Thursday, March 26th
Eric Blowtorch and the Welders + the Chalice in the Palace DJs, Public Property @ the Miramar Theater (2844 N. Oakland Avenue), 8 p.m.
According to The Beat magazine, “Public Property has a sound that is full-tilt reggae even though they don’t try to sing in fake patois and write original material that actually sounds original. Lots of syncopated rhythm breaks, bursts of pure groove and passionate musical interludes, flesh out songs written by various band members.” The Iowa City group should be a good match-up for Milwaukee’s own Eric Blowtorch and the Welders, who will be featuring a new line-up to keep things sounding fresh and the audience on their toes.
Friday, March 27th
This Specific Dream + Thunders, John the Savage @ The Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.
This Specific Dream started out as an instrumental rock band in the early ’00s, but have since morphed into something more realized and focused than just a re-creation of a high school symphony ensemble. They now have the chops to sink into their gauzy guitars and layered rhythms which have always served as the focal point, creating dreamy soundscapes familiar to fans of Canadians, Godspeed, You Black Emperor and locals canyonsofstatic.
Streetzn YoungDeuces @ Club Rain (906 S. Barclay), 9 p.m.
With their hit single “Shawty So Strapped”, Milwaukee’s Streetzn YoungDeuces, rappers and cousins, have been putting the city on the map as far as local rap and hip hop goes. On their own co-founded EMP Entertainment, they’ve just released a mix tape, and finished up a stint with Crunk Energy Drink. In a recent interview with Yo! Raps, Young Deuces said, “…the city is behind us one hundred percent…we rep Milwaukee everywhere we go, always in a Mil hat or throwing up our ‘M’s’ for the city, so when they see us it’s love, because we show love back.”
M.O.T.O. + Bored Games, Tony Sagger, Pigs On Ice, All Creatures @ Frank’s Power Plant (2800 S. Kinnickinnic), 10 p.m.
“Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron” proclaims Bored Games‘ MySpace page as an indicator as to what to expect from the local pop four-piece if you’ve never heard of them, prior. Featuring members of Beach Patrol, Uh-Oh, Jambox and the now-defunct Lefty Loosie, the emphasis is heavy on the pop vocal harmonies and the catchy song composition that had pop bands in the sixties creating impromptu dance parties for people everywhere, anywhere.