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Milwaukee musicians pay tribute to the late Tom Petty (right) - seen here onstage at Summerfest last July - this month. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

Milwaukee musicians salute Petty to support Pablove

On Jan. 20, a bevy of Milwaukee musicians with get together to salute the late Tom Petty, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last Oct. 2.

The show, at Turner Hall Ballroom, will benefit the Pablove Foundation and its battle against childhood cancer.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and slated to perform are Spanglemaker (7 p.m.) and Trapper Schoepp (8 p.m.). Also promised are appearances by Sammy Llanas, Abby Jeanne, Gabriel Sanchez (of The Prince Experience), The Wooldridge Brothers, Semi Twang, Louie Lucchesi and Chris DeMay.

At 9 p.m., a Petty tribute featuring a variety of local veterans takes the stage.

The "house band" – which will back each guest on two or three songs – includes guitarists Quinn Scharber (who, you may recall, was in the Wildbirds many moons ago) and Bob Eickhoff (The Carolinas, The Mighty Deer Lick), bassist Jack Rice (The Wooldridge Brothers, The Carolinas, The Blow Pops, The Mighty Deer Lick), keyboardist Al Kraemer (Calliope) and drummer Mike Koch, who has been in far too many bands to mention but is currently behind the kit for the Mike Benign Compulsion.

Semi Twang and the Wooldridge Brothers will perform with their complete bands as part of the tribute.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here.

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