Brent Gohde and I were standing around, drinking wine near the WMSE booth last Thursday at Bastille Days when we noticed an energetic, plaid-clad and studded belt-wearing mob form in front of a nearby stage around 9:30 p.m. Waukesha's ska import Something 2 Do apparently has something of a following.
Neither of us had heard the band before, but the energy was good and it prompted us to dig out some old Brewtown Ska for you guys this week. Luckily for us, The Invaders are playing this Saturday, July 19 at The Ring, 113 W. Virginia St., so it works out that we play them on this week's podcast. It's cosmic, really.
Quinn Scharber and his band with an ever-changing name have a new record that they are very excited to share with you. It's called "Being Nice Won't Save Milwaukee," and it comes out Saturday via Brew City's own Bus Stop Label. They host a record release show at the Cactus Club that night, with guests Hayward Williams and Tim Schweiger and the Middlemen.
Lisa Gatewood is one of a handful of Milwaukee musicians chosen for the partnership between the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and WMSE to play live, local band footage via the Transit TV network on the MCTS buses. She plays Linneman's Riverwest Inn Friday as part of B. Radley's CD release party.
Thanks to Borg Ward for keeping all-ages shows alive in Milwaukee. The show Thursday features a hearty lineup beginning at 7 p.m.: Terrior Bute, Health, We'rewolves, Freight and Sleepcomesdown.
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.”