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Blackbird [edit]
3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-1344
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The Blackbird opened in early November 2008 in the former Groove space in Bay View. The new bar boasts cozy booths, DJs, a back patio and a selection of bar food.

Blackbird serves beer, wine and liquor, as well as coffee and tea.
 
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Sept. 26, 2014 - Sept. 27, 2014
Give Me Disco Or Give Me Death Party featuring The Ghosts of Laura Palmer

he Ghosts of Laura Palmer have only made a few public appearances in 2014. Five total to be exact. And now the sixth appearance is being toted as the last set of the year—and it’s only September. The always elusive driving force behind The Ghosts of Laura Palmer, Mario R. Martin, has stayed committed to not over saturating the public with his oft heralded parties. Early in 2014, The Ghosts of Laura Parlmer were tapped to kick off New York Fashion Week at Black Sheep. Soon after, Martin was spotted at the Harley-Davidson Museum providing the soundtrack for the opening ceremony to the AWEAR Fashion Show benefitting the Sojourner Family Peace Center. Aside from those high-profile events, The Ghosts of Laura Palmer were back home at Blackbird in Bay View for a few sets as well as a private show in the north woods of Wisconsin. So now with a total of five shows over the course of the year, Martin feels he should have been seen even less. “Accessibility is an interesting thing,” Martin states. “You don’t have access to your favorite artists whenever you want to, so I should have done fewer shows.” On the brink of his sixth and final show for the year, Martin’s vinyl collection is spilling over with tracks that are begging to be played. “The only reason I do this is because I love the music I play. I don’t do it for the money, although it’s nice, but if no one was around to hear it, I’d be spinning records in my home.” Pulling out all the stops for September’s “Give Me Disco Or Give Me Death” party, Martin will be joined by newcomer Unkle Jesse as well as Justin Carloni. “I’ll probably kick it off the set with Midnight Star, Nitzer Ebb or Harvey Scales, and then who knows what direction I’ll go.”

 
 


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Posted by IeTradeForYou on Sept. 8, 2010 at 8:45 a.m. (report)

Tasty spot in Bay View. Check them out!

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Posted by BobNeff on Nov. 18, 2008 at 8:02 a.m. (report)

Great place, very friendly, will be back and recommend.

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