TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!


Friday, May 22

Candliers (CD Release) + Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds @ Linneman’s (1001 E. Locust St.)

Look for more about large-ensemble indie rockers Candliers new record tomorrow on F-b. They must have some seriously awesome new material if they’re confident enough to have Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds open the show — I can’t think of a harder act to follow in the city.

Saturday, May 23

Dim Suns + Collections of Colonies of Bees + Celebrated Workingman @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth)

It’s an evening of REALLY IMPORTANT MILWAUKEE BANDS! F-b co-editor Erin Wolf hipped me to the Dim Suns (formerly Compound Red + Signaldrift); she couldn’t believe I didn’t know who they were – here’s a direct quote from the source: “Super-important Milwaukee band fated with helping start the ’emo’ movement with Rites of Spring and the Promise Ring … they have some math-y elements.” Speaking of math-y elements, F-b faves Collections of Colonies of Bees is on the bill, along with usual suspects Celebrated Workingman.

Sunday, May 24

Miwaukee’s Most Wanted JamFest 2009 @ Miramar Theater (2844 N. Oakland Ave.)

I know you’ve been meaning to bone up on the North side rap scene – here’s your chance. If you rock Aalumni Radio, names like Ray Rizzy, Ray Nitti and Kid Vicious shouldn’t be foreign.  And everybody remembers Coo Coo Cal from 2001, back when you could rep the Mil with a Ray Allen jersey. Also on the bill: Yung Legend, Jim Wes, Flawless Tae, Big Tae, Lump G, Baby Drew, Lil Gucci, Da Wizard, 26 Phat, Kid Vicious, CHMD, Chosen Few, Mack Mone and Young Tweezy


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