Just in time for holiday gift giving, The Pabst Theater Group as teamed with Brew City Brand to launch a new line of branded merch that features designs for each of its venues.
The T-shirt designs riff on the long histories of the three venues. There’s a Pabst Theater design that says, "Est. 1895," a Riverside shirt showing the marquee, which reads, "Hello Milwaukee" and a Turner Hall Ballroom with "Established 1882."
A fourth design reads, "I (heart) live music" with an outline of the state of Wisconsin replacing the heart.
The designs are available on unisex tees, sizes small to XXL: black heather for Pabst, Riverside and the live music shirts, and dark grey for Turner Hall. The Pabst design is also available on a winter hat.
Shirts range in price from $19.99 to $21.99 and the hats are $19.99.
You can buy the new shirts at the box offices at The Pabst and Riverside Theaters, Brew City Brand stores in the Milwaukee Public Market and at General Mitchell International Airport, and online at pabsttheater.org/merch.
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.