Videos to End a Busy Week

No cd review as this week, as it’s been a busy one. Between a weirdly busy work week and prepping for a big show tonight, we didn’t sit down and dig into a full album, but we did check out some exciting submissions that came our way.

Slim Twig – ‘Hover On A Sliver (Repulsion Revisited)’

A bouncy keyboard ostinato wonderfully contrasts with some horror movie strings and a dreamy refrain in a video that does an equally amazing job of contrasting dark and light.

Astronauts – ‘In My Direction’

A slow-but-steady walk through city and country are the focus of this mellow, but slowly driving track from Astronauts.

New Live Music venue in MKE, Gathering by the Waters, and more – Weekly Roundup

Jordan Gonzalez

The Courtneys Tour with Tegan and Sara, there is a gathering by the water in Milwaukee, Von Trier begins hosting live music, a traveling troubadour breaks out on his own, and a Sudanese/Scottish singer leaks a song.


Weekly Roundup – Milwaukee and Melbourne

Hoyt Park Beer Garden

Locust Street Festival Announces Lineup The solid lineup for the 38th installment of the Locust Street Festival includes more or less the expected usual list of Riverwest staples, including The Fatty Acids, Animals in Human Attire, The Delta Routine, Caley Conway, Ugly Brothers, and Chicken Wire Empire. There are a few wildcards like Xeno & the Happy Jax and RAS Movement, along with the almost-too-good Whiskey Belles. Hoyt Park Biergarten Releases Summer Schedule The fabulous beer garden at Wauwatosa’s Hoyt Park released its summer music schedule, providing dozens of opportunities to enjoy the divine trio of sunshine, cold beer, and great music most weekends from June through October. Total Control Shares “Expensive Dog” And on a completely different, non-Milwaukee summer activities note, Melbourne-based post-punk artists Total Control shared the second single from their second album, Typical System. It’s just the right kind of noisy fun to kick start a weekend of what I’m assuming is some form of new-age anarchism (lyric intelligibility isn’t a defining aspect of the genre).


The Big Apple Gets Some Cheese and Harmonies Melt Faces – Weekly Roundup

Hugh Bob and the Hustle

Wisconsin music invades the big apple’s cyber space, fast frailin’ Al Scorch rolls into Milwaukee, Tiny Victories leaks a new track, and two bands that make singing look REALLY easy are ready to delight your face off.


Weekly Roundup: LSD, Joseph Huber, and Lyft

Joseph Huber - The Hanging Road

In this Weekly Roundup we all get more impressed at Lake Street Dive’s success, celebrate a former .357 Stringband banjo wielding troubadour’s next release, check out some great photos from last week’s Calamity Janes show, and increase the chances of making it home safely after a night of music watching.


Milwaukee Shows, Record Releases, and some Lithuanian Indie’n’Country – Weekly Roundup

Those Who Dig: Music and Whiskey in Spades

What a week. Our very own Kent is settling into married life, our band Pay The Devil is playing a show tonight that we are very excited about (self-promotion alert), we received our first Lithuanian music submission, some new metal/hardcore/punk music is on it’s way to market, oh and Chris Thile talks a bit about his songwriting.


Weekly Roundup – David Wax Museum, Nickel Creek, and a Big Vinyl Project

Those Who Dig: Music and Whiskey in Spades

This week’s roundup brings us a spring tour announcement from David Wax Museum, an album sneak peak from Nickel Creek, an ambitious and unique vinyl listening / blogging project, and a Milwaukee record release show.