Posts Tagged ‘Invade Rome’

TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

December 18, 2009

Friday, December 18th

Decibully CD release with Invade Rome, Fable & the World Flat @ Bay View Brewhaus (2535 S. Kinnickinnic), 8 p.m.

For Decibully fans, it’s been worth the wait for World Travels Fast to not only have an album in their hands, but also to see the veteran Milwaukee band release it on their own (and brand-new) Listening Party Records. For their official CD send-off, they’ve invited Milwaukee’s Invade Rome and  Fable & the World Flat to share the stage.

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Saturday, December 19th

Lab Partners (featuring Phantom Channel and LMNtlyst) CD release with Pezzettino and Chalice in the Palace @ Mad Planet (533 E. Center), 10 p.m.

Two local hip hop geniuses have gotten together to cook up a new, experimentalized version of hip hop, funk, avant garde and alternative in the new duo of Lab Partners. Phantom Channel of the Rusty P’s and LMNtlyst, local beat maker, get to set to release their debut CD on Saturday at Mad Planet. Also joining in the release celebration are reggae spinners, Chalice in the Palace and local accordionist/pianist Pezzettino.

  

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Dutchess & the Duke, Greg Ashley, Jaill, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor @ Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior), 9 p.m.

Seattle’s Dutchess & the Duke’s sophomore release Sunset/Sunrise is still a ringer for a classic Kinks/Stones sound, but retains its own modern grittiness. Greg Ashley of the Gris Gris recorded the album in his California studio and travels this particular leg of their tour alongside the duo of Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz. Also playing are Jaill, one of Milwaukee’s best and brightest long-time pop groups, showing up to the stage with an extra ‘l’ in tow and a new record deal with Sub Pop.

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Sunday, December 20th

Abaddon (final show) with Contagium, Dawn, Brainwreck @ Riverhorse (701 E. Center), 7 p.m.

One of Milwaukee’s best and most intense hardcore/metal bands (Abaddon) calls it quits at a venue familiar and dear to their hearts — Riverhorse. Pay your respects in the the close and caustic space befitting a band that has played countless solid shows there to their fans.

Forward Music Fest Recap: Part I

September 23, 2009

 

photo of the New Loud by DJ Hostettler

photo of the New Loud by DJ Hostettler

Words By DJ Hostettler

While doing some shopping at B-Side Records on State Street before the bands started on Saturday, I overheard some of the store employees echoing a sentiment I had been hearing from a few other people regarding this year’s Forward Music Festival in Madison: “where’s the draw this year?” Sure, acts like Andrew Bird and Low are nothing to sneeze at, but when compared to last year’s diverse three-pronged attack of Neko Case, Bob Mould, and local legends Killdozer, this year’s crop of national headliners felt a little less exciting. Add to this the fact that most of the national acts seemed lazily culled from the annals of Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” (Yacht, Antlers, Ra Ra Riot), and my enthusiasm for the trek to Madtown wasn’t what it was last year. Still, I’m a huge fan of the Festival in principle, and want to see a big, multivenue music fest succeed and thrive in Wisconsin, so I hopped in the car and drove west. 

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Photo Gallery: Scenes from Milwaukee’s First Cream City Music Festival

August 10, 2009

Words and photos by Brian Jacobsen

There’s a little park just off the main drag of the Third Ward called Catalano Square. It’s got a fountain, a popcorn wagon, some picnic tables, and some trees. But on Saturday, between storms, it had some damn fine music. Sponsored by 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, neighborhood venues like Charlie’s, and others (see our interview with event organizer Keegan Pavlik), the one-day event drew a fair crowd in the afternoon to watch Sam Roberts, Gringo Star, and three other music acts. For your amusement, here’s some photos Brian Jacobson took during the Championship and Gringo Star acts.

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cream city slideshow



The Cream City Music Festival Takes to Catalano Square for its Inaugural Year

August 7, 2009

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Words by Erin Wolf

In yet another attempt to underline the fact that Milwaukee is indeed rightly monikered as ‘City of Festivals’, Cream City Music Festival steps forward to breathe a little musical life into the Third Ward, with its stage set for Catalano Square Park. Locals Invade Rome  and The Championship will play side-by-side with nationals Gringo Star and the Sam Roberts Band, forming a community festival atmosphere for one of the last, sweet weekend days of summer in Brewtown. Fan-belt talks to Cream City Music Festival organizer, Keegan Pavlik about this Saturday’s event.

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Von Soulstice

June 19, 2009
photo by John Nikolai

photo by John Nikolai

The band that pissed off Jack White will be headlining Milwaukee’s Summer Soulstice Festival on Saturday. Von Bondies singer/guitarist Jason Stollsteimer’s famous altercation with the Stripes’ frontman back in 2003 might have gotten the band more fame than his music, but the Detroit foursome’s single “C’mon C’mon” gave the power chord loving garage group enough staying power since its release in 2004 to gain a solid fan base. Their newly-made lineup and five-years-in-the-making, characteristically raucous new release Love, Hate and Then There’s You shows the band hasn’t been quite as reclusive as the press would have it. They make the trip across the pond of Michigan to tear up North Avenue’s summer block party at the West stage in a battle for the time slots with Milwaukee’s pop darlings Fever Marlene who position themselves on the East stage. Who would win in a bar brawl?

2009 Summer Soulstice lineup @ E. North Avenue, between Prospect/Oakland

East stage:

2:30 p.m. 2nd Thought

4:00 p.m. The Buskers

5:30 p.m. Juniper Tar

7:30 p.m. Ike Reilly Assassination

9:30 p.m. Fever Marlene

West stage:

3:00 p.m. Jake Jendusa & the Dead Men

4:30 p.m. Loose Cannons

6:00 p.m. The Lackloves

8:00 p.m. Invade Rome

9:30 p.m. The Von Bondies