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 September 19-September 25.

Tuesday, September 20

Fargo @ Avalon Theater

Peaches @ Turner Hall

Animal Lover + Gauss, Absolutely @ Cactus Club

Wednesday, September 21

Taking Back Sunday + You Blew It! @ Turner Hall

Thursday, September 22

Milwaukee Film Festival @ Various Locations

Sugar Ransom &thesecretpistols (record release) + Liv Mueller @ Company Brewing

Tap Thursday Indie Rock Night: Big Thief + Haley Bonar @ Henry Maier Festival Park, South Pavilion

The Twilight Hours + The Mike Benign Compulsion

Blitzen Trapper Songbook: A Night Of Stories & Songs + Kacy & Clayton @ The Back Room @ Colectivo

Duo Violao Brasil + Toco Rio @ Jazz Gallery

Keith Sweat @ Northern Lights Theater @ Potawatomi

Sam Llanas @ Linneman’s Riverwest Inn

Friday, September 23

Gap Dream + Death Panels, Heat Death @ Cactus Club

Saturday, September 24

AM/FM: Whips + Rusty Ps, Secret Headliner @ The Hotel Foster

Tacocat + Dude York, The Pukes @ Cactus Club

Fromm Petfest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

Sunday, September 25

CHVRCHES + Reyna @ Riverside Theater

WAVE (Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort) Benefit: Cree Myles + Caley Conway, The Squeezettes, Ruth B8r Ginsburg @ Company Brewing