TGIT: Our Weekend Picks

image by Peter Barrickman

image by Peter Barrickman

 Thursday, July 23rd

The Chain (EP release) + Brute Heart @ Mad Planet (533 E. Center), 10 p.m.

‘Mysterious’ is the one word used most often to describe Milwaukee’s psych-dance outfit The Chain, but the definition of mysterious in this case really equals no MySpace page (gasp!), no photos (double-gasp!) and no recordings…until now. Catch your breath, youngster. The Chain is planning to document their recorded materialization with an official EP release party at the Mad Planet tonight along with Minnesota’s Brute Heart. The band’s worldly-inspired music from a bygone era will finally be available to have mini dance sessions in the comfort of your own home.

photo courtesy of MySpace

photo courtesy of MySpace

Retribution Gospel Choir + Into Arcadia, Group of the Altos @ Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior), 9 p.m.

Those anxiously awaiting another album from Minnesota’s minimalist folk-rockers Low, don’t necessarily have to wait too much as long as Alan Sparhawk continues to crank out songs in the same vein with his alternate outfit, Retribution Gospel Choir.

photo courtesy of MySpace

photo courtesy of MySpace

Kings Go Forth (CD release) + JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound @ Turner Hall Ballroom (1032 N. 4th), 8 p.m.

Kings Go Forth’s timeless sound has created a natural buzz around the ten-piece combo, all on its own. Milwaukee has had no trouble gravitating to KGF’s sweet retro dish-outs, which would have given Curtis Mayfield a run for his jingle-jangling musical money back in his heyday. Now that the rest of the world is perking up their ears (lately, David Byrne of Talking Heads/the Luaka Bop label fame), Milwaukee should revel in having the supergroup all to themselves for the moment.

 

image courtesy of MySpace

image courtesy of MySpace

The Flips + Cry Coyote, Eva Grubb aboard The Iroquois (101 W. Michigan), 8:30 p.m.

The Flips bring all the best about girl groups from the 50s and 60s back to the forefront of the current scene with loads of fun and style. So, what could possibly be more fun than adding a boat show into the mix? Not too much, right?  The band on a boat set-up is something the Milwaukee Boat Line is pro at doing, and The Flips, undoubtedly, will make a splash with fans of the alluring combination of sound waves and water waves.

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4 Responses to “TGIT: Our Weekend Picks”

  1. dwellephant Says:

    Hey, buddies!

    All the media outlets writing about Kings Go Forth keep mentioning Luaka Bop and David Byrne in the same breath. He founded the label, but he’s no longer a part of it. Hasn’t been for a few years! Or at least that’s what his site says.

    It’s still a great label. Just not his anymore.

  2. Erin Says:

    Word, Dwellephant. Monkey see, monkey do, right? Thanks for the update!

  3. dwellephant Says:

    Right-o. Just wanted to give my favorite music writers the truth. Let the rest of the copy cats copy you guys!

  4. somebody Says:

    For the record, the Milwaukee Boat Line people ARE NOT pro!

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