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  • 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.

  • Third Coast Blues Collective

    Sun Jul 30 2017   4:00pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    $15/ or $20 for loving couples at the door.

    Very special (and early) fathers and sons show!!  Koenig & Koenig, Liban & Liban, Koch & Koch- it's not a law firm, it's the start of an incredible afternoon of blues including Milwaukee Blues masters and coincidentally, fathers and sons- Greg and Dylan Koch, Jim and Matt Liban, Kurt and Andrew Koenig!

    Third Coast Blues Collective is a loosely affiliated group of musicians bound by friendship, mutual respect, and a love of blues and roots music. We present unique combinations of the best blues talent from SE Wisconsin and Chicago in performances that deliver exceptional quality, excitement, and energy.

    advance tickets available here--

  • Wooldridge Brothers - Album Release

    Fri Aug 4 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    The Wooldridge Brothers will be releasing a new album August 1st. The name of the album is Starts At Dusk. It's a end-of-summer themed album that is built around the imagery of old drive in movie theaters. This new album also comes after our hit appearance at the sold-out Big Star Third show in Minneapolis (at First Ave: where Purple Rain was filmed) and our tour last summer with The Baseball Project (feat. members of REM, Young Fresh Fellows and Dream Syndicate).

    “Starts at Dusk” is the Wooldridge Brothers’ sixth studio album. Although the WB’s have achieved some fame for an alt-country/Americana sound, this album is a departure in style, featuring a both a harder and richer rock n’ roll sound.

    The new sound is due in part to the unique and creative production of Scott Gorsuch, the band’s drummer and an experienced audio engineer. Gorsuch and Brian Wooldridge envisioned a new sound for the band that is at once complex and direct, bringing a new level of musicianship to the songs. John Munson, known for his work with Semisonic and The New Standards, also added production help for tracks recorded at Minneapolis’ legendary Terrarium Studio.

    But the songs themselves are more complex as well, struggling with themes of identity, aging, loss, and redemption. The album opens with a song that contemplates the meaning of life (“Waiting it Out”), another track name-drops Joe Strummer AND Christopher Cross (“Drive Through Summer),” a third deals with the pain that we all experience—and cause—simply by living (“Some of the Damage.”)

    “Starts at Dusk” is available exclusively at Anodyne Coffee Stores for the month of August, then will be available online at the Wooldridge Brothers’ website. A national release is planned for fall. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee has already added the lead track, Waiting It Out, to their playlist.

  • Fiddle Fest 2.0

    Fri Aug 11 2017   8pm - $8 @ Anodyne - 224 W. Bruce St.

    The second annual Fiddle Fest will once again feature three separate acts in contrasting violin styles:

    The Mariachi Panteras de Milwaukee, Glenn Asch Duo, and Swing Chevron.

    This time, the evening will be a benefit in support of Fresh Start Learning Inc., a Milwaukee based non-profit organization dedicated to helping the victims of sex trafficking.

    The Mariachi Panteras will play traditional Mariachi music, which is known for being joyous, its intricate rhythm patterns, and the flashy presence that each instrument provides.

    Glenn Asch, a violinist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will perform a Fugue from Bartók’s Solo Violin Sonata as well as contribute a duet performance.

    Finally, Swing Chevron will return with featured guests as always, finishing the evening with upbeat gypsy swing music.

    Do not miss out on this evening of fantastic fiddle festivities!

  • I’m Not a Pilot Farewell Show

    Sat Aug 12 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    I’m Not a Pilot Farewell Show

    I’m Not A Pilot, Milwaukee’s favorite classically inspired rock band, started in Milwaukee in November of 2008. The group featured Mark Glatzel on vocals, Peter Thomas on cello, Adrian Esguerra on bass, and Steve Vorass on drums.

    Throughout their eight years together, the group gained a supportive fan-base in and around the Midwest by performing at colleges, at music festivals like Summerfest, Rock the Green and Bastille Days, and with youth symphony orchestras like the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, for which they released a live recording. Their music is also featured in the movie soundtrack The Surface and is played regularly by local and college radio.

    The group’s last show wasn’t meant to be their last. Singer Mark Glatzel’s two-month trip to New Zealand turned into a yearlong adventure and a subsequent move to Los Angeles. I’m Not A Pilot wants to give their fans a proper goodbye with one last show, during which they will play songs from each of their three albums, their self-titled EP (2009), Need Money for Rocket Fuel (2010), and The Story So Far (2013).

    Please join I’m Not A Pilot for their Milwaukee farewell at Anodyne Coffee, 224 W. Bruce Street, on Saturday, August 12th at 8p.m. featuring an opening performance by Amanda Huff. This will be an all-ages event with a $10 cover at the door.

  • The Summer Solar Eclipse Countdown!

    Sun Aug 13 2017   1pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - FREE

    Amidst the general excitement of the summer months, there is another very special event that will take place August 21st - a full solar eclipse! The breathtaking passage of the moon in front of the sun will cast a complete shadow that will carve a swath from coast to coast through the heart of the United States. A bit farther north where we are here in Milwaukee, the show won't be a complete solar eclipse, but we'll still get to see between 80-90% of the sun's light eclipsed. Join us one week in advance to hear about what you can expect to see. So grab your eclipse glasses, make a day trip down to southern Illinois if you can, and prepare for one of the greatest astronomical sights you can see here on this planet!

  • 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. Tickets available at:

  • Steel City Jug Slammers with Sweet Sheiks and Nickel & Rose

    Sun Aug 27 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    "Birmingham’s Steel City Jugs Slammers provide audiences with a one of kind experience. From the moment that they take the stage, spectators will immediately take a step back in time. From their appearance, to their instruments, to the old southern banter, this group has all the charm of a century-old traveling music show fresh off the train, and will keep your attention captive from the first time you hear the blow of the jug and pluck of the tub bass."

    "Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City, Sweet Sheiks is a five-some inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. Led by the vintage vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), this violin (Ousia Lydian), banjo (Garrett Burton), clarinet (Andrew Spadafora), tuba (Aaron Johnson) lineup brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues, and Americana classics. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage."

    "Nickel & Rose is a powerful Duo from Milwaukee Wisconsin playing a unique style of Folk that blends Blues, Jazz, Soul, Americana, Swing, and African music. The music of Nickel&Rose (Carl Nichols-Guitar, Johanna Rose-Upright bass) has become a travelogue taking listeners from a Griot Ceremony in Senegal to a basement punk show in Portland, all while retaining the true spirit of American Folk Music. Imagine Peggy Lee and Ali Farka Toure at a Bluegrass jam. Better yet, experience them live. With tours of seven countries under their belt, expect to see them in a town near you, bringing their diverse musical backgrounds together to create a new style of American music."

    advance tickets available here--

  • Peter Mulvey's 10th Annual Bike Tour

    Thu Sep 21 2017   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $15

    This will be Peter Mulvey’s 10th Annual Bike Tour in which he’s biking the tour instead of driving. The whole band will be joining him and Sista Strings will open.

    ‘Are You Listening?’ is his Righteous Babe Records debut with a March 24, 2017 release. As DiFranco says, "Mulvey has been honing his craft for many a decade and it shows. He can play some badass guitar, sing to touch your heart, and write a song that will knock you down – and by knock you down, I mean lift you up."

    Mulvey’s first love is playing music in a room for other people. He has performed some 4,000 concerts and traveled over a million miles to do it. He expects to continue to play upwards of 100 concerts a year this year and every year. DiFranco isn’t the only A-list supporter. Mulvey has shared stages with Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Greg Brown, the Indigo Girls, and many others, and media have long praised his work.

    NPR Music’s Bob Boilen has called his music “beautiful…. touching.”

    Rolling hailed his music ”haunting... A voice lush and hushed that occasionally sinks into a whisper."

    tickets available in advance here-

  • Twin Brother, Abby Jean and Dramatic Lovers

    Fri Sep 22 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    New EP release show!

    Milwaukee's Twin Brother is a band re-imagined. Fronted by West Allis native, Sean Raasch, Twin Brother has been playing indie-inspired folk rock in town since 2012. The band released two records, 2013's self-titled release, and 2014's Swallow the Anchor, which drew a lot of praise and earned Twin Brother headlining club gigs across town as well as opening slots at Turner Hall for several national acts. However, not content to be a band pigeonholed in the ever growing alternative country folk scene, Raasch and longtime bandmate Lodi Broekhuizen retooled Twin Brother, adding new members and expanding the band's sonic repertoire.

    advance tickets available here--