TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

Photo of Plastic People of the Universe by Petr Blazak, 2006
Friday, September 12th
Plastic People of the Universe/Little Cow @ Todd Wehr Conference Center,
7 p.m. (1045 N. Broadway)
Josef, Eva, Ivan, etc. make room for Milwaukee on their North American Tour before returning to the starting point of their journey, The National Theatre in Prague, Czechoslovakia. See the Velvet Underground-influenced band dubbed Plastic People of the Universe, responsible for making seismic waves in the their homeland, both musical and political. With Hungary’s Little Cow.

Friday, September 12th
Aluminum Knot Eye/Fey Gods/Gut Reactions (7″ release), Frank’s Power Plant, 10 p.m. (2800 S. Kinnickinnic)
Aluminum Knot Eye showcases their spasmodic, fuzzed-out, experimental garage-punk only a couple times a year. Make it Aluminum Knot Eye time. With Fey Gods (ex Grave Blankets) and Gut Reactions. Yer So Cruel 7″ by Gut Reactions will be available.

Saturday, September 13th
Global Union: 2008: Various Artists @ Humboldt Park, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. (Bay View)
Two days populated with cultural representatives from the Congo to Russia to Brazil to Iran. Take a free two-day trip just by plunking down in a park and basking in the sun. Line-up for both days are as follows:

Saturday, September 13th
Lamajamal, 1:00 p.m.
Prasanna, 2:30 p.m.
Nation Beat, 4:00 p.m.
Vieux Farka Toure, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 14th
Reelroad: 1:00 p.m.
Mamak Khadem: 2:30 p.m.
Maraca: 4:00 p.m.
Samba Mapangala: 5:30 p.m.

Find information on the artists, *here*.

Bay View Bash: Various Artists, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Kinnickinnic Avenue)
Bay hosts its fifth annual celebration — join in! Sponsored by the Bay View Historical Society. Disguised as Birds, 1956, Speed Freaks, the Etiquette, Tyler Traband, Sleep Tight Co., The Invaders and more will be performing throughout the day and evening. The Bash’s festivities even include a “King of Bay View Strong Man Competition”. Complete lineup can be found *here*.



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