Friday, December 18th
Decibully CD release with Invade Rome, Fable & the World Flat @ Bay View Brewhaus (2535 S. Kinnickinnic), 8 p.m.
For Decibully fans, it’s been worth the wait for World Travels Fast to not only have an album in their hands, but also to see the veteran Milwaukee band release it on their own (and brand-new) Listening Party Records. For their official CD send-off, they’ve invited Milwaukee’s Invade Rome and Fable & the World Flat to share the stage.
Saturday, December 19th
Lab Partners (featuring Phantom Channel and LMNtlyst) CD release with Pezzettino and Chalice in the Palace @ Mad Planet (533 E. Center), 10 p.m.
Two local hip hop geniuses have gotten together to cook up a new, experimentalized version of hip hop, funk, avant garde and alternative in the new duo of Lab Partners. Phantom Channel of the Rusty P’s and LMNtlyst, local beat maker, get to set to release their debut CD on Saturday at Mad Planet. Also joining in the release celebration are reggae spinners, Chalice in the Palace and local accordionist/pianist Pezzettino.
Dutchess & the Duke, Greg Ashley, Jaill, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor @ Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior), 9 p.m.
Seattle’s Dutchess & the Duke’s sophomore release Sunset/Sunrise is still a ringer for a classic Kinks/Stones sound, but retains its own modern grittiness. Greg Ashley of the Gris Gris recorded the album in his California studio and travels this particular leg of their tour alongside the duo of Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz. Also playing are Jaill, one of Milwaukee’s best and brightest long-time pop groups, showing up to the stage with an extra ‘l’ in tow and a new record deal with Sub Pop.
Sunday, December 20th
Abaddon (final show) with Contagium, Dawn, Brainwreck @ Riverhorse (701 E. Center), 7 p.m.
One of Milwaukee’s best and most intense hardcore/metal bands (Abaddon) calls it quits at a venue familiar and dear to their hearts — Riverhorse. Pay your respects in the the close and caustic space befitting a band that has played countless solid shows there to their fans.