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By Andy Argyrakis
Bananarama's breast cancer benefit, a less angry Alanis, plus a goody two shoes returns
Monday, October 8, 2012


Bananarama Bananarama Bananarama Bananarama

Bananarama's breast cancer benefit: London pop powerhouses Bananarama rarely hit the road in America, which coupled with the fact that proceeds benefit Pinktober's breast cancer research, makes this show a must for any true 80s appreciator. After all, the three decade spanning group is known for some of the new wave era's sweetest confections, including "I Heard A Rumour," "Cruel Summer" and "Venus." Tuesday, October 9 at Hard Rock Cafe: www.hardrock.com.

Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette

A less angry Alanis: For her first studio project in four years, Alanis Morissette may have mellowed out with an electronically-accented album, but nonetheless hits several sonic strides thanks in part to production from Guy Sigsworth (Bjork, Madonna, Seal) and Joe Chiccarelli (Tori Amos, My Morning Jacket). Though the new "Havoc and Bright Lights" is the focus of the tour, an evening with the previously angry alt-rocker could never be complete without a "Jagged Little Pill" or two. Saturday, October 13 at Riviera Theatre: www.jamusa.com.

Adam Ant Adam Ant Adam Ant Adam Ant

The return of a goody two shoes: On another new wave note, the relatively reclusive Adam Ant comes out of hibernation to preview tunes from 2013's "Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter," which marks his first entirely new album since 1995's "Wonderful." Even so, he's bound to still blast out enduring fan favorites like "Goody Two Shoes," "Strip" and "Desperate But Not Serious." Saturday, October 13 at Cubby Bear, Chicago: http://www.cubbybear.com and Sunday, October 14 at Turner Hall, Milwaukee: http://www.pabsttheater.org.


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