TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!


photo by Mark Murrmann

photo by Mark Murrmann

 Thursday, June 11th

Holy Shit!, Juiceboxxx, Cave, Squidbotz @ Y-Not III (1954 E. Kenilworth), 9 p.m.

Proving again that the best shows usually never happen on the weekend, the Y-Not III plays host to the energy of pop-rapper Juiceboxxx, the weird psych electro of Cave, the electronic dance duo of Squidbotz and the full-throttle hardcore of Holy Shit!. The band gets the stage shakes out  tonight at Milwaukee’s venue that best-resembles a vacation cabin before they hit the stage of the Turner Hall Ballroom with Dillinger Four and Japanther on Monday.

photo courtesy of MySpace

photo courtesy of MySpace

 Friday, June 12th

Mercury Crossing (EP release) + The Pugilists, The Amateur Astronaut @ Shank Hall (1434 N. Farwell), 9 p.m.

Milwaukee ‘power-trio’ Mercury Crossing has been kicking it around Milwaukee since 2005. With a couple of full lengths underneath their guitar straps, the band is set to roll out some new material in the most tried and true method: the EP. Red July will mark the first release since 2007. Crunchy guitar lines and leading lady vocals keep right in formula with the bands’ earlier material. With the Pugilists and the Amateur Astronaut.

photo courtesy of MySpace

photo courtesy of MySpace

We Are Your Father (EP release) + Danny Price and the Loose Change, No Sleep for the Bear @ Y-Not III (1954 E. Kenilworth), 9 p.m.

We Are Your Father lays on the attitude thick with their solid blues-influenced rock, but keep things unpretentious and avoid the blue-collar blues cliche with their youthful, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Newly-formed, We Are Your Father may sound all parental but they’re probably not going to be your dad’s next favorite band; and that’s a good thing. With Danny Price and the Loose Change and No Sleep for the Bear.


Sunday, June 14th

33rd Annual Locust Street Festival: Various Artists: Locust Street, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Locust Street Festival is celebrating 33 years of the infamous ‘beer run’ and a day filled with music. Whether you participate in the run, shuffle, drink a beer, run, shuffle moves the early birds will be making, or if you plan to soak up some Lakefront delectables while taking in local music exposed to the elements, make sure to do a weather check. Last year’s monsoon should be enough of a reminder for tucking an umbrella into your sock. Check out more details about the lineup, above and about the Festival in general on Fan-belt coming up, soon…


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