Atomic Records and the Exclusive Company are the sole outlets in Brew City to carry the new six-song live EP by New York rockers Interpol, currently on tour in Europe.
The EP, which features a half dozen songs recorded live at London's Astoria Ballroom on July 2, has been released only through independent music shops.
Included on the EP are live versions of four songs from the band's acclaimed third disc, "Our Love to Admire," released in July -- "Pioneer to The Falls," "Mammoth," "Rest My Chemistry" and "The Heinrich Maneuver" -- and two from Interpol's 2002 debut, "Turn On the Bright Lights": "Obstacle 1" and "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down."
The band returns to the U.S. to appear on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on Dec. 10.
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.