k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $66/$56/$46

Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

k.d. lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years as a major-label artist, has matured before our very ears. The Western Canada native launched her career with a blend of country-rock stylings and playfully punk-like attitude, by turns whimsical and subversive; back then, she practically put the alternative in alt-country. But from the very beginning, her bravura singing belied her kitschy cowgirl outfits and spiky hair; anyone lucky enough to attend very first appearance in the United States, on a triple bill of unsigned artists at New York City's Bottom Line, could hear that she was marked for greatness.

Learn more about her and listen to her music on her website.