A whole host of Milwaukee musicians will get together on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Turner Hall Ballroom to mark the 10th anniversary benefit show for the Pablove Foundation, which raises money to battle childhood cancer.
The foundation was launched by Milwaukee ex-pat Jeff Castelaz and Jo Ann Thrailkill when their son Pablo was diagnosed with cancer. After a year-long battle, Pablo died just after turning 6.
Every year since, Brew City has gotten together to honor Pablo and two give the middle finger to cancer.
This year’s show, which starts at 7 p.m., includes a performance by L.A. band Voila and a reunion by Milwaukee’s The Blow Pops. But perhaps most eye-catching is the news that the show will feature an "all-star singalong" of the 1983 self-titled debut album by the Violent Femmes.
A cast of more than a dozen local musicians will lend their voices as they combine to perform the "Violent Femmes" in its entirely, from "Blister in the Sun" straight on through "Good Feeling."
Whose on tap?
Abby Jeanne, Die Kreuzen’s Dan Kubinski, Decibully’s B.J. Seidel, Mark Waldoch, Eagle Trace’s Mitchell Borgardt, Mike Benign, Liv Mueller and others.
Don’t miss it.
OnMilwaukee is a proud sponsor of this event.
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.