‘Tis the season for live music


When the winter weather gets frightful in Wisconsin, count on a few good live music shows to keep you warm. Piet Levy, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, created a list of his picks for announced concerts this winter.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

1. Panic! at the Disco: WXSS-FM (106.1) really splurged for this year’s KISSmas Bash, offering three shows instead of the customary one. Martin Garrix and Jon Bellion headline nights one and two, but the best is saved for last. The deliciously bombastic Disco usually headlines arenas these days, but it’s making an exception for the 3,500-capacity Eagles Ballroom, one of the band’s favorite venues. And this will be one of opener Charli XCX’s first gigs since she abruptly canceled her tour last year driven to work on new material. 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Eagles Ballroom, the Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. $40 to $50 at the box office, (414) 342-7283 and therave.com.

2. Maren Morris and Jon Pardi: Two days after winning the CMA Award for new artist of the year, Morris put on a winning opening set for Keith Urban at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Morris will have more time at this show to share her smart and emotional toe-tappers from this year’s breakout album “Hero.” Pardi, another promising newcomer with a fresh take on traditional, George Jones-inspired country, co-headlines. 8 p.m. Dec. 17, the Rave. $26.50 to $36.50.

View the rest of the list, here.

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