I caught Trapper Schoepp
(who is 22 years old) and his band, the Shades, a couple of months back in Austin, during South by Southwest. The Milwaukee group was playing poppy country-rock tunes - a little bit Exile on Main Street
, a little bit Lucero - on a makeshift stage on the patio of a barbecue joint called Freedmen's. At the end of the set, Jakob Dylan joined them for the Band's "The Weight" and the Wallflowers' "One Headlight." Tonight's show at RecordBar might not be quite that cool, but there's a decent chance you'll come away with a new favorite roots-rock group.
Monday, May 6, at RecordBar, with the Caves and Josh Berwanger, $7.