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Who's where for July 18, 2013

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Kareesa Wilson
July 18, 2013

Peter Bradley Adams

8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St., Fort Atkinson. Tickets: $12.50. Call 920-563-9391.

Folk singer and songwriter Peter Adams knows how to entertain.

The Alabama native and Kat Maslich Bode formed the critically acclaimed folk duo eastmountainsouth 12 years ago, touring alongside megastars Lucinda Williams and Joan Baez. They had hits with the single, "You Dance," and Adams' arrangement of "Hard Times" on the soundtrack for the movie "Elizabethtown."

Eight years ago, Adams launched a solo career. His songs have been heard on numerous television shows, including "The Mentalist" and "Alias." He has released five solo albums, the latest being 2011's "Between Us."

Gigantour 2013

4:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

With Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, HELLYEAH, Newsted and Death Division.

Tickets: $44-$54. Call 414-342-7283.

Thrash metal outfit Megadeth headlines this heavy metal mega tour the band started a decade ago.

Formed 30 years ago in Los Angeles, the group has released more than a dozen studio albums, including this year's "Super Collider." The Thrash metal pioneers have sold more than 50 million records and earned 11 Grammy nominations.

The only original band member still playing is founder Dave Mustaine. The current lineup includes Mustaine, David Ellefson, Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick.

Junior Brown

8 p.m. Friday, July 19, Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets: $20. Call 414-276-7288.

Country guitarist Jamieson "Junior" Brown is a treasure. The 61-year-old picker favors the double neck guitar for his unique playing style. Brown started playing guitar as a child and started playing professionally in the 1960s, quickly developing an astonishing virtuosity earning him a place as a teacher at the Hank Thomas School of Country Music.

Brown deftly switches genres, playing country, blues, honky-tonk, Western swing and rock. He has charted two albums, won a Country Music Award for his 1996 collaboration with George Jones on "Honky Tonk Song" and frequently tours with Bob Dylan. He released a new album last year, "Volume 10."

Melissa Etheridge

7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets: $39.50-$75.

Call 414-286-3663.

Melissa Etheridge is a rock icon. The 52-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist has amassed a slew of awards and achievements during a three-decade career.

Starting as a songwriter for movie soundtracks such as the 1986 flick "Weeds," Etheridge soon turned to a solo career and released a 1988 self-titled debut. It was a cult hit and earned Etheridge a Grammy nod for the single "Bring Me Some Water."

Etheridge has gone on to win an Oscar for the song "I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth," more than a dozen Grammy nominations (and one win), and many other awards for her songwriting and activism. She has released 14 albums including her latest, last year's "4th Street Feeling."



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