Thursday, August 20th
De La Buena @ Jazz In The Park (Cathedral Square Park, downtown), 7 p.m.
De La Buena’s Afro-Cuban Latin jazz is perfect for outdoor listening, which is probably why the majority of the ten-piece’s shows have been out in the open air for a good chunk of the recent warm weather months. This particular fresh air show will be a total treat to Jazz in the Park goers, who will undoubtedly appreciate the ensemble’s lively compositions and energetic performance skills. Get up off your blankets and dance.
Friday, August 21st
Hot*Pop Hip Hop Stage with The Rusty Ps, The Figureheads, Kid Millions, DJ Deadbeat and KingHell Bastard @ Stonefly (735 E. Center), 9 p.m.
Stonefly will play host to a huge hip hop party hosted by WMSE’s The Mad Kids and the Boogie Bang Gang featuring talent from the Figureheads, Kid Millions (see KM’s video for “Victim to the Beat” that we posted earlier today) and The Rusty Ps — so much talent under one roof, in fact, that it’s sure to blow that roof clear off. This is a perfect chance to check out some of Milwaukee’s brightest and best hip hop stars.
Saturday, August 22nd
Decibully + Smith Westerns, The Celebrated Workingman @ the Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.
While Decibully fans are still holding their collective breath for word on release of the indie pop band’s third album World Travels Fast, they can still catch a preview of it *here* and catch ‘em live in the meantime, which in actuality, is the best way to experience the detail-oriented and heartfelt attitude of Decibully’s music. The band always packs ‘em in, so be sure to get there early.