Mary Karlzen, Rachael Sage and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles play Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grain Exchange Room, 225 E. Michigan St.
The show, organized by WUWM is the station’s first “Listener Appreciation” concert.
Karlzen, who moved to Milwaukee a few years back, needs no introduction, having toured with Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown and The Indigo Girls and having collaborated locally with Kevin Brandt.
Pianist Sage is a New Yorker whose latest disc, “The Blistering Sun,” ought not be confused with a Violent Femmes tune. She has shared stages recently with ni DiFranco, Sheryl Crow and Liz Phair.
Boston alt.country singer Borges brings her band Broken Singles to town on the heels of their second disc, “Diamonds in the Dark.
General admission tickets are $15 and go on sale Monday, July 30 at noon at The Pabst Theater box office, on the web atwww.pabsttheater.org and www.tickets.com, or by calling (414) 286-3663 or (800) 511-1552.
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.