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  • Sam Llanas Band w/ sp. guest Driveway Thriftdwellers

    Fri May 26 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10adv/$12door

    $10 now/$12 at the door

    Sam (formerly of the BoDeans) is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. Best known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice, It was Llanas’ voice that supplied the trademark vocal on Robbie Robertson’s “Somewhere Down the Crazy River.”

    Shedding new light on a multi-decade career Sam Llanas returns to his roots adding a refined rock sound complimented by a full band, all veterans of both studio and live performance. Behind his lone-wolf image and tuffness, Llanas continues to hone his skills. A master craftsman that feels most at home in the city he’s always called home, Llanas has set the stage for fans to embrace his new identity.

    http://samllanas.com/

    Made up of veteran musicians from Madison and Milwaukee, the Driveway Thriftdwellers draw upon their founding brothers’ Northwoods upbringing to create a no-nonsense blend of DIY classic country and Americana sensibilities. Earthy vocal harmonies and down-home pedal steel distinguish the group’s sound. The Thriftdwellers’ live shows feature a diverse mix of original music – ranging from sprawling odes about unspoiled landscapes to up-tempo bar anthems – and occasional tributes to everyone from Merle Haggard to The Replacements, all lovingly performed with just the right amount of North Country twang.

    http://www.thriftdwellers.com/

    Advance tickets available here--
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  • 91.7 WMSE and Anodyne presents-- Trapper Schoepp and Ha Ha Tonka

    Fri Jun 2 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $12adv/$15door

    91.7 WMSE and Anodyne presents-- Trapper Schoepp and Ha Ha Tonka June 2, 2017 8pm $12 advance/ $15 door

    Coming straight out of Springfield, MO, Ha Ha Tonka specialize in disarming and effortless anthems that owe as much to high and lonesome Ozarks mountain music as chugging college rock.

    A week into recording their fifth album Heart-Shaped Mountain, Ha Ha Tonka was forced to start over. A massive hardware crash at the studio deleted everything. Following a wave of shock, the band regrouped and refocused, trying different approaches to song structures that they otherwise wouldn’t have, and made a resilient album of positivity and triumphant effervescence. After all, music has the power to overcome.

    Ha Ha Tonka formed in 2004, when four friends from the Ozarks of Missouri started playing music together. They recorded four critically acclaimed albums, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Through it all, the individuals made friends, found love, some members got married, some had kids. Especially now, there’s a maturity in being able to assess life’s scenery and look toward the future. And there’s something altogether more powerful in making others want to feel the same exact way. After all, Heart-Shaped Mountain has the power to overcome. http://www.hahatonkamusic.com/

    Trapper Schoepp is a young man who’s befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 25 years. That small army of rogues & romantics, drifters & dreamers and soldiers & schemers populate his songs. Their tragedies & comedies, their lives & deaths recalled in his finely-etched musical vignettes. http://trapperschoepp.com/

    photo credit- Jason Conulsen
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  • Holy Sheboygan! Album Release w/ Ruth B8r Ginsburg, Ali Lubbad (of Painted Caves)

    Fri Jun 9 2017   8pm - $10 @ Anodyne - 224 W. Bruce St.

    Holy Sheboygan! heard the call of the wild, a whisper from the woods beckoning them forward, and they followed. They’ve describe their beginnings as emerging from the forest, mud caked to their skin and tangles of leaves and twigs in their hair. Or, to quote them directly, “Holy Sheboygan! were founded at the beginning of time. They will be playing along to the thunderclap at the end of existence.”

    This tight-knit collective—“band” doesn’t quite cut it with them—lived on the land while crafting their latest LP, FOUR, which is a bustling array of rust-lined folk. Percussion runs rife throughout the album, with the interchange of claps and acoustic drumming further fostering this sense that we’re on the cusp of a spiritual awakening." ~ Kelly Kirwan, ThrdCoast

    Holy Sheboygan! have been a mainstay of the Wisconsin music scene for four years. With members from Milwaukee, Appleton and Madison, they lead the way in their self-defined "Garbage Folk" genre - the best way to describe the sound of a plethora of influences being scavenged, repurposed and recombined into a recklessly visceral musical experience. They return to Milwaukee as part of a short tour to officially release FOUR.

    $10 tickets can be found here --
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  • Adam Greuel (of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) & Sarah Vos

    Thu Jun 15 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Traveling around the country in two different Americana bands, Adam & Sarah occasionally get the chance to come together and share their songs with one another and those that make it out to the show. Their natural chemistry leads to an organic flow, soaring harmony, and vibrant musicality. As their travels lead them to new places and people, songs tend to come out of the woodwork that reflect their musical and personal journeys into the ins and outs of the American landscape. Adam and Sarah will share the tales of their travels, their odyssey, and their journey into the dark of night and the light of day.

    $10 advance tickets available here --
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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jun 25 2017   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox and Branch show.

    That has been the duo’s guiding principle for the past two decades, especially since performing for children and parents became their main focus. Dave Fox and Will Branch strive to create a communal atmosphere of fun and high spirits wherever they play. A Fox and Branch show is as much a celebration of being together as it is a musical performance. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the nationally known duo has toured the Midwest, the East Coast and the South. They are the winners of four Parent’s Choice recommended awards.

    Fox and Branch have appeared at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Symphony Space in New York City; Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY; Club Passim in Boston, MA; and the Overture Center in Madison, WI. They have been featured at many Midwest festivals and community events. The duo has brought their show to libraries in Brooklyn, NY; St. Louis, MO; Boston, MA; southern Louisiana; northern Illinois and across Wisconsin.

    Fox and Branch consider themselves to be working in the tradition of great children’s performers like Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins and Bessie Jones. Audience members are invited to sing along, to dance, and to come onstage to try their hand at the washboard and other musical instruments. Anchored in American roots music, the duo also plays traditional music from other countries around the world.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sun Jul 9 2017   1pm @ How are Memories Stored in the Brain?

    7/9 - How are Memories Stored in the Brain? (Special Guest Presentation)

    Can you imagine not being able to remember anything that ever happened, experiencing every minute as if it were the first one in your life? The ability to remember things we have learned and recall past experiences is so central to our lives that it is difficult to even imagine how we would be without it. Unfortunately, this ability can be severely affected in people suffering from dementia, brain injury, or some infectious diseases. In this session, we will explore the changes undergone by brain cells as we acquire new information, and the brain structures that are critically involved in storing, retrieving and modifying different types of memories. Finally, we will present the latest research on behavioural and brain changes associated with normal aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


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