If you missed the event marking the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's legendary "bomb scare show" at Milwaukee's old Uptown Theater, you'll get another chance to acquaint yourself with that landmark 1975 performance on Gallery Night this week.
You can read an oral history of the concert here.
On Friday night at the Third Ward Gallery in the Marshall Building – on the southeast corner of Buffalo and Water – photographer Bobby Cavallo, one of just a couple lensmen on hand for the performance, will show his images from that night and have copies of his book on the show, as well as posters and T-shirts, for sale.
On Saturday, he'll be at The Wicked Hop with his Bruce wares from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.