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1434 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-7288
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There's nothing incredibly sexy about Shank Hall. It's not the biggest music venue in the city (but its capacity of 300 is great for that up-close and personal concert feeling), but it is one of the best places to see a show. No bright lights and glitter on the outside of this place, but Shank Hall always pulls in great national acts, as well as Milwaukee regulars like Pat McCurdy and Paul Cebar.
 
Upcoming events

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Paladino w/ Kyle Feerick @ Shank Hall

Paladino will make their big Milwaukee debut and demo release at Shank Hall on May 30th, 2015 starting at 8pm. (Doors open at 7pm). Ticket will be $7 at the door and admission includes a copy of Paladino’s new demo recordings. Their show will include songs from their new demo, along with the rest of the Paladino catalogue. Opening the night up will be a very special performance from Kyle Feerick accompanied by guitarist Sean Williamson. Equally rich in meaning and melody, Paladino delivers honest, heartfelt lyrics and soaring, stirring harmonies. Their songs blend genres (indie folk, bluegrass, Americana rock), artistic influences (Chris Thile, Paul McCartney, ‘90s rock) and subject matter (loss, defiance, the search for connection) with poetic imagery and novelistic detail, shot through with real emotion and dynamic musicality. Founded in late 2014 by longtime friends Mark Harrig (mandolin) and Phil Wamser (concertina/piano), the Paladino now includes new friends Matthew Webber (guitar), Weston Gritt (bass) and Chad Burgess (drums). Their collection of songs display a wide array of stylistic diversity due to each member of the band contributing their personally written songs. Paladino’s name is a tribute to Wamser’s late childhood piano teacher (Diane Paladino) who inspired him to pursue music as not only a hobby but a passion; who pushed him musically and taught him to never give up his love to create. The band, inspired by Mrs. P’s devotion to music, decided to pay homage by naming the quintet after her. In April of 2015, Paladino finished their first demo featuring songs “War is Peace”, “Strange”, and “Just Like Home” which was self-produced, engineered, and recorded at Harrig’s studio. Named for the Orwellian doublespeak of a no longer so far-fetched dystopia, “War is Peace” is a dark and charging Celtic epic with a haunting sing-along chorus finale. “Strange”, a bluegrass/pop-inspired tune, tells a story of an emotionally bruised but beautiful young artist. The uplifting song “Just Like Home” is a soaring pop-alternative tale of a small town man finding his way in the big city while still embracing his roots.

 
 


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