Milwaukee electronic disco dance brigade Codebreaker has a new single out.
"Silver Lining" is a taste of the upcoming full-length CD, "The Space Chase," due out early next year.
"Silver Lining" is issues with remixes by no less than Chicago house pioneer Joe Smooth and Nantes, France's The Outrunners.
You can download the original version of the tune for a limited time for free at The Culture of Me blog.
You can also buy a limited edition 12" vinyl version at the Groovedis.com store.
In other local music news...
A new mix from Kid Cut Up, "Hands Go Up: Super Mix Promo," arrives tomorrow for download from his Web site. There is currently two-minute preview on the site.
Agape Community Center has issued a "Sing for Your Supper" CD for the fourth year.
This 21-song sampler features local musicians like Grace Weber and Mac Cohen and a slew of local choirs and bands -- including the Milwaukee Police Department Band.
Sales of the disc -- which can be had for $15 by calling Agape at (414) 464-4440 ext. 230 -- benefit the Agape Community Center's meal program in the Thurston Woods neighborhood on Milwaukee's northwest side.
Shank Hall announced a trio of early 2011 dates, including one with Wisconsin's own Peter Wolf Crier on Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $10 and the door and Retribution Gospel Choir also plays.
The following month, blues guitarists Tommy Castro and Walter Trout are booked for March 9 and March 20, respectively.
The Rave has announced that Disturbed will play Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $41 and go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Rave box office and via Ticketmaster.
Also coming up at The Rave are Less Than Jake on Feb. 5, The Wailers on Feb. 11, Robyn on Feb. 12 and My Chemical Romance on April 13.
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.