Our fat-free, dolphin-safe Milwaukee events calendar is chock-full of things to do, but only a handful of events contained therein are worthy of the lofty honor of “Record Recommended” (patent pending). Here are our recommendations for the week of August 8-14.

Monday, August 8

KISS + Caleb Johnson @ BMO Harris Bradley Center

Tuesday, August 9

Naked Lights + Gauss, Absolutely @ Company Brewing

Also: Chill On The Hill: Thriftones + Cactus Brothers, Caley Conway @ Humboldt Park

Wednesday, August 10

Rosenau / Sanborn / Rammel / Matthies @ Acme Records

Also: The Fixx + Mike Benign Compulsion @ Shank Hall

Rhyton + Moss Folk + Moon Rats @ Cactus Club

Thursday, August 11

Body Futures + Nonagon, SIN BAD @ Frank’s Power Plant

Also: Ayre In The Square: Rocket Paloma + Devil Met Contention @ Catalano Square

Adia Victoria + New Boyz Club, D’Amato, The Valentine @ Club Garibaldi

Friday, August 12

Strange Fruit: New Age Narcissism + D’Amato, Chakara Blu, Dasha Kelly, Gervis Myles, Cree Myles, @ The Hotel Foster (through Sunday, August 14)

Also: Fish Fry & A Flick: Deadpool @ Discovery World

Peter Asher + Albert Lee @ Anodyne Walker’s Point

Bright Black (EP release) + Faux Fiction, Ion @ Landmark Lanes

Something To Do + Cream City Cabaret, New Boyz Club @ Frank’s Power Plant

Ugly Brothers (record release) + Ladders, Fivy @ Linneman’s

The Blue Mooners (record release) + The Rockbirds From Rockford (Rockford, IL), DJ Star Sara @ Company Brewing

Saturday, August 13

Soul Low (record release) + Milo, The Pukes, Wax Addicts @ Miramar Theatre

Also: Concert Cruise: The Exotics @ Milwaukee Boat Line

The Get Down @ Mad Planet

Sunday, August 14

Protomartyr + Midwives @ Mad Planet

Also: Ladders + Lowlight @ Circle-A Cafe

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