus and the release of its return record, last year’s The Physical World, which is something of a grower, but still very good. You won’t want to miss this. Given Death From Above’s track record, this might be your only chance to see them in Milwaukee within the next decade, if ever. Tickets go on sale Friday and are $25 advance ($28 at the door).