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TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

June 11, 2009


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…

TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

May 28, 2009

photo of Fire On Your Sleeve courtesy of MySpace

Friday, May 29th

Fire On Your Sleeve +the Delta Routine, So So Radio @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m

Milwaukee’s Fire On Your Sleeve is adept at running the gamut of blues, rock, country and folk , never letting their audiences drift into a state of recognition. The Delta Routine unapologetically delivers straight-up blues-rock, laying down old-school riffs reminiscent of the Stones, but keeping it distinctly contemporary, joining the ranks of such local acts as Invade Rome.


photo of Partisan courtesy of MySpace

Saturday, May 30th

Partisan + Dear Astronaut, Quest for Fire @ The Borg Ward (823 W. National), 8 p.m. 

Partisan have brought their dynamically intense performances to Milwaukee’s less-dominated stages for quite some time, but Saturday brings their last hurrah. Sometimes stark and somber, sometimes squalored and distorted, Partisan recalls the most chilling and cranked moments of fellow amped-up folk rockers, Low.


photo of Terrior Bute courtesy of MySpace

Terrior Bute + Jail, Zebras, Squidbotz @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.

This city likes its music night/day: either it’s tough as nails or it’s all Pixy Stix. Saturday, Cactus plays host to the sweeter variety with the day and night-glo pop of Terrior Bute, who’ve just released their delicious Realm Dwellers. Adding to the sugar buzz are Squidbotz, Zebras and Jail.



photo of the Uptown Savages courtesy of MySpace

The Uptown Savages @ Frank’s Power Plant (2800 S. Kinnickinnic), 10 p.m.

Greasy rock and roll gets a little bit purtier when flowers are added to the mix at The Uptown Savages’ 3rd Annual Luau. Slug back a Malibu & Pineapple or a Red Stripe and hit the dance floor. Just not too hard.


image courtesy of MySpace

Red Knife Lottery + the Bangkok Taxi Pimps, Wizard of Cause @ Mad Planet (533 E. Center), 10 p.m.

Red Knife Lottery is still kicking…and screaming, as a proper hardcore rock band is bound to do. Representative screamer, Ashley Chapman hasn’t lost her vim, switching from throat-rattling to soulful swoon on the turn of a vocal dime. The group is looking forward to releasing some of their most churning, vehement tunes yet: Soiled Soul & Rapture is due out in July.


image courtesy of MySpace

 Sunday, May 31st

Hot Dog! Classic Country Spin @ Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan), 5 p.m.

When will you get your next chance to hear Hank Williams, Rick Nelson, Nancy Sinatra and George Jones besides at a family holiday get-together? This time around, it’s way better: no weird relatives and the beer just got 75% more delicious. The Hot Dog! Classic Country Spin is celebrating it’s one year anniversary at Burnhearts with DJs Kevin and Austin playing the classics and dishing up a potluck dinner and complimentary country compilation for each buckaroo present.