By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Sep 04, 2007 at 10:22 AM

We told you all about The Saltshakers' new album, "Up All Night" in this interview with frontman Chad Curtis, and now we're telling you where you can get yourself a free copy of it. The Saltshakers host a CD release party at The Mad Planet this Saturday, Sept. 8 with guests The Box Social and Heathrow.

The Goodnight Loving is playing two WMSE-sponsored shows in celebration of the release of its new CD, "Crooked Lake." On Friday, Sept. 7, you can see the Dusty Medical Records flagship band live at Club Garibaldi, 2501 S. Superior St., with funk-favorites, The Chain. Then on Saturday, Sept. 15, the boys play an all-ages show at ShorewoodLegion Hall, 4121 N. Wilson Dr., with labelmates Holy Sh*t, Tuff Bananas and Plexi 3.

We close this codpaste with a lengthy track by West Bend's Canyons of Static, an instrumental post-rock band playing this Friday, Sept. 7 at Stonefly Brewing Co. White, Wrench, Conservatory. (yes, with the punctuation) opens the show.

Julie Lawrence Special to 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 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.”