Why should you care about what you are about to dive into? Well really we don't expect you to, but we really love Milwaukee and have gotten an opportunity to see our city in a different light, one that has us really freaking excited. So every week, we will share some things with you about our music residency happening at the Hotel Foster on the East Side of our city. Buckle in, there are English majors in this band. (They didn't all graduate, but that's neither here nor there.)
So, where to begin? Well, we were a little hesitant to attempt a residency in Milwaukee. It's not something rock bands in Milwaukee really do. But we really wanted to do a residency in Milwaukee because it's not something rock bands in Milwaukee really do! Last night was the first night of a month-long weekly gig at Hotel Foster and we're going to tell you a little bit about how joyous the experience was for us.
March 28: Special Guests Sat. Nite Duets & John Sieger
Pulling the van in the back alley behind the Hotel Foster was a bit nostalgic for most of us who'd spent a lot of time loading in through back of The Globe in the old days. We expected to see Rocker Pat setting up mics or asleep on the sound board. We've never played the Hotel Foster before. Most of us haven't spent a lot of time at Foster, either, so we didn't know what to expect. Let us tell you, those guys have something pretty great over there! Sometimes it's hard to convince a fairly unconventional music venue in Milwaukee to allow you to play music in their establishment at all. Allowing a single group to set up shop every week for a month is practically unheard of.
Loading in the back door, you weave your way past the stacked vintage couches and tables that they'd moved themselves to allow us to play for the night. Past the stacked couches unveils beautiful, ornate chandeliers, under which we were very pleasantly greeted by owner John Revord the minute we entered. We knew then that it was going to be a pretty great plac…Read more...