Marilyn Manson returns to Shank

Marilyn Manson returns to Shank


MARILYN MANSON, the Florida shock-rock quintet that opened Nine Inch Nails’ sold- out show at the Riverside Theatre last September, returns for an all- ages show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, a Thursday, at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The band released its debut album, “Portrait of an American Family,” on Trent Reznor’s Nothing label.

Other February shows at Shank include critically acclaimed young jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield, 10 p.m. Feb. 10, a Friday, ($13 in advance, $18 at the door), New Orleans’ eight-man Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 13, a Monday, ($10 in advance, $12 at the door); new Denver rock trio Spell, Feb. 1; and New Orleans’ rockin’ Radiators, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, a Sunday ($15 in advance, $17 at the door).

New shows at Shank this month include DINK, the crunchy Ohio “rock-psycho-hop” quintet behind the single “Green Mind,” 8 p.m. Jan. 22, a Sunday ($5); banjo and fiddle player John Hartford, composer of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on my Mind,” 8 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 12, ($10 in advance, $12 at the door); a gospel night with Milwaukee’s Masonic Wonders, 10 p.m. Jan. 14, a Saturday ($5); a reggae evening with Chicago’s Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers and David Robinson’s Ital Roots, 8 p.m. Jan. 15 ($5 in advance, $7 at the door); and the Shepherd Express Readers’ Choice Awards show, Jan. 21, a a time or price set yet

Local shows by “In Living Color” comic Tommy Davidson, originally scheduled for late December, have been moved to this weekend. Davidson will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 1/6 and at 10 p.m. Saturday 1/7, at Club Comedy, 618 N. Broadway. Reserved seats are $25; general admission is $20 and $17.50.

Guitar nuts are in for a thrilling month, thanks to January appearances by a duo of guitar deities:

Gary Hoey, who serenaded a sea of air guitarists at the Rock Stage last Summerfest, will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 28, a Saturday, at the Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door.

Rock guitarist Tony MacAlpine will appear Jan. 21, a Saturday, at T.A. Vern’s, 5401 N. Lovers Lane Road, fronting a band that features former Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Mike Terrana and ex- Ronnie Montrose bassist Alan Kamia. Milwaukee’s Steve Grimm Band opens at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

Chicago bluesman Jimmy Rogers, a veteran of Muddy Waters’ band and an inspiration to the likes of the Rolling Stones, plays music from his new album, “Blue Bird,” Jan. 14, a Saturday, at the Up & Under, 1216 E. Brady St. Greg Koch & the Tone Controls open at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $12.

Louisiana-bred blues guitarist and harp player Kenny Neal rolls into the Up & Under with barrelhouse blues from his new “Hoodoo Moon” album at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 24, a Tuesday. Admission is $7.

Tickets go on sale this weekend for several March shows at the Riverside Theatre, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. They are Joe Cocker, performing March 1, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday 1/6 ($30, $22.50 and $19.50); the Pat Metheny Group, performing March 3, on sale at 10 a.m. Monday 1/9 ($22.50 and $19.50); and Jon Secada, performing March 4, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday 1/7 ($29.50, $25.50 and $20.50). Metheny and Secada have flopped dates.

Monster metal band Slayer reprises its stint at last summer’s Metalmania with a show Feb. 5, a Sunday, at the Eagles Ballroom, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. Biohazard and Machine Head open. Tickets, on sale today 1/5 are $18.50 in advance, $21 at the door.

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