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  • 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.


    Sun Jul 23 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $25adv/$30door

    Multiple GRAMMY winners Peter Asher and Albert Lee combine their talents for an acoustic evening of songs and stories. As one half of Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher's voice "literally soared through Carnegie Hall" (Fox News), while Albert Lee has been called "the ultimate virtuoso" by Eric Clapton. Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, Peter Asher and Albert Lee bring those influences to the fore in their first series of shows together as an acoustic duo.

    Albert Lee began his career as a touring musician in the early sixties, and soon catapulted onto the stage with the likes of Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A 25 year run as Music Director of his beloved Everly Brothers coincided with studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr ("The Concert for George"). Even with all this, he found the time for over 10 solo and band albums under his own monniker. His numerous studio sessions have led to 4 Grammy Awards nominations and two awards.

    We came to know Peter Asher via 10 Top 40 hits with Peter & Gordon, whose debut "A World Without Love" topped the charts in the U.S., U.K., and over 30 other countries . His days as A & R Director for the Beatles' Apple Records made history, and he became a legend as Producer and Manager of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. He remains the only Artist Manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two Grammy Awards for "Producer of the Year".

    Theirs is a history of song, and these duo shows will reflect that history. From the Peter & Gordon catalog, Peter Asher and Albert Lee will harmonize on "World Without Love", I Go To Pieces", and more. From Albert Lee's back pages, expect the Jimmy Webb penned title track from his new acoustic album, "The Highwayman", Glenn Campbell's " A Better Place", and the Jimmy Jones/Otis Blackwell classic "Handy Man". Inspirations to both artists such as the Everly Brothers provide "Crying in the Rain" and "Bye Bye Love", while from Buddy Holly comes " Well, All Right". As Peter & Albert tell us stories of the travels that brought them to so many of the intersections of music history, the two legends bring these timeless songs to life.

    $30 at the door/ $25 in advance

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jul 30 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.

  • Tommy Odetto Fundraiser

    Fri Aug 18 2017   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Bay Area rocker Tommy Odetto has been on a 6-month adventure to raise the funds for an opportunity any aspiring rock musician would kill for. An opportunity to record in the private studio of his rock heroes, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. ( He is nearing his goal and the end is in site. To wrap up this incredible journey, he and his band (Tim Baker on Bass, Nick Odetto on drums) are heading to Milwaukee for one final EPIC SHOW to push him up and over the top.

    In addition to this killer rock show, there will be a silent auction with items donated by local Milwaukee businesses, PLUS a raffle to win a BC guitar autographed by members of the Nirvana - Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic and Chad Channing - donated by Sarah Turrell, a huge friend and supporter of the Tommy Odetto crowdfund.

    In 2013, Tommy Odetto was featured in Guitar Player magazine and was tapped the Bay Area winner of Guitar Center’s King of the Blues. In 2015 he toured as a full-time member of Big Brother and the Holding Company. And then, in 2016 he self-published a video hoping to get the attention of his rock hero, Dave Grohl. Along the way, he met Milwaukee’s Sandy Ploy who helped to connect the dots and a few months later he found himself sharing the stage with Dave Grohl. This year, one year later, he opened for Grohl and Taylor Hawkins in Hawkins’ Foo Fighters side project Chevy Metal. Tommy has also opened for Foreigner, Eddie Money, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Living Colour, Tommy Castro, Walter Trout, Leon Russell, Y&T and most recently, The Stone Foxes.

    Seeing and hearing Odetto, it is easy to see that he is heavily influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan; modern blues acts like Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark, Jr. and rock acts like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and others.

    Odetto is truly a rising star of the rock scene and is blazing his own trail to reignite the fire of rock and roll. Closing the campaign here in Milwaukee is sure to be a night of fierce guitar-driven rock and roll.

    This is an ALL AGES fundraising event. Advance tickets are $20 ages 13 and up; Kids 12 and under are free At the door $25 ages 13 and up; $15 for kids 12 and under. Tickets available at: