Here's a reminder to all local music fans...
Greg Koch, Willy Porter, Peter Mulvey, Paul Cebar, Robin Pluer, John Sieger and the Subcontinentals, The Lackloves and Chuck Hedges are just a few of the familiar names scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Milwaukee bass player Jim Kishline this Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m.
Kishline, a longtime fixture in the Milwaukee music scene who has played in several bands over the years, including the Rockin' Robins, suffered a serious head injury due to an accident on May 6 and has been hospitalized for several weeks. Though he remains in stable yet serious condition, he has been showing some signs of improvement.
Cream City Music, 12505 W. Bluemound Rd., is hosting the event in cooperation with Jam for S.A.M., a non-profit organization committed to providing temporary financial assistance to professional, self-employed musicians in Southeastern Wisconsin who are experiencing financial difficulty due to a medical crisis.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”