Grasping at Straws Record Release Party

Grasping At Straws

Grasping at Straws, local Milwaukee “folk-grass” players, release their first offering on Saturday September 27th at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn at 1001 E Locust St. The party for the self titled release will also include Caley Conway and the Lucy Cukes, Pay the Devil and Chicago’s Renegade Lightning Rebellion. The eclectic mix of great music is not to be missed! Show starts at 9pm and is $5 at the door. The CD will be offered at the special price of $5!

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She Keeps Bees & Shilpa Ray

She Keeps Bees

On September 16th, She Keeps Bees released their new album, Eight Houses. On this particular date, their tour put them at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee, WI. The band is focusing on rallying support in the States. As Larrabee put it, “We realized we’d played Norway like five times but never played Denver.” Touring the United States means a lot of long drives but it certainly didn’t show in their inspiring live performance.

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Sofar Sounds Comes to Milwaukee

Sofar Milwaukee

Have you ever heard of Sofar Sounds? I hadn’t until I was contacted to help produce a series of music videos from the inaugural Milwaukee installment. I can’t summarize it any better than they do, so here you go. Sofar Sounds curates secret, intimate gigs in living rooms around the world. We spotlight amazing emerging artists, introducing them to new and passionate fans through a unique and magical concert experience. Sound cool? Yeah, we think so too.

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Lake Street Dive: Bad Self-Portraits

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Lake Street Dive, the blossoming quartet from Brooklyn, is about to release a new album, Bad Self Portraits. If you are unfamiliar with the group you owe it to yourself to check them out. Their sound is both timeless and modern. Spot on, funky, jazzy instrumentals and crystal clear, powerful vocals shoot them to the top of my current touring bands to see.

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The Evergreen Grass Band and Pay The Devil, Live

The Evergreen Grass Band and Pay The Devil Live Bluegrass

This Saturday night on Brady Street in Milwaukee Wisconsin there will be live bluegrass music. The Up and Under Pub will play host to two Wisconsin acts, The Evergreen Grass Band (Eau Clair, Wisconsin) and Pay The Devil (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will take the stage starting at 9pm and play into the wee hours of the morning. Music samples after the jump.

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The Wisconsin Bluegrass Fest

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Beard weather and bluegrass music are upon us. Saturday January 11th a slew of phenomenal bluegrass acts will descend on the Majestic Madison Theater. The Dead Horses, The Evergreen Grass Band, Chicken WIre Empire, and The Smokin’ Bandits Duo (plus a special guest to be named later) will surely test the towns whiskey supply.

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David Bronson Album Release Show Tomorrow

Earlier this year, we had several posts connected to the album Story by David Bronson (most prominently an interview he did in association with the 3rd NYC podcast). You may recall that the album was only half of a two-album work that documented a particularly difficult time in David's life. The second, The Long Lost, came out this week. David will be playing a release show tomorrow at Brooklyn Bowl. You should come!

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NYC Show Picks This Week September 11 Edition

You may have noticed a lack of posts on my behalf lately. Sorry about that. Been taking a little break to figure some stuff out. I might be rethinking my approach to the blog, but I will still be sharing music and writing one way or another. Anyways, here are some shows to check out this week.

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