By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Mar 20, 2007 at 11:24 AM

Seattle-based math-rock quartet Minus the Bear has just announced that it will make a Milwaukee stop on its month-long tour across the States, which kicks off next Monday, April 26 in Seattle.

Minus the Bear, a band comprising former members from Botch, Kill Sadie and Sharks Keep Moving, plays The Pabst Theater on Wednesday, May 16 with special guests The Honorary Title, Chin Up Chin Up and Milwaukee's own Maritime.

Although there is no new record out at this time, Minus the Bear released an album of remixes -- "Interpretations Del Oso" -- in February of this year and has plans to release its fourth full-length, "Planet of Ice" this fall.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of show. Advance tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 24 at noon at The Pabst box office, on the Web at and, or by calling (414) 286-3663 or (800) 511-1552.


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.”