For the past six years, Milwaukee’s annual Pablove Benefit Concert has assembled some of the area’s best musical acts on one stage in order to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. Co-founded by Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill, The Pablove Foundation is named after the couple’s six-year-old son, Pablo, who, in 2009, lost his yearlong battle with childhood cancer. Since then, Castelaz has become president of Elektra Records, Pablove has awarded $900,000 in Childhood Cancer Research Grants to various worldwide institutions, and the foundation’s benefit concert has become a Milwaukee staple.
For its 2015 installment, Pablove is putting forth one of its most interesting lineups yet. On Saturday, January 17 at Turner Hall, Shirley Manson of Garbage will perform a one-off show with Sons Of The Silent Age, a David Bowie tribute band featuring Matt Walker (Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins) and Chris Connelly (Ministry). Other acts on the bill include Replacements tribute band Pleased To Meet Me; Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band The Salford Lads Club; GGOOLLDD; Brett Newski; and Rebecca Hron. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the show. Tickets for children 12 and under are $10. Special VIP seating and meet-and-greet tickets are $50. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 21 at noon.