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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.


Uni-Fi Records: Let’s collab

January 20, 2009

Video and song by Dima/Uni-Fi Records
Words by Adam Lovinus

Sunday I stopped by the Uni-Fi Records headquarters off Prospect Ave. and talked shop for a while with Dima Pochtarev, the collective’s main beatmaker, film producer, manager, agent, etc. He was busy putting together a sampler EP of Uni-Fi collaborations to pitch to a certain major summer festival. Later I’d watch him slash Talking Heads ‘Born Under Punches’ into a funky frenzy of samples as he showed me his set for Miltown Beat Down Wednesday night at Jackalope Lounj. Impressive stuff — I don’t want to give too much away.

We talked about the emergence of art collecives in independent music, and how Uni-Fi has adopted that philosophy for what’s becoming a thriving Riverwest/East Side hip-hop scene. Graphic artist Street P brewed up some coffee and joined the conversation from the other side of the studio area where he was piecing together fabric PBR-themed designs for a contest — just a typical Sunday afternoon for this crew. (more…)