TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

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photo by John Knappe

Thursday, August 13th

Haz Solo + Philthy @ Stonefly (735 E. Center), 10 p.m.

Haz Solo has been throwing down his skills at Stonefly for quite some time, making it the place to see the Milwaukee MC/producer in his element. Lyrical prowess and fluid jazz-y hip hop showed that Haz Solo is a hip hop artist to reckon with and watch at the recent Miltown Beatdown. Catch Haz, solo, as he presents live versions of his popular mix tapes. 

Friday, August 14th

Daniel Johnston + The Candeliers @ Turner Hall Ballroom (1032 N. 4th), 8 p.m.

An enigma of a man, Daniel Johnston made the musical world sit up and take notice with his simplistic genius and intensely troubled personality. The 48-year old began writing music as a teen on piano and organ, armed with a boombox as a recording device. Johnston brings a local element to his performance on Friday night by including The Candeliers as not only his opener, but backup band.

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photo by David J. Cubberly

 Saturday, August 15th

Sleepcomesdown + Zebras, Daydreams, Worrier @ The Borg Ward (823 W. National), 8 p.m.

Sleepcomesdown does stage effects like no other band in Milwaukee. Swirling and flashing lights compliment the discordant, frenetic wash of effects, loops and sometimes-dual percussion on the artsy post-rockers’ songs. Expect to hear some new material at The Borg Ward on Saturday as the band is currently working on a follow-up full length to their EP release from last spring.

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