Just today, The Pabst Theater Group launched #ReviveLiveMKE, an initiative that offers new ways for patrons to support its concert venues, beginning with a live stream series.
The new series kicks off this Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. with a live stream performance of new songs and special covers by indie rock artist Japanese Breakfast.
Japanese Breakfast is the solo musical project and alias of musician Michelle Zauner. In 2019, Japanese Breakfast released two singles, "Essentially" and a cover of the Tears for Fears song, "Head Over Heels."
All proceeds from tickets purchased through pabsttheater.org support Pabst Theater Group venues and the artist.
Additional live streaming shows will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as the potential for rebroadcasts of past live shows at Pabst Theater Group venues.
Offering live stream shows is a crucial step in reviving the Pabst Theater Group’s business, given the tremendous impact the entertainment industry has suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"For entertainment fans that want to make sure independent concert venues and artists survive this pandemic, purchasing live stream tickets is truly one of the best ways to show support," said Matt Beringer, COO for the Pabst Theater Group. "Reconnect with concert buddies and plan a virtual night out. It’s a great way to support our venues and relive the live concert experience we are all missing right now."
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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.