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Die Kreuzen is back, for one night only.
Die Kreuzen is back, for one night only.

Lest We Forget, there's a 13-band extravaganza to remind us

If you thought the Lest We Forget Deceased Milwaukee Scene Facebook page was a passing fad, the fact that page creator Mike L. Podolak (yes, he of Sacred Order fame) has parlayed the uber-active group into a live musical extravaganza suggests that it's still going strong.

The dozens of daily posts is also testament to its ongoing popularity.

The Lest We Forget Milwaukee Music Scene Memorial Reunion concert, an idea floated by Ron Faiola and produced by his Push Button Gadget, promises to be a massive reunion with 13 bands Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom.

On the bill are Die Kreuzen, Tense Experts, Sacred Order, 3XCleavers, Rock-A-Dials, Blackholes, Dominoes, 3 on Fire, Lubricants, Xposed 4Heads, St. Bernard, Dummy Club and Liv Mueller.

Faiola – director of the documentaries "Fish Fry Night Milwaukee"  and "Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience" will show old video clips of bands like The Oil Tasters and The Haskels between performances.

It'll be great to see all of these blasts from the past, but folks seem to be especially hepped up to see Die Kreuzen, who will perform without guitarist Brian Egeness, who has other commitments. In his stead will be the inimitable Jay Tiller.

Watch this space as Molly Snyder will do a full-on D.K. story before the gig.

The show is a benefit for the American Liver Foundation. Tickets are $20 and go on sale Friday, March 2 at noon.

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