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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Feb 23 2014   11:00 am @ Anodyne Walker's Point

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • Water For the World Benefit Concert

    Sun Mar 2 2014   6:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Free-- Donations to Wisconsin Water for the World gladly accepted!! Caley Conway and the Lucy Cukes, Antler House, Ugly Brothers and Jack Balistrieri (Soul Low) will perform to benefit Water For the World beginning at 6:00pm. The Wisconsin Water for the World Committee works to provide resources for safe drinking water and improved sanitation to people in deprived communities throughout the world. We raise funds to develop projects for sustainable drinking water and healthy sanitation; including system operations training, health & hygiene education, and an on-line youth education program called Adventure Kids Learning Expedition. Wisconsin Water for the World applies 100% of all contributions to provide safe water and healthy sanitation to rural Guatemalan communities. More info here.....
    http://www.wiawwa.org/group/WWW

  • The Viper & His Famous Orchestra

    Fri Mar 7 2014   8:15pm @ Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St. $7 cover

    The Viper & His Famous Orchestra play the kind of music your great-great-grandparents warned your great-grandparents about. Burdened with four strings and the truth, The Viper and His Famous Orchestra deliver a powerful blend of street-corner jazz, front-porch country, and meeting-hall agitprop. The Famous Orchestra features a unique lineup of ukulele, trombone, upright bass, toy piano, stylophone, and suitcase. Their millennial DIY sound frames The Viper’s well-crafted songs about love, theft, buildings, bus routes, life in the key of Bb, and the work of skiffle in an age of mechanical reproduction. $7 cover
    http://theviper.org/

  • 91.7 WMSE's 33rd birthday with a live broadcast of the Chicken Shack

    Fri Mar 14 2014   9:00 a.m.- Noon @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    This Friday March 14, 9 a.m.- Noon help celebrate the mighty 91.7 WMSE's 33rd birthday with a live broadcast of the Chicken Shack from Anodyne in Walker’s Point! "If you want to see country, use your car. If you want to hear country, tune in to the Chicken Shack."
    http://www.wmse.org/program/the-chicken-shack/

  • The Cactus Blossoms w/ Hayward Williams

    Sat Mar 22 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St.

    $10 Saturday Night Show. Advance tickets available......The Cactus Blossoms play country music the way the best always have: with an ear for universal truth in commonplace stories and for real emotion in simple melodies and beautiful harmonies. Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum are not from the south; they're native Minnesotans. They're not from the rural route; they grew up in Minneapolis. They weren't raised on country music; they listened to the Beatles and the radio and eventually stumbled on the great American folk tradition. After debuting their first album, The Cactus Blossoms, in the fall of 2011 they began their weekly residency at the Turf Club in St. Paul, which concluded this summer with a one-night live recording event. Their new album, Live at the Turf Club is available now......... http://www.thecactusblossoms.com/press.php ......Hayward Williams opens the show!! Advance tickets available here:
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/the-cactus-blossoms-march-22nd-800-pm/

  • Bowing Rogue hosted by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Young Professionals Group

    Mon Mar 24 2014   6:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    A great FREE event at Anodyne Coffee hosted by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Young Professionals Group! Ilana Setapen (MSO Associate Concertmaster) and Margot Schwartz (MSO Violinist) of Bowing Rogue will play a few short pieces followed by a Q&A. Come and have a drink, mix, mingle, and enjoy great music. Below are more details. ....Who: You and a lot of great young professionals! ....What: Mini concert at Anodyne Coffee and mixing and mingling (cash bar) ....Where: Anodyne Coffee (Walker's Point Roastery), 224 W. Bruce Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 ....When: Monday, March 24th at 6 p.m. ......Bowing Rogue was formed by Margot Schwartz and Ilana Setapen in 2012. Their mission is to perform unique repertoire with varying instrumentations both as a duo and with many different guests. The two founding members already collaborate in the Milwaukee-based Arcas String Quartet, and they are a well-matched pair. Both are first violinists in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The seed for the idea of Bowing Rogue was planted when Ilana and Margot first partnered in the former’s 2010 recital. In a follow-up review the Third Coast Digest described the pair as “combustible soul sisters.”
    https://www.mso.org/supportus/forte

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Mar 30 2014   11:00 am @ Anodyne Bay View Cafe 2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. FREE SHOW

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three Parent’s Choice recommended awards. Fox and Branch have appeared at 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/music-for-kids/

  • Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation ANNUAL MEETING

    Tue Apr 1 2014   5:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Anodyne in Walker's Point will be closed 4:30pm- 7:30pm April 1 for this ticketed event. Please visit the lovely Bay View cafe at 2920 S. KK.
    http://www.medconline.com/News.html

  • Snake Oil Batch IV on Espresso

    Fri Apr 4 2014    @ 224 W. Bruce St & 2920 S. Kinnickinick Ave

    Get a taste of our latest batch of Snake Oil Espresso! Available all this weekend at both cafes! The Snake Oil series represents our mission to continually bring you high quality and adventurous espresso. These are coffees that we just can’t get enough of in any brew method and find that espresso preparation serves them particularly well. No batch of Snake Oil will be the same and the contributing origins will vary depending on seasonality, availability, and quality. For Snake Oil IV we combined the heavy body and tart, cherry qualities of Ecuador Bolívar Cuenca, with the crisp texture and grape-like aromatics of Costa Rica La Perla Negra, and the balanced sweetness of Brasil Rainha. Tasting Notes: Chocolate Cherry Cordials, Blackberry, Blood Orange Acidity, Baking Spice
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/snake-oil-espresso/

  • Monster Unleashed! Ducati Monster 1200 Premiere

    Sat Apr 5 2014   6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St.

    Monster Unleashed! Join us on April 5, 2014 as we celebrate the National Premiere of the Monster 1200, the third generation of the single best selling model family in Ducati history. We will be featuring a Monster Historical Perspective Show to see the roots of this iconic model.......In 1992 Ducati unveiled a new prototype that was to become an icon. Ducati's creation awed the crowds and the world's media of that year's "Cologne International Motorcycle show". Monster designer Miguel Galluzzi said of the philosophy behind his creation: "All you need is: a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels, and handlebars." One of the most copied motorcycles of all time, the Monster immediately spawned legions of imitators - but imitation is, after all, the highest form of flattery. For Ducati, the bike marked a return to the essential all-around motorcycles like the Marianna, Elite and Scrambler. But even this comparison does not quite do the Monster justice since the Monster is naked by choice rather than by custom....... Ducati is proud to represent Italian industry - the essence of Italian style shows through the design of each bike. Sinuous, seductive and flexible lines with a permanent, timeless quality that sets an unsurpassable standard. Superbike, Monster, Streetfighter, Hypermotard, Multistrada and the new Diavel – in over 60 nations throughout the world these models dominate the dreams of the most ardent motorcycle enthusiasts.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/705522286165382/

  • One Trick Pony. A Milwaukee Pop Up Flea

    Sun Apr 6 2014   10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St.

    One Day Event! Curated Collection of Everything Vintage and Antique. One Trick Pony is a new pop up flea market-- In our inaugural year we will be setting up shop at Anodyne Coffee Shop in historic Walkers Point. With OTP we hope to showcase the best vintage and antique collections the Milwaukee area has to offer. From rustic to mid century to the odd and unexpected we aim to be a completely unique and highly curated shopping experience.
    https://www.facebook.com/onetrickponymke

  • The Margots

    Sun Apr 6 2014   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St.

    $10 show! "New ensemble comprised to develop & record the songs of Adrienne Pierluissi, a contempary painter living in Milwaukee, WI, featuring Ken Vandermark, Nick Macri, Tim Daisy, John Dereszynski, Rick Reger, Joe Mcphee, Tomeka Reid & Jen Paulson. Vandermark called upon his years of experience working with the Dutch group, The Ex, to create his first arrangements for a vocalist, while Dereszynski provided the harmonic foundation for the pieces, which can be considered a song cycle, inspired by the likes of Robert Wyatt & various tropicalia from Brazil." -Okka $10 at the door.
    http://www.taisawards.com/inpage/the-margots-375/

  • 'tis

    Sat Apr 26 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street NO COVER!

    'tis - Traditional Irish Session is a five member group of music enthusiasts that play all the favorite songs, jigs, and reels of Ireland. While distinctively traditional and always entertaining, Irish/Celtic music is mostly played, but it's not ALL that you'll experience when listening to 'tis. Our goal is to entertain our audience with high energy, hand clapping, foot stomping music that will certainly leave you with a smile! The band consist of: Tim Benkowski on fiddle, Chet Celenza on guitar, Patrick O'day on fiddle & tin whistle, John Manthe on mandolin, and Tom Mortensen on percussion. The guys love to celebrate Ireland's musical heritage (and just a wee bit of their own) with just abut anyone who will sit down and share a pint at any Irish pub, festival, gathering, wedding or ANYWHERE else Irish music is enjoyed and appreciated!
    https://www.facebook.com/tistheband

  • Public Cupping

    Sat May 3 2014   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bruce Street Training Lab

    Our ongoing public cupping sessions the first Saturday of every month. The sessions will focus on one or two seasonal offerings that will be paired with other coffees. The supplementary coffees will either assist in accentuating particular qualities—acidity, body, flavor, etc.—or demonstrate differences across origin and processing. Sessions will begin promptly at 10:00 AM concluding at 12 Noon. These public cuppings will mimic a more traditional cupping process. We will share 6-8 sets of 3 bowls. Each set will contain a single coffee allowing us to cup a greater variety. As such we would like participants to know upfront that we will be sharing from the entire table; dipping cupping spoons in hot water after each bowl we taste. This form of cupping assists in accommodating more participants, accentuates the social aspect of tasting coffee, and will help give participants a more informed insight into the coffee tasting process.

  • Hello Death w/ special guest Christopher Porterfield

    Sat May 10 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St. $5 show!

    Celebrate the release of the new video for the song "Settlers" with a viewing and a live show! Hello Death was born in Milwaukee, WI from members of Group of the Altos. Their unique brand of folk music is both dark and sweet. Deliberate execution of strong song writing and challenging harmonies make for a symphonic quality voiced with raw roots instrumentation.......AV Club Milwaukee writes, “Heuer’s dusty, sepia-toned baritone recalls the menace of Nick Cave, while the quivering, eerily beautiful backing vocals from Marielle Allschwang and Erin Wolf give Hello Death an otherworldly sheen.”....... Number one on MilwaukeeMag.com’s June 2013 top ten picks. “Hello Death released its long-awaited debut album hello death on June 14. It’s littered with dark, beautiful vocal harmonies and keen instrumentation. It’s sure to appear on countless “Best Of” lists in town come December.” Included in MilwaukeeMag.com’s list of top 13 albums of 2013.....Christopher Porterfield opens the show!!
    http://hellodeath.net/about/

  • Art for Bike's Sake!

    Fri May 16 2014   5:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    A Fundraiser to Support, Encourage, Educate, and Party... all in the Name of Bikes! This event is a bicycle themed art show with works from local as well as national artists that will be sold, raffled, and auctioned off. Transfer Pizzeria will be catering the event and Pabst beer will be offered for $2. There will also be music accompanied by visual projections. It will be a hoot and we hope to see you there!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/553416264779511/

  • Bradley Tech HS Leadership Student Poetry Showcase

    Wed May 21 2014   3:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    There are a lot of good people and good stories happening every day inside Milwaukee Public Schools. On May 21st at 3:00pm - 5:00pm some of the kids from across the street at Bradley Tech HS are coming over to prove it. Join them, and us for a poetry showcase. If you missed the first one don't miss out again. It's a great time!!
    http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/bradleytech/

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun May 25 2014   11:00 am FREE @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three Parent’s Choice recommended awards. Fox and Branch have appeared at 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/music-for-kids/

  • Swing Chevron

    Sat Jun 7 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 cover!

    Based in Milwaukee WI, Swing Chevron is a gypsy swing trio made up of Allen Russell (Violin), Scott Hlavenka (Guitar) and Barry Paul Clark (Upright Bass). Having fallen in love with Stephan Grappelli's unmistakable hot jazz violin playing at an early age, Allen founded the group in early 2014 as a means by which to perform his own original tunes and arrangements in that same style. Relying heavily upon lyrical french melodies, driving gypsy rhythms, and improvisational flights of the imagination, Swing Chevron brings the vintage hot swing music you crave!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anodyne-Coffee-Roasting-Co/49128974107

  • Dan Tedesco with special guest Matthew Davies

    Fri Jun 13 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 cover!

    Dan Tedesco is new beer served in old bottles. He’s old school with a young mind. He’s the cracks in the wood. He spends time on both sides of the coin. He’s the outlier in the room. He’s the voice from the dark edges of the dance floor. He’s the struggle. He’s the pursuit of the dream. He’s all in at the blackjack table. He understands that one day, like everyone, he will die and, keeping that in mind, he doesn’t chase material possessions. He doesn’t care about how much money he makes. He doesn’t care about traditional success. He cares about the experience. He cares about the adventure. He cares about the future. And he cares about creating something for the world that will outlast him. Dan Tedesco is music. He bleeds it. He’s grown up with it like an old friend, and as such, it taunts him. It pleases him. It provides for him. It frustrates him. And at times it humiliates him. Dan Tedesco craves new, and respects old. He’s original. And understands what that means. He knows the feeling of playing the game, and it makes him sick. He takes the alternate route. He seeks to find a new route. A better route. A simpler route. Dan Tedesco is humble. He is grateful to those that came before and hopeful for those who will come after. He is proud but always maintains a forward-looking perspective. He doesn’t get caught up in past or current achievements. He is focused on the big picture. He is focused on the experience. Dan Tedesco is no bullshit. He’s the real deal. He’s played the shit gigs that others wouldn’t play. He’s slept on floors, in closed bars, in his car. He’s determination. And he did it for one simple reason. Because that was what needed to be done to keep going. He’s dedication. He’s commitment. For better or worse. He didn’t come here to get mellow. Matthew Davies of The Thriftones opens the show! http://thriftones.com/
    http://www.dantedesco.com/

  • Plum Creek String Band

    Sat Jun 14 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Four soloists, one great sound! The Plum Creek String Band roars into town for an evening of fast paced, foot stomping music! Traditional, contemporary, and original string band music featuring some of the best players in the midwest! Featured on guitar and vocal, Craig Siemsen is described as "one of the best singer songwriters on the Wisconsin music scene," by the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series, and "... all that is Americana," by the Shepherd Express. Champion fiddler Maria Terres, dobro and guitar wiz Jerry Danks, and man about town Brett Kemnitz on bass, anchor is lively group. Come early for a good seat! $10!
    http://craigtunes.com/

  • Mars Williams

    Sat Jun 21 2014   4:30 pm @ Anodyne Bay View Cafe 2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. FREE show as part of OKKA FEST 6

    Saturday, June 21, Music Walk- 4:30pm, Anodyne: Mars Williams solo (United States) 5:30pm, Rush-Mor: Nate Wooley amplified trumpet solo (United States) 6:30pm, ACME: Jim Baker solo Arp (United States)....... The 6th edition of the international Okka Festival of improvised music comes to Milwaukee from June 20th to 22nd! This year's program will feature 3 of the world's great pianists; Jim Baker (USA), Agusti Fernandez (Spain), Elisabeth Harnik (Austria) and will include many new and exciting developments in the 2014 series of events: all evening performances will now take place in the main room of The Sugar Maple with 4 sets of music held at that location Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; following the Saturday afternoon concert held at The Palm Tavern (2989 South Kinnickinnic Avenue) there will be a Music Walk comprised of a succession of solo performances taking place along South Kinnickinnic Avenue back to The Sugar Maple, these concerts will be held at Anodyne coffee shop, Rush-Mor Records, and ACME Records; each night will feature a different dj spinning music from their collections, showcasing the spectrum of popular music interests connected to this year's Okka Fest. Saturday, June 21, Music Walk- 4:30pm, Anodyne: Mars Williams solo (United States) 5:30pm, Rush-Mor: Nate Wooley amplified trumpet solo (United States) 6:30pm, ACME: Jim Baker solo Arp (United States)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1475144712704345/?ref=22

  • Jeffrey Foucault with special guest Hayward Williams

    Sun Jun 22 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    THE NEW YORKER:“Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.”.......MOJO:“Songwriting brilliance.”.........THE IRISH TIMES:“Quietly brilliant…”........UNCUT:“The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection…”........ Jeffrey Foucault grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa. He finished school, roofed houses, drove a snowplow, and home-schooled the son of the local bar owner in exchange for beer. He cut his first album in the winter of 2000.....Hayward Williams opens the show! $15 To purchase tickets, please click on the below link:
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/jeffrey-foucault-w-hayward-williams-june-22nd-800-pm/

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jun 29 2014   11:00 am FREE @ Anodyne Bay View Cafe 2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three Parent’s Choice recommended awards. Fox and Branch have appeared at 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/music-for-kids/
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath Tribute)

    Fri Jul 18 2014   9:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    "Just some buddies having some serious *bleep* n giggles about rockin' the *bleep* outta some of our favorite Sabbath sounds. We do our best to throw a down as fun a show as possible for all who love Sabbath and for those who are virgin to 'em.".......Daniel Schultz ~ Ozzy......Russell Eaton ~ Bill Ward.......Christopher Ortiz ~ Geezer.......Jim Welniak ~ Tony Iommi....."It official. Hand Of Doom is READY TO BRING IT."....Well said Russell......9:00pm...$7.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hand-of-Doom/515515731825701

  • Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel

    Sat Jul 19 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St. $10

    Formed in 1997, Anna Fermin’s TRIGGER GOSPEL has garnered the attention and respect of critics and music fans alike, hooking audiences with their memorable songs and rousing live shows. In the y ears this Chicago-based band has been together, they’ve shared the stage with an impressive roster of musicians including Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Robbie Fulks, David Crosby, Delbert McClinton, Neko Case and many more...... Named after an old Western novel, Anna Fermin’s TRIGGER GOSPEL reflects a spirited sound that intertwines hometown country and rock & roll with “a strong melodic-pop appeal.” (Holly Rushakoff, The Octopus)..... The eclectic influences of her bandmates, who include Paul Bivans on drums & percussion, Michael Krayniak on bass, Andon Davis on guitars and Alton Smith on keyboard, have become the perfect compliment to Fermin’s stunning originals, "that smartly place her voice where it belongs - front and center.” (Monica Eng/Chicago Tribune.... Anna will play a solo set to get the evening started before inviting the band onstage. $10! To purchase tickets, please click on the link below:
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/anna-fermin-trigger-gospel-july-19th-800-pm/

  • The Margots CD release party

    Sun Jul 27 2014   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Same great band! New CD!! If you missed them in April, you get another chance-- "Ensemble comprised to develop & record the songs of Adrienne Pierluissi, a contempary painter living in Milwaukee, WI, featuring Ken Vandermark, Nick Macri, Tim Daisy, John Dereszynski, Rick Reger, Joe Mcphee, Tomeka Reid & Jen Paulson. Vandermark called upon his years of experience working with the Dutch group, The Ex, to create his first arrangements for a vocalist, while Dereszynski provided the harmonic foundation for the pieces, which can be considered a song cycle, inspired by the likes of Robert Wyatt & various tropicalia from Brazil." -Okka $10 at the door.
    http://onmilwaukee.com/music/articles/themargots.html

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jul 27 2014   11:00 am @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • Hayward Williams Band with Derek Luttrell

    Wed Aug 6 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 cover!

    Hayward Williams Band begin their month long residency at Anodyne tonight! Each Wednesday in August Hayward Williams will entertain his hometown joined by his full band and with different special guests each week. This week he'll be joined by Derek Luttrell....Derek is a rare breed in the Americana-meets-folk field not just because he’s only 25 years old but writes and arranges songs like he’s been doing it for decades. No, D-Trell (as he’s known on the sleepy streets of Stillman Valley, IL, his hometown) has one of those voices – the old-soul type that turns heads in noisy clubs and commands everyone to shut up, pay attention, right now. It warbles and trills, whispers and whistles like a warm wind on a late-summer day. It’s truly something to behold..... http://www.derekluttrell.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/haywardmusic

  • Wooldridge Brothers with surprise guest

    Fri Aug 8 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    The first of several FREE shows in August to celebrate Anodyne's Sweet 16 Birthday! Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    Brothers can't break up. Well, I guess that's not totally true (The Kinks, Oasis) but it seems to be the case with the Wooldridge Brothers. "As siblings we don't always get along, but on the music side of things it always seems to fit" says Brian Wooldridge. Into their fourth decade of making music together the brothers may take time off but always come back around with a new plate of songs.

    Scott and Brian Wooldridge left Indiana right out of High School for Milwaukee, WI. Why Milwaukee? Good question. There was this guitar player friend who had a cousin in Mke. The brothers came for a visit and there was a buzz going on with the Violent Femmes and The BoDeans, plus rent was cheap. Therefore a move took place and the Scott and Brian started the Squares with a couple of other friends.

    The Squares did well and released three albums. The played CBGBs and even got to open for The Replacements. They called it quits in 1991 when Scott and Brian's songwriting turned more to the Americana genre.

    Soon after that the Wooldridge Brothers came to life. They were a vital part of the Milwaukee music scene in the 90s, releasing three albums and playing throughout the Midwest, as well as at national music festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Brian helped start Don't Records (Citizen King, Willy Porter, Paul Cebar, etc) and Scott became a music critic for many of the Milwaukee papers.

    They landed a publishing deal in the mid 90s with Windswept Pacific, now BMG. The WBs Star of Desire album, released in 1996, was a regional radio hit and was placed in several TV shows and movies. Other tracks from Star of Desire and its follow-up, Uncovering the Sun (produced by Walter Salas Humara) also were featured in movies and on TV.

    The Wooldridge Brothers now split their time between Minneapolis and Milwaukee, with one brother in each city. Their latest album, Days Went Around, pushed their Americana pop craft to the next level. With singles like the floor-drum-pulse hit of Mashup Dreams, to the T-Bone Burnett stylings of Coffee Spoons, Days Went Around received great radio play and critical acclaim. With production and mixing help from the great Chris Stamey (dBs, Alex Chilton).

    Currently the Wooldridge Brothers are working on several projects. A new WB album is underway with production help from John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic), plus Scott has a new solo record.

    wooldridgebrothers.com
    https://www.facebook.com/WooldridgeBrothers


  • Hayward Williams & Band with special guest Thriftones

    Wed Aug 13 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5

    Hayward Williams Band continue their month long residency at Anodyne. Each Wednesday in August Hayward Williams will entertain his hometown joined by his full band and with different special guests each week. Tonight it's Milwaukee's own Thriftones. "Folk rock fused with a retro rockabilly vibe, at home in a shadowy L.A. lounge, hipster hangout, or possibly a David Lynch or Quentin Tarantino flick." -Piet Levy (Journal Sentinel)....."Fronted by singer Matthew Davies, The Thriftones can best be described as folk with a generous helping of Americana roots. Davies has a real talent in crafting songs about darker ideas and images within our country, while his band backs these concepts up with a shadowy rockabilly beat." -A.V. Club Milwaukee... http://www.thriftones.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/haywardmusic

  • Jon Mueller w/Mike Weis

    Sat Aug 16 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Volcano Choir drummer and director of the Death Blues project, Jon Mueller has been called "an audacious ringleader for new music" by Pitchfork. At Anodyne Coffee, he presents an evening of solo percussion music. Drawing from various world, folk, experimental, and other disciplines, Mueller's solo work embodies minimalism that draws the listener in to examine details, then bombards them with maximalism of sound, experience, and idea. Mueller's solo work has been presented at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), New Museum (NYC), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (QC), Alverno Presents (MKE), SXSW (TX), and Issue Project Room (NYC). More info can be found at www.rhythmplex.com..... Opening the evening is Chicago drummer and percussionist Mike Weis. Weis, a member of the groups Zelienople and Kwaidan, uses Western and Asian percussion to create a rhythmic sound world that’s as intriguing and exotic as it is inviting and somehow familiar. His recent solo record Don’t Know, Just Walk was released by esteemed UK label Type Recordings and described as “full of hallowed rituals opening new pathways in your head and begging for answers, propulsive and mystikal, taking you to uncharted interstellar domains with all manner of religious instruments” by Antigravitybunny.com.
    www.rhythmplex.com

  • Hayward Williams & Band with special guest Rusty Belle (Massachusetts)

    Wed Aug 20 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5

    Hayward Williams Band continue their month long residency at Anodyne. Each Wednesday in August Hayward Williams will entertain his hometown joined by his full band and with different special guests each week. Tonight, it's Rusty Belle......"When I listen to Rusty Belle, several things happen: I snap my fingers, grin, play air drums and stomp my feet... I get an urge to go out for barbecue with brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz and Zak Trojano. We'll hit a joint with a peanut shell-covered floor where the bourbon comes served in old jelly jars and the jukebox is full of old-time country and western tunes." (Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald) http://www.rustybelle.com/bio.html
    https://www.facebook.com/haywardmusic

  • WI Bike Fed Polish Moon Ride & Block Party

    Fri Aug 22 2014   6:00 pm @ 2nd and Bruce Streets. in Walker's Point!

    It's a fundraiser for the WI. Bike Fed! Why..... The Wisconsin Bike Fed would like to expand our Milwaukee office at 3818 W. Pierce Street to include community bicycle shop and classroom. The additional office space in the Pedal Milwaukee Building would provide space for classes about bicycle repair as well as allow us to teach our current bicycle safety curriculum in house rather than at schools or other remote locations. The ride itself will be a slow, police-led, 11 mile parade-style ride through the historic Polish neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near south side. There will be no stops, and this is not a pub crawl, but never fear, the ride returns to 2nd and Bruce for a block party featuring more live music and beverage offerings from Anodyne Coffee (hey that's us!!), Central Standard Craft Distillery, and Milwaukee Brewing Company. - See more at: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/polish-moon-ride/#sthash.pFUsZ7UR.dpuf
    http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/polish-moon-ride/

  • Hayward Williams & Band with special guest Peter Mulvey Band

    Wed Aug 27 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 cover!

    Hayward Williams Band continue their month long residency at Anodyne. Each Wednesday in August Hayward Williams will entertain his hometown joined by his full band and with different special guests each week. This final evening brings Peter Mulvey..... Mojo (UK): “Singularly gifted.” Enough said...... http://www.petermulvey.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/haywardmusic

  • Brothers By Choice with special guest Barbara Christian

    Sat Aug 30 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Milwaukee's own Brothers by Choice were founded in the late 1960s by high school classmates Robert Gardner, Ronald and Donald McGee. They had a big local hit with "You Think That I'm A Fool" in the early 1970s for Cal Monegar's Milwaukee label Calgar. The group also recorded a sought-after rarity for Marvelle Love's New World records in the late 1970s (Got To Get You Home / Get Up and Dance). BBC has recently reformed and backed by the handsome, youthful, and charismatic "Constanteers"!.... Barbara Christian opens the show! Take a listen....you may just be wearing a smile the rest of the day....enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejIrENCJf8
    https://www.facebook.com/brothersbychoiceMKE

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Aug 31 2014   11:00 am FREE @ Anodyne Bay View Cafe 2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three Parent’s Choice recommended awards. Fox and Branch have appeared at 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/

  • W.A.M.I. General Meeting and "Press Kits 101"

    Wed Sep 10 2014   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $0!

    Join the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) General Meeting and "Press Kits 101 REVISED".....A very diverse panel will discuss their best tips and tricks for marketing, and offer suggestions on what they look for to get your band noticed.....Panelists include Piet Levy (Journal Sentinel), Lance Shellman (Booking, Bananas Entertainment), Erin Wolf (WMSE 91.7 FM), and Coordinator of Mile of Music.....This meeting will focus on the changing dynamic of how to market your band to venues, festivals, original music events, radio stations, and media. This day and age you will find out that one press kit style will not satisfy every event and media outlet. Come learn what it takes to create an awesome press kit that gets you noticed......Meet the WAMI Board members and network with other musicians......WAMI is an organization that focusing on promoting WI music. Musicians, venues, promoters, fans etc are all welcome to attend. It is free open to the public.
    http://wamimusic.com/

  • Joseph Huber with full band and guests Jeff Shepherd & the Jailhouse Poets and Rachel Kate

    Fri Sep 12 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting, and Huber has continued moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well crafted songs. "The Milwaukee musician and woodworker works alone, unburdened by time or a clouded vision. Whether he’s constructing a song or a piece of furniture, Huber dismantles recovered fragments of the past and meticulously assembles them into modern treasures. His work is rustic yet comfortable, powerful yet modest. His style is distinct. Huber has also been performing with other musicians at many of his shows. “Now that I went on this last tour with a fiddle and an upright bass with me, I really enjoy doing that,” he says. “I just feel comfortable with a live sound where it’s reaching the sound that I’m going for on the album. I’m obsessed with fiddle, so when I can play live and have the fiddle there, I feel like a lot of the show revolves around that. I love playing with bass and fiddle. Those are the primaries that I wish would always be there.” milwaukeerecord.com....Chicago's Jeff Shepherd & the Jailhouse Poets open the show!...http://www.reverbnation.com/jailhousepoets....and Nashville's Rachel Kate opens the opening of the show!!....http://www.reverbnation.com/rachelkate
    http://www.josephhubermusic.com/News.html

  • Jason Anick and Rhythm Future Quartet with Swing Chevron

    Sun Sep 14 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    When three young jazz virtuosos Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, and Vinny Raniolo decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside top Gypsy jazz/swing musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden to name a few. With the addition of veteran bassist Greg Loughman from Boston, the group performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions....... Based in Milwaukee WI, Swing Chevron is a gypsy swing trio made up of Allen Russell (Violin), Scott Hlavenka (Guitar) and Barry Paul Clark (Upright Bass). Having fallen in love with Stephan Grappelli's unmistakable hot jazz violin playing at an early age, Allen founded the group in early 2014 as a means by which to perform his own original tunes and arrangements in that same style. Relying heavily upon lyrical french melodies, driving gypsy rhythms, and improvisational flights of the imagination, Swing Chevron brings the vintage hot swing music you crave!
    http://jasonanick.bandcamp.com/album/the-rhythm-future-quartet

  • Community Shares’ Campaign Kick Off Party

    Thu Sep 18 2014   5:30 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $0

    Join Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee at Anodyne Coffee as we celebrate the start of the 2014 Fall Campaign and announce our campaign goal. Learn about our 50 member groups, network with workplace partners, and enjoy live music by Sara D'Ippolito.....This event is FREE and open to the public. Please feel free to invite your co-workers, friends, and family. This is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about Community Shares and its valuable partnerships with workplaces and nonprofits.....Register at the link below...It's free!......To learn more about Community Shares, please visit our website: http://www.communitysharesmke.org/
    http://www.communitysharesmke.org/

  • Nora Collins

    Sat Sep 20 2014   11:00 am- 1:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $0

    Fueled by an unyielding creative drive, and a down-home country spirit, Nora Collins has established herself as one of the country music industry’s rising stars with two consecutive Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) “Rising Star” awards (2013 and 2012), and a 2013 WAMI “Female Vocalist of the Year” nomination. In addition, Nora recently was named the WAMI 2014 “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” award winner. Also, Nora received the honor of being voted the Best “Female Vocalist” and “Acoustic Musician” in the 2013 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards and was awarded the 2013 Beloit International Film Festival + Music “Best Singer/Songwriter."....Fresh off opening for Ronnie Milsap, Nora will entertain visitors to Anodyne from 11am- 1pm on Saturday as part of the city wide "Doors Open Milwaukee" event.
    http://www.noracollins.com/

  • ROM (Wash D.C.)

    Fri Sep 26 2014   4:00pm Happy Hour Special Show! @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $0

    Join us for a rare Friday afternoon show. To go along with this killer band from D.C. there will be DRINK SPECIALS!! But back to the band.....From INKINSTERO.COM ......"Honestly I was in the middle of writing another album review and the song “Belia” by ROM from the Soda Christ release came on and I had to write about it. It hit me in the Wire, Mission of Burma, and Gang of Four soft spot I have. This type of minimal rock sound is amazing these days, to me at least. The tracks “Belia” and “Gun” are just fun little numbers with driving fuzz and a old punk vibe. The drums on “Gun” are fun and and driving with a surf feel at times. Really the tone of Soda Christ, with the thick drums, fuzzy guitars and articulate bass lines, is apparent from the beginning and sticks with it all the way through. D.C. has been cranking out some wonderful music as of late, and it seems that area in general is churning out some wonderful sounds so keep your ear to the ground there." It's free!
    https://www.facebook.com/thisarerom/timeline

  • The Minor Five

    Sat Sep 27 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    The Minor Five is a band that has it’s roots geographically in Milwaukee and Bay View. But, spend an evening with this talented group and you will discover a musical experience that arises from some very diferent places. The band plays all original music that is adeptly written by Ken Baron one of the bands superb guitarists. Ken draws his inspiration from a very wide gamut of experience, and like a good weaver of tunes, interconnects the fabric of life with the beat of our urban existence. His music at times is romantic, sultry, joyful, and expressive; but can also be dark, dramatic and stormy. Hop on Kens’ musical tour bus and you will be transported to the Middle East, Cuba, Poland, and Paris, France within the framework of four songs. Never predictable, it is music that just gets better as one listens to the lyrics behind the tunes. These are songs with complexity and depth, whimsy and value. The kind of music that is enjoyed in causual settings with friends and a good libation.
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMinorFive

  • COFFEESHOP ASTROPHYSICS!

    Sat Sep 27 2014   2pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Welcome to CoffeeShop Astrophysics!These are a series of free informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through some of the most interesting and strange concepts of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 2pm. Please explore our website at the link below to find out more about coffeeshop astrophysics. Check out our schedule for details of the topics and dates we will be discussing them and who we are. Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you. http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/

  • Fox and Branch CD Release Show

    Sun Sep 28 2014   11:00 am @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    On Sunday, September 28th, we will be having a CD release party at Anodyne Coffee in Walker's Point. The time will be the same as our regular monthly show at Anodyne - 11:00 am. Admission will be free. Tell anyone you know who might be interested - we will have special guests and will be debuting a number of songs from the new CD.....We invited a lot of musical friends to join us on this project - great Milwaukee musicians including Lil' Rev, Larry Penn, Frogwater and Ken Haferman. Alison Gima, Tony Gorenc and Guy Fiorentini are also featured. The new CD also has a lot of original songs, mostly written by Dave Fox - we hope you enjoy the new music!
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/foxbranch

  • Grace Weber - CD Release Show- SOLD OUT

    Sat Oct 4 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Experience Grace's brand new CD live for this special intimate concert. Grace will be performing songs from 'The Refinery' with her full band from New York and a couple special guests......Tickets will go fast for this room grab yours now at the link below. SOLD OUT
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/827487

  • Rachel Sage CD Release Show with special guest Claudia Johnson

    Mon Oct 6 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $12

    A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals. and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. MPress Records released an EP of all-new material, “New Destination” in May. Produced by Sage and Barb Morrison (Deborah Harry, Rufus Wainwright), the EP features four brand-new chamber-pop gems, and showcases her touring band The Sequins. A full-length album, “Blue Roses”, will follow this Fall........Originally a New York based singer-songwriter, Vocalist and educator, Claudia Johnson now makes her home in Milwaukee. A resident for 3 years she has spent the last couple of years meeting the local musicians and performers, tonight features Kenny Reichert and Devin Drobka. Previously the co-owner and creator of True Voice NYC, Claudia has brought her full service vocal studio here to Milwaukee.
    rachaelsage.com

  • Art and Craft (Milwaukee Film Festival!) SOLD OUT!

    Mon Oct 6 2014   7:15 pm @ Landmark Downer Theater

    We are once again happy to be a part of the Milwaukee Film Festival.....See the movie from Oscilloscope Laboratories that we are sponsoring this year!!....Art and Craft......With the assistance of numerous aliases (a Jesuit priest and grieving brother, just to name two), art forger Mark Landis has found his masterful counterfeits of classic art hanging on the walls of over 40 museums in 20 states, under the guise of what he calls “philanthropic binges”—always donating these exquisite forgeries to institutions without making a dime from them. But there is more to this mischievous old man than meets the eye—a reclusive lifetime spent combating schizophrenia has fostered his obsession with pinpoint accuracy, and he crafts such perfect recreations that the notion of authenticity is thrown into question altogether in this captivating documentary....see more here..... http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/109/Art-and-Craft ...... USA | 2014 | 89 MIN | DIR: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker Monday, October 06 | 7:15 PM Landmark Downer.... COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. | Racine Art Museum.... http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/109/Art-and-Craft SOLD OUT!
    http://mkefilm.org/art-and-craft/

  • HOSTS (solo) w/ special guest Tyson Allison of Swallows

    Fri Oct 10 2014   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. Milwaukee, WI 53204 $5

    Introducing HOSTS, the forthright pseudonym of Miles Patzer. The Nashville-based, Milwaukee transplant is a singer/songwriter capable of evoking levels of emotion through his bare bone sets that leave his listeners in an unfathomable state of introspection. Upon first listen, the candor and somber disposition of HOSTS' debut album, Hearttaker, conveys a seemingly bleak outlook, but upon further examination, Patzer asserts that even in an utter moment of destruction and sadness, there’s literally nothing you ever have to worry about again. Patzer is unabashed in recounting episodes of animosity and personal anguish, yet manages to weave such incidents into a context which allows the listener to accept each song on a visceral level. $5 http://www.hostsmusic.com/ Special Guest Opener: Tyson Allison of Swallows
    http://www.hostsmusic.com/

  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

    Sat Oct 11 2014   2:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Welcome to CoffeeShop Astrophysics!These are a series of free informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through some of the most interesting and strange concepts of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 2pm. Please explore our website at the link below to find out more about coffeeshop astrophysics. Check out our schedule for details of the topics and dates we will be discussing them and who we are. Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/

  • Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company

    Wed Oct 15 2014   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    In Playback an audience member tells a true-life story and then watches it brought to life by Playback players who re-enact the story on the spot......Playback Milwaukee Theatre is an improvisational theatre company. Playback Milwaukee produces performances and group processes in collaboration with community organizations and schools to create spaces to remember, share, and celebrate our personal and collective histories. Playback Milwaukee conducts residencies and ongoing group process facilitation for organizations, institutions, and schools. We also host monthly “Playshops” open to the public to come learn Playback! Your memories come to life before your eyes through improv word, movement, music... and magic!
    https://www.facebook.com/PlaybackMilwaukee

  • Kyle Feerick CD Release Party w/ special guest Myles Coyne

    Fri Oct 17 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    Milwaukee singer-songwriter and vocalist Kyle Feerick is set to release The Sky, it Moves, his third work in two years and first full-length album following his 45rpm vinyl release Just Listen in 2012 and EP The Places We Can Go in 2013. Working with musician-producer Sean Williamson, his style has evolved over the better part of three years into more focused, polished combination of sensible hooks and unique instrumentation with a full group. The Sky, it Moves was recorded in late 2013 and early 2014 at lb. Recordings by musician-engineer Lodewijk Broekhuizen & mastered by Milwaukee music industry veteran Mike Hoffmann. Feerick brought in many Milwaukee mainstays to perform on the record and has solidfied a band that includes pedal steel and electric guitarist Sean Williamson, violinist Lodewijk Broekhuizen, bassist Matthew Wilson and drummer Kevin Dunphy. Guest performers Aaron Gardner, Jamie Breiwick and John Simons lended tenor saxphone, trumpet/flugelhorn, and trombone, respectively, as well as cellist Jared Snyder. Feerick reacts to a lengthy and fulfilling songwriting process, "These songs have developed and re-developed over the last decade. I'm now starting a blank canvas with a new batch of material that the group & I are working on. While there are many styles and influences present on this record, the sound is continually my own." Cover $7
    http://kylefeerick.com/

  • Larry Penn Memorial and Musical Celebration

    Sun Oct 19 2014   5:30 - 8:30 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Folk Singer-songwriter Larry Penn caught the Westbound on Tues., October 7, 2014 at the age of 87. Larry was best known for his folk music but was also a Union Man - Poet - Song Writer - Story Teller - Historian - Activist - Truck Driver - Guitar Player - Wob - Artist - Lover of trains - Toy Maker - Singer - Wood Artisan - Member of the Rose Tattoo - Teamster - Humorist - a True, Honest, Faithful Man and Great Father. He was deeply cherished and will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will be held on Sun., Oct. 19, 2014 at 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Anodyne.
    http://bayviewcompass.com/love-labor-luck-the-legendary-larry-penn/

  • The Viper & His Famous Orchestra w/ Mississippi Sawyer

    Fri Oct 24 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    The Viper & His Famous Orchestra play the kind of music your great-great-grandparents warned your great-grandparents about. Burdened with four strings and the truth, The Viper and His Famous Orchestra deliver a powerful blend of street-corner jazz, front-porch country, and meeting-hall agitprop. The Famous Orchestra features a unique lineup of ukulele, trombone, upright bass, toy piano, stylophone, and suitcase. Their millennial DIY sound frames The Viper’s well-crafted songs about love, theft, buildings, bus routes, life in the key of Bb, and the work of skiffle in an age of mechanical reproduction. Mississippi Sawyer plays old time songs, traditional, and original music with members playing home-made instruments and household items as musical instruments. By virtue of appearing, they will double the usual on-stage suitcase count for a Viper show. $7 cover
    http://theviper.org/

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Oct 26 2014   11am @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three 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/

  • One Trick Pony. A Milwaukee Pop Up Flea

    Sun Nov 2 2014   10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    It's back. Save the date. Stay tuned for details.
    https://www.facebook.com/onetrickponymke

  • Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub

    Thu Nov 6 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Veteran Chicago drummer Ted Sirota founded his latest band, Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, in 2013. After releasing five critically acclaimed records with Rebel Souls on the Naim (UK) and Delmark labels, touring Europe and the U.S., and performing at the 2004 and 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival, Sirota decided to branch out and revisit his first musical love – Reggae (concentrating on the instrumentally focused Dub sub-genre). With Heavyweight Dub, Sirota aspires to resurrect the full, rich, fat sound of the “Golden Era” of Reggae music. Taking his cue from the great Jamaican studio bands and musicians of the 70’s & early 80’s, Sirota hopes to put some of the spotlight back on the fine musicianship that was the foundation of Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae music, but has taken a back seat to “star” singers in recent decades. Although Heavyweight Dub is dedicated to the Roots tradition, they continue to look to the future by experimenting with sound, electronics, and incorporating modern riddims into their original compositions. As critic Anderson Muth aka “The Groove Thief” recently wrote, “The future of dub is the present. Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub has met The Scientist, and what has emerged is pure heavy, funky, hazy dub."
    http://www.tedsirota.com/music/

  • Plum Creek String Band

    Fri Nov 7 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Four soloists, one great sound! The Plum Creek String Band roars into town for an evening of fast paced, foot stomping music! Traditional, contemporary, and original string band music featuring some of the best players in the midwest! Featured on guitar and vocal, Craig Siemsen is described as "one of the best singer songwriters on the Wisconsin music scene," by the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series, and "... all that is Americana," by the Shepherd Express. Champion fiddler Maria Terres, dobro and guitar wiz Jerry Danks, and man about town Brett Kemnitz on bass, anchor is lively group. Come early for a good seat! $10!
    http://craigtunes.com/

  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics

    Sat Nov 8 2014   2pm @ 224 W. Bruce St, Milwaukee WI 53204

    Welcome to CoffeeShop Astrophysics! These are a series of free informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through some of the most interesting and strange concepts of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 2pm. Please explore our website at the link below to find out more about coffeeshop astrophysics. Check out our schedule for details of the topics and dates we will be discussing them and who we are. Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you. http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/

  • YMCA Sponsor-A-Scholar, Not-So-Silent Auction

    Thu Nov 13 2014   5:30pm to 8:30pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Nov. 13, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m @ Anodyne Coffee – Walker’s Point Enjoy live music by Mission River Band as they play the great music from the “golden age of rock” as well as few classic R&B favorites. Bid on great auction items. 50/50 raffle. Coffee, Craft Beer, Wine and Snacks available. $15 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the mission of Sponsor-A-Scholar and the college dreams of the 450 students we serve. To learn more, please visit www.ymcamke.org/mentoring. Thanks to our sponsors: Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc, Anodyne Coffee Roasters, JTL Carriers, and ITU AbsorbTech

  • Frankie Lee & Trapper Schoepp

    Fri Nov 14 2014   8:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Frankie Lee hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and delves nice n’ easy into country, folk, honky-tonk and twang with a built-in, lived-in style that speaks to his Midwestern roots. Lee’s home city of Minneapolis recently dubbed him the “Best Songwriter of 2014″, writing “Every good songwriter must be honest with themselves — or be a master of complete self-deception. Whether Frankie Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing ‘em, or the other way around, he’s found a calling.”

    After Frankie takes the stage it's Milwaukee's own Trapper Schoepp! Trapper has the ear of a troubadour, the eye of a journalist and the heart of a young poet. He began writing songs at a tender age with startling facility, distilling rock, folk and country traditions into tunes that are at turns spirited and melancholy. Themes ranging from pride of place, love and adventure shine with surprisingly sophisticated metaphors for a songwriter so young. Huffington Post calls 23-year-old Schoepp "A master storyteller."

    After Trapper's set there will be a "group along" set where, Frankie says, "members from all bands will share covers and get groovy."

    Erik Koskinen who writes great songs, produced Frankie's record and has a great thing goin will get things rolling at 8:30. $10.

    http://www.trapperschoepp.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/frankieleemusic


  • Jeffrey Foucault and Eric Heywood with special guest Hayward Williams

    Sun Nov 16 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    Once again Jeffery Foucault visits his favorite stage in Milwaukee. That's us! With the incomparable Eric Heywood on pedal steel!!

    HAYWARD WILLIAMS JOINS THE BILL CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW RECORD, THE REEF.

    If you missed these guys back in June you have another chance. You will not be disappointed.

    THE NEW YORKER:“Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.”

    MOJO:“Songwriting brilliance.”

    THE IRISH TIMES:“Quietly brilliant…”

    UNCUT:“The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection…”

    Jeffrey Foucault grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa. He finished school, roofed houses, drove a snowplow, and home-schooled the son of the local bar owner in exchange for beer. He cut his first album in the winter of 2000.

    You do not want to miss this show!! $15
    http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com/press.html


  • No Shave Movember MKE

    Fri Nov 21 2014   6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 (suggested donation)

    Growing your mustache or beard this November hasn’t been easy, but you hung in there. Now it’s time to celebrate. We’re gathering the best men and women in Milwaukee to celebrate their month long commitment to looking awesome and raising awareness of mens health. We’ll be giving away prizes donated by our awesome group of sponsors, meeting new friends and drinking beers. *Must be +21 years to win certain prizes This event is not-for-profit. To be eligible for prizes, you must have donated.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/728812347172130/

  • Lil' Rev and guests

    Sat Nov 29 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $8

    Lil Rev grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he still resides today. Growing up in the shadows of American Motors Corp, Briggs N Stratton, and A.O. Smith, he was inspired by the sights and sounds of an industrial powerhouse in flux. His music is infused with a strong sense of humility for the common man.

    His heroes include: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Cicso Houston and Leadbelly.

    While Lil Rev is well known for his ukulele and harmonica stylings, he is also a seasoned multi-instrumentalist equally adept at old time banjo, flat-pick guitar and blues mandolin.

    Awards.Best Folksinger,Wisconsin Area Music Industry, 2004. Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, Inducted 2003. Best Harmonica Instrumentalist, Wisconsin Area Music Industry, 2000. National Blues Harmonica Champion, Hohner Competition at Avoca, Iowa, 1996.

    Best Acoustic Act, Shepherd Express Readers Choice Awards, 1996.

    $8 Cover
    http://www.lilrev.com/home


  • Swing Chevron with special guest Alfonso Ponticelli

    Sun Nov 30 2014   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Alfonso Ponticelli has studied gypsy-jazz music for more than a decade, having traveled several times to the annual Django Reinhardt festival in France. He introduced gypsy-jazz to Chicago in the 1990s, when he began teaching a weekly Django-style class at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music, and he is often invited to teach his popular workshops at festivals around the country. A multi-instrumentalist, he won the 1994 U.S. National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and plays both banjo and guitar with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. He's also a gypsy flamenco guitarist, having been to Cordoba, Spain, to study with the great flamenco guitarist Rafael Riqueni. At the Iridium in New York, Les Paul invited Alfonso to play as a special guest with his trio.

    Based in Milwaukee WI, Swing Chevron is a gypsy swing trio made up of Allen Russell (Violin), Scott Hlavenka (Guitar) and Barry Paul Clark (Upright Bass). Having fallen in love with Stephan Grappelli's unmistakable hot jazz violin playing at an early age, Allen founded the group in early 2014 as a means by which to perform his own original tunes and arrangements in that same style. Relying heavily upon lyrical french melodies, driving gypsy rhythms, and improvisational flights of the imagination, Swing Chevron brings the vintage hot swing music you crave!
    http://swingchevron.com/


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Nov 30 2014   11:00 am @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics from the stage!

    Sat Dec 6 2014   2pm @ 224 W. Bruce St, Milwaukee WI 53204

    Due to popular demand the lecture will move to the main stage!..... Welcome to CoffeeShop Astrophysics! These are a series of free informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through some of the most interesting and strange concepts of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 2pm. Please explore our website at the link below to find out more about coffeeshop astrophysics. Check out our schedule for details of the topics and dates we will be discussing them and who we are. Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you. http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/

  • Walter Salas-Humara & Jonathan Rundman

    Sat Dec 6 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    How far apart are Cuba and Finland? How different are their languages, their climate, and their cultures? The families of Walter Salas-Humara and Jonathan Rundman stem from these respective countries, both escaping political unrest to settle in the United States. Musicians Salas-Humara and Rundman each find deep inspiration and significance in their disparate histories, evidenced in a uniquely American form of rock & roll songwriting. For the first time, Salas-Humara and Rundman will tour together, performing their own songs as well as collaborating as a duo.

    Audiences will hear Stonesy rock, melancholic folk, lyrics sung in Spanish, melodies from the Arctic Circle, and stories of longing, family, heartache, and homecoming. Walter Salas-Humara is supporting his new album Curve And Shake, his first solo project in 18 years. After decades of recording and touring with his legendary indie-rock collective The Silos, Curve And Shake showcases new sounds and a more nimble instrumentation, while retaining Salas-Humara’s singular avant-gardist-goes-troubadour methodology.

    Jonathan Rundman is supporting the new album Look Up, his own return to a solo career after three years on the road playing Finnish folk music with the acoustic duo Kaivama. Nordic influences weave throughout Rundman’s folk/pop songs, and are heard in traditional instruments such as harmonium and mandola. $15
    http://jonathanrundman.com/walterandjonathan/


  • Buffalo Gospel with Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds and Simon Balto

    Sat Dec 20 2014   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce St. $10

    Building on a solid foundation of heartfelt and heartbreaking Country/Western and Americana arrangements, and featuring a stellar cast of local and national musicians, Milwaukee-based band Buffalo Gospel delivers wholly original material that manages to feel utterly timeless. Buffalo Gospel's music has been praised as “minimalist and masterful,” “musically arresting,” and “Milwaukee’s Best Kept Secret.” Their first EP, “Four Letter Words”, was written and released in the snow-covered part of 2009 and was soon followed by “The Good Land” in 2010. Their first full-length release "We Can Be Horses" finds the band energized and pushing boundaries of rock and bluegrass with a collection of 12 instant classics.

    With Special Guests: Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds Simon Balto

    $10 Cover
    http://www.buffalogospel.com


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Dec 21 2014   11am @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    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 winners of three 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/


  • Twas The Night After Christmas - with 5 Card Studs and Radio Radio

    Fri Dec 26 2014   8:00pm - Doors at 7pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Twas The Night After Christmas - with 5 Card Studs and Radio Radio

    Holding the title of ‘the hardest working lounge band in the Midwest’ is no easy task…unless you are the 5 Card Studs.

    Their live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer. Musically their performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics all of which is delivered by the expert musicianship of the five seasoned veterans in the 5 Card Studs, making for an unforgettable experience in entertainment.

    Radio Radio is your only New Wave cover band. A real band, seasoned in the ways of pop & rock music with flagrant and abundant New Wave tendencies. The sound of New Wave and alternative radio of the late 70's and 80's is their bread and butter, and Radio Radio is known as the truest and slickest act covering the tunes no other band has cracked. Noted in Milwaukee press as "your best chance at seeing these songs performed by a truely stalwart band", and "No gimmick, just a great new wave band of pop-rock heavyweights. Totally".

    www.radioradiomilwaukee.com

    $10

    Tickets are available at the door and online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1049715
    http://fivecardstuds.com/


  • Bluegrass Hootenanny w/ Grasping At Straws, Thistledown Thunders, Heavy Leaves and Brewgrass

    Sat Jan 10 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $5 cover!

    BLUEGRASS HOOTENANNY! with Grasping At Straws and many guests!

    Thistledown Thunders is a new collaboration of various Milwaukee musicians, in an effort to make some foot stomping, hand clapping mountain music.

    Drawing influences from Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Earle, our dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes.

    Grasping at Straws, Brewgrass and Heavy Leaves will join in the Hootenanny fun. It's Bluegrass! Always a good time.
    https://www.facebook.com/ThistledownThunders


  • Hayward Williams with special guest Nicole Rae

    Fri Jan 16 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Hayward with his full band and Nicole Rae opens! Hayward Williams thought he was about to die in an airport. Returning home from an Australian tour, the American singer and songwriter was tired and gaunt. As he fought his way through the terminal in San Francisco, it seemed as though he might miss his connection home to the Midwest, and then something started to feel very wrong. “My heart was racing, and I was feeling nauseated and dizzy, like I was going to pass out,” Williams recalls. Later, as he sat in the emergency room with an IV in his arm, the doctors delivered their diagnosis: “Exhaustion.” What really happened to Williams will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever had an honest to god, clinical panic attack. What brought it on may have been nothing unusual. “I was getting married in 20 days, and that’s a big life change. I began to realize that I was going to have to grow up, maybe”.

    Yet something both mental and physical changed within Williams at that airport. Panic metastasized into fear of panic - the self perpetuating terror that he might, at any moment, collapse in terror for no good reason. It crippled his stage show. “I would have to isolate myself before a show, spend most of my time trying to hold back catastrophic thoughts”. To avoid vomiting on stage, he started playing all his songs tuned down and at half speed, so as not to tense his diaphragm. He recalls, “If this is how I am now, how can I continue to do my job, the only thing I’m qualified to do?” He entered therapy and started a course anxiety and depression medications. They eased the panic, but altered his creative personality, and left the question: who are you when you’re no longer able to be your native self?

    The slow, doubt-stricken, but steady process of learning how to think, feel, write and perform again is the backdrop of THE REEF, Williams’ first new album since that day in the airport. “I could count back from zero / I could take off from the start / Is it just like falling in love? / Will I know my part?” he sings in the haunting title track. Other songs explore his long history with anxiety. “‘High Street’ is about how I hate being at parties and around a lot of people”, he says of the album’s ironically raucous opener: “You know me, I’m at your feet / Put that foot toward the door”. “It’s about how I always try to convince Kathleen [Williams’s wife] that we should leave early”. The next track takes Williams into even more vulnerable territory. “‘If I Go Under’ is a call home more or less, saying, ‘This is me, this is how I’m feeling.’ I felt like I was going to drag her down with me,” he says. The plaintive refrain asks: “If I go under, will you go under with me?” Fans of Williams’ soulful voice won’t be surprised to hear him finally inhabiting straight-up soul territory in the new songs and arrangements, complete with layered horn sections and call-and-response backing vocals from the sibling duo of Matt and Kate Lorenz (Rusty Belle).
    http://www.haywardwilliams.com/


  • Panalure with special guests Ex Fabula $10

    Sat Jan 24 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    With literary influences from Falkner to Melville, Panalure's new album rewards careful listening and well-read listener. The music is deeply rooted in America, but like America itself, its diversity is complex and richly woven. Songs take on a distinctly cinematic feel as they invite you on a journey that is both seductive and threatening. This ins not your average indie band. Serial killers collide with drunken fathers and minstrels while traditional themes of love and lust are explored with surprising candor.

    "Beyond the fertile fields

    Out on the edge of town

    Behind a Plywood gate

    Beneath the frozen ground

    Is as scarred and unholy

    A place as can be found

    And the bones of every person I have..."

    The Bones - Fred Ziegler

    This is Panalure's third and most serious effort. According to guitarist, Michael De Boer, "We got a very nice feedback on our demo and single. But, we weren't thrilled with the recordings. This time, we wanted to get it right. We decided to spend whatever time was needed to get this to the point where we could be really proud of it."

    The record was self-recorded and produced by the band. The songs are mostly written and recorded by veteran songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, Fred Ziegler with Nathan Kilen on drums, Michael De Boer on guitars, Ken Hanson on bass, and Kari Hoff on background vocals.
    http://panalure.com/


  • Fox and Branch with special guest Mississippi Sawyer $10

    Fri Jan 30 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    "Fox and Branch are the best kind of musicians - making everything they play their own." Sing Out! Magazine

    Our concerts “for grown-ups” remain an important part of what we do. We first began playing together because of a mutual interest in old blues. Over the years, we’ve expanded the repertoire to include old-time country songs; fiddle tunes; Cajun songs and tunes; New Orleans flavored music; jug band and novelty numbers; swing standards; British ballads; Irish and Scottish songs and fiddle tunes; Bluegrass songs; and, last but not least, banjo/washboard breakdowns.

    Our repertoire is nothing if not varied. Our criteria for choosing material is that if we like the music, and think we can do it justice, we’ll try it. Fox and Branch have played at many festivals, community events, weddings, parties and senior centers. Our aim is to entertain and to draw people together to enjoy what we have in common.

    With special guests: Mississippi Sawyer Mississippi Sawyer plays old time songs, traditional and original music with members playing homemade instruments and household items as musical instruments. You may find us busking on the street at a farmers market or a festival in and around Milwaukee.

    $10
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/


  • The Lowest Pair with guests Jamie Mitchell and Ryan Ogburn

    Sat Jan 31 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street $10 advance $12 door

    The Lowest Pair is a quirky, old-time roots influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin' songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. They perform both traditional and original music, often nestling-in somewhere between.

    36˘ is The Lowest Pair’s debut record recorded months after Kendl Winter (Olympia Washington) and Palmer T. Lee (Minnesota) decided to form the primarily double banjo outfit. Recorded and engineered by Dave Simonett (Trampled by Turtles) at Suburban Dad Studios, it’s the early pickin’s, sweet off the tree, a newly formed endeavor by two seasoned pros. The duo swap lead vocals throughout the album’s 11 tracks, combining Kendl’s banjo skills with Palmer’s midwestern croon.

    Kendl Winter

    A traveler, a dreamer, and a banjo pickin’ songstress from Arkansas, now settled in the lush Eden green of Olympia, Washington. Kendl Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Her voice is beautifully unique and bold, and her songs are thoughtfully poetic and rooted deep within her diverse experiences. Previously of the Blackberry Bushes String band, she has branched off and out into new projects and new frontiers. Her captivating performances and solo work are even more powerful and mesmerizing. Stemming from an old-time and bluegrass bend grown from punk roots, Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent and throwing a little Olympia twist on those familiar sounds.

    Palmer T. Lee

    Minnesotan picker and songcrafter Palmer T. Lee was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. He's been tweakin' and twangin' away ever since. Fronting Minneapolis's much loved high energy bluegrass band The Boys n' the Barrels, supporting several other Minneapolis based bands and songwriters including Drew Peterson and The Dead Pigeons, and Black Audience... and now working in duet with Kendl Winter, The Lowest Pair. His voice is warm and sad with longing like that of Townes Van Zandt yet laughing and whooping like that of John Hartford. Palmer's songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on his pieced together banjo.

    $10 Advance : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1075806

    $12 Door
    http://www.thelowestpair.com/


  • Whiskey of the Damned - $10 ADVANCE $12 DOOR

    Sat Feb 7 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    “Music is the brandy of the damned.” – Don Juan, in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman

    With a single word change, the great Irish playwright’s line has, since 2011, given name to one hellishly good Celtic-rock band. The Milwaukee-based quintet Whiskey of the Damned specializes in an intoxicating brand of music that’s high in energy and deep in emotion.

    Formed by Dublin-born, Wisconsin-raised singer-guitarist-songwriter Eoin McCarthy (pronounced O-wen), Whiskey of the Damned has been a live-performance favorite in pubs and halls throughout the East, South and Midwest, thanks to an incessant touring schedule and invariably good word-of-mouth.

    McCarthy first performed in public at age six. As a 15-year-old punk rocker accompanying his musician-comedian father to a pub session in Dublin, he received guitar-playing tips from “a guy” who turned out to be Van Morrison. McCarthy’s avocation led him through various bands until, in Milwaukee, he met up with violinist Gina Romantini, bassist Matt Schuetz, accordionist Brian Link, and drummer Andrew Weber.

    Individually and collectively, the five musicians have shared the stage with the likes of the Wallflowers, Doobies Brothers, Fountains of Wayne and even the aforementioned Van Morrison, but it’s on their own that they’re making their mark among a growing, firmly committed following.

    Following two EPs, Moonshiners and Shoplifters and Craic Agus Whiskey, Whiskey of the Damned is independently issuing its first full-length album, MONSTERS ARE REAL. Recorded at Atlanta’s Black Dog studio and produced by Rick Beato (whose credits include Shinedown, country hitmakers Parmalee and Christian rockers NeedtoBreathe), the album gives the wider world its first glimpse of what the group’s faithful supporters have long known and loved: impassioned music-making that accommodates both personal expression and observations on common human experience. “Every song is about some form of demon,” McCarthy said recently, explaining the record’s title, “something that brings you down, whether it’s a political thing or a drinking problem. It’s about recognizing and standing up for yourself and Tracks range from the rousing and boisterous (“Another Day Dead,” “The Good Rat,” “Thumpkeg”) to the candidly reflective (“Maria,” “When It All Comes Down”) and accurately represent the repertoire that’s won the group critical raves and a reputation as “the perfect band to party to.” (Citing the ensemble’s penchant for improvisation, one newspaper noted that “Nothing is safe from being incorporated into their performance; an empty beer keg becomes the focal point of percussion for a few of their songs.”)

    In support of the release of MONSTERS ARE REAL, Whiskey of the Damned resumes touring, hitting the road for shows all over the United States with future plans to Ireland and Europe for the first time.

    $10 in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/969895 $12 at the door
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/969895


  • New Country Rehab with special guests Thriftones - $12

    Sun Feb 15 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    www.newcountryrehab.com/

    New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. Invited by both the Americana Music Association and International Bluegrass Music Association to showcase in 2014, New Country Rehab proves that combining sharp innovation and a deep respect and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs pays off.

    Spearheaded by lead singer and fiddle player, John Showman, who is joined by Roman Tome on drums and backing vocals, the Toronto based collective is “poised to be the next big thing in Canadian music,” (Tom Power, CBC Radio). Growing audiences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe can’t help but respond to New Country Rehab’s infectious love and enthusiasm for the music they are playing. The band make it, “super accessible, not only to fans of roots/folk/country, but even to the broader, less country inclined audience,” (Josef Jensen, Indie Artist Podcast).

    Their sophomore album Ghost of Your Charms marks a step forward in songwriting, John Showman’s vocals sound clearer and more confident, and there’s a focus on storytelling, harmonies and arrangements (which may surprise, given the band’s reputation for wild abandon at shows),” (Sarah Greene, NOW). Recorded in Toronto and guided by producer Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijjou), their latest work shows off their unconventional instrumentation in the vein of classic spiritual number and folk ballads with a lot of rock in between.

    MILWAUKEE'S OWN THRIFTONES OPEN THE SHOW!! http://www.thriftones.com/

    $12

    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1049704

    Thriftones: http://www.thriftones.com https://www.facebook.com/thriftones https://thriftones.bandcamp.com

    The four piece group draws it's inspiration from an endless pool of musical genres. You might feel a funky 70's jam end and a weird sonic freak-out begin. A spastic and aggressive rocker lead into a crooning waltz. They have played the outdoor festival stage, the cozy coffeehouse, the gallery night art opening and a lot of those clubs you find yourself in the early morning hours.
    http://newcountryrehab.com/


  • Present Music presents Connecting In The Chamber

    Thu Feb 19 2015   7:30 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $25

    Bruce Adolphe, Joplin, Ravel, Sofia Gubaidulina, Bach, Gesualdo, Harry Partch, Debussy, John Zorn, Mozart and Kamran Ince all come together for a series of intimate concerts connecting the old to the new. (Program subject to change.) “Adolphe’s music is wonderfully evocative. It excites the ear and the mind.”– Chicago Sun Times

    “What’s interesting about John is the way he has managed to confound ideas about genre and tradition in a very truthful way that opened things up for a lot of younger people.” - George E. Lewis, New York Times
    http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/connectinginthechamber.aspx


  • Present Music presents Connecting In The Chamber

    Fri Feb 20 2015   7:30 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $35

    Bruce Adolphe, Joplin, Ravel, Sofia Gubaidulina, Bach, Gesualdo, Harry Partch, Debussy, John Zorn, Mozart and Kamran Ince all come together for a series of intimate concerts connecting the old to the new. (Program subject to change.) “Adolphe’s music is wonderfully evocative. It excites the ear and the mind.”– Chicago Sun Times

    “What’s interesting about John is the way he has managed to confound ideas about genre and tradition in a very truthful way that opened things up for a lot of younger people.” - George E. Lewis, New York Times
    http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/connectinginthechamber.aspx


  • Eagle Trace EP Release Party with The Central Standard - $10

    Sat Feb 21 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Originating from Milwaukee, Wis. Eagle Trace with their infectious, alternative rhythms, proves to be one of the most anticipated new artists out of the Midwest.

    If the name is ringing a bell, you may have heard their single, Separator and On My Own, on Milwaukees fm102.1, or maybe you saw them perform at Land The Big, Summerfest, The Metro or the House of Blues in Chicago, and Freakfest. Eagle Trace has also been featured on FM 102.1's Neighborhood Watch, FM 88.9's 414 Music, Fearless Radio's New Music Binge, OnMilwaukee.com, and named band of the week on breakingnandentering.net. Either way, the hard-hitting sound that Eagle Trace produces is sure to attract attention. The band is comprised of brothers Max(guitar), Jackson(Bass), Mitch(vocals), and Cass Borgardt(drums) as well as Broderick Coning(guitar).

    Eagle Trace will be releasing a new EP on February 21, 2015.

    https://www.facebook.com/eagletracemusic

    $10
    https://www.facebook.com/eagletracemusic


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Feb 22 2015   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/


  • Town Mountain with guests Chicken Wire Empire

    Thu Feb 26 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $12

    Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band’s trademark. They light up the stage with their honkytonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove.

    The past two years have pushed Town Mountain into the upper tier of acoustic bands and they have found themselves at some of the most prestigious festivals in the country such as MerleFest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, Suwannee Springfest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival earning them a nomination for IBMA’ s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, anatural follow up to their two 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards. With the release their first official live album, Town Mountain: Live At The Isis, in August 2014, fans and critics alike celebrate the high energy of their one of a kind liveshow. With plans for the studio in early 2015, Town Mountain is certain to continue theirascent in the world of roots music.

    Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle and Nick DiSebastian on bass.

    $12

    http://www.townmountain.net/
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1049697


  • Frogwater w/ Lil Rev -$8

    Fri Feb 27 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Called a "Milwaukee Supergroup." Frogwater is a world class trio of multi-instrumentalists performing foot stomping, heart-beating, hand-clapping good music. From Irish Dance Sets, Polkas, and Jigs, to House Rocking Boogie, Cajun and Folksy Originals. Performing on Fiddle, Harmonica, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Tiple, Ukulele and more! A night of classic American Music for the masses!

  • Opera on Tap - $6

    Sat Feb 28 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Born in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York, Opera on Tap has expanded into sixteen chapters. Opera on Tap-Milwaukee was started in October 2013 by Kirstin Roble, Soprano, and Henry Parker Hammond, Bass- Baritone. The two co-manage with the help of a Board: Julianne Frey, Edson Melendez and Scott Pullin. Opera on Tap- Milwaukee features roughly twenty-five emerging and established professional singers as well as three pianists. The organization holds regular monthly concerts as well as special events and collaborations. In the 2014- 15 season, the organizations will present five themed concerts as well as a semi- staged production of Don Giovanni, featuring area singers.

    Recent collaborations for the organization have included performing as part of Newaukee’s Night Markets, Guest sponsoring Opera 101 with Skylight Music Theatre, Community Partner Night with Renaissance Theatreworks and presenting pre-show Cabarets with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. In the 2014-15 Season, Opera on Tap-Milwaukee will present pre-show performances for Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Renaissance Theatreworks.

    Opera on Tap is a 501(c )3 non-profit organization. Milwaukee is one of sixteen chapters of this. Similar chapters are in most major cities in the United States, including Chicago, Twin Cities, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami.
    http://www.operaontap.org/milwaukee/


  • Naked Dance Jazz Band (and a bonus!- Hinterland Imperial Coffee Stout Release) - $7

    Fri Mar 6 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    Anodyne Presents a Hinterland Beer release event with Luna Coffee. This Ain't No Pilsner is a Imperial Stout collaboration beer with Anodyne's Ethiopian Red Cherry Project and Luna's Papua New Guinea Kimel Peaberry.

    So-called “chamber jazz”, perhaps coming out of the Third-Stream 1960’s movement, is an often-overlooked corner of the new music world. The music of Jimmy Guiffre, especially, provides the impetus for this new project coming out of Michigan (USA), Naked Dance! Combining clarinets (soprano and bass), piano and drums, with a flavoring of children’s toys - courtesy of pianist Stephen Rush, the ensemble brings a classical sensibility to the world of Free Jazz. In fact, two of the members have doctorates in music composition from prestigious universities.

    The music oscillates from the extremely accessible (“Far Away and It’s OK is a sheer exercise in the purity of b-minor) to spiky and difficult tunes like “Trancet” and “On the Verge” (both inspired by Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman – with whom Rush has interviewed and collaborated). Bishop has studied with Guiffre and Rush with Gunther Schuller – both Third Stream founders and pioneers. Their legacy continues with “Naked Dance!”.

    Stephen Rush – piano and toys Stephen Rush is a Full Professor at the University of Michigan, where he has worked with students from music, dance, art, and engineering, teaching Creative Process and directing the Digital Music Ensemble - for the last 25 years. With DME he has premiered works by Philip Glass, La Monte Young and John Cage, as well as recording with Pauline Oliveros and “Blue Gene” Tyranny. Rush has had premieres in five continents, many publications, and a book on Jazz theology called “Better Get It In Your Soul”. He has written 5 operas, 100’s of work for Dance, chamber and electronic works, concertos, and two symphonies, performed by the Detroit Symphony and the Warsaw National Symphony. There are over 25 CDs of Rush’s classical and jazz compositions released worldwide, and he has performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, his band "Yuganaut", and the late Peter Kowald. He also tours and records with his “techno band”, Listening Music from the Age of the Crystal Moon Cone with Chris Peck and Jon Moniaci.

    Andrew Bishop - clarinets Andrew Bishop is a composer and improviser in highly diversified musical idioms. As a composer he has received over 20 commissions from professional organizations and universities, numerous residencies, and recognition and awards from ASCAP, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Andrew W. Melon Foundation, and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He leads a variety of his own ensembles and his two recordings as a leaderTime and Imaginary Time and the Hank Williams Project (both on Envoi Recordings) received high praise from the New York Times, Downbeat, and All About Jazz, among others. He has performed with Karl Berger, Sa
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn36dPlypMU


  • Devil Met Contention with Special Guest: Ladders - $5 in advance $7 door

    Sat Mar 7 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walkers Point 224 W Bruce St.

    The southern Gothic sound of Devil Met Contention is perfect if you feel like dancing, socializing or drowning your sorrows with a bottle of whiskey at the end of the bar. There’s something for everyone in this music.

    Devil Met Contention combines country, folk and blues into a dark Americana sound that brings to mind Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Formed in 2012 by singer/songwriter Ehson Rad the lineup is rounded out by bassist Max Nemer, guitarist David Schuyler and drummer Nez.

    Their first ep "American Times" will be released February 2015.

    For Music, Tour Dates, Events, and Info visit: facebook.com/devilmetcontention & devilmetcontention.bandcamp.com

    LADDERS:

    "Don’t let the cheeky, feline-adorned cover art fool you, Ladders’ debut record is no laughing matter. Rather, Suha, the first official release from Riverwest’s Breadking collective, highlights the jaunty folk four-piece’s aptitude to yield graceful, beguiling results." Kevin Mueller // Milwaukee Magazine
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1121688


  • Andy Shauf w/ Marine Dreams - $10

    Fri Mar 13 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf’s The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in piano, dampened drums, weathered piano, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten – or hauntingly underscore – the songs’ darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note.

    $10
    http://www.andyshauf.com/


  • Bluegrass Bash II $5

    Sat Mar 21 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    THISTLEDOWN THUNDERS are a Milwaukee bluegrass band, drawing influences from Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Earle, our dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are great for any event or party.
    http://thistledownthunders.weebly.com/

  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound - $10 Advance/$12 Door

    Fri Mar 27 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.

    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is “Fine Rude Thing” . The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.

    http://www.paulcebar.com/ $10 in advance $12 door
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1155713


  • Heather Maloney w/ Tess Considine

    Sat Mar 28 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10advance/$12door

    Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney's talent with No Depression raving "Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought-provoking...” while Blurt Magazine wrote "Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I’ve heard in some time...the writing is stunning."

    If there’s a typical path to becoming a songwriter, Maloney didn’t follow it. Although she went to school for music and had done plenty of singing, she only began writing tunes a few years ago after living and working for three years in a silent-retreat meditation center in central Massachusetts. “The biggest motivating factor in writing was probably the experiences that I was having here in my meditation practice,” she says. “There was the difficulty of it, the suffering of it, and wanting to channel that into something creative, and on the positive side, the insights that came out of my experiences.”

    Maloney has had a breakout 2014, sharing stages with Anais Mitchell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, and more. Her joint EP with indie-folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, was released in March and gained national attention in the New York Times for their cover of Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock.” Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young) lauded the track during his keynote speech at Folk Alliance International, calling it “delicious, really excellent.”

    After a year of extensive U.S. touring, Maloney will begin work on her next full-length album, due early 2015 on Signature Sounds.

    $10 in advance $12 at the door http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1045215

    www.tessconsidine.com

    Tess Considine is an emerging singer-songwriter. When Tess was only 8 years old, she wrote her first song. Her compositions have come a long way since then, but she still writes all her own music and lyrics. Tess is a formally trained singer who also plays several instruments, but primarily focuses on guitar. She recently released an EP entitled, "Fool's Land". Tess's music is best described as americana folk/rock. She performs regularly and says she loves playing for audiences because it is simply the most energizing experience.

    https://www.facebook.com/heathermaloneymusic?ref=stream
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1045215


  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics with NASA's Michelle Thaller!

    Sat Mar 28 2015   2:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop.

    This month Michelle Thaller from NASA's Goddard Space Flight center will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe.

    A native of Wisconsin, Thaller graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1988. She attended Harvard University where she majored in astrophysics and worked on precision measurement of binary stars, receiving a Bachelor's degree in 1992. At Georgia State University Thaller worked on colliding winds in close massive binary systems. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1998.

    Thaller has been featured in an episode of the National Geographic Channel documentary television series, Naked Science, and has appeared on Life and Times on the Los Angeles based television station KCET. She is a regular contributor to the online edition of the Christian Science Monitor for which she writes a monthly science column, and has appeared seven times on the History Channel show, The Universe. She appears in the Science Channel show, How the Universe Works. Thaller also contributed to and appeared in the award-winning video podcast series IRrelevant Astronomy.

    FREE ADMISSION
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Mike Mangione & The Union w/ Special Guest Myles Coyne - $10

    Fri Apr 10 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Mike Mangione & The Union is an orchestral folk band led by songwriter Mike Mangione and his brother and lead guitarist Thomas. The Mangione brothers grew up playing together in Chicago. With roots in folk and blues, the Mangione brothers began writing and touring their music in 2004. Over the years, they began adding musicians including violin, cello, upright bass and drums, eventually developing the orchestral folk sound they are known for. The brothers first record, "There and Back" was released in 2005. Their band, The Union's debut album, Tenebrae (2008), received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades. September 3, 2013 they released their fourth album, Red-Winged Blackbird Man, produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent). American Songwriter Magazine gave the record a 4 out of 5 rating adding

    lyrically, the tunes are reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s ability to describe characters in such exquisite detail that by the end of five minutes it seems as if you’ve known them your whole life. These are people and songs you’ll want to revisit and spend more time with. That’s the mark of a timeless album, which is exactly what this under the radar gem is. Play it once and you’ll be calling your friends to rave about Mangione, his chamber folk and one of the hidden musical highlights of the year.

    Billboard Magazine also featured them in their scouting report, noting the bands ability to capture every ear in a Manhattan rock club.

    The band is currently working on their fifth record scheduled to be release in 2015.
    http://mikemangione.com/


  • Lil Rev and The Good X2 -$8

    Sat Apr 11 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Join Lil Rev, Guy Fiorentini and Jim Eannelli for a relentless night of fun, toe-tapping, soulful country, rock, blues and folk-based music performed on guitar, upright bass, ukulele, mandolin, tenor banjo, harmonica and more. The Good plays an eclectic brew of Americana music from the 20's thru the 70's. This trio represents a seasoned group of Milwaukee musical Stalwarts who really throw it down. If you like mud-on your boots, Beer in your mug and coffee in your cup this is the night for you!

  • One Trick Pony. A Milwaukee Pop Up Flea

    Sun Apr 12 2015   10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    One Day Event! Curated Collection of Everything Vintage and Antique. One Trick Pony is a pop up flea market setting up shop at Anodyne Coffee Shop in historic Walkers Point. With OTP we hope to showcase the best vintage and antique collections the Milwaukee area has to offer. From rustic to mid century to the odd and unexpected we aim to be a completely unique and highly curated shopping experience.
    https://www.facebook.com/onetrickponymke

  • Under the Willow - $10 advance $12 door

    Fri Apr 24 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Helping to revive the love of folk and grass music in the hearts of a new generation. Under The Willow is a string band featuring the lead vocals of Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. An original four piece rooted in but not limited to traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Using socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics forged with imaginatively original arrangements Under The Willow blends the sounds of Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jam Band, Rock, Reggae, Americana, with a twist of soul.

    Born in the spring of 2008. Under The Willow was founded as a duo by vocalist and violinist Erin Donovan and her husband and utility player Pat Donovan. In the summer of 2012 utility players and vocalist Hayley Skreens and Joe Lenza joined the band through a shared love of traditional bluegrass music/instruments as well as progressive original acoustic music. With all members in the band it is common to see them switching between Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Adopting and applying many different types of playing styles. The string band is complete with all members contributing to the writing process.

    In the Spring of 2013, on the brink of their first tour, they released their debut album "Under The Willow". Available for sale on ITunes, Amazon, CDbaby and can be found on Spotify and Rhapshody.

    "We put our hands, voices, and hearts to work capturing the music in this raw yet polished debut studio album." -UTW

    "Under The Willow" highlights the fiercely warm vocals and beautiful harmonies of lead vocalists Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. As well as, the thought provoking lyrics and arrangements contributed by all members. While showcasing their unique line up of utility players and love for traditional bluegrass instrumentation. The album includes songs rooted deep in Under The Willow's history such as "Reaching Out" as well as brand new songs written and performed in the past year such as "All You Do" and "Time Speaks". With tracks featuring their good friend and former member Anthony Perry on Keyboard and Bass including but not limited to "Our Nature" and "This Is Why". Overall the debut album represents the groups lifelong commitment to the music they play. They look forward to releasing their next album soon.

    After a great winter in Florida and almost a year after we quit our jobs, sold our stuff, set sail and hit the road. Going from Wisconson to Florida and so many places in between. With new songs in the bank and a year under our belts. We look forward to hitting the road again as we take our quest to the Mid-West! A few dates announced include a show with our good friends Old Shoe and Mr. Blotto. As well as Moondance Bluegrass Festival and Spring Jam Music Festival. With so many more dates coming soon!!! Stay up to date on all things Under The Willow at underthewillowmusic.com

    They've had the pleasure of playing with many great musicians such as Styx, Tea Leaf Green, Henhouse Prowlers, Family Groove Company, Pert
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1049739


  • Chris Pureka w/ Special Guest MaryLeigh Roohan

    Thu Apr 30 2015   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $12adv/$14door

    Over the course of her fifteen year career, Chris Pureka has released all of her albums on her own label, Sad Rabbit Records, while sharing the stage with the likes of The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dar Williams, Martin Sexton, Ani DiFranco and many more.

    Throughout that time, Chris has been the recipient of numerous awards, had songs featured in film and television, recorded two Daytrotter Sessions, been a featured performer at TedxKC and SXSW, Bumbershoot, and performed in countless music halls across the U.S. and Europe.

    In 2010 she employed long-time friend and indie favorite Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs fame) to co-produce How I Learned to See In the Dark. The resulting album garnered critical acclaim, sold over 10,000 copies (in addition to a 2015 vinyl reissue) and led to a partnership with European label Haldern Pop. 2015 sees Chris throwing open the doors and rearranging the furniture to reinvent the space that she occupies: she has a new album in the works that promises to stay true to her roots while introducing new ideas and sounds not heard on her previous releases. Both U.S. and European tours are in the plans for the second half of the year.

    http://www.chrispureka.com/home

    With Special Guest MaryLeigh Roohan http://www.maryleighmusic.com/

    Get your advance tickets at the link below--
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1358354


  • Semi-Twang w/ Special Guest Thirftones $10

    Fri May 1 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    BACK AFTER A 20 YEAR SNOOZE AND SUPER-REFRESHED!

    In 2009, something incredible happened — Semi-Twang reunited. The occasion was the twentieth anniversary of Shank Hall, a legendary Milwaukee venue owned and operated by Peter Jest. Semi-Twang was the first band to play there, and Peter asked if we would consider playing for his celebration. It had been close to twenty years since we had been a band. We had remained friends, but it hadn’t occurred to any of to get back together. Now I wish someone had suggested it sooner.

    The first rehearsal was all it took for everyone to reconnect. Chemistry is a strange thing, but we had it the first time round and it was there and visible on the faces of Mike Sieger, Mike Hoffmann, Bob Jennings, Bob Schneider and Jason Klagstad as we ran down the old tunes. Aside from a preponderance of Mikes and Bobs, we had our fair share of guitarists (3) and the problem of dancing around each other, while tricky the first time around, was easier to solve with a more mellowed-out veteran bunch.

    That first gig went great and the momentum carried us into the studio to begin work on our second official release, Wages Of Sin, released in 2011. In 2013 we put out The Why & The What For, and work has begun on our fourth recording. The reception for both new projects has been terrific and the live shows have been a treat. There's something to be said for chemistry.

    http://www.johnsieger.com/semi-twang/

    Get your advance tickets at the link below--
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/semitwang/


  • The Joe Hill 100 Anniversary Tour - $10

    Fri May 8 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Shortly after Salt Lake City police had arrested Joe Hill, they got in touch with the Chief of Police of San Pedro, California, who replied: “You have the right man… He is certainly an undesirable citizen. He is somewhat of a musician and writer of songs for the IWW Songbook.”

    Joe Hill (October 7, 1879– November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the "Wobblies"). While working various jobs from New York to San Francisco. Hill, as an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular song writer and cartoonist for the radical union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave" (in which he created the well-known phrase "pie in the sky"), "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones—the Union Scab", which express the harsh but combative life of itinerant workers, and call for workers to organize their efforts to improve conditions for working people.

    In 1914, John G. Morrison, a Salt Lake City area grocer and former policeman, and his son were shot and killed by two men. The same evening, Hill arrived at a doctor's office with a gunshot wound, and briefly mentioned a fight over a woman. Yet Hill refused to explain further, even after he was accused of the grocery store murders on the basis of his injury. Hill was convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. Following an unsuccessful appeal, political debates, and international calls for clemency from high-profile figures and workers' organizations, Hill was executed in November, 1915. After his death, he was memorialized by several folk songs. His life and death have inspired books and poetry.

    Tonight we remember Joe Hill 100 years after his death.

    The Joe Hill Road Show celebrates the music, life and legacy of martyred IWW labor song-writer Joe Hill, 100 years after being killed by firing squad in Salt Lake City, Utah, framed on a trumped up murder charge.

    The show, will include: songs from over 6 different acts both local and national including: Core Group: Lil Rev(WI), Bucky Halker (IL), Anne Feeney (PA), Jan Hammarlund (Sweden), JP Wright (KY).

    complimented by locals; Will Branch, David Drake, Harvey Taylor and more! Come forth to sing, and celebrate this great legacy.
    http://joehill100.com/


  • Jack Klatt with Special Guest The Cactus Blossoms (duo) - $10

    Fri May 15 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Jack Klatt is a singer, a songwriter, a seasoned traveler, and a dexterous finger-style guitarist. Combining musical traditions from hokum blues to the roots of country music, he has been criss-crossing the lower 48, spreading his brand of American music.

    www.jackklatt.com

    And Anodyne welcomes back The Cactus Blossoms! Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in northeast Minneapolis and have been blending their voices as The Cactus Blossoms since 2010. Their hypnotic harmonies and unforgettable songs have made them favorites in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul music scene.

    http://www.thecactusblossoms.com/ Get your tickets at the link below!
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/jackklatt/


  • Sam Llanas (with his band)

    Sat May 16 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    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.

    On November 18th, 2014 Llanas released The Whole Night Thru an all new studio record produced by longtime collaborator Gary Tanin. It features 9 new Llanas originals. The Whole Night Thru is Llanas’ first studio outing after parting ways with the band he co-fronted for over a quarter century. http://samllanas.com/ Advance tickets available at the link below- $10
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/samllanas/


  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

    Sun May 17 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15 adv/$20 door

    Repeatedly tagged as one of the most exciting bands on the bluegrass scene, the 2015 Grammy Nominated group for Best Bluegrass Album and winner of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Group of the Year Award, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have earned a slew of accolades since joining forces in the Washington, D.C. area, a longtime breeding ground for some of the genre’s finest players. Lead vocalist/mandolinist/fiddler Solivan and bassist Dan Booth have known one another since they were teens in Alaska; they’re joined by banjoist Mike Munford, winner of IBMA’s 2013 Banjo Player of The Year Award, and guitarist Chris Luquette, who won IBMA’s 2013 Instrumentalist of The Year Momentum Award. Noted for individual virtuosity, well-executed interplay and close harmonies, they expertly deliver precise, intricate compositions without ever stepping on one another’s musical toes. And though they use traditional instruments, they refuse to be bound by tradition; they much prefer to travel wherever the music takes them.

    http://dirtykitchenband.com/
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1224475


  • Neil Davis Quartet - $5

    Fri May 22 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Join us for a unique evening of Jazz at Anodyne.

    Neil Davis is a jazz guitarist in the Milwaukee area and an accompanist for the UWM dance department, accompanying modern classes. He is the co-founder of West End Conservatory on Milwaukee's west side and is the co-founder of Milwaukee Jazz Vision a jazz advocacy group
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcw-ONMYkbU


  • Awna Teixeira, Huck Notari, and Jenn Rawling

    Sun May 24 2015   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    $10 Awna Teixeira, Huck Notari, & Jenn Rawling­ ‘The Heart Lands’ Spring tour 2015 Vintage folk, heartfelt country balladry, and a side of accordion, you don’t want to miss songwriters Awna Teixeira (of Po girl), Huck Notari, (from Portland, OR), & Jenn Rawling (Midwest born) as they croons their way across the Midwest for just 3 weeks this May. It’s a rare songbird migrating for this limited edition of time. I’d grab this, hold it close, and call it the geode of evenings. Awna Teixeira-Portuguese Canadian, Awna Teixeira has been touring steady in different bands since 2001. While handling the many instruments with ease, Awna’s songs convey that classic old time feel of back porch spirituals. Crossing borders with her Portuguese upbringing, you can also hear her tales of heartache and travel through accordion driven European folk. Performing primarily on banjo, accordion, guitar Awna has added playing percussion with her feet both on Tambourine and an old suitcase. She is releasing her second full length album ‘Wild One’ March 2015. “Dark vivid lyrical imagery, beautifully layered instrumentation, delicate yet fierce vocals” -Santa Fe New Mexican Jenn Rawling-Vintage American Folk singer/songwriter Jenn Rawling composes highlymelodic songs from fascinating scraps of images and phrases, singing them with a vibrant,immediately engaging yodel-edged alto. Rawling's playful, poetic lyrics are enhanced by her sophisticated sense of phrasing and pace. “A rare songwriter whose varied and distinctive melodies trace the calls of birds and the motion of honey bees. Her songs don't connect the dots- they leap, and the intuitive connections she makes are so true that she takes us with her. “ Andrew Calhoun, Waterbug Records Huck Notari-is best described as Original Country Folk. Steeped in the authenticity of time gone by, he draws his listeners into a timeless place of old values. Growing up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and living the mountain life deeply impacted Huck. After many travels, it is his appreciation for simpler times, the country, and down-to-earth people that come through loudest in his genuine smile and heart breaking melodies. Huck lives in Portland, OR and plays regularly in the Northwest. "Huck is one of the finest songwriters in America today - songs full of truth and peace - they do what songs ought to do" - Samantha Parton, The Be Good Tanyas

    http://www.hazytales.me/reviews/

    Advance tickets at the link below--
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/awnahuckjenn/


  • Music for the Mind - I'm Not a Pilot

    Fri May 29 2015   7pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Come join us on Friday, May 29th for Music for the Mind: a Benefit Concert for Mental Health America of WI!

    Door open at 7:00PM

    Donations at the door begin at $10.00 // All ages welcome

    Featured performers:

    I'm Not A Pilot

    The Cavewives

    Nick Amadeus

    Myles Patrick Coyne

    In addition to great music and fun, there will be a silent auction. ALL donations go directly to Mental Health of America Wisconsin.

    http://www.imnotapilot.com/
    http://heyevent.com/event/1641747346047542/music-for-the-mind


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun May 31 2015   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/


  • Plum Creek String Band - $10

    Fri Jun 5 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Four soloists, one great sound! The Plum Creek String Band roars into town for an evening of fast paced, foot stomping music! Traditional, contemporary, and original string band music featuring some of the best players in the midwest! Featured on guitar and vocal, Craig Siemsen is described as "one of the best singer songwriters on the Wisconsin music scene," by the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series, and "... all that is Americana," by the Shepherd Express. Champion fiddler Maria Terres, dobro and guitar wiz Jerry Danks, and man about town Brett Kemnitz on bass, anchor is lively group. Come early for a good seat! $10!

  • Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten

    Sat Jun 6 2015   4pm @ 2920 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

    Free to the public Approximately 20 minutes of music performance by Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten at our Bay View Location for the Okka Fest 7 Music Walk.

    Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten (b. 1971, Oppdal) - studied Jazz at the Music Consevatory in Trondheim, Norway (1992-1995) under the tutelage of bassplayer Odd Magne Gridseth. When one listens to the great bassists in modern jazz history, a striking thing (though it may not be immediately arrived at) is that greatness is reached through open-mindedness and diversity. William Parker, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Peter Kowald, Wilbur Ware, Bertram Turetsky, Buell Neidlinger – all of these bass players have embraced a lifestyle of playing all sorts of music and the breadth of each musicians’ technique is a testament to those experiences. Norwegian bassist and composer Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten is also a musician whose experience is both geographical and aesthetic. While the fertile Scandinavian new jazz scene offered a vast amount of opportunities to work in different bands with musicians whose concepts are as individual as the grains in a reed, Flaten has found home and on-the-bandstand education in places as far flung as Chicago and his current residence Austin, Texas.

    For his entire bio copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.ingebrigtflaten.com/about-me/
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  • Utech Records Music Festival - $15

    Fri Jun 12 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Utech Records will once again bring to Milwaukee internationally renowned experimental musicians and artists to take part in a two day music festival celebrating the label’s ten-year anniversary. The Utech Records Music Festival is scheduled for June 12-13, 2015 with performances at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., Rushmor Records and the Cactus Club; all curated by graphic designer and label owner Keith Utech. This year’s lineup includes: Cetacea (CA), Trevor De Brauw (US), Dave Rempis + Steven Hess (US), Burning Tree (NO), Andre Foisy + Jacob Essak (US), Dead Neanderthals (NL), Sten Ove Toft (NO), Frank Rosaly (US), Insect Ark (US), Markerlight (US) and Gates (CA). This will be Gates ONLY Midwest appearance and the live debut from Markerlight. Besides a fantastic lineup, music lovers will also be able to pick up a new LP release by Frank Rosaly, a special screen print by Milwaukee artist Josh Howard (Solid State Tattoo) and festival-only releases from Dead Neanderthals with Sten Ove Toft, Burning Tree, Markerlight and Insect Ark. Milwaukee radio station WMSE, and Rushmor Records are proud to co-sponsor this event with additional support from Pabst Brewing Co., Solid State Tattoo, Orchard Street Press and Stumptown Printers. Advance tickets will be available directly from the Utech Records site utechrecords.com Friday, June 12 $15
    http://www.utechrecords.com/

  • The Subcontinentals with Special Guest Phil Lee - $10

    Sun Jun 14 2015   6pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Simmer Food Truck will be out front starting at 5pm!

    The Subcontinentals

    The Subcontinentals are John Sieger on guitar and vocals, Mike Sieger on bass and vocals, Kelli Gonzalez on Vocals and keyboards and John (Ravi) Carr on drums. They have been in great bands like Semi-Twang and The R&B Cadets (The Sieger Brothers), and Blue In The Face (John Carr). They started playing together in a zydeco band and found that to be so much fun they created The Subs.

    The band concentrates on songs written by John, with Kelli adding a couple gems of her own. They also perform classic soul, country and anything from Brill Building pop Tex Mex barn-burners. Dancing has never been seen as a great sin at any of their gigs and having fun is generally the rule of the day. They have a pretty good handle on ballads —Kelli’s version of Dylan’s Just Like A Woman is a good example and when it's time to stretch out a little, John S. is usually up to the task.

    Mike and Ravi are an especially tight rhythm section, Ravi is the son of an accomplished jazz drummer, Jack Carr and fills in on some of his gigs. Mike Sieger everybody's favorite high harmony singer and has been found once or twice perched above the female lead. The three voices can blend to make something big and beautiful, with John and Kelli alternating lead and Mike taking charge on occasion. Newly arrived is Jeff Stehr on keyboards, who is killing it on organ and piano — he can usually be found playing an update of rock-steady with his band. The Tritonics.

    The release of their debut recording “The Early Years” was met with solid reviews and their song, “The Continental Drift,” won 88nine Radio Milwaukee’s Earwig Of The Year. Though they hadn’t played together in a couple years, everything went swimmingly at their first reunion gig out of town. On June 14th they will relaunch in Milwaukee at the newest and hippest venue in Milwaukee, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., in Walker's Point with special guest, The Mighty King Of Love, Phil Lee.

    Phil Lee--

    Before he settled in to becoming one of the best songwriters in captivity Phil Lee spent a couple of decades playing drums, driving trucks, dumping motorcycles, hauling equipment, stealing hearts, eluding the authorities and raising Cain. By the time most artists get to their third or fourth album they are down to the material that didn’t make the cut for the first two. It is no mean feat to make four albums that stand on their own each one as good as the last yet also better in some way. It’s a pretty mighty achievement. Somehow, Phil Lee, knife-thrower, raconteur, rapscallion and bon vivant and the pride of Durham, North Carolina, has pulled it off.

    http://www.philleeone.com/

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  • Hayden

    Mon Jun 15 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    Advance tickets available at the link below-

    On Hey Love, Hayden’s eighth full-length record, the Toronto musician and songwriter writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013’s Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray. Hey Love addresses the widest spectrum of love as its muse, the album’s thirteen songs among Hayden Desser’s most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date. The title track, a languid anthem exposed by chiming pedal steel, introduces this dialogue – about loves both comfortable and disconnected, exhilarating and naive –with Hayden’s woozy pre-dawn falsetto propped up by a watchful chorus. Whether to his loyal listeners or to a lovely subject, Hayden sings plaintively: “It’s been so rough, we have been through more than enough / But without this love, there would be no reason for either of us.” On Hey Love’s first single “Nowhere We Cannot Go”, triumphant piano mingles with tattered synthesizer and electric guitar, conjuring love’s boundless resilience from the throes of personal reckoning. Both familiar and new, “Nowhere That We Cannot Go” places us on the rickety frontier of Hayden’s home studio, where the certainty of pain and reward both figure prominently on the horizon. No clearer is this heard than on “Troubled Times”, with its brilliant juxtaposition of the apocalypse-in-progress (“If it’s not one thing it is another / These are sure troubled times”) against a lilting backbeat and a soulful sun-soaked shuffle.

    From the arresting low register of his 1996 arrival, Everything I Long For, through the enigmatic Skyscraper National Park (2001), and the steadfastly fragile Elk-Lake Serenade (2004), Hayden has woven one of the most consistentthrough-lines of musical narrative imaginable, leading his audience through a scrapbook of downtimes fought and resolved, love lost and love solved. Hey Love is a snapshot of this relationship: Hayden at his most prolific, and perhaps Hayden at his most celebrated.

    Hey Love arrives only two years afterhis last release, on the inspiration of Dream Serenade: Hayden and wife Christie Greyerbiehl’s inaugural benefit for Toronto’s Beverley St. School for developmentally disabled children (October 2014 at Massey Hall). The albumwas performed and produced almost entirely by Hayden at his Toronto home studio, Skyscraper National Park. Additional recordings took place at Revolution Studio in Toronto with contributions from his live band featuring Jay McCarrol, Taylor Knox, and JJ Ipsen. The foursome hits the road to Milwaukee at Anodyne on Monday June 15.

    http://www.wasteyourdaysaway.com/

    photo: Vanessa Heins
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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jun 28 2015   11am @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/


  • The Waco Brothers w/ Special Guests Liar's Trial

    Thu Jul 2 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    "Wacos shows are rare. Don't miss them when they happen."

    "I’ve never been able to find a live band in New York as consistently thrilling and funny and fun as the Waco Brothers." —Author and former Chicagoan Sarah Vowell interview on the Chicagoist.

    You've heard of the crossroads where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil?

    Well, the Wacos race towards the crossroads of punk and country, heedless of speed limits and stop signs. The collisions spectacular, loud, energizing and sometimes messy. We've seen them a two hundred and forty six times, and the Waco Brothers never fail to entertain. Subtlety is for the weak, so they've chosen the path of optimum mayhem and tomfoolery. In their rollicking career, they have been called everything from the flagship act of the alternative country "movement" to pure butchery. Both are likely to be correct, even within one evening.

    Let's let singer/guitarist Jon Langford describe the nexus of punk and country:

    "It's so direct and honest, it's almost painful ... All the songs are about sex and death and drinking. If you listen to early George Jones, it's simple, three-chord stuff where the subject is everyday life ... It could be the Buzzcocks."

    The Wacos formed as a way to bang out country music covers, cage free beers out of friendly tavern owners and to provide a respite from their other bands. Their early shows at long-shuttered Chicago watering holes like the Augenblick and Jimmy and Tai's Wrigleyville Tap are like crazy fever dreams from another time. Who'd a thunk they'd become an institution?

    The line-up, in case you haven't been paying attention: Jon Langford (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Steve Goulding (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Graham Parker & the Rumour), Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones, Dollar Store), Deano (Dollar Store, Wreck), and Tracy Dear (World's Greatest Living Englishman). Often filling in for Goulding on the Wacos' Midwestern jaunts is Joe Camarillo (Hushdrops).

    When the Wacos hit the stage, they play as if their lives depend on it. Their shows at SXSW and CMJ are legendary, and every year threaten to actually collapse under the weight of their runaway brilliance. If you're not drunk, sweaty, and exhilarated at the end of one of their shows, then brother, we pity you. You might want to get back to the safety of that couch of yours.

    Photo Credit: Jay Blakesberg

    http://wacobrothers.com/wb/

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  • Peter Mulvey, Christopher Porterfield, Megan Burtt and John Statz

    Tue Jul 7 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $15

    "Four touring songwriters, two from Milwaukee and two from Denver, will gather in-the-round to swap songs and accompany each other in the moment. An intimate night of music, not to be missed."

    Peter Mulvey - The eclectic range of Mulvey’s tireless past pays handsome dividends on this stylistically sweeping, LA-recorded album. A crack specially convened band (including regular Dylan drummer David Kemper) adhere to his well-established live and direct recording approach and allow the performer’s deeply matured, naturally wry and hard-edged Americana to attain full, flowing life. From the raunchy melodic pop of “Sympathies” through suburban requiem “Remember the Milkman”, the dizzying weirdness of “If You Shoot At A King” and even Led Zeppelin modal thunder on “Copenhagen Airport”, Mulvey’s troubled visions attain striking clarity. – Gavin Martin, Uncut http://www.petermulvey.com

    Christopher Porterfield - Christopher Porterfield is an American songwriter, guitarist and singer. He currently leads the folk band Field Report. Porterfield previously played with DeYarmond Edison, a band led by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon.

    Megan Burtt - Music has coursed through her veins since experimenting with melodies and rhythms on her grandmother’s piano at age 6. Her first compositions were gifts for family members—musical messages and observations infused with the innocent optimism of childhood. Over the next ten years, while her peers were making mix-tapes of grunge-rock songs, Megan was at the piano processing her experiences through song. At 15 she found her father’s old guitar in the attic and was immediately inspired to her life’s calling. She began writing songs and only a year later won the Colgate Colorado Songwriting Competition. http://www.meganburtt.com/shows.php

    John Statz - “John writes the kind of songs that float through your mind, seeking purpose and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening.” http://johnstatz.com/

    http://www.petermulvey.com/lamplighter-sessions/

    click below for tickets!
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  • Laney Jones and the Spirits w/ Special Guest Gabriel Harris

    Fri Jul 10 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, FL, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder” (WPRK), mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion. Her live performance highlights her multi-instrumental prowess on banjo, ukulele, tenor guitar and harmonica backed by her band the Spirits. Since releasing her first studio album Golden Road in 2013, she has traveled far from the orange groves and marshes of her home, graduating from Berklee College of Music and playing festival stages at Grey Fox, Shakori Hills, String Break, Lancaster Roots and Blues and numerous others.

    This past January, Jones was featured on the PBS series, Great Performances. The 90-minute documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Center’s American Voices weekend-long festival and features Laney as an emerging artist alongside musical great Alison Krauss. Additional accolades for the band include invites to SXSW, Sundance, a formal IBMA showcase and a Southern Musician Sponsorship from Belk Department Stores which earned her performances with Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. Laney Jones and the Spirits are set to release their next album in fall 2015.

    Gabriel Harris is a singer-songwriter/guitar player from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who's stylistic influences span a wide range, drawing from blues, folk, funk and R&B. He has performed at several venues around the Milwaukee and Boston areas and continues to work on expanding his musical influence. Gabriel is currently working on a dual major in songwriting and music business at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he has been able to both collaborate with and learn from top notch musicians. He hopes that this experience will help him to achieve his goal of being a full-time performing artist.

    http://concertedefforts.com/roster/laney-jones-spirits/

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  • Nerd Nite - FREE

    Wed Jul 22 2015   7:30pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 90 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or zombie insects, while having a few or a few too many. Fun, right?
    http://nerdnite.com/

  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Jul 25 2015   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Pluto has long been a mysterious member of our Solar System. It is famous for its ''demotion'' from planet to dwarf planet, a decision that highlighted its peculiar properties and the need to better understand Pluto and other dwarf planets in the context of our Solar System's formation. Until the last few months, the best image we had of Pluto was a pixellated image from the Hubble Space Telescope. But, on July 14, after nine years of travel, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reached its closest approach in its fly-by mission to Pluto. In this CoffeeShop lecture, we will discuss what has been learned from the mission so far, and will show the amazing new images taken by the New Horizons mission -- our first close-up views of this distant world.

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule. Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.


  • Alice Bag - Pipe Bomb for the Soul - FREE

    Sun Jul 26 2015   7pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Alice Bag (born Alicia Armendariz on November 7, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is a punk rock singer, musician, author, educator and feminist archivist. Alice was lead singer and co-founder of The Bags, one of the first wave of punk bands to form in the mid-1970's in Los Angeles, CA.

    Her first book, Violence Girl, East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage is the story of her upbringing in East LA, her eventual migration to Hollywood and the euphoria and aftermath of the first punk wave. Violence Girl reveals how domestic abuse fueled her desire for female empowerment and sheds a new perspective on the origin of hardcore, a style most often associated with white suburban males.

    An outspoken activist, feminist and a self-proclaimed troublemaker, Alice has remained active in music since the late 1970's and published her second book, Pipe Bomb for the Soul in 2015. The ongoing influence of Alice’s style can be seen in the traveling Smithsonian exhibition, American Sabor. She has been profiled by PBS, AARP and has been an invited speaker at colleges including Stanford, Wellesley and USC. Her memoir, Violence Girl, is now required reading in gender and musicology courses throughout the country.
    http://www.alicebag.com/pipe-bomb-for-the-soul/


  • Polish Moon Ride - Polaco Luna Paseo

    Fri Jul 31 2015   5pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Save the date for all the accordion you can stand on our second annual Polish Moon Ride.

    Last year 376 people had a great time on our inaugural family friendly two-hour tour of Milwaukee's historic south side. The pre-ride party kicks off at 5pm with a great norteńa band, MX Rugido Norteńo. Then at 7pm Milwaukee police lead us on a slow, 8 mile tour of Milwaukee's south side.

    We return to Anodyne around 9pm for more polka from Don Turner and the Polish Moon Polka Band. Lots of great food and beverages provided from many of the great businesses on the south side, but don't let the kids miss the Purple Door Ice Cream!

    Based on all the fun we had in 2014, this year we might get 700 people. We are adding professional ride support (sorry if you flatted last year and were stranded for a while) and lots of freebies!

    Last year (2014( we raised $9,000 to help us open a community bike shop in the building where our Milwaukee office is located at 3618 W Pierce Street in the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhood. We hope to raise enough money this year to build it out and move in this fall.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/500051093485420/
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  • Heather Maloney

    Sat Aug 1 2015   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    “Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.”

    Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock.

    “The sounds I love in indie rock are so lush, and textured, and intricate, like someone spent a lot of time on this, so they must really care,” Maloney explains, citing influences such as Ben Howard, The Shins, and Io Echo. “And as a singer-songwriter raised on folk, I am drawn to lyrics that that are meaningful, intelligent, tell a story, paint pictures… that care. So I just wanted to make an album that cared musically and lyrically. Some sort of a bleeding heart meeting a distant, unaffected, sparkly rock band. That was the goal.”

    Maloney’s new music has a definite edge, but it also has a classically trained voice that delivers well-crafted lyrics over a technical arrangement—a combination we’ve recently seen getting mainstream appreciation once more. Suddenly, the term “singer- songwriter” carries serious weight again. Chalk it up to a revival of everything 90s and Maloney’s influence from “those bleeding hearts,” as she calls them, referring to artists’ like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.

    http://heathermaloney.com/

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  • T Hardy Morris

    Wed Aug 5 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    The first of our series of FREE shows in August to celebrate Anodyne's Sweet 16 Birthday! Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    Like ideas, the best songs are the simple ones. And like most simple ideas, they’re usually far more complex upon further examination than they seem at first.

    So many young songwriters start off looking for the most complex way possible to examine a simple truth. Perhaps to seem smarter, or more “mature”. The better songwriters learn - hopefully before too much embarrassment - that the complex thought simply put is the key to a great song. Distilling that subtle truth down to its very essence and expressing it in a way that cuts through the bullshit and takes the listener by the heart into the depths of the intended emotion.

    “I ain’t never giving back the things I took” I caught the line on about my third listen, busy as I was doing things around the house while the new album played loud in the next room. I’ve known Hardy a while. His long running band Dead Confederate played some of their earliest shows opening for Drive-By Truckers several years ago. I always liked them but probably didn’t delve deep enough into what they were doing to listen closely to the songs. That all changed when Hardy was about to release his debut solo album (2013’s fantastic Audition Tapes) and I saw him play a couple of times around Athens. I was immediately blown away. Every time I’d see or hear him, I’d hear something new. Great songs keep getting better the more you listen to them.

    FREE SHOW!

    Gouda Girls Food Truck will be joining us tonight! Swing on in and grab some amazing food! http://www.goudagirls.com/
    http://t.hardymorris.com/


  • Wooldridge Brothers with special guest Adam Levy (Honeydogs)

    Thu Aug 6 2015   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee FREE SHOW!

    Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs. Levy's songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz, and classical music. His lyrics have always been thoughtful, literary and provocative, and have garnered him international critical accolades and fans. Adam's wry wit and incisive lyrics are wrapped inside layers of deceptively beautiful melodies and hooks that have come to life with his signature great guitar work. Paste Magazine once said Levy's songwriting captured "the zeitgeist of our time."

    After showcasing at SXSW in the late 90’s the Wooldridge Brothers (Scott and Brian Wooldridge) inked a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific/EMI and releasee three critical-acclaimed albums. They had several songs placed in films (Contact, Some Mother’s Son) and television shows (Party of Five, Nearly Famous, Anna Nicole Smith and many others) along with successful regional radio airplay. After touring for a couple years, Scott and Brian took time off while Scott moved to Minneapolis and Brian, staying in Milwaukee, toured with Michelle Anthony. In 2009 the Brothers went back into the studio and came out with Days Went Around, mixed by Chris Stamey (dB’s/Alex Chilton). In support of Days Went Around, Scott and Brian played select shows with Alejandro Escovedo, Martha Wainwright and Walter Salas-Humara (the Silos). Scott headed back to Minneapolis to start work on his first solo album, and Brian toured and released three albums with The Mike Benign Compulsion. In 2014 the Wooldridge Brothers created a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Scott’s new solo album and a new Wooldridge Brothers single and album. The first round of tracks were produced by John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) in Minneapolis, MN, while the rest of the album will be finished in Rockford, IL with Scott Gorsuch (EIEIO) at the helm. The 7” vinyl single is scheduled for release in July, with the album out by the Fall of 2015.

    http://www.wooldridgebrothers.com/

    FREE SHOW!

    The Falafel Guys Food Truck will be joining us tonight! Swing on in and grab some amazing food! Are you looking for the best falafel in town? Look no further than the Falafel Guys! The delicious flavors of falafel, shawarma, schnitzel, and more are rolling down a street near you. So for an eating experience you'll absolutely love, Falafel Guys will not disappoint!
    http://www.adamlevymusic.com/


  • Piles, Red Stuff, Liar's Trial, Soft Targets, Luxx, Wolfgang Schaefer and Mynue

    Fri Aug 7 2015   6:30 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street FREE SHOW!

    One of four FREE shows in August to celebrate Anodyne's Sweet 16 Birthday. Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    All 4 of these great bands field some of Anodyne's finest. Tom in Red Stuff, Chris in Liar's Trial, Nolan in Piles and the new kid Wolfgang in Wolfgang Schaefer!

    Liar's Trial is one of the latest bands to come out of the mid west to represent the outlaw country sound that was founded by the likes of Haggard, Jennings, Nelson, and Williams. Liar's Trial could be the other thing that made Milwaukee famous...if the whiskey don't kill em.

    Red Stuff "boast swampy, southern-fried rock, replete with stoner-friendly riffs turned up to 11. Listeners may recognize the guitarist and lead singer as Tom Wanderer, host of WMSE’s vinyl-centric Thursday Blues Drive show, one of the best programs on the station (which is really saying something)." Shepherd Express

    Piles "has a deep, dark guitar-heavy edge to them that, though it's steaming with sludge, actually props up several easy-to-digest pop melodies. Guitar lines that move with quick ease..." Impose Magazine

    Soft Targets Drums | Baritone | Raw | Wordless, "It's very in your face--two-man rock n' roll--a big sound for just two guys." - Cal Roach, 91.7 WMSE.

    Luxx

    "The Bee Gees for the younger set"

    BURGER MEISTER FOOD TRUCK will be joining us this evening: http://burgermeistertruck.com/

    We're 16! That is like, so awesome! Let's get loud!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anodyne-Coffee-Roasting-Co/49128974107?sk=events&ref=page_internal


  • Trapper Schoepp with Special Guest Joe Crockett of the Championship

    Sat Aug 8 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street FREE SHOW!

    One of four FREE shows in August to celebrate Anodyne's Sweet 16 Birthday. Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    Trapper Schoepp has the ear of a troubadour, the eye of a journalist and the heart of a young poet.

    2015 welcomes Rangers & Valentines, the new Brendan Benson-produced album which shows Schoepp's continued growth as a songwriter and collaborator.

    In addition to gaining respect from some of their favorite artists, they’ve been featured in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Alternative Press – which gave Run, Engine, Run 4/5 stars and said that their “Replacements-meets-Uncle Tupelo influence rings clear…Trapper Schoepp & The Shades can only get better.” Huffington Post calls 24-year-old Schoepp "A master storyteller." The band also was the recipient of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee’s 2012 Album of the Year and Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s 2012 Song of the Year.

    Stay tuned for more details.

    Freddie's Deli Food Truck will be joining us tonight! http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/freddiesdeli.html
    https://www.facebook.com/trapperschoepp


  • Town Mountain with special guest Jesse Walker's Hitch

    Fri Aug 14 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street FREE SHOW!

    The last of four FREE shows in August to celebrate Anodyne's Sweet 16 Birthday. Totally come celebrate with us as we thank Milwaukee for like, 16 great years!

    Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band’s trademark. They light up the stage with their honky-tonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove.

    The past two years have pushed Town Mountain into the upper tier of acoustic bands and they have found themselves at some of the most prestigious festivals in the country such as MerleFest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, Suwannee Springfest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival earning them a nomination for IBMA’ s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, a natural follow up to their two 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards.

    With the release their first official live album, Town Mountain: Live At The Isis, in August 2014, fans and critics alike celebrate the high energy of their one of a kind live show. With plans for the studio in early 2015, Town Mountain is certain to continue their ascent in the world of roots music.

    Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle and Nick DiSebastian on bass.

    Somewhere in between a second hand instrument store and the dusty pages of a library's musical anthology of America you will find Jesse Walker's Hitch. In the name of open-source revival, the Milwaukee duo works hard to unearth old American classics of Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk music breathing new contemporary life into arrangements for bass, resonator, banjo, and acoustic guitar. Whether in a dimly lit corner of a neighborhood dive bar or at a hot summer barbecue, Jesse Walker's Hitch brings a fresh brand of old-time stylings that takes listeners back to the lore of yesterday, while reestablishing the roots of today.
    http://www.townmountain.net/


  • Zach Pietrini & the Broken Bones w/ special guest Will Phalen

    Fri Aug 21 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $7

    The Zach Pietrini express barrels through towns on rails laid by Waylon Jennings & Ryan Adams. He is spurred by stories, steam, & whiskey. His freight bespeaks barroom-stomping Midwestern Salt-Of-The-Earth Americana.

    Zach has been writing and recording for nearly a decade. 3 cities called home, 4 albums recorded, and many roster changes later, Zach and the band are asserting their place in the Midwest more than ever. The band charges on with its newest release Highways and Heartache set for release in late spring of 2015. Their sound consistently evolves, but doesn't stray from its roots of brutally honest and impassioned americana. The songs are described as “haunting,” “honest” and “instantly familiar.” The band continues to write, tour, and record their salt-of-the-earth-flavored americana, and were recently featured on NoiseTrade's New and Notable. They are, as ever, driven by their desire to connect with people through the simple beauty of story and song.

    "...Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts continue to explore the brighter corners of alternative-country, conjuring the twangy, symphonic tones of Son Volt and Summerteeth-era Wilco, with ample nods to Neil Young’s tear-jerkers. " --Shepherd Express

    http://zachpietrini.com/

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  • Frankie Lee w/ Special Guest Barbara Jean

    Sun Aug 23 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    Frankie Lee hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and delves nice n’ easy into country, folk, honky-tonk and twang with a built-in, lived-in style that speaks to his Midwestern roots. Lee’s home city of Minneapolis recently dubbed him the “Best Songwriter of 2014″, writing “Every good songwriter must be honest with themselves — or be a master of complete self-deception. Whether Frankie Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing ‘em, or the other way around, he’s found a calling.”

    http://www.frankieleemusic.com/

    Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music and sound, honing her early gift for the violin and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, into a sharp eye for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist. Calling the rugged grandeur of Lake Superior's North Shore home for the better part of the last decade, Barbara Jean developed her craft through constant live performance and dedicated study of the fiddle and banjo. Dubbed "Minnesota's answer to Emmylou Harris" by longtime Star Tribune Music Critic Jon Bream, Barbara Jean brings a grace and comfort to the stage that is disarming and captivating. Her gift for songwriting has been recognized on a national level with accolades from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest and the Big Top Chautauqua earning her a spot on the esteemed National Public Radio show Mountain Stage. With two full-length original albums under her belt, the sky is the limit for this stellar songstress as she takes her songs and sound to wider and wider audiences.

    http://www.barbarajeanmusic.com/

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  • Ethan Keller Group

    Fri Aug 28 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $8

    Ethan Keller is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was voted Best Solo Artist in the 2011 Milwaukee Music Awards, and Best Pop Artist in the 2011 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards.

    The founder and former front man of the eclectic funk-rock outfit, The Green Scene (called "America's Best Unsigned Band" in Jim Beam's 2001 National Rock Band Search), Ethan has always been known for originality, diversity, and depth. Musically and professionally, Keller wears many hats. He has been performing and promoting since 1993, has made appearances at prestigious venues and music festivals in over 30 states, and has sold over 10,000 records.

    Over the years, Ethan has supported a stylistic smorgasbord of acts, like Rusted Root, Willy Porter, Erin McKeown, Glenn Tillbrook, Umphreys McGee, Grupo Fantasma, Citizen King, Better Than Ezra, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Lost Trailers, Night Ranger, and Hanson.

    Ethan’s 2010 EP entitled Profit, was co-produced by Grammy-winning engineer Ted Greenberg ("Standing in the Shadows of Motown"), and has aired on over 250 radio stations nationwide. Keller's most recent full-length album, entitled Goin Down in History, Goin Down in Flames, was released in 2013 on Driftless Records. Ethan’s music is currently in rotation at WYMS 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.

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  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

    Sat Aug 29 2015   1:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Hi everyone! This Saturday at 1pm, we'll be talking about dark matter and dark energy -- two big mysteries about our universe that are yet to be solved. We hope you'll join us at Anodyne!

    In our everyday lives, we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell everything in our surroundings. But did you know that everything we experience on a daily basis -- from the toast we eat for breakfast to the stars we see in the night sky -- is composed of the same material that makes up only 4% of our universe? The rest of our universe is made up of an unknown type of matter that we call ''dark matter'', and a mysterious energy that we call ''dark energy.'' In this coffeeshop lecture, we will show you scientific evidence for the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and will tell you what astronomers know so far about these two great mysteries of the universe.

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule. Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you. Hi everyone! This Saturday at 1pm, we'll be talking about dark matter and dark energy -- two big mysteries about our universe that are yet to be solved. We hope you'll join us at Anodyne!
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/index.html


  • Third Coast Blues Collective

    Sun Aug 30 2015   6:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Koenig, Liban, Liban and Koenig - it's not a law firm, it's the start of an incredible night of blues including-

    John Seiger, Theo Merriweather, Aaron Gardner, Perry Weber, Peter Roller, Steve Cohen, Marc Wilson, John Seydewitz, Jamie Breiwick, Greg Koch, Bob Mueller Nick Moss, Michael Ledbetter, Robin Pluer and the aforementioned Liban's and Koenig's! All celebrating the CD release of Music Friends.

    http://3cbc.org/

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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Aug 30 2015   11AM @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.


  • Bluegrass Bash III with Thistledown Thunders, Grasping At Straws, Brewgrass, Jordan Kroeger

    Fri Sep 4 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $5

    THISTLEDOWN THUNDERS are a Milwaukee bluegrass band, drawing influences from Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Earle, our dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes.

    Thistledown Thunders Thistledown Thunders are a Milwaukee based bluegrass band, playing throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, and a collaboration of musicians from Milwaukee's diverse music scene. Drawing influences from folk and bluegrass both old and new, Thistledown Thunder's dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are sure to get your toes tapping and boots stomping!

    Grasping at Straws thegraspingatstraws.bandcamp.com Out of “drinkers’ paradise” Milwaukee, WI, Grasping at Straws blend the sounds of old Americana, country, and blues with a more modern, dissonant rock energy. With a canon of eclectic and catchy songs, the Straws mix the traditional tools of beautiful vocal harmonies, guitar, fiddle and upright bass to create a well-rounded offering.

    Brewgrass www.brewtownbrewgrass.com/ Brewgrass is a bluegrass band that plays traditional songs with new arrangements mixed in. We're an energetic, well rounded, charismatic group that loves playing out. This six piece will have your toe tappin'! Come see us you'll have a hoot!

    Jordan Kroeger Jordan Kroeger, bassist of the famed bluegrass band Chicken Wire Empire, will be performing a special solo set featuring originals and choice covers ranging from CWE repertoire to his own style of bluesy folk! People say he's folking great!
    http://thistledownthunders.weebly.com/


  • The Last Revel w/ Derek Pritzl Band

    Fri Sep 11 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $8

    Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded three part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain.

    The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show.

    The Last Revel received great response from press and fans alike from their first official recording entitled, “The Mason Jar EP” in February of 2013.

    With their debut full-length release entitled “UPROOTED” in February of 2014, The Last Revel’s momentum continues to grow and The Band is poised to take their sound to anywhere that welcomes their own brand of lyric driven, foot moving, folk music.

    http://thelastrevel.com/

    Derek Pritzl's Mid-western Gothic song writing style is informed by his near constant travels. He surrounds himself with the swampy, fatback rhythm section of Ben Wolf (drums) and Nick Brown (bass/vocals). Dan Walkner lends his rustic backwoods lead, slide, and steel guitar to the mix. Pritzl's powerhouse vocals are a midnight crossroads meeting of the spirits of folk troubadours and dusty barrelhouse bluesmen. Together, the Derek Pritzl Band will guide you to a country rock mansion on the hill.

    http://derekpritzl.com/

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  • Mike Mangione & The Union with Post Monroe (Nashville, TN)

    Fri Sep 18 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    Mike Mangione & The Union is an orchestral folk band led by songwriter Mike Mangione and his brother and lead guitarist Thomas. The Mangione brothers grew up playing together in Chicago. With roots in folk and blues, the Mangione brothers began writing and touring their music in 2004. Over the years, they began adding musicians including violin, cello, upright bass and drums, eventually developing the orchestral folk sound they are known for. The brothers first record, "There and Back" was released in 2005. Their band, The Union's debut album, Tenebrae (2008), received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades. September 3, 2013 they released their fourth album, Red-Winged Blackbird Man, produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent). American Songwriter Magazine gave the record a 4 out of 5 rating adding

    lyrically, the tunes are reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s ability to describe characters in such exquisite detail that by the end of five minutes it seems as if you’ve known them your whole life. These are people and songs you’ll want to revisit and spend more time with. That’s the mark of a timeless album, which is exactly what this under the radar gem is. Play it once and you’ll be calling your friends to rave about Mangione, his chamber folk and one of the hidden musical highlights of the year.

    Billboard Magazine also featured them in their scouting report, noting the bands ability to capture every ear in a Manhattan rock club.

    The band is currently working on their fifth record scheduled to be release in 2015.

    http://mikemangione.com/

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  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

    Sat Sep 19 2015   1:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule. Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ JP Cyr and His Radio Wranglers

    Fri Sep 25 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    If you don’t believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauder’s music. There’s little other explanation for why a small island Washingtonian can write, play, and sing music that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregon’s red-hot music scene, and recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Caleb Klauder’s music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America.

    Unbowed by a diagnosis of vocal chord polyps early last summer, Caleb Klauder is back stronger than ever with his new EP, Just A Little, and a post-surgery voice that doesn't miss a beat. Caleb is aiming his sights high in 2015 with the release of a new full-length album, due out in the Fall. With a knack for making old-school American roots music sound new again, the world eagerly awaits the resurrection of one of the most distinct voices in traditional country music.

    "Listen to Caleb Klauder's latest recording is like entering some eternal country-swing tavern in the sky." - Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

    "Sometimes the best musicians, and the best people you will ever meet in music, are not the ones that stand at stage center, but the ones who spend the majority of the time standing to the right or left... with a selfless attitude, a willingness to do whatever it takes to make good music great..." -Saving Country Music

    "I highly recommend hitting a Caleb Klauder Band concert to anyone in need of a pick-me-up with plenty of country-style panache." - AJ Dent,The Nectar Lounge

    "I just can’t get over how well he channels the spirit of some of the early country acts, while still making his songs relevant to our times." - Calvin Powers,Taproot Radio

    https://www.facebook.com/calebklauderband?fref=ts

    JP Cyr and His Radio Wranglers open the show at 8pm! http://radiowranglers.net/

    "JP Cyr and His Radio Wranglers hail from Wisconsin and are heavily influenced by the Western Swing sounds of the 1930's, 40's and 50's. They strive to encapsulate the sounds of the Western dance hall era and their Western Swingin' will keep your toe tappin' all night long! Fronted by J.P. Cyr on Vocals and upright bass, The Radio Wranglers are: Blaine and Ruthie McQuinn on fiddles and vocals, Adam Nero on steel guitar, Danny Tyksinski on lead guitar, and Ed Novak on rhythm guitar."

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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Sep 27 2015   11AM @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/


  • Sam Cassidy Band w/ special guest Matthew Davies

    Fri Oct 2 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Minneapolis, MN - Sometimes it just takes a while for things to come into focus. Debts is the first collection of songs from Minneapolis’ Sam Cassidy. Written over the last few years, Cassidy draws on the life of ordinary people as well as his own experiences to paint vivid pictures of struggle and joy, hard work and taking it easy, longing and satisfaction.

    Recently named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2014, Cassidy's music music has been described as a "unique brand of hard-luck, blue-collar rock" with "a true ear for timeless melodies". Often backed by a sprawling backing band, his dynamic live show is not to be missed.

    http://www.samcassidymusic.com/

    a “unique brand of hard-luck, blue-collar rock” with "a true ear for timeless melodies” -City Pages

    "Storytelling folk-rocker is a craftsman by trade and in song." -VITA.MN

    "Cassidy showcases the beauty of normal living, creating complex characters and conveying their perspectives through the lyrics and music tone" -MN Daily Profile

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  • Matthew Davies, Josh Harty, Anna Vogelzang, Myles Coyne, Sugar Still and Madison Malone

    Sun Oct 4 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Your $10 helps get these local musicians to The Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, February 17-21, 2016.

    Each year more than 2,500 musicians, agents, managers, record company executives, radio DJs, folk music fans and others gather at the International Folk Alliance Conference, held in Kansas City in February. Last year for the first time, a group of Wisconsin musicians got together to create a showcase room at the conference. This room gave our state's artists a place to gather and perform their music for a large international audience. We were able to raise money through a successful Kickstarter campaign as well as corporate donations, which paid for the room rental, food & drinks for the musicians and some conference fees. This year, we are raising money with a fundraiser concert featuring many of your favorite local musicians. Come show your support for the great music community we have here in Wisconsin!

    Here's a link to the info about the conference and the Wisconsin room there: http://wisconsinroom.org
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  • Nineteen Thirteen

    Fri Oct 9 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    NINETEEN THIRTEEN

    A Cello built in 1913 and processed through today's looping technology, creates a live orchestra of strings framed by the percussion of two drummers, including Violent Femmes founding member Victor DeLorenzo.

    The result is the unique chamber rock trio from Milwaukee known as NINETEEN THIRTEEN. Cellist Janet Schiff, with Nez playing drum set and world-renowned DeLorenzo, push the boundaries of time and tradition in this inventive musical combination. Audiences are captivated by the interaction of the multi-layered electrically amplified cello, and the solid pulse of stereo driving drum rhythms!

    Unique and sexy in a sassy and superb fashion.

    A sound romance of mind, body and soul.

    The Cello is from 1913 and the music is from today.

    www.NineteenThirteen.com

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  • Heather Maloney w/ special guest Lisa Ridgely

    Fri Oct 16 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    “Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.”

    Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock.

    “The sounds I love in indie rock are so lush, and textured, and intricate, like someone spent a lot of time on this, so they must really care,” Maloney explains, citing influences such as Ben Howard, The Shins, and Io Echo. “And as a singer-songwriter raised on folk, I am drawn to lyrics that that are meaningful, intelligent, tell a story, paint pictures… that care. So I just wanted to make an album that cared musically and lyrically. Some sort of a bleeding heart meeting a distant, unaffected, sparkly rock band. That was the goal.”

    Maloney’s new music has a definite edge, but it also has a classically trained voice that delivers well-crafted lyrics over a technical arrangement—a combination we’ve recently seen getting mainstream appreciation once more. Suddenly, the term “singer- songwriter” carries serious weight again. Chalk it up to a revival of everything 90s and Maloney’s influence from “those bleeding hearts,” as she calls them, referring to artists’ like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.

    “We wanted to make something more relevant, in a new zone.” Maloney wasn’t kidding – she teamed up with producer Bill Reynolds (who moonlights as the bassist for Band of Horses) and an all-star group of players with extraordinary talent, including engineer Jason Kingsland (Iron & Wine, Delta Spirit), guitarist Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses), and guitarist and sax player Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket).

    Throughout the new musical heights and depths on this record, Maloney’s voice and lyrics remain center stage, truthfully articulating the insights and emotions of growing up, without clichés nor quirks for their own sake.

    Maloney’s journey to finding herself as a singer-songwriter took some unexpected routes. She studied classical operatic, improvisational jazz vocals, and music theory for several years in New Jersey, in addition to a brief stint studying classical Indian vocals with a tutor. “My first shows were jazz, in New York City. I love jazz, but it didn’t feel like where I belonged. Neither did opera. I was grasping to find what felt like home,” she says. “I needed to do something kind of radical.”

    Maloney found herself at a silent meditation retreat center in Central Massachusetts. She lived and worked there for nearly 3 years, taking vows of silence from seven to ten days at a time. The silence, oddly enough, became conducive to finding one’s true voice. “The biggest motivating factor in writing was probably the experiences I was having in my meditation practice… There was the difficulty
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  • One Trick Pony. A Milwaukee Pop Up Flea

    Sun Oct 18 2015   10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Let's do it all over again! Details to follow...
    https://onetrickponymke.wordpress.com/

  • Gurf Morlix

    Thu Oct 22 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $18

    The Sound of Infamous Integrity

    Once, when asked by a promoter for a copy of his biography, Gurf Morlix responded with just two words, "legendary integrity." He would later admit that his response was perhaps a bit pompous, "but true," he added. "Well, half true anyway." The story is a telling one, demonstrating not only Morlix's directness, which is famous among his musical colleagues – or perhaps infamous, depending on who you ask - but also his dry sense of humor and no-bullshit approach to life, music, and the music business.

    Had he sent the promoter a more traditional bio, it likely would have noted that Gurf was born in Lackawanna, New York (near Buffalo), saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, formed a band (in which Peter Case made his stage debut), moved to Austin to escape the cold and play music, befriended Blaze Foley and a bunch of other Austin characters, moved to Los Angeles, worked for more than a decade as Lucinda Williams' guitarist, band-leader and backing vocalist, produced Lucinda's acclaimed Sweet Old World and eponymous albums, famously left Lucinda, toured with Warren Zevon, moved back to Austin, produced a number of classic Americana albums you likely own if you are any kind of Americana music fan, played on many more albums you probably own if you fall into that category, got inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, received the Americana Music Association's "Instrumentalist of the Year" award, went on to make seven critically acclaimed albums of his own, and then toured the world supporting them. He now continues to play live, produce albums for the artists that move him, and make his own albums. He even goes fishing ever once in a while.

    That's the resume, but it's Gurf's integrity, combined his near innate sense of music and how to make it sound not just good, but great, that have attracted so many well-respected artists to work with him over the years - folks like Ian McLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock, Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard, just to name a few. And, oh yeah, he can make nearly any instrument with strings either sing or growl, depending on the needs of the song, like no other musician out there.

    Gurf's eighth album, 2015's Eatin' At Me, kicks off with wailing guitars and an annual family car trip to "Dirty Ol' Buffalo." Never one to shy away from the gritty side of life, the portrait he paints of the rust belt city of his youth, with its rugged roads and smoky orange air, ain't pretty, but it's real and authentic to the core. Unlike the shiny city of today, all polished up with money and a thin coat of paint barely hiding the grease below, "Dirty Ol' Buffalo" is the kind of place that stays with a person long after they've left.

    The nine songs that follow on Eatin' At Me have that same lasting quality and clearly come from a man who looks at life and the world around him, with all its grit and glory, unflinchin
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  • Jeffrey Foucault with special guest Caitlin Canty

    Fri Oct 23 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15

    On October 16th, 2015 Jeffrey Foucault will release SALT AS WOLVES, his fifth collection of original songs. Featuring long-time tour partner Billy Conway on drums, WOLVES reunites Jeffrey with legendary electric guitar player Bo Ramsey (who produced the seminal 2006 album Ghost Repeater), and bassist Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T, Cold Satellite). Caitlin Canty - whose breakout 2015 release Reckless Skyline Jeffrey produced and played on - sings all the backing vocals. Cut live to tape in just three days in rural Minnesota, SALT AS WOLVES has been described by Greil Marcus as "A country plea, a blues reach for facts beyond sound... scary in the bend of the first note,” and by No Depression as “Life and death, surrender and commitment, pain and wanting, a sparse yet rich texture and sound that transcends pure blues.”

    "I take the small roads when I can. I hit the small rooms with a couple old guitars and a 5-watt Skylark amp. Sometimes with a band, and then I stand up. Mostly it’s just me and my friend Billy Conway, the best drummer I ever heard. Then we both sit down and I stomp my foot. I own a Smith Corona typewriter and a Western Bell rotary phone, and I use both. I wore a pearl snap cowboy shirt in my Kindergarten school picture. Irony isn’t my thing. I write songs about love, memory, God, desire, wilderness and loss. I grew up in Wisconsin. My Dad wore a tie to work and played a knock-off Gibson with a chunk of the headstock missing where he’d backed over it with the car. Mom sang along. I knew all my Grandparents well into my thirties, and both my Great Grandmas. Winter Sundays were for church or ice-fishing, and summers we hauled an old travel trailer up to the north woods. School was a drag, and I mostly drew pictures. When I was eleven I bought a cassette copy of Little Richard’s Greatest Hits. At 17 I learned to play all the songs on John Prine’s 1971 debut in my room with the door locked and subway posters of British New Wave bands looking morbidly on. At 19 I stole a copy of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘Live & Obscure’. At 24 I made a record and started traveling around the country. I have two older brothers. They don’t sing but they both fish. I live out in New England now in a little town with a river through the middle. I can’t get home without crossing good water and it fairly makes up for living east, which isn’t in my blood. We have a chicken coop and a little barn and an old car that runs. I like to listen to records real loud when I do the dishes, and I do most of the dishes." JF

    http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com/

    Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a 1930's Recording King guitar and a dusky alto. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City as a performer and as the first employee of the successful Artists Den series.

    http://caitlincanty.com/
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  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

    Sat Oct 24 2015   1:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Oct 25 2015   11:00 am FREE @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free!
    www.foxandbranch.com

  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound Halloween Show!

    Sat Oct 31 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $10 Advance/$12 Door

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.

    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is “Fine Rude Thing” . The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.

    http://www.paulcebar.com/

    We'll have Brenner Brewery's new Oct 31st release- Witchcraft on tap! "That name seems appropriate for a Russian Imperial Stout made with 70 pounds of molasses, 44 pounds of Anodyne Coffee and aged in oak for more than a year. Witchcraft has a sturdy 13.5% ABV to back up the moniker."

    $10 in advance available at the link below-- $12 at the door
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  • Foghorn Stringband with special guest Fox and Branch

    Thu Nov 5 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

    The music of The Foghorn Stringband today, as heard on their new album Devil In The Seat, revolves around four master musicians: Portland, Oregon-based Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) and Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar), and Yukon-based Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) and Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo). Each member of The Foghorn Stringband comes not only from a different part of the American roots music spectrum, but leads the pack in their field as well. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as by his upbringing in Washington State. Also from Washington, Reeb Willms grew up in the state’s Eastern farmlands singing hard-bitten honky-tonk with her family. Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, but she cut her teeth as one of the best bluegrass bassists in Western Canada. Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is one of the best old-time fiddlers of his generation and has a voice that sounds like it’s coming from an old 78.

    Onstage, The Foghorn Stringband gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. To make their new album, Devil in the Seat, the band retreated to the island paradise of Kauai, where, surrounded by coconut palms, beachside views and margaritas, they blazed through a set of old favorites and new discoveries. The music on Devil in the Seat reaches from roots in Appalachia, like Clyde Davenport’s fiddle tune “Lost Gal,” the old square dance song “Stillhouse,” or “Mining Camp Blues” which comes from their friend Alice Gerrard, all the way to the early neon lights of Nashville (“90 Miles an Hour” from Hank Snow). It touches on old gospel (“Longing for A Home” from The Cooke Duet), newly composed fiddle tunes (“Jailbreak”, “Leland’s Waltz”), even British folk (“What Will We Do”). Throughout, the honest intensity of the music remains the trademark of The Foghorn Stringband. They see no reason to polish this music, or to deviate from the roots which first inspired them. http://foghornstringband.com/ Tickets available here--
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  • The New Seven w/ Calamity Janes and the FSB along with Caley Conway

    Fri Nov 6 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. $8

    The New Seven

    With their rich vocals, bold melodies, and progressive songwriting style, it’s easy to see why The New Seven is turning heads in their hometown of Milwaukee. The rock/folk band, which consists of Tony Smith, Tim Koehler, Nick Lang, and Morgan Montesanto, produces music that has a way of floating seamlessly between intimate acoustic and dynamic electric instrumentation to create a distinct sound that’s impossible to forget. The New Seven has a history of embracing change. By injecting electric instrumentation and percussion to a sound that was once strictly acoustic, they’ve been able to express their roots while blurring the edges of the genres they love. The New Seven’s full length debut album, “Look Closer, Say Something” was released on April 30th 2015.

    Calamity Janes

    Calamity Janes FSB center their original music around breathtaking female harmonies. Coupled with the band's upright bass, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and drums. Calamity Janes FSB continue making a name for themselves in Milwaukee and its environs. Whether handing out kazoos to audiences, rousing dance-floors to their feet, or quieting packed crowds with a hushed first note, Calamity Janes FSB win over diverse fans with their infectious love for music.

    Drawing inspiration from artists Gillian Welch, Mountain Man, and traditional world folk, Calamity Janes FSB have barely had a day off since their inception over two years ago! A regular fixture at Milwaukee venues like Linneman's Riverwest Inn, Tonic Tavern, Cactus Club, and Public House, Calamity Janes FSB count among their past two year's high profile performances, the festivals Locust Street Days, Summer Solstice, Brady Street Festival and Summerfest 2015 as well as the Annual Peace Through Music: John Lennon Tribute, Koss Lunar Rooftop Series at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, and the Uncommon Folk Exhibit in the Calatrava at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

    When they're not busily loading instruments into their bumper-sticker covered van, Calamity Janes FSB maintain a regular presence on the Milwaukee media scene, from appearances on 91.7 WMSE's Local Live program, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tap Milwaukee, and 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. Calamity Janes FSB round out their roster with performances at weddings, house shows, and backyard bonfires.

    Advance tickets available at the link below--
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  • Jon Langford and Jean Cook- Art & Music- with Trapper Schoepp

    Fri Nov 13 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    Jon Langford born October 11, 1957, Newport, Monmouthshire is a Welsh-born musician and artist who is presently based in Chicago. He is the younger brother of science-fiction author and critic David Langford

    Langford was originally the drummer for the punk band The Mekons when it formed at the University of Leeds in 1977, but he later took up the guitar as other band members left. Since the mid-1980s he has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock. He has released a number of solo recordings as well as recordings with other bands outside of The Mekons, most notably the Waco Brothers, which he co-founded after moving to Chicago in the early 1990s.

    Among Langford’s musical side projects have been the Three Johns (with John Hyatt and John (Phillip) Brennan), who released several albums of drum-machine-fueled punk in the 1980s; the country-punk Waco Brothers (with Dean Schlabowske, Tracey Dear, Alan Doughty, Mark Durante, and Mekons drummer Steve Goulding), who have been recording since 1995; the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, a revolving assortment of Chicago musicians who have backed both Langford and other musicians such as Kelly Hogan; and Ship and Pilot. He became a father figure to the local music scene, encouraging many of his labelmates on Bloodshot Records and championing anyone he thought worthy of scrutiny, often lending his services as a musician or visual artist or inviting local musicians to guest on his releases. Langford’s first official solo album, Skull Orchard, a look back at his hometown of Newport, Wales, was released in 1998. He followed it with All the Fame of Lofty Deeds, in 2004, Gold Brick in 2006, and Old Devils in 2010.

    Langford is an accomplished artist and is renowned for his multi-layered paintings of famous and forgotten figures from the dawn of country music. Nashville Radio, a collection of his artwork and writings, was published in 2006.

    Langford initiated a project, the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, which performs the music of other country music groups. Several alternative country musicians have guested on these recordings.

    Langford has guested on numerous recordings, including with Dutch punk band the Ex, The Old 97s, Chip Taylor, as well as Austin, Texas legend Alejandro Escovedo, and has recorded joint albums with Sally Timms, Kevin Coyne, Richard Buckner, Kat Ex and Rosie Flores.

    http://www.facebook.com/jonboylangford

    Jean Cook is a musician, producer and Director of Programs for Future of Music Coalition. She is a founder and director of Anti Social Music, a New York-based new music collective. She currently records and tours with Ida/Elizabeth Mitchell, Jon Langford, and Beauty Pill. She has recorded on over 50 albums; recent appearances include projects by New York avant jazz artists William Parker, Tom Abbs/Frequency Response, Assif Tsahar/KJLA 4Tet, and Taylor Ho Bynum/Spidermonkey Strings.

    Trapper Schoepp opens the show playing new
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  • Latte Art Throwdown to benefit The Hunger Task Force

    Thu Nov 19 2015   7:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Two cans non-perishable food items (or $5) gets you in the competition. The food and a portion of the proceeds goes to The Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. Come and watch or sign up and show everyone what you can do! #mkeTNT
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  • Joseph Huber Band with special guests Driveway Thriftdwellers

    Fri Nov 20 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $8

    Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting, and Huber has continued moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well crafted songs.

    "Bury Me Where I Fall", Huber's introductory solo album was an unseen side to his writing--less high-octane and blistering as his known work, "Bury Me..." reveals multiple, new landscapes, ranging anywhere from desolate, world-weary ones; to brooding and ominous ones. His 2nd release "Tongues of Fire" is much the flip-side to that--joyful, light-hearted, and laughing even in the face of hard times. Being a multi-instrumentalist, Huber performs all the tracks on his records on his own...fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion, and bass. Huber can be seen playing with a backup band, or also opting for a "one-man-band" setup--singing and playing banjo/guitar/harmonica and opting for a trusty ol' Samsonite suitcase as a kick-drum. In his solo career he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great performers including Hellbound Glory, Bob Wayne, Graham Lindsey, Robert Earl Keen, Keller Williams, and more.

    His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from many Americana enthusiast looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's modern country. Maintaining a solid touring schedule, playing all throughout both the U.S. and all around Europe, he has steadily gained ground and gotten much positive press, and has shown himself a sincere and influential member of the growing roots movement. Huber has a planned release of his 3rd solo album 'The Hanging Road' featuring 10 new tracks, which will be available on Nashville's 'Muddy Roots Recordings' in Spring 2014.

    http://www.josephhubermusic.com/

    Driveway Thriftdwellers say --

    We play Roll music. That's right. We have officially claimed the ripe, unused half of Rock and Roll. It's like nothing you've never seen before: Guitars are played and sometimes some other instruments, this one guy plays pedal steel, a cactus plays an electric bass, maybe we'll find someone to saw up some fiddle, and one of several people may be hitting some drums. That's roll, folks. Singing is also common.

    https://www.facebook.com/drivewaythriftdwellers/
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  • Five Card Studs and Radio Radio

    Wed Nov 25 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. $10 SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT

    Holding the title of ‘the hardest working lounge band in the Midwest’ is no easy task…unless you are the 5 Card Studs.

    Their live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70’s TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer. Musically their performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics all of which is delivered by the expert musicianship of the five seasoned veterans in the 5 Card Studs, making for an unforgettable experience in entertainment.

    http://www.fivecardstuds.com/

    Radio Radio is your only New Wave cover band. A real band, seasoned in the ways of pop & rock music with flagrant and abundant New Wave tendencies. The sound of New Wave and alternative radio of the late 70's and 80's is their bread and butter, and Radio Radio is known as the truest and slickest act covering the tunes no other band has cracked. Noted in Milwaukee press as "your best chance at seeing these songs performed by a truely stalwart band", and "No gimmick, just a great new wave band of pop-rock heavyweights. Totally".

    www.radioradiomilwaukee.com

    $10


  • The Tamarack - Blues Concert

    Fri Nov 27 2015   7:30pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $9 SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT

    Relive the halcyon days of The Blues in Milwaukee, and join a vast array of miscreants, music lovers, and survivors to help us celebrate this beautiful music.

    Jim Liban, Billy Flynn, Leroy Airmaster, Stokes, Benny Rickun, Greg Koch and many more will celebrate THE TAMARACK'S MAJESTIC INSANITY.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1456798371289740/

    Advance Tickets available:
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  • Frogwater CD Release Show

    Sat Nov 28 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    From Celtic to Delta blues, from classical to pop with a healthy dose of unique original material filling out the mix.

    Frogwater is the acoustic musical pairing of John & Susan Nicholson. Renowned for their virtuosity and exuberant live performances, they like to think of themselves as musical ambassadors. Their repertoire spans from Celtic to Delta blues, from classical to pop with a healthy dose of unique original material filling out the mix.

    For the past several years Frogwater has performed regularly at the Milwaukee Irish Fest, Bastille Days & other area festivals. They have received honors as best band in the Bluegrass & Country categories in the WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards.

    In recent years they have also been featured in Lancaster WI “Music on the Square” The Gay Mills Folk Festival, The Bayfield Folk Fest, The Wheatland Traditional Arts and even a performance in England!

    $8
    http://www.frogwater.us/index.asp


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Nov 29 2015   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.


  • 2nd Annual Larry Penn Memorial Concert

    Fri Dec 4 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Larry Penn was a folk singer, song writer best known for the songs he wrote about hard work, labor, social justice and trains, but he also sang about love and wrote songs for children. He was considered to be Milwaukee’s dean of folk music. He was a member of the Rose Tattoo with Utah Philips. Larry was married to Pat and the father of five. He drove a truck for a living, was a maker of intricate wooden toys, a union member and lover trains. He was an extremely talented man and a man of principal. He leaves behind a large body of songs and poetry for others to enjoy.

    Suggested Donation $10


  • CoffeeShop Astrophysics!

    Sat Dec 5 2015   1:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Buffalo Gospel w/ Hello Death and Christopher Porterfield

    Sat Dec 5 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $12door

    "More music for you. We’re writing and writing and writing. Can’t wait to share." Love, RN

    Building on a solid foundation of heartfelt and heartbreaking Country/Western and Americana arrangements, and featuring a stellar cast of local and national musicians, Milwaukee-based Buffalo Gospel delivers wholly original material that manages to feel utterly timeless.

    http://www.buffalogospel.com/


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  • Santa Cycle Rampage - Post Gathering

    Sat Dec 5 2015   2pm - 8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    For 2015, the “official” Santa Cycle Rampage Ride will start at 9:30am from Cranky Al’s Bakery at 69th and North Avenue in East Tosa (one of the traditional morning Santa gathering places). The ride will be a slow, 6 mile group ride down North Avenue to Lakefront Brewery. Registration for the Santa Cycle Rampage Ride includes your choice of a t-shirt or hat

    Bike Fed members: $20

    Non-members: $35 (price includes a one year membership and hat or shirt)

    Buy an additional shirt or hat for just $10 at the ride or when you register

    Visit our online store to order hats and shirts for delivery from our online store here.

    - See more at: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/santa-cycle-rampage/#sthash.mrp0A3gw.dpuf
    http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/santa-cycle-rampage/


  • Peter Mulvey w/ guest Jay Bullock benefit for Guitars for Vets

    Sun Dec 6 2015   8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $15 at the door

    *** WIN PETER'S GUITAR!! In addition to a portion of your ticket costs going directly to Guitars for Vets, $3 raffle tickets sold during the show could win the guitar Peter plays tonight! Or a songwriting workshop with Jay! The proceeds benefit Guitars For Vets!

    www.Guitars4Vets.org

    “Gleefully mercurial...equal parts breezy jazz and whispery folk. His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids...a superb technician with a fondness for ignoring the rules...a genre-defying traditionalist - a knuckleballer with finger-picks” -The Boston Globe

    “A voice lush and hushed that occasionally sinks into a whisper...surrealistic beauty...gorgeous.” — Rolling Stone

    SILVER LADDER is an auditory shot in the arm from veteran touring songwriter Peter Mulvey. Produced by the indomitable Chuck Prophet, it is a lean, muscular collection of tightly constructed songs, leavening Mulvey’s tendency toward ruminative and yearning acoustic songs with a dose of sharp-witted, punchy rock and roll.

    After a turbulent stretch in his personal life left him at sea, Mulvey decided to write his way out of it: “I've been through it. I bet you have too,” he said, “but there are times in life when you turn a corner and suddenly everything is simple: let's make some songs, people! Let's play!” Committing to writing one song a week relieved him of the precious, self-involved artist’s question, What Do I Have To Say? The songs came flooding out over the weeks and months, and within a year he had more than enough for a new record.

    http://www.petermulvey.com/

    Jay Bullock

    Jay Bullock is Milwaukee teacher, writer, and singer-songwriter. His songs are full of dry wit, careful wordcraft, and capo abuse; they’ll make you think, but not too hard.

    Tickets available at the door--
    http://www.petermulvey.com/


  • John Statz and Hayward Williams

    Fri Dec 11 2015   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10 at the door

    John--

    “John Statz writes songs you can’t shake. They follow you around all day and run through your head at 3 a.m. Open hearted, horizon-line songs.” –- Jeffrey Foucault

    Hayward--

    "Given the plethora of American singer-songwriters, to stand out they have to be something special. Wisconsin native Hayward Williams fits the bill to judge by this sparse, concentrated slice of thoughtful, folky Americana. Recorded “on the crest of the coldest winter in recent memory”, the music has a huddled-down, blanketed warmth in which you can almost hear the sparks of the fire as Dan McMahon’s electric guitar picks out notes against an acoustic guitar backdrop in the evocative title track and Mockingbird. There are splashes of violin, viola, mandolin and pedal steel, and hushed, tuneful voices to flesh out Williams’s rich, resigned tone. The eight songs (plus an unnamed extra), with themes of recollection and reflection wrapped in simple, timeless melodies, are most impressive." --Cotton Bell, Continental Song City **** (4 stars)

    John--

    "Tulsa is a sublime and individual masterwork." – Rust Magazine.

    “4 out of 5 stars” – Marquee Magazine

    Hayward--

    “Helpless Hands” is one of the many amazing songs featured on Hayward Williams’ album, The Reef." -- AMERICAN SONGWRITER.

    “The Reef, despite its turbulent origins, radiates joy and hope.” --Express Milwaukee.

    "A re-vitalised return to form with ten completely memorable songs in tow... THE REEF has everything except Booker T on Hammond. An album to return to again and again." -- NorthernSky Magazine

    http://johnstatz.com/

    http://www.haywardwilliams.com/

    $10 at the door
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  • Dead Horses w/ special guest Wild Skies

    Sat Dec 12 2015   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. $12 at the door

    Raised on Bible hymns by her preacher father, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos' backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. But despite their youth, the Milwaukee based folk trio has crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by the classics.

    Following the release of their second album 'Space and Time' in 2014, Dead Horses have been touring tirelessly across the country, playing shows with Brooklyn folksters Swear & Shake, Wisconsin troubadour Cory Chisel as well as newgrassers The Infamous Stringdusters. A sound that is equally masterful and heartfelt, "Space and Time" received accolades at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's 2014 award ceremony and earned the band an invitation to record their next album with Wilco and Uncle Tupelo drummer, Ken Coomer, in Nashville this winter.

    "Beautifully raw and unabashedly authentic...the immediate appeal of Dead Horses is Sarah Vos’ biting, sultry vocals and neatly-crafted songs supported with conviction by the fastest pickers in town." - George Halas, SCENE Newspaper

    "...the amazing old soul voice of Sarah Vos, evocative of First Aid Kit's Klara Soderberg." -91.7 WSUM FM

    "Dead Horses has taken an artistic step forward since their accomplished 2014 full-length 'Space and Time,' released last fall. And if there's more where that came from, the band will find plenty of golden opportunities in the Milwaukee music scene." -Piet Levy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    "Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless." -Stephanie Elkins, "Simply Folk" Wisconsin Public Radio

    Indie folk-rock band Wild Skies (Chicago, IL) shines through thoughtful songwriting and soaring harmonies; embracing the traditional roots of the folk genre, but adding their own modern twist. Wild Skies pushes the boundaries of what you thought folk music could be – and they do it right.

    $12 door
    http://www.wildskiesmusic.com/


  • I'm Not a Pilot, Greatest Lakes and Devil Met Contention

    Fri Dec 18 2015   7pm @ 224 W. Bruce St

    $10 suggested donation

    Live music by I’m Not A Pilot, Greatest Lakes & Devil Met Contention. Anodyne Coffee | Friday December 18 | 7pm | $10 suggested donation. Free appetizers and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to Joni’s surgery foundation. More at gofundme.Com/jonisurgeryfund
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  • HOLIDAY SPECIAL with Testa Rosa, Mark Waldoch and Friends

    Sat Dec 19 2015   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $7 at the door

    “If you have fond memories of the music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the “golden age of studio recording,” you will find much to like in the music of Testa Rosa. However, fans of contemporary alternative rock should also find themselves enthralled by the rich textures of the band’s sound on III.” - Bill Lamb, Wisconsin Gazette

    “As with its predecessors, Testa Rosa III’s well of influences runs deep, recalling the lush harmonics of The Carpenters, the studio-perfected pop of Big Star and the cheerful release of power-pop contemporaries like The New Pornographers. It’s the band’s prettiest record yet, emphasizing dreamy ballads even more than its predecessors, though it’s got a playful side as well.” - Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express

    “Testa Rosa excels at creating a sound that subtly defies categorization yet remains instantly familiar.” - Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record

    “The Milwaukee quintet led by Betty Blexrud-Strigens and seconded by her husband Damian continues to make convincing proof that indie-pop and indie-rock songs can blossom most beautifully when allowed to blossom most thoughtfully.” - Jon Gilbertson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    “One of Milwaukee’s best bands, hands-down. In large part, that’s because of the songwriting, which benefits from Betty Blexrud-Strigens’ evocative, poetic lyrics combined with Damian Strigens’ equally powerful music.” - Bobby Tanzilo, OnMilwaukee.com

    Testa Rosa’s “sophomore album, aptly titled “II,” was the best MKE album of 2011. And with thoughtfully written songs like the subtly unsettling “Bad Wolf” and the glistening “Golden Boat,” anchored by Betty Blexrud- Strigens stunning vocals, follow-up “III” is every bit as good.” - Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Dec 27 2015   11:00 am @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee

    Free Show! A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along. Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    www.foxandbranch.com

  • Thriftones

    Sat Jan 2 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee FREE SHOW!

    Join us as we welcome 2016 with a FREE SHOW featuring Anodyne's unofficial house band- THRIFTONES !!

    "Thriftones are a rare species of band. Their itinerant sound cannot be confined and their wanderings endless. You may find them playing to a colony of squirrels in the north woods of Wisconsin or maybe even a bar in Milwaukee. Whether it be a bluesy take of sensual master Latimore or one of their self-described “folkadelic” jams, the Thriftones are one of the state's greatest purveyors of what some may call a good ol' time. It don't matter if you're a teetotaler, Thriftones will intoxicate your mind, while their Americana rhythms contort your bones into strange symbols of approval. Matthew Davies, the bands multi-talented vocalist, is a man of insights and stories that trace back further than your grandfather's facial stubble. His tales are akin to those of rustic ramblers who've seen, up close, far too many sawdust covered bar floors and way too many of America's dirty crevices. Simply put the Thriftones are Milwaukee's gateway to the drug they call America." by Michael Dupar 88.9 Radio Milwaukee

    The Thriftones consist of: Matthew Davies - Vocals/Guitar/Keys/Harmonica, Andrew Koenig - Guitar/Vocals, Thomas Jones - Drums and Eston Bennet - Bass -

    See more at: http://www.radiomilwaukee.org/414-music-music/thriftonesmilwaukees-own#sthash.y5z1seyd.dpuf
    https://www.facebook.com/thriftones/


  • Birds of Chicago

    Sat Jan 9 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15 at the door

    Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band’s poignant new Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.

    Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting.

    On Real Midnight, Birds of Chicago alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes. Produced by Joe Henry, a man who’s expert blending of light and shadow is well known, the album is a melancholy - but never shoe gazing - suite, full of wayward, joyful, lonesome voices raised up against the night.

    Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. 2016 will find the band in constant motion - from sea to sea and beyond.

    http://www.birdsofchicago.com/

    $15 at the door


  • Frogwater w/ Lil Rev -$8

    Fri Jan 22 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    $8

    Called a "Milwaukee Supergroup", Frogwater (Jack & Susan Nicholson) and Li'l Rev are a world class trio of multi-instrumentalists who perform foot stomping, heart-felt, hand-clapping good time music. Their repertoire includes everything from Irish Dance Sets, Polkas, and Jigs, to House-Rocking Boogie, Cajun and Folksy Originals. Performing on Fiddle, Harmonica, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Tiple, Ukulele and more! A night of classic American Music for the masses!

    advance tickets available here--
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  • Aaron Lee Tasjan and Bonnie Whitmore with guest Ricky Ganiere

    Sun Jan 24 2016   7:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10 at the door

    Onetime Drivin n Cryin and New York Dolls lead guitarist, Aaron Lee Tasjan has recently been featured at Rolling Stone, NPR, Popmatters, Uncut, American Songwriter, No Depression, Under the Gun Review, Glide Magazine, KUTX, Bluegrass Situation, Nashville Scene & more.

    "The best record released in 2015." - No Depression

    "Lyrics mixing jokes and coal smoke. … Tasjan’s a hot guitar player who’s honed his storytelling chops. His critique of the Americana music biz is woven within a truly poignant first-person account of the working artist’s daily struggle.” - Ann Powers, NPR

    "Looking for moments of dark humor amongst the genius - that's Tasjan at his core." - Rolling Stone

    “Telling tales of unapologetic hard livin’ and lovin’ existing somewhere between Todd Snider, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.” - American Songwriter

    “Honest, fresh … something for everyone.” - USA Today

    “An extraordinarily engaging solo performer.” - Guitar World

    "One hell of a record. ... A boisterous blast of American roots rock." - PopMatters

    "Deft song craft that would compel Shel Silverstein and John Prine to take him out for a few rounds.” - Twang Nation

    http://aaronleetasjan.com/

    About Bonnie, Aaron Lee Tasjan says, "I am so lucky to have the brilliant Bonnie Whitmore playing these shows duo with me…you may have seen her in the CBG band or with Hayes Carll or The Mastersons or on her own…I'm totally gonna make her sing some of her songs too because they are as real and good as it gets."

    http://www.bonniewhitmore.com/

    With Milwaukee style, Ricky Ganiere guarantees to weirden the mood with sad songs and poorly crafted jokes about whiskey hangovers. Whether he whispers, falsettos, grumbles, or bellows, the stories are all too familiar. Fingerstyle or flat picking, the sounds fit like your favorite old pair of jeans.

    http://rickyganiere.bandcamp.com/releases


  • Zach Pietrini Band w/ Special Guest Jodee Lewis

    Fri Jan 29 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    Nominated for Best Band in Milwaukee 2014 and 2015 (88Nine Radio Milwaukee), the Zach Pietrini Band barrels through towns on rails laid by Gram Parsons & Ryan Adams. They are spurred by stories, steam, & whiskey. Their freight bespeaks barroom-stomping Midwestern Salt-Of-The-Earth Americana.

    Jodee Lewis A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky- tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. The Chicago Tribune says she is “a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice,” and calls her first album,Whiskey Halo, an “impressive solo debut”.

    $10


  • Volcanos Record Release Show w/ Lotus Ash

    Sat Jan 30 2016   9:00pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $8

    Formed in 2014 and hailing from Milwaukee Volcanos is a rock & roll band bent on creating and performing music that is exciting, fun and explosive. Celebrating sound with adrenaline pumping rhythms and pummeling bass and guitar riffs ring-led by theatrical vocals they'll leave you wondering why anyone thought it was a good idea to bring a banjo to a rock show. Thier first self titled release of eight songs is a perfect representation of what they immediately connect with...complex in your face rockers that reminisce of the late 80's early 90's sound and approach. Now, currently in the studio working on their second release they've furthered their tastes to drop tuning and lengthier space rock free formed psych searchings that'll satisfy your krautrock taste buds.

    www.facebook.com/VolcanosMKE/

    volcanosmke.bandcamp.com/album/volcanos

    Lotus Ash-- In late 2013 Members of Maidens, Northless, and Ellis came together to bring you riffs pulling from Sludge, Desert Rock, Drone, and Eastern influences.

    https://www.facebook.com/lotusashwi/?fref=ts

    https://lotusashmke.bandcamp.com/releases

    advance tickets available here--
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  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jan 31 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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 winners of three Parent’s Choice recommended awards. Fox and Branch have appeared at 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/music-for-kids/

  • The Last Revel with the Joseph Huber Band

    Fri Feb 5 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $8 at the door

    From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

    The Last Revel is known for crafting a soul stirring live performance that further enthralls crowds with every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show.

    Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting, and Huber has continued moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well crafted songs.

    http://www.josephhubermusic.com/

    $8
    https://www.facebook.com/events/179994089014605/


  • Albert Lee Band w/ guest The Mosleys

    Wed Feb 10 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $28 (SOLD OUT)

    SOLD OUT

    "The greatest guitarist in the world."- Eric Clapton

    “Albert is in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard".- Earl Scruggs

    “When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I'll be able to say - with pride if that's allowed - that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee."- Emmylou Harris

    Albert made his name touring with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers and Emmylou Harris' Hot Band through the seventies and eighties, and has maintained a highly devoted fanbase.

    The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka “J.T’, on keyboards. J.T.’s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby, who graciously called John “the greatest keyboard player in the band.” Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John’s gifts. Bass playerWill MacGregor’s credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervanka, and more. Jason Smith brings both the subtlety of jazz and pounding pulse of rock to his drum stylings. Among his many credits: his jazz trio released the celebrated “Tipping Point” and “Think Like This” CD’s , and on the rock side Jason toured with Five For Fighting, supporting the “America Town” CD with it’s smash single “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”

    http://albertlee.co.uk/home

    The Mosleys open the show! "Power-pop trio with amazing musical talent. Hand-crafted songs with rip-your-heart-out melodies and harmonies to make the birds stop singing". www.linnemans.com

    Support Guitars for Vets by taking part in a silent auction for a 2007 Taylor SB1-X Solid Body Classic electric guitar signed by Albert Lee!

    Big thanks to Cream City Music in Brookfield for helping to make this incredible show possible.

    Advance tickets available here--
    http://albertlee.co.uk/home


  • Panalure and ExFabula

    Sat Feb 13 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - 8pm

    Milwaukee Band Panalure and Storytellers Ex Fabula Come Together Again in “Cabin Fever, Songs for a Cold Winter Night” at Anodyne Coffee.

    Milwaukee band Panalure and storytellers Ex Fabula originally partnered last winter under the theme of, Stories of Love, Lust and Murder. Hosted by Anodyne Coffee the show paired the original songs of Panalure with personal, true stories by members of Ex Fabula. The show was a big success and drew a near sell-out crowd and also a large listening audience from WUWM radio’s broadcast of the performance.

    According to Fred Ziegler, Panalure’s vocalist and main songwriter, “We really enjoyed working with Ex Fabula and the show brought together a new and very attentive audience. The audience was there to listen as everyone loves a story. With Cabin Fever we’re taking the integration of Ex Fabula’s stories and Panalure’s songs to the next level. The new batch of songs and stories in Cabin Fever are an invitation to come in from the cold of the Wisconsin winter and reflect on what it means to hunker down and go inside, both physically and emotionally.” According to Megan McGee curator and director of Ex Fabula, “Panalure’s new songs are a bit more acoustic and intimate, giving us the opportunity to intertwine their songs and our stories in a way that will be even more exciting for the audience. We had a lot of fun with the first show and clearly the audience loved it.”

    Panalure is veteran song-writer, vocalist and guitarist, Fred Ziegler with Nathan Kilen on drums, Michael De Boer and Jason Klagstad on guitars, Ken Hanson on bass and Kari Hoff on background vocals.

    $10 advance tickets available here--
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  • American Blues featuring Smilin' Bobby, Billy Flynn, Robert Stroger and Jimi Schutte

    Fri Feb 19 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    AMERICAN BLUES with Jimi Schutte & Friends

    American Blues Music Series with some of the finest Blues musicians to be found anywhere.... including Billy Flynn, Mike Morrison, Jim Liban, Perry Weber, Robert Stroger, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Glenn Davis, Smilin' Bobby Smith, Frank Bandy, Dave Potter, Dave Wood, Danny Draher, Studebaker John, Larry Byrne, R.J. Mischo, Paul Filiopwicz, Rick Smith, Joe Moss, Mike Zabrin, K.C., Tom Holland, and a host of others. Many Thanks to all from American Blues!

    http://www.gymshoe.com/

    $10 at the door or in advance here--
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  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Feb 20 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Einstein's theory of general relativity revolutionized humanity's understanding of gravity. Instead of gravity acting like a rope that holds the Earth in orbit around the Sun, Einstein showed that gravity is the curvature of spacetime—the very fabric of our universe. His theory makes many predictions about the way stars, planets, and even light should travel through curved spacetime, all of which have been shown to be correct. There is one final test of Einstein's theory, which has continued to elude scientists: the direct detection of gravitational radiation, or gravitational waves.

    As some of you might now know, gravitational waves have now been directly detected! In this lecture, we will explain how scientists actually search for gravitational waves—including many of the physicists at UWM! You will hear from some of the graduate students and postdocs who are in LIGO, and who were directly involved in this historic discovery. They will tell you all about LIGO and the discovery of gravitational waves!
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

    Sat Feb 20 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $12 at the door

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.

    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is “Fine Rude Thing” . The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.

    $12 at the door
    http://www.paulcebar.com/


  • Harmonious Wail

    Sat Feb 27 2016   8pm - $10 at the door @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals …how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? The Wail has caught numerous listeners by total surprise during its more than 20-year history. Of all the venues and stages that these ‘NPR regulars’ have graced, it’s the PAC’s, festivals and showcase clubs that bring the most enthusiastic audience response!

    tickets available at the door
    http://wail.com/


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Feb 28 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free! http://www.foxandbranch.com/
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • Josh Harty and Sarah Lou Richards

    Sat Mar 5 2016   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $8

    $8 at the door

    Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must see for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family occupation of playing guitar, developed in the church halls and smoky rooms of the great midwest. In the past decade Josh has put out three critically acclaimed solo albums and two duo albums ("12 August" with John Statz and "The Attic Session" with Blake Thomas) while touring continuously across Europe and North America, and shows no signs of slowing down. Harty's fourth solo album, "Wired", will be released in March 2016. More info at www.JoshHarty.com

    “An honest voice and fingers that seem to catch fire!” -Atlanta Music Guide “There is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . . “ -No Depression

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    Sarah Lou Richards will tell you that she was born in Wisconsin. But the folk-Americana musician known as SLR was born in Nashville. Richards released her folksy debut EP, Emerald City, in September 2009; Henry Paul, lead singer of the multiplatinum country band BlackHawk, produced her first full-length album, 2010's twangier, Ruby Red Shoes. Last year, she teamed up with Gary Nichols, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass band The Steeldrivers. They recorded a duet, "I Ain't Easy to Love," at the legendary FAME and NuttHouse studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the sessions were so successful that Nichols signed on to produce her sophomore full length. Richards has shared the stage with globally recognized artists like Jamie O'Neal, Sarah Siskind, and Gabe Dixon and opened for Bombadil and Woody Pines, among other nationally touring acts. As the hype surrounding her new album builds, others are discovering it too. Says Nichols: "For me, what it comes down to is that the girl can sing. Or, the way I say it down here in Alabama, that girl can SANG." More info at: www.SarahLouRichards.com

    $8
    www.SarahLouRichards.com


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Mar 8 2016   7:00 pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $5

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller.

    7:00pm-9:00pm
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/


  • Them Coulee Boys with special guest Mississippi Sawyer

    Sat Mar 12 2016   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $8

    Allegedly founded at a summer camp, Them Coulee Boys have come a long way since then. Born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll.

    What's left is music that feels like a conversation, all while knowing just how diverse a conversation can be. A love letter or a farewell fight. A drunken confession or a sober realization. A fist raised in protest, or a hand held in harmony. Them Coulee Boys want you to find your voice in their music, and sing along.

    Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, and a lone kick drum provide the pulse that drives the music Them Coulee Boys make. 4-part harmonies learned in dive bars and church basements alike provide a back drop for lyrics that make it "impossible not to bob your head, shake your legs, or even strum your fingers along with the beat" (The Spectator). Never the ones to stand still, Them Coulee Boys are tirelessly touring and working on their second record, due in 2016.

    "[Them Coulee Boys] are prolific, caring, and a fiercely good time on stage and off." - Volume One Magazine

    Mississippi Sawyer opens the show!

    https://www.facebook.com/mississippisawyermusic/
    https://www.facebook.com/ThemCouleeBoys/?fref=ts


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Mar 12 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosomology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule. Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.

  • The Gleasons St. Patrick's Day Show and Celtic Singer Search

    Thu Mar 17 2016   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $7

    Have you always wanted to take center stage at Irish Fest? This is your chance! The Gleasons are hosting a contest for a singer who will join the band on stage at Irish Fest, the world’s largest Irish festival, in August. The winner will be backed by The Gleasons as they sing one of the three following classics: Danny Boy, Molly Malone, or Galway Girl.

    Get all the contest details here--- https://www.facebook.com/The-Gleasons-70126634631/?fref=ts

    The Gleasons-

    The next generation of Celtic music is thriving, thanks in part to one of its new standard-bearers: The Gleasons. From the rolling fields of Connemara to barnstorming sessions in Dublin pubs, songs by The Gleasons bring to life the magic of Celtic legend. It all begins with the songs; thoughtful combinations of lyrics and melodies that transport the listener to the Emerald Isle and beyond. As a live act, The Gleasons couples its influences (Van Morrison, U2, The Chieftains, and Johnny Cash) with an engaging and energetic stage show that often literally includes flag waving. If you enjoy Celtic, country, pop or rock music, you’re one of us. We hope you join us on our musical journey. Slainte!

    Advance tickets available here--

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    contest details here--
    https://www.facebook.com/events/465203773663386/


  • NINETEEN THIRTEEN - $5

    Fri Mar 18 2016   9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

    A cello made in Romania in the year 1913, and a set of drums made in modern day America, entertain each other in a haunting melodic dance. ​Original compositions and looping are by Schiff, beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo. The cello is from 1913, ​the music is from today!

    Please visit : www.nineteenthirteen.com for more information!
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  • Soul Low vs. D'Amato

    Sat Mar 19 2016   9pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $5adv $7door

    Soul Low is a four-piece indie band from Milwaukee, WI who juxtapose wavering vocal pop melodies with introspective and often self-deprecating lyrics. Their nervy, jazz-informed instrumentals offer a familiar yet off-kilter sound reminiscent to Broken Social Scene and Modest Mouse.

    http://www.soullowband.com/

    D'Amato Music: https://damatomusic.bandcamp.com/ "White Jesus 'N Me" Sofar Sounds live video: https://youtu.be/dyZY6tQT378


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Mar 20 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along. Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Peep Show

    Sun Mar 20 2016   12pm - 4pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    PEEP SHOW It's time to get your creative juices flowing for the umpteenth annual PEEP Show! This is a free, family-friendly event at Anodyne in Walker's Point. Kids and adults alike are welcome to create art inspired by or created with marshmallow PEEPs! They will also be holding a PEEP contest as well where participants will have a limited amount of time to place PEEPs in their mouthes (without swallowing.) Get the details here.
    facebook.com/events/1153233281362553

  • Vitrolum Republic with Special Guest Dickie

    Fri Mar 25 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $8adv. $10door

    About Vitrolum Republic:

    The Vitrolum Republic’s style has long defied a succinct summary. Over the past decade in Milwaukee’s music scene, they’ve blended styles from American roots and folk music with elements of blues, rock, singer-songwriter and classical genres. Over time their style has evolved, whether by new influences, collaborations or through experimentation in the studio or in live performances. Their characteristic sound starts with the musicians themselves, led by brothers Jordan and Nick Waraksa, classically-trained violin and piano players respectively, who together, applied their musicianship to songwriting in order to create and not just perform. Joined by Chuck Lawton on bass and guitar and Benjamin Schaefer on percussion, their full ensemble creates a mood unlike no other, taking the listener on a journey through the themes that embody their music.

    Passionate throughout their performances of original compositions, loops and effects create an orchestra of improvisational sound ensuring that the group’s shows are always unique. “Vitrolum,” is a word they created that represents a conduit of sound and through their performances, these musicians and their audience become part of “The Republic” and work to create the communal experience and sense of place that is “The Vitrolum Republic.”

    About Dickie: DICKIE is the exploration of subtle symphonies over creative prose, indie popped out melodies, under innovative storytelling and original grooves.

    Veteran tunesmith Dick Prall has taken his wares and shared them with violinist Kristina Priceman to create a collection of dark, gorgeous, and oft-times moony sing-alongs. The self-titled record comes in like a bellowing newborn, but settles into a pace of dynamic ebb and flow as it ages and ends with a Roy Orbison-styled recount of hopeful love that never bleeds into the saccharine. advance tickets available here--
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  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen CD release show

    Sat Mar 26 2016   8pm - $20 @ 224 W. Bruce St. $20

    With their last album earning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes release is sure to impress. Come March 4th audiences are invited to catch a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, John Cowan, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp and Megan McCormick.

    Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.

    "Family made Frank’s passion for and career in music possible. Friends have come easily as he’s taken his open-hearted way with bluegrass on the road, and heroes have guided his journey and, in many cases, have become like family. Family, Friends & Heroes is a toast to things that matter in life and a testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity." - Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

    "Frank Solivan just keeps getting better, as a songwriter, arranger, singer and, not the least, instrumentalist. But don’t take my word for it. Check out his new project for Compass Records, Family, Friends & Heroes." - David Morris, Bluegrass Today

    "For those of you who’ve been spending time under a bluegrass rock lately, Solivan and his bandmates are one of the hottest acts around." – Shawn Underwood, Twangville

    "If Tim O’Brien and Alison Brown ever had a love child, it might just be Frank Solivan. This newgrass/bluegrass foursome spirals through skin-tight banjo picking, razor-sharp mandolin and jazz-tinged concentric circles – all with a degree of control that balances technical precision and improvisational virtuosity." - Siobhan Long, Irish Times

    "Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are what bluegrass music needs these days. They are master musicians who fully understand the history and tradition but aren’t afraid to explore new sounds and concepts." - Brian Paul Swenk, Bluegrass Today
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  • Trapper Schoepp Rangers and Valentines CD Release Party With Special Guest Jesse Malin

    Fri Apr 1 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    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.

    Several of those characters will come to life at Milwakee’s Anodyne on FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 as Trapper – along with his bassist brother Tanner and the rest of his band, The Shades – celebrates the release day of RANGERS & VALENTINES, his long-awaited new album, produced by The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson, on London-based indie label Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!).

    “RANGERS & VALENTINES finds Trapper defying the limitations of the standard-issue Americana platter by hopping genres – you’ll hear lots of brass, backing singers and B–3 – as the songs build to delirious musical highs. His narratives, meanwhile, find subjects in the narrow margins of society, the strange twists (literal and metaphorical) in the weather, and the vagaries of a troubadour’s transient life – with lyrics that flash a lacerating wit and humanist streak that’s at the core of his craft,” Bob Mehr, MOJO journalist & author of Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements

    This will be Schoepp’s first hometown gig following his first overseas tour, as NYC’s Jesse Malin is bringing his buddy Trap along on an upcoming 22-date jaunt that will cover eight different European countries and the UK. Trapper’s returned the favor by inviting the highly entertaining song & dance man and his well-seasoned six-piece band to get the release party started.


  • Jeffrey Foucault with special guest Erik Koskinen

    Sat Apr 2 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    One of the finest songwriters of his generation, Jeffrey Foucault has taken, in his own words, ‘the small roads;’ building a brick and mortar independent international touring career of ten studio albums, countless miles and critical accolades. He’s been lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.” (The New Yorker) and described as “Quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Greil Marcus to Don Henley (who regularly covers Foucault in his live set), to Van Dyke Parks (who offered to play on Foucault’s 2011 album, Horse Latitudes, after catching a live radio interview). ‘Salt As Wolves’ is a line from Othello describing boldness; a fitting title to frame a record of blues played bold and loosely, without rehearsal or cant. With his fifth collection of original songs Foucault stakes out and enlarges the ground he’s been working diligently all the new century: quietly building a deep, resonant catalog of songs about about love, memory, God, desire, wilderness and loss. Salt As Wolves gives us Jeffrey Foucault at the height of his powers, fronting an all-star band, turning the wheel of American music.

    http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com/

    Erik Koskinen-- Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live at The Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs.

    http://www.erikkoskinen.com/


  • Farewell Milwaukee w/ Devil Met Contention

    Fri Apr 8 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $7

    Swift and inventive, Farewell Milwaukee’s sound is informed by artists from the 60s and 70s but is never beholden to them. Instead Farewell Milwaukee bend those influences into new shapes and sounds. On Can’t Please, You Can’t Please Me they work hard to make it look easy, establishing a casual country-rock majesty on the album’s very first notes.

    Farewell Milwaukee have been mainstays on the Minneapolis scene since 2008, with two albums and countless live shows under their belts, but Can’t Please, You Can’t Please Me represents an enormous step forward. It’s their most confident album: the band shows fresh resourcefulness in crafting its sound, and lead singer Ben Lubeck digs deeper into his own personal life to pen songs that reveal new, often dark depths with each listen. “I’d be lying if I said this record wasn’t extremely personal to all of us,” he says.

    The band chose to work with Brad Bivens (Dawes, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), who produced their second album, When It Sinks In. Over nine days Farewell Milwaukee recorded these dozen songs live, for the most part tracking together as a full band. “It allowed us to feed off each other’s energy,” says Adam Lamoureux (keys and vocals). “There’s a lot of flex and give in our music when we play live, so that seemed like the best way to recreate that energy in the studio.” This determined work ethic and live-in-the-studio approach allowed Farewell Milwaukee to capture a certain dynamic—to nod to their heroes while never sounding like anyone but themselves.

    Devil Met Contention: The southern Gothic sound of Devil Met Contention is perfect if you feel like dancing, socializing or drowning your sorrows with a bottle of whiskey at the end of the bar. There’s something for everyone in this music.

    Devil Met Contention combines country, folk and blues into a dark Americana sound that brings to mind Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Formed in 2012 by singer/songwriter Ehson Rad the lineup is rounded out by bassist Max Nemer, guitarist David Schuyler and drummer Nez.



  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Apr 12 2016   7pm to 9pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Birds of Chicago

    Fri Apr 15 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    In so many ways, we are a word weary culture, ever searching for ways to communicate in fewer and fewer words, letters, syllables...Our online, blogged out, you-tubed attention spans are truncated and fragmented like never before. Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion - radical in these times - that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion.

    real midnight's gonna come/ real midnight's' gonna come real wolves at your door/ with blood on their tongues now what you gonna do/ with your days left in the sun ? ha da la ha

    Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band’s poignant new Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.

    Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting.

    On Real Midnight, Birds of Chicago alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes. Produced by Joe Henry, a man who’s expert blending of light and shadow is well known, the album is a melancholy - but never shoe gazing - suite, full of wayward, joyful, lonesome voices raised up against the night.

    Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. 2016 will find the band in constant motion - from sea to sea and beyond.

    $15 Tickets at the door
    http://www.birdsofchicago.com/


  • Bluegrass Bash IV- Thistledown Thunders, Chicken Wire Empire, Derek Pritzl

    Sat Apr 16 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    THISTLEDOWN THUNDERS are a Milwaukee bluegrass band, drawing influences from Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Earle, our dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are great for any event or party.

    http://thistledownthunders.weebly.com/

    Chicken Wire Empire

    Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2012, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene. Ryan Ogburn (mandolin), Jordan Kroeger (upright Bass), Seth Foerster (Guitar), and Jon Peik (banjo), put together “The Force” to deliver their bluegrass inspired song to audiences of any age.

    http://www.chickenwireempire.com/

    Derek Pritzl is a Wisconsin singer/songwriter born and raised in the fertile farm land of Valders, Wisconsin. He brings a style and narrative that is reminiscent of some of the great songwriters of yesterday and today, continuing a tradition of songwriting developed by artists such as John Prine, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and Bill Walkner. His songs evoke visions of the struggles of the working man, the road weary traveler and of love found and love lost. Regardless of the size of venue, his music and songs create an atmosphere of intimacy, reflection and fellowship that brings the audience into his world.

    http://derekpritzl.com/

    tickets available at the door--


  • ARTE PARA TODOS 2016

    Thu Apr 21 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    ARTE PARA TODOS 2016

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Thursday, April 21 ­ Sunday, April 24th​join Milwaukee musicians, venues, artists, and neighborhoods in a weekend of celebrating local art and music culture in support of art programs in local schools. “Arte Para Todos​” (Art for Everyone) is a four­day music and art series where all participating local bands are waiving their fees and 100% of proceeds from each event go toward supporting art and music programs in four local schools.

    Arte Para Todos’ inaugural effort took place over 3 days in February 2015 and was touted as an outstanding success in supporting local music and art and a monetary success in raising over $21,000 for 3 local school partners which included La Escuela Fratney, Bay View HS, and Tamarack Waldorf HS. 100% of all proceeds were split evenly among the partner schools.

    The APT 2016 events are split up by neighborhood: Thursday night in Walker’s Point, Friday night in Bay View, Saturday in Riverwest, and Sunday on the East Side. Overall, the event will span over 20 venues and feature over 70 local bands and many visual artists​.

    The 4 partner schools to receive a portion of the revenue from the weekend are: George Washington Carver Academy ​(Brewer’s Hill), Escuela Vieau School (Walker’s Point), Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts (Bay View), Frederick J. Gaenslen School (Riverwest)​. Each will receive an equal portion of total proceeds from ticket and wristband sales as well as any donations made to the cause.

    As venues, bands and lineups are solidified they will appear on the APT website (http://aptmke.me) along with opportunity to donate to the cause and purchase 1­day and 4­day passes. Arte Para Todos (art for everyone) was conceived as an answer to the defunding of art and music programming in schools, but it also serves as a replicable model of sustainable service to the community. We will always have the city we ask for, either explicitly or through apathy and inaction. Arte Para Todos is based on the idea that culture is an act of will, and that if we want a healthy, vibrant city where the arts can flourish then we have to act on that desire.
    http://aptmke.me


  • The Lowest Pair CD Release w/ Buffalo Gospel (trio)

    Fri Apr 22 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, their debut release, 36˘, (Team Love Records) was hailed by In Your Speakers as “the first great release of 2014.” On February 24th, 2015, Team Love will release their sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions.

    Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed-style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, with a little Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee, who hails from Minneapolis, was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Former front man for the much loved, high energy bluegrass band The Boys n’ the Barrels, Palmer’s songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay, and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on a pieced together banjo.

    After nearly a year of traveling the country playing clubs, hotels, house shows, back yards and street corners, they found their way back up to Minnesota, this time to Duluth where they sat down to record the follow-up to 36˘. Linking up with Tom Fabjance at an old church seemed like the perfect way to expand on their sound without diluting their original magical formula. The Sacred Heart Sessions is an album that allows the listener to enter the space that surrounds its creation. One can virtually feel the walls and vaulted ceiling of the old wooden church rising up, creating a natural reverb and warming the air.

    Be it Kendl’s punk roots, her admiration for the traditional American songbook, or the gravitational pull she sensed drawing her to Olympia, it’s her combining these talents and creative impulses with Palmer’s Midwestern charm, the long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford and the strange moment of fate that left him with two inherited banjos as a young man; this combination has resulted in a uniquely original sound that is The Lowest Pair.

    BUFFALO GOSPEL-- Building on a solid foundation of heartfelt and heartbreaking Country/Western and Americana arrangements, Milwaukee-based Buffalo Gospel delivers wholly original material that manages to feel utterly timeless. Buffalo Gospel’s music has been praised as “minimalist and masterful,” “musically arresting,” and “Milwaukee’s Best Kept Secret.” Their first EP, “Four Letter Words”, was written and released in the snow-covered part of 2009 and was soon followed by “The Good Land” in 2010. The first full-length release “We Can Be Horses” finds the band energized and pushing boundaries of rock and bluegrass with a collection of 12 instant classics.


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Apr 24 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along.

    Some of the music we present will be familiar to many families, but we also try to introduce new material that will surprise and amuse children and adults alike. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.


  • Tweed Funk - CD Release Party

    Fri Apr 29 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $8

    Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk's national ascent has been driven by their horn-fueled, Memphis flavored blues, roots, and soul. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin 6 piece soul-blues revue is fronted by Joseph "Smokey" Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70's. Tweed Funk boasts 5 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Wins in the last 4 years for the band and its members. In 2015 Tweed Funk appeared on the Cover/Featured in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine; on the Front Page of the Argus Leader Newspaper (Sioux Falls, SD); on the Front Page of the Tribune Star (Terre Haute, IN); and on the front page of Section B in the Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN). Additionally, in 2015 Smokey was featured in Living Blues Magazine; on the Cover/Featured in Blues Blast Magazine; and featured in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine.

    "Tweed Funk was formed in 2010, and has been bringing the party to Milwaukee ever since. They got the horns, they got the rhythm section, they got Smokey Holman, the dynamic front man. Tweed Funk call themselves a show band, and they are proud of it. And now they are bringing a piece of that Milwaukee R&B to the world.” – Dan Aykroyd aka Elwood Blues

    Tweed Funk's 2016 release "Come Together" consists of 10 new original tunes penned by the band along with 1 cover. This new album continues to move the group in the direction of Memphis-flavored soul with hook-driven tunes and catchy choruses. The band plans to release the new album on both CD (release date of 4/29/16) and vinyl later in the summer.

    advance tickets available here--


  • LIV MUELLER SINGS

    Fri May 6 2016   9:00pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    ...Singing/writing years ago in a Rockabilly band called "The Screaming Lillies" & barely 19, Liv packed up and re-located herself to Nashville from the Midwest, where she performed at places like 'Tootsies' and 'The Rose Room' while supplementing her income occasionally by playing for money on the streets with an open guitar case.

    Not long after Nashville, Austin became her next home wherein she formed the first incarnation of 'The Lovelies'...Re-forming the band after returning to the Midwest is where The Lovelies had the most success. After recording four records, touring & charting nationally twice, the band ended in 2004/05.

    Two albums were released under her next endeavor, 'The Dark Horse Project', production team Marc Hutner & Grant Curry (Pleasure Club) helped her to refine a new sound she had envisioned...... capturing a beautiful , haunted landscape of listening. Recording deep in the south of Louisiana proved to be just what she needed to unearth her next phase of writing, and performing.

    Liv has just released a solo album entitled 'LIV SINGS' Love Songs For The Forlorn And Misguided, in which she composed, played, recorded and mixed nearly the entire album alone in her home studio. This new album is now available through cdbaby, and itunes.

    http://www.livmueller.com/

    advance tickets here--
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  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat May 7 2016   1pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue May 10 2016   7pm - 9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Hayward Williams and The Crane Wives

    Fri May 13 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Hayward Williams grew up with a guitar in his hands, performing from an early age in cafés, bars, and eventually rock clubs throughout his home state of Wisconsin and around the Midwest. A high school ‘Battle of the Bands’ champion, the textbook lonely college kid making dinner dates with his guitar, Williams took the well-worn suburban route to musical accomplishment: he hit the ground running with a ’64 Gibson that his mother bought at a garage sale, listened hard to everything from the Beatles to Buckley, and somewhere along the way began to write the tunes that would become his own voice.

    The Crane Wives are a homegrown indie-folk-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The evocative, poetic songs of lead-singers / multi-instrumentalists Kate Pillsbury and Emilee Petersmark are brought to life with the help of bassist Ben Zito and percussionist / vocalist Dan Rickabus. Utilizing three-part harmony, warm acoustic instruments, ethereal electric color, bounding rhythms and a deep love of literature, the eclectic four-piece creates a unique, dynamic sound that is equal parts haunting and uplifting. Their music traverses innovative territory, ranging from whisper-quiet ballads to big, danceable grooves. After receiving local critical acclaim for their first two self-produced albums, the band is returning to the studio in March to record an exciting new album due out later this year.

    advance tickets available here--


  • Fiddle Fest, an evening of Gypsy Swing, Bluegrass, and Irish fiddling

    Fri May 20 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $8

    Fiddle Fest, an evening of Gypsy Swing, Bluegrass, and Irish fiddling

    Whether you call it a fiddle or a violin there is no denying the fact that it creates a sound that has entertained the human race for centuries. We'll have three of Milwaukee's best on stage at Anodyne. Come dance with us!

    "Milwaukee based 'Swing Chevron' is a gypsy jazz quartet that brings a wonderful range of original and classic swing music. Sweet and playful violin melodies with blazing gypsy rhythms make Swing Chevron a fun and exciting show for everyone!”

    http://swingchevron.com/

    áthas lights the dance floor on fire with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes. Fierce fiddle, driving bodhrán, and funky guitar riffs come together to lift listeners’ feet, drinks, and spirits.

    http://www.athasmusic.com/bios/

    Thistledown Thunders are a Milwaukee based bluegrass band, playing throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, and a collaboration of musicians from Milwaukee's diverse music scene. Drawing influences from folk and bluegrass both old and new, Thistledown Thunder's dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are sure to get your toes tapping and boots stomping!

    http://thistledownthunders.weebly.com/

    tickets at the door or in advance here--


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun May 22 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • Dusty Heart with special guest Jack Klatt

    Fri May 27 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    “Dusty Heart combines great songs with lucid harmony and stunning musical talent.” –Dave Simonett, Trampled By Turtles

    Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the recently formed duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined as Dusty Heart fuse to create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. The pair met in the bustling Minneapolis music scene and became fast friends as well as fans and supporters of one another’s work. Bonding over their refusal to be pigeonholed musically or otherwise, their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes, and a mutual love for musical harmony, the two decided to join forces crafting a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk. As soon as they embarked on their collaborative journey, Dusty Heart was off to a running start, receiving an invitation to open a series of sold-out shows supporting Dave Simonett and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles across the state of Colorado.

    http://www.dustyheartmusic.com/

    Jack Klatt opens the show!

    "If you ever wanted a John Steinbeck character to crawl from his novel and take up the life of a traveling musician, then Jack Klatt is your man." Sound and Tonic

    http://www.jackklatt.com/

    advance tickets available here--
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  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound w/ John T-Bone Paxton

    Fri Jun 3 2016   8pm - $10 Advance/$12 Door @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. And a very special guest, Detroit trombone wizard, John T-bone Paxton coming to town to sit in with the band!

    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is “Fine Rude Thing” . The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.

    $10 advance / $12 at the door


  • Brett Stenson - Eyes Open - Lecture

    Tue Jun 7 2016   6pm - 7:30pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Fellow Milwaukeean Brett Stenson is an artist with a sensibility beyond his years and a style beyond comprehension — mainly because he has a hard time describing it. From the vintage to the weird, wild and everything in between, Brett’s work is a storied mix of hard work and having fun forever.

    The event will be a discussion about Brett’s process, approach to clients, finding ways to gather inspiration via experiences, and his latest body of work Varado, followed by a Q&A.

    An evening of conversation about inspiration and networking. An event you do not want to miss!


  • Kira Small- Record Release Show

    Fri Jun 10 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $18door/$15advance

    Strong, sexy, whiskey-tinged soul. Nashville-based (and Milwaukee native!) Kira Small is a nationally touring singer-songwriter, recording artist, 2015 International Songwriting Competition Finalist, and 2012 Independent Music Awards winner. She also makes lemons out of lemonade. Kira’s upcoming (June 2016) release 3 AM is one of those albums where an artist, in making sense of a time of personal upheaval, almost accidently crafts a career masterpiece. She went through a leveling break-up, and only in processing its painful complexity and rebuilding her life could she craft such an emotionally visceral and honest album.

    Kira’s blue-eyed soul aesthetic melds down home emotionality with touches of harmonic sophistication. Kira has the chops to sing jazz and soul and has lived enough life to sing the blues. This rare blend has made her an in-demand session singer with such icons as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, Wynonna Judd, Ray Price, Randy Travis and more. In addition, Kira has been featured as a live performer with Martina McBride, Radney Foster and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), she has had a recurring role as a backup singer on ABC’s Nashville, and she spent two years as a member of Berklee College of Music’s Voice Department Faculty.

    Her latest offering, 3 AM, is a raw and refined album. Ten tracks brim with profound late-night musings, whiskey-guided reflection, and that sweet spot where threads of soul, jazz, and quiet fire blues interlace. “Any one of those tracks could have been written at 3 AM. It’s that time where either you wake up panicked, lost, or with an epiphany. Or if you’re up then, can’t sleep and you’ve been drinking whiskey and things are getting real—truths are coming out,” Kira says.

    Grammy award-winning songwriter Mike Reid (“I Can't Make You Love Me”) summed her up:

    “You sound like a neat glass of single malt in a world of Michelob Ultra”.

    – See more at:

    http://kirasmall.com

    advance tickets available here--


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Jun 14 2016   7 - 9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • The Mosleys, Panalure and Kirk McFarlin

    Fri Jun 24 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10 at the door

    An Evening of Roots Music, Guitar Virtuosity and Stellar Musicianship The Mosleys, Panalure and Kirk McFarlin

    Fans of well crafted Americana music, guitar virtuosity and general great musicianship are in for a special treat as some of the most polished players and performers ever to come out of the Milwaukee area will share the stage on Friday, June 24. The evening will feature legendary roots rockers The Mosley’s, the eclectic and electric Panalure and Kirk McFarlin.

    After a 15 year break, The Mosleys are once again firing on all cylinders with their brand of timeless, melodic, roots-inspired music. They have gained fans like Nick Lowe and attracted the attention of ABC News and are the rulers of the Riverwest music scene. Recently the Mosley’s tore it up on the Anodyne stage at a sold-out show with the legendary Albert Lee.

    Panalure will be debuting a new lineup with the addition of Reggie Bordeaux on drums and Bob Jennings on keys and sax from Paul Cebar’s Tomorrow Sound and Jason Klagstad on guitar who has played with Howie Epstein (Tom Petty), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Arroyo, Semi-Twang and Bill Camplin. The band's unique sound defies traditional categories with songs that will have you rocking one minute and floating through a surreal landscape the next.

    Kicking off the show will be Kirk McFarlin who recently released a new self-titled CD - the first solo project for the drummer/multi-instrumentalist. McFarlin was a member of a pair of Milwaukee bands with recording contracts, Ecoteur and Carnival Strippers, and has recorded and toured with Victor DeLorenzo.


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jun 26 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am Sunday and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Jul 12 2016   7pm - 9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Auralai

    Fri Jul 15 2016   8pm - $10 @ 224 W Bruce St.

    With Stephanie Tschech providing a foundation of cello and voice, complemented by Nate Lehner on guitar and upright bass, Auralai combines the best of classical beauty with pop-esque rhythm and melody. With the help of her trusty cello, named Cranky Agnes, Stephanie strayed from her classical roots to evolve into an indie-pop songwriter, using multiple performance methods to transform her cello into an instrument both lyrical and rhythmic. Stephanie's abstract but vivid lyrics and complex yet catchy rhythm and melodies make for an ethereal mood that is fiercely engaging. No slave to both conventional songwriting and classical cello form, Auralai brings a much needed fresh breed of indie-pop music that is nothing short of captivating.

    "A delicately plucked chamber-folk duet that's at once rich and sparse." -NPR's Tiny Desk

    advance tickets available here--
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/auralai/


  • Them Coulee Boys w/ The Applebutter Express

    Fri Jul 22 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $8

    Them Coulee Boys: Allegedly founded at a bible camp in 2012, Them Coulee Boys have come quite a long way since then. Crafting a brand of folk rock that incorporates elements of bluegrass, punk, and jam, Them Coulee Boys are “prolific, caring, and a fiercely good time onstage and off” (Volume One Magazine, Oct. 2014). Wielding a constantly growing repertoire of 20 original songs along with covers that span genres and decades, the Boys have spent the past two years playing all over Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Originally a three-piece, the Boys traveled around the state playing songs off their Them Coulee Boys EP while mixing in covers from ranging from the folk of Bob Dylan, to the groove of The Rolling Stones, with just about everything else in between. Once they became a four man band in February 2014, Them Coulee Boys hit the studio to record their debut full-length I Never Lied About Being In Love, which features 14 tracks that range from tender folk, to bluegrass blowouts. Never the ones to stand still, the Boys are working on a whole new set of tunes to add to their already superb live show.

    With a sound that can be aggressive and tender in the same song, and sometimes in the same sentence, Them Coulee Boys have garnered high praise from listeners and critics alike. Experience has brought polish to their live show, but they still maintain the sense of spontaneity that has become something to expect at their shows. Be it a shove here, a strum on your neighbor’s instrument there, or a jam here or an a cappella bit there, Them Coulee Boys want to keep you on your toes, because that's how they like to be as well.

    The fact of the matter is, Them Coulee Boys enjoy their time together, on stage and off. It’s contagious, and will get you out on dance floor in no time.

    Apple Butter Express: The band’s story begins in 2004, when Kyle Biss met his future wife Shannon while working at a record store in Bradenton, Florida. Still a focused bass player, Kyle picked up a ukulele in 2010 and began to write songs, with the idea of singing with Shannon (his then girlfriend) for fun on the couch. Pretty soon the duo began making a name for themselves among the open mic community; in no time, the eclectic, tuneful duo – now known as The Applebutter Express – were the talk of Tampa, Fl. Kyle and Shannon married in 2011, and in 2012 added Joe Trivette (fiddle) and Zach Rogers (bass) to the band.

    Since then, The Applebutter Express has performed at such prestigious festivals as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Hulaween, Suwannee Springfest, and many others.

    Advance Tickets --


  • Smokey Benefit Show - Tweed Funk and Friends

    Sun Jul 24 2016   6pm - 10pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE - $15 suggested donation

    Tweed Funk's front man Joseph “Smokey” Holman has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer and will be undergoing a stem cell transplant starting in August. The musician community has rallied to put on a show to help raise money for Smokey to help cover his expenses while undergoing the stem cell transplant. The treatment period could put him out of work for a minimum of 3 months. The confirmed line-up for this special Sunday show includes: Greg Koch, Shonn Hinton, Tweed Funk, Marvelous Mack, The Blues Disciples with special guest Reverend Raven, and Timothy Charles & The Blind Fiction. Doors open at 5 pm and the music runs from 6 pm to 10 pm. There is no cover charge but a donation is suggested to help support Smokey.

    Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system. We are hoping that with successful treatment that Smokey will be able to resume performing later this fall and can have a number of happy and productive years ahead.

    Joseph "Smokey" Holman rose onto the national scene coming out of Gary, Indiana in the late 60's with the Domestic 4. The Domestic 4 were playing a show on the West Side of Chicago. Their manager had arranged for Curtis Mayfield to attend the show and he loved what he heard. Curtis Mayfield renamed the band as Love's Children and signed them to his Chicago based label, Curtom Records. Curtis penned 4 songs for the band to record. Their best known singles were 1971's "Soul is Love" and "This is the End." Soul is Love was a Soul Sauce pick by Billboard Magazine to hit the Top 20 on the Soul Charts. Love's Children toured extensively for 3+ years and had the Ohio Players open for them at a show. Smokey left the band in 1972 and as with many musicians his road took a different path as he joined Marines, got married, and ended-up working in steel mill to make ends meet. During the ensuing years he also faced his own challenges and personal demons that took him further away from the music he loved. Eventually, Smokey righted his ship and in 1994 began performing in the greater Milwaukee area with Marvelous Mack and the Pressure Release Band. Smokey helped form Tweed Funk in the fall of 2010 and has become a rising force on the national blues scene. Tweed Funk has release 4 albums during that time and Smokey has taken home 3 WAMI Awards in that time period including Best Male Vocalist in 2013. He has been featured in Living Blues Magazine, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, Blues & Rhythm Magazine (UK), The Blues Blast Magazine, and American Blues Scene Magazine. Smokey has always been quick to make himself available for benefits to help fellow musicians, family, and friends - he always goes the extra mile to help support the people in his life. Click here to read the 6 page feature in Living Blues Magazine by Steve Sharp (Feb 2015)

    http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=2


  • The Baseball Project w/ guest Wooldridge Brothers

    Wed Jul 27 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    $15 at the door

    “That's the true harbinger of spring,” legendary baseball impresario Bill Veeck once opined, “not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on the ball.” There's another welcome sign that spring is on the way, that baseball is about to resume its rightful place on the national stage, and that all will once again be right with the world: the latest album from The Baseball Project, 3rd, hit the streets a week before the opening day of the 2014 season.

    Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Gutterball), The Baseball Project began as a way for a couple of fans to pay musical tribute to our national pastime – and maybe score some free baseball tickets in the process. But The Baseball Project has since blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right, one which currently includes drummer Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Zuzu's Petals) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills on its official roster, and one whose following and creativity has steadily grown with each release and tour. Along with 17 ace songs about baseball, 3rd also showcases the band's musical muscle in ways that 2008's Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails and 2011's Volume 2: High and Insideonly hinted at.

    “I think this album most represents us as a rock band,” says Wynn. “Both how well we play together, and how long we've been playing together in The Baseball Project and in other configurations over the past 30 years. You can really feel it on this record – baseball or no baseball, it's just a good rock record.”

    3rd is a damn fine rock record, one which approaches the grand old game from a variety of intriguing angles. True legends of the game (“The Babe,” “They Don't Know Henry,” “A Boy Named Cy”) share the lineup alongside humorous and heartfelt salutes to lesser-known players like “Pascual on the Perimeter,” which recalls the time Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez got lost on the way to a game at his own team's ballpark, and “Larry Yount,” which salutes the older brother of Hall of Famer Robin Yount, who hurt himself throwing a warm-up pitch during his first and only MLB appearance.

    “We don't have any rules about what constitutes a baseball song,” McCaughey explains. “It can be anything from a character study of an obscure guy from the 1920s, to something that just happened, to something completely ridiculous like 'Extra Inning of Love,' which takes the baseball-as-love metaphor and tries to stretch it as far as it will go. They can be fictional songs or non-fictional songs. The great thing with baseball is, we'll never run out of things to write about!”

    http://thebaseballproject.net/

    The Wooldridge Brothers open the show! http://www.wooldridgebrothers.com/


  • Semi-Twang

    Fri Jul 29 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    In 2009, something incredible happened — Semi-Twang reunited. The occasion was the twentieth anniversary of Shank Hall, a legendary Milwaukee venue owned and operated by Peter Jest. Semi-Twang was the first band to play there, and Peter asked if we would consider playing for his celebration.

    It had been close to twenty years since we had been a band. We had remained friends, but it hadn’t occurred to any of to get back together. Now I wish someone had suggested it sooner.The first rehearsal was all it took for everyone to reconnect. Chemistry is a strange thing, but we had it the first time round and it was there and visible on the faces of Mike Sieger, Mike Hoffmann, Bob Jennings, Bob Schneider and Jason Klagstad as we ran down the old tunes. Aside from a preponderance of Mikes and Bobs, we had our fair share of guitarists (3) and the problem of dancing around each other, while tricky the first time around, was easier to solve with a more mellowed-out veteran bunch.

    That first gig went great and the momentum carried us into the studio to begin work on our second official release, Wages Of Sin, released in 2011. In 2013 we put out The Why & The What For, and work has begun on our fourth recording. The reception for both new projects has been terrific and the live shows have been a treat. There's something to be said for chemistry.

    http://www.johnsieger.com/semi-twang/

    advance tickets here-


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jul 31 2016   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 winners of three Parent's Choice recommended awards.


  • FY5 (Finnders and Youngberg)

    Fri Aug 5 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10adv/$12door

    For decades now, Colorado has been a wellspring for American roots music, combining the traditional Appalachian old-time and honky-tonk strains of the East with the spirit of adventure and openness of the West. Colorado has served as a magnet for musicians looking to find themselves, and it’s become a place for musical kindred spirits to commune and create. FY5 –Finnders & Youngberg– represent this pioneering spirit, and with their latest effort, Eat the Moon, we can hear a newfound maturity and purpose that comes with steady gigging, dedication, and a renewed sense of purpose. Bluegrass harmonies, crisp as a mountain stream, meld with virtuosic picking and fiddling and the kind of honest acknowledgment of the tough realities of life that’s best found in traditional honky-tonk. “We’re proud to have come from the traditional folk and bluegrass school,” says bandleader Mike Finders, “yet we put all that aside and do our best to build the songs honestly, creatively, with no predetermined agenda to play this or that kind of music.” With Eat the Moon, FY5 brings us a self-assured vision of American music, rooted in tradition, but pointing to new creative directions that make it vital and relevant in today’s modern world.

    If you’re looking for the source of this music, there’s a deep vein of country music that reaches all the way back to Appalachia and underpins both bluegrass and honky-tonk. But it takes an uncommon vision and a powerful band to unite the two as FY5 has done. Much of this connection is built through Aaron Youngberg’s facility on both banjo and pedal steel, but also through the gritty vocals of lead singer Mike Finders. You can hear traces of both Jimmy Martin and Lefty Frizzell in his voice, but he has a unique and unaffected sound of his own that comes through on all the original songs. Female vocalist Erin Youngberg does more than hold her own on lead vocals, and when these two voices join together as a duet, one can’t help but compare them to classic country duets like George Jones and Melba Montgomery or Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner. Combine these vocals with rapid-fire mandolin picking from Rich Zimmerman that, though clean and precise, still contains a gritty edge, and masterful fiddling from renowned violinist Ryan Drickey, and you’ve got the driving force ofFY5.

    http://fy5band.com/

    $10 advance tickets available here--


  • Tommy Stinson's Cowboys In The Campfire

    Sun Aug 7 2016   7pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    With Chip Roberts, Tim Schweiger and Liv Mueller!

    Here’s a letter to the fans from Tommy:

    Hello me peeps!!!

    Alas, I have come up with something fun to do this summer while waiting for my next record to come out in the new year.

    Come say hello to COWBOYS IN THE CAMPFIRE - aka Chip “Sippy Fly” Roberts and myself as we embark on our first outing: The SOUTHERN DANDIES TOUR 2016!

    We’re gonna be getting into all kinds of musical shenanigans in all sorts of places with as few instruments as necessary. We’ll be playing new songs, old songs, maybe even some make-em’-up-on-the-spot songs. Frankie Lee will be opening the show.

    You are invited to OUR summer vacation! See ya there! No bermuda shorts please, we’ll save that for Jimmy Buffet vacation tour. Searsucker anything is a plus!

    Peace, Love and Happiness! TES’

    Tickets available at the door


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Aug 9 2016   7 - 9pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Bill Camplin Band Reunion

    Thu Aug 11 2016   8pm - $10 @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Bill Camplin is arguably the father of the Wisconsin folk scene as well as mentor to scores of young singer/songwriter artists coming up through the ranks. Artists such as Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Paul Cebar and others call Bill’s live music club Cafe Carpe, located in Ft Atkinson, WI, home. Bill has an extensive discography spanning past 40 years with several new releases in the works for the year ahead.

    Reunion Story In 1974, a group of young Milwaukee musicians accompanied Bill Camplin to Minneapolis to record a live record at the new and state of the art studio “Sound 80”. From those sessions emerged the album “Cardboard Box”. After the album, everyone went their separate ways - getting jobs while raising families. All continued to play music wherever they wound up. All remembered capturing that moment in time with Bill at Sound 80 Studios.

    This year marks the 42 anniversary of the making of his landmark album CardBoard Box bringing together the original musicians for a handful of live performances in conjunction with a new live album called Reunion.

    Reunion is an album of all new material recorded at a 150 year old barn they call “Ebbott’s Barn” in Eastern Jefferson County by producer/engineers Chris Hanson and Mike Hoffmann. Reunion remembers deeply what brought them together in 1974 yet breaks new musical ground. Come see Reunion at Anodyne.

    The band was (and is): Bill Camplin (songs, guitar, vocals) Bob Mueller (drums) an original member of “Woodbine” has spent part of his ensuing years playing with Jim Liban, Steve Cohen and others. Jamie Sheldon (bass) continues to perform with a band in the Boston area noted for their homage to Steely Dan. Robert Knetzger (steel guitar, dobro) now in Seattle, continues to play with various country and blues bands in the Northwest. Jason Klagstad (guitars, vocals) has been an integral part of the Milwaukee music scene and has played on many occasions with Bill over the past 40 years.

    advance tickets available here--


  • PETER ASHER and ALBERT LEE

    Fri Aug 12 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $25adv/$28door

    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.

    advance tickets available here--


  • Driveway Thriftdwellers w/ Special Guest Derek Pritzl and the Gamble

    Fri Aug 19 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Milwaukee/Madison alt-country group Driveway Thriftdwellers announce the release of their debut album, Cutover Country. Featuring eleven road-tested original tunes, Cutover Country will first see the light of day on August 19th at a special record release party at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point.

    Cutover Country draws upon the northwoods upbringing of the Thriftdwellers' founding brothers. Together, the group has developed its own blend of DIY Americana sounds featuring earthy vocal harmonies, jangly electric guitar, and down-home pedal steel. The Thriftdwellers’ live shows feature a mix of original music – ranging from sprawling odes that evoke landscapes both unspoiled and spoiled, 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.

    Derek Pritzl Derek Pritzl is a Wisconsin singer/songwriter born and raised in the fertile farm land of Valders, Wisconsin. He brings a style and narrative that is reminiscent of some of the great songwriters of yesterday and today, continuing a tradition of songwriting developed by artists such as John Prine, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and Bill Walkner. His songs evoke visions of the struggles of the working man, the road weary traveler and of love found and love lost. Regardless of the size of venue, his music and songs create an atmosphere of intimacy, reflection and fellowship that brings the audience into his world.

    advance tickets available here--


  • WMSE Boogie Bang

    Sat Aug 27 2016   Noon - 3pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Join the Boogie Bang for a live broadcast from one or our very favorite partners – Anodyne Coffee. Milwaukee’s longest running R&B, hip-hop and rap music program hosted by 30-year veteran Barry Johnson. Expect to hear the best in modern R&B and rap mixed with classics from early hip-hop mixed with essential banger soul. While enjoying all the music – grab a SMASH Ale 2016 – a portion of the proceeds goes back to support WMSE

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Aug 28 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Danny Barnes w/ special guest Feed The Dog

    Fri Sep 2 2016   8pm @ 224 W. Bruce St. - $10

    $10 at the door

    Banjo player extraordinaire and 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes is described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America." Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today. Barnes released a new solo record Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) on Austin, TX based Eight 30 Records on November 27, 2015. Barnes' first collection in six years showcases a singular songwriter and player in peak form reworking his classic album Get Myself Together [2005] (“Big Girl Blues,” “Get Me Out of Jail”) a decade on.

    The Seattle-area resident simply strips songs to their essence on the new recording “I spend a lot of time developing new contexts like the barnyard electronics aesthetic,” Barnes says. “Get Myself Together was my last acoustic-type recording and I get quite a bit of fan mail about it, but the label that released it went out of business. I wanted to make something with this record that featured more of my raw acoustic sound, as though I was kind of playing in your living room.” Barnes’ also offers a buoyant bonus track rerecording of his former band the Bad Livers' high watermark “I'm Convicted.”

    “Danny Barnes' musical horizon is vast and elegant,” says legendary Texas songsmith Robert Earl Keen, who frequently enlists Barnes as banjoist in his touring band. “I've said many times that he is the world's greatest banjo player. Danny's singing swoops and soars by still waters and down rocky paths.”

    Feed The Dog-- Americana, Folk Rock – Oshkosh, WI – Led by the songwriting and deep-throated vocals of Ellis M. Brown, the band features masterfully crafted fiddle by Tim McIlree, Leo Kottke-like finger picking’ acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul.

    Tickets available at the door


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Sep 10 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics!

    Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Sep 13 2016   7pm - 9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Kalispell with special guest Mark Waldoch

    Wed Sep 14 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $7

    Shane Leonard is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter living in Eau Claire, WI. Over the past few years he's toured the UK opening for Jeff Tweedy, worked with Field Report, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), The Stray Birds, Sara and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird), Ben Sollee, Evan Ziporyn (Steve Reich, Bang On A Can), Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne, Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter), Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Robbie Lackritz (Feist), MIT's Balinese Gamelan, Berklee College Of Music's Ensemble Robot, and taught music through the Exploration School at Yale University, Augusta Heritage Center, and other programs throughout the US.

    Somewhere amidst all that he managed a steady output of solo work, releasing two EPs and a full-length, Westbound, under the moniker Kalispell. The debut album made many ‘Best of The Year’ lists, was profiled by Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Public Radio, and featured twice as No Depression's favorite new music.

    Kalispell toured constantly throughout 2011-2013 before Leonard was hired by Field Report as a multi-instrumentalist on drums, strings, and vocals. After opening for Counting Crows, Aimee Mann, Dawes and Emmylou Harris, Field Report recorded their sophomore record, Marigolden, with Feist manager/producer Robbie Lackritz. Leonard's influence can be clearly heard throughout, elevating the grounded guitar-and-voice platform with inventive percussion, lush strings and book-matched vocal harmonies.

    Now increasingly sought-after as a producer and player, Shane Leonard began his relationship with music very early, sitting-in on drums as a kid at jazz sessions in Milwaukee and Chicago. From there it was classical percussion lessons with players of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and legendary percussionist Jim Sewrey. After dropping out of music school to teach English, he embarked on a four-year exploration down Appalachian backroads to learn clawhammer banjo and old time fiddle from masters Clyde Davenport, Lee Sexton, Frank Lee, Bob Carlin, and Joe Newberry.

    These influences come together in Kalispell's new record, Printer's Son, which Leonard crowd-funded by independently raising over $15,000 on Kickstarter. Connecting an improvisational heart with meticulously constructed arteries of melody, it eschews the stomp-clap boom-chuck trends of indie-folk, instead giving nods to the entranced sonic tapestries of Phillip Glass and lyrical sophistication of Paul Simon. Printer's Son will be released on June 3rd, 2016 via Cartouche Records.

    Mark Waldoch aka The Celebrated Workingman opens the show!

    Advance tickets available here--


  • The Twilight Hours w/ sp guest The Mike Benign Compulsion

    Thu Sep 22 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $12advance/$15door

    John Munson and Matt Wilson met as teens in the late 80s when they became the rhythm section in a Minneapolis band called E Brown. At the time, Matt was a drummer, but he was determined to figure out how to play guitar by learning the licks on B.B. and Freddie King records. John, who got his start in a Rush and Aerosmith cover band, was on a higher mission of his own, to crack the codes of jazz bass. The two eventually formed their own group, Trip Shakespeare, teaming with Matt's brother Dan and a standup drummer, Elaine Harris. They toured for a decade during the 80s and 90s, releasing four albums.

    Matt was the band’s lyricist, but in 1992 he foundered on such profound case of writer’s block that in desperation he broke up the group. He then watched as John and Dan rose to the peak of the billboard charts as two-thirds of a new trio, Semisonic. John toured the world and was exposed to the music industry’s elite. Meanwhile, Matt learned to make web pages and scuffled about the Minneapolis music scene, eventually releasing his 1998 solo record, the unsung classic Burnt White & Blue.

    As the years wound ahead, John and Matt began to perform together once more as an acoustic duo, eventually settling on the name The Twilight Hours. In 2007 they released a gentle rock record featuring the sort of instrumentation you might hear at a high school play. That LP, Stereo Night, yielded a Twin Cities hit, “Queen of Tomorrow”, and forced the pair to build a band of talented musicians, including Dave Salmela on piano; Steve Roehm on drums, guitar and synth; Richard Medek on drums; and Minneapolis punk rock producer Jacques Wait on lead guitar.

    Now, on July 15, 2016, the group is releasing a follow up, the expansive Black Beauty. Wide-ranging in style and groove, the record maintains a chordal and melodic sweetness that contradicts the sorrowful sentiments of its lyrics. This mix of sad and happy, doom and redemption is the key to this album’s title, and, the group believes, a pattern in much of the world’s greatest art – and in the world itself: darkness and beauty in one.

    http://www.thetwilighthours.com/


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Sep 25 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Dressy Bessy w/ special guest Faux Fiction

    Fri Sep 30 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Dressy Bessy: "We never broke up," Dressy Bessy singer/guitarist Tammy Ealom says on the occasion of the release of KINGSIZED, her band's first new album in seven years. "It was never our intention to drop out, it just sort of happened. We were dealing with life, but we never stopped making music."

    Indeed, the 13-song KINGSIZED makes it clear that, nearly 20 years into their career, Dressy Bessy are making some of their most compelling and accomplished music. Such melodically infectious, lyrically barbed new tunes as "Lady Liberty," "Make Mine Violet" and the anthemic title track are potent examples of the band's uncanny ability to wrap Ealom's personally-charged, pointedly subversive lyrics in sparkling, irresistibly catchy songcraft.

    Now that they're back in action with some of their strongest music to date, Dressy Bessy is happy to be back at work. "I feel like we're just starting to get good at what we do," Ealom states. "We've had a lot of time to hone in our sound, knowing what we want to sound like and figuring out what we need to do to get that. I'm really excited about the future."

    "We actually kind of know what we're doing now," adds Hill with a chuckle. "We used to always be flying by the seat of our pants, but we're better players, Tammy is a better singer, and we're a better band. I think we've recorded the best album that we ever have, so our plan now is to just get out there and rock, then keep on rocking. We need our fans and we feel like they need us too."

    Faux Fiction: Born in a cool basement during the hot summer months of 2014, Faux Fiction is an alternative/powerpop band based in Milwaukee, WI. The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Gabby Kartz, guitarist Jason Kartz, bassist/vocalist Peter Hair, and drummer Paul Tyree. The four-piece outfit is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, shoegaze, and garage rock, which they blend with pop sensibilities to form their own brand of "pop fuzz".

    advance tickets available here--


  • Peter Case

    Sun Oct 2 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    “If this record doesn’t sell a million copies, I quit the business," said producer T Bone Burnett while listening to a playback of Peter Case, the classic self-titled solo debut by the Nerves co-founder and leader of the Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”). Touring in support of this seminal album, Peter Case hits the road supporting an expanded 30th anniversary reissue edition with bonus tracks of this legendary release.

    Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Mitchell Froom, Peter Case includes 11 originals and a cover of the Pogues’ “Pair of Brown Eyes” — recorded before their version was released, thanks to a tip from Elvis Costello — and features an all-star cast of guests from Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), to backing vocals by John Hiatt and Victoria Williams, string arrangement by the incomparable Van Dyke Parks and contributions by session giants Jim Keltner (drums), Jerry Moratta (drums) and Jerry Scheff (Elvis Presley's bassist).

    The disc earned Case his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” and topped The New York Times’ list of best albums of the year, with NYT contributor Robert Palmer stating, “Peter Case is the sort of album that is going to be remembered and treasured for years to come.” An auspicious start and essential chapter in Case’s 13-album-catalog, Peter Case is not only revered by everyone who's ever heard it, its sound and feel spearheaded the songwriter movement now known as Americana.

    www.petercase.com

    advance tickets available here--


  • Nineteen Thirteen

    Fri Oct 7 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $5

    Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

    A cello made in Romania in the year 1913, and a set of drums made in modern day America, entertain each other in a haunting melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance and future thought!

    Original compositions and looping are by Schiff, beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo.

    The cello is from 1913, the music is from today!

    nineteenthirteen.com

    advance tickets here--


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Oct 8 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop.

    Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Urban Barn Dance

    Tue Oct 11 2016   7pm - 9pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    Old time good time american music on a great urban dance floor with Frogwater and a genuine caller. $5 Adults $3 Kids/Seniors
    https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Barn-Dance-Milwaukee-899609666823873/

  • Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields

    Wed Oct 26 2016   7pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    OCTOBER IS FAIR TRADE MONTH

    Join the Outpost Board of Directors for a FREE movie screening of Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields Wednesday, October 26 Doors: 6:30 p.m. Movie starts: 7:00 p.m. Discussion: 8:30 p.m.

    Enjoy Outpost-catered snacks. Cash bar available.
    www.foodchainsfilm.com


  • Webb Wilder

    Thu Oct 27 2016   8pm - $10 @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder.

    Rock 'n' roll, from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening. As it has been for three decades, it is now and ever shall be. Webb Wilder.

    Mississippi Moderne. Pronounce it however you like, but Webb pronounces it "Moe-durn." Hybridized and improvised.

    "I hate to use the word 'mature,'" Webb says. And so we shall not.

    Born more than 60 years ago in Hattiesburg, Webb Wilder is not mature. He is the last of the full-grown men, and the last of the boarding house people. He is a unique presence among the peasants. He is a force for good, and a friend to animals.

    advance tickets here--


  • The Moth - Bouncing Back

    Fri Oct 28 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard
    https://themoth.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F0P00000G1t1KUAR

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Oct 30 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Gurf Morlix

    Fri Nov 4 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $20

    The Sound of Infamous Integrity

    Once, when asked by a promoter for a copy of his biography, Gurf Morlix responded with just two words, “legendary integrity.” He would later admit that his response was perhaps a bit pompous, “but true,” he added. “Well, half true anyway.” The story is a telling one, demonstrating not only Morlix's directness, which is famous among his musical colleagues – or perhaps infamous, depending on who you ask – but also his dry sense of humor and no-bullshit approach to life, music, and the music business.

    Had he sent the promoter a more traditional bio, it likely would have noted that Gurf was born in Lackawanna, New York (near Buffalo), saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, formed a band (in which Peter Case made his stage debut), moved to Austin to escape the cold and play music, befriended Blaze Foley and a bunch of other Austin characters, moved to Los Angeles, worked for more than a decade as Lucinda Williams' guitarist, band-leader and backing vocalist, produced Lucinda's acclaimed Sweet Old World and eponymous albums, famously left Lucinda, toured with Warren Zevon, moved back to Austin, produced a number of classic Americana albums you likely own if you are any kind of Americana music fan, played on many more albums you probably own if you fall into that category, got inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, received the Americana Music Association's “Instrumentalist of the Year” award, went on to make seven critically acclaimed albums of his own, and then toured the world supporting them. He now continues to play live, produce albums for the artists that move him, and make his own albums. He even goes fishing ever once in a while.

    That's the resume, but it's Gurf's integrity, combined his near innate sense of music and how to make it sound not just good, but great, that have attracted so many well-respected artists to work with him over the years – folks like Ian McLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock, Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard, just to name a few. And, oh yeah, he can make nearly any instrument with strings either sing or growl, depending on the needs of the song, like no other musician out there.

    http://www.gurfmorlix.com/

    advance tickets here--
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/gurfmorlix/


  • Dickie, Vitrolum Republic and Chris DuPont

    Fri Nov 11 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    About Dickie:

    DICKIE is the exploration of subtle symphonies over creative prose, indie popped out melodies, under innovative storytelling and original grooves.

    Veteran tunesmith Dick Prall has taken his wares and shared them with violinist Kristina Priceman to create a collection of dark, gorgeous, and oft-times moony sing-alongs. The self-titled record comes in like a bellowing newborn, but settles into a pace of dynamic ebb and flow as it ages and ends with a Roy Orbison-styled recount of hopeful love that never bleeds into the saccharine.

    About Chris DuPont:

    With influences ranging from classic American songwriters like James Taylor and Tom Waits, to artists like Tycho adn Philip Glass, DuPont's sophomore effort has its roots in folk music, and its branches spreading wide across conventional genre divides. In Outlier, the classic eloquence of the 70s collides with a present-day catharsis; classic Americana themes become married to contemporary notions of self-care, and speaking your own truth. Throughout the whole work, DuPont's focused baritone remains a constant, bringing a steadiness and reassuring cohesion in the midst of the album's at-times heavy themes.

    About Vitrolum Republic:

    The Vitrolum Republic’s style has long defied a succinct summary. Over the past decade in Milwaukee’s music scene, they’ve blended styles from American roots and folk music with elements of blues, rock, singer-songwriter and classical genres. Over time their style has evolved, whether by new influences, collaborations or through experimentation in the studio or in live performances.

    Passionate throughout their performances of original compositions, loops and effects create an orchestra of improvisational sound ensuring that the group’s shows are always unique. “Vitrolum,” is a word they created that represents a conduit of sound and through their performances, these musicians and their audience become part of “The Republic” and work to create the communal experience and sense of place that is “The Vitrolum Republic.”
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/vitrolumrepublic/


  • COFFEESHOP ASTROPHYSICS

    Sat Nov 12 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.


    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Greg Koch Band

    Thu Nov 17 2016   8pm - 10pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    The Greg Koch Band features international guitar fiend Greg Koch, Greg’s son, Dylan on drums and veteran Milwaukee musicians Eric Hervey on bass , Theo Merriweather on keyboards and Robert Figueroa on Congas. This lineup of The Greg Koch Band leans more on the funky, jazzy, R&B side of the Kochian “Chicken Pickin’ Fricassee” and was featured on several tracks on 2013’s “Plays Well With Others” release. Drawing from the repertoire of Koch’s original music of the past, a sizable quantity of new instrumental and vocal tunes (many of which co-penned with Semi Twang’s John Sieger) along with the occasional blast of Johnny “Guitar” Watson, this iteration will perform at Anodyne Coffee’s Third Ward location on November 17 and December 22. 8-10pm $15 advance and at the door.

    Gregkoch.com

    advance tickets available here--


  • The Moth - Tradition

    Fri Nov 18 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard.
    https://themoth.org/events/tradition-milwaukee

  • Kevin Gordon w/ special guest Bonnie Whitmore

    Sat Nov 19 2016   8:00 pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street $10

    $10 "Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus"--Rolling Stone The title track from his Down to the Well CD, a duet with Grammy winner Lucinda Williams, was featured on two prominent compilations: the Oxford American Southern Music Sampler, and No Depression: What It Sounds like, Volume 1. Gordon's songs have been recorded by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider), Irma Thomas, and others. Kevin also earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. A Louisiana native, now 20-year East Nashville resident, Kevin Gordon is a touring recording artist and songwriter. His latest release,Long Gone Time, has garnered high criticial praise, just like 2012's Gloryland, which got rave reviews in The New York Times, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and many others. Kevin Gordon on World Cafe: http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2015/10/20/450239536/kevin-gordon-on-world-cafe Kevin on NPR's "Here and Now": http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2012/01/25/south-kevin-gordon Bonnie Whitmore returns to Anodyne to open the show!! http://bonniewhitmore.com/

  • CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE presents

    Wed Nov 23 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10adv/$12door

    Featuring CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE, MILES OVER MOUNTAINS plus many special guests.

    $10 in advance $12 @ the door

    CWE: Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee�s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire. Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene. Ryan Ogburn (mandolin), Jordan Kroeger (upright Bass), Greg Brundage (Guitar), Ernest Brusubardis IV(Fiddle) and Jon Peik (banjo), put together �The Force� to deliver their bluegrass inspired song to audiences of any age.

    MOM: Miles Over Mountains (M.O.M.) is an Acoustic Bluegrass / Roots / Americana band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around their arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs interpreted in their own way.

    ​Touring through their third year as a band, Miles Over Mountains continues to turn heads across the nation as their momentum and touring schedule continues to grow. In 2014-2015 they've performed hundreds of shows at bars, clubs and festivals with no signs of slowing down.

    advance tickets available here--


  • The Tamaracks Return! A night with the Blues

    Fri Nov 25 2016   7:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15adv/$20door

    Leroy Airmaster

    Jr Brantley

    Benny Rickun

    Andrew Koenig

    Greg Koch and his band

    Surprise guests....

    Relive the halcyon days of The Blues in Milwaukee, and join a vast array of miscreants, music lovers, and survivors to help us celebrate this beautiful music.


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Nov 27 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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.


  • Swing Chevron- Record Release Show

    Thu Dec 1 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $8

    Allen Russell- Violin , Scott Hlavenka- Guitar, Barry Paul Clark- Bass, Paul Westfahl- Percussion.

    Based in Milwaukee WI, Swing Chevron is a gypsy swing trio made up of Allen Russell (Violin), Scott Hlavenka (Guitar) and Barry Paul Clark (Upright Bass). Having fallen in love with Stephan Grappelli's unmistakable hot jazz violin playing at an early age, Allen founded the group in early 2014 as a means by which to perform his own original tunes and arrangements in that same style. Relying heavily upon lyrical french melodies, driving gypsy rhythms, and improvisational flights of the imagination, Swing Chevron brings the vintage hot swing music you crave!

    http://swingchevron.com/

    advance tickets available here--


  • Rx Drugs -Record Release Show w/ Split Single & Midnight Reruns

    Fri Dec 2 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    The last time we heard Joe Crockett’s unmistakable voice—a rich, caramel bellow that seems to envelop everything around it—it was with The Championship, the vaguely alt-country-ish Milwaukee band he fronted for a decade. That band got better with each release, but at some point after their 2012 album High Feather, as Crockett tells it, they lost their drive. Shows grew more infrequent as his bandmates’ life outside the band grew busier, and practices had primarily become excuses to hang out. “Playing with everybody was super easy, because I’d known those guys for so long, but at the same time it was easy to not practice and just drink beer and talk,” Crockett recalls. It was clear that, for the time being at least, the band had run its course.

    It makes sense, then, that for his new band Crockett sought out a more disciplined approach. His new outfit Rx Drugs is a joint effort with Promise Ring/Dashboard Confessional bassist Scott Schoenbeck, Schoenbeck’s cousin Dustin Dobernig on keys, and drummer Justin Krol, who’s played with a slew of Milwaukee acts, most recently Hugh Bob and the Hustle andTrapper Schoepp and the Shades. In these local pros Crockett found the focus he was looking for—rehearsals are now punctual, purposeful affairs, he says. The tradeoff, of course, is that his bandmates have outside commitments to juggle.

    “When we put this band together, the mindset was, ‘Let’s get the best guys together to be a part of it,’ but with that comes everybody else wanting these guys in their bands, too,” Crockett says. “Some of these other bands have pretty heavy tour schedules sometimes. Justin tours a lot with his brother Mike Krol, so he’s on the road a lot. Then when he comes home, Scott might be gone doing a Promise Ring or Dashboard Confessional tour. Then when Scott is done, Justin might be out with Trapper Schoepp.”

    Those scheduling conflicts have limited Rx Drugs to just a handful of live shows since the group made their debut last year, but if all goes as planned they should have more shows lined up after October, once vinyl and CD copies of their debut album Future Friction are available. In the meantime, the group has posted the record for free streaming and name-your-price download on Bandcamp.

    Future Friction runs with the melancholy feel of that last Championship record, but it’s tonally even darker. Frosty standouts “Gone Forever” and “The End” are nipped by chilly guitars inspired by some of the more shadowy corners of new wave, acts like The Cure, The Church and Nick Cave, while even more driving tracks like “Mountain of Dreams” and “Everyone Does” carry a sense of resignation. Though it’s never mopey, a weight hangs over the whole thing—every moment of warmth and uplift feels like a hard-fought feat. Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express

    Advance tickets available here--


  • 3RD ANNUAL LARRY PENN MEMORIAL CONCERT

    Sun Dec 4 2016   7pm - 9pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Larry Penn was a folk singer, song writer best known for the songs he wrote about hard work, labor, social justice and trains, but he also sang about love and wrote songs for children. He was considered to be Milwaukee’s dean of folk music. He was a member of the Rose Tattoo with Utah Philips. Larry was married to Pat and the father of five. He drove a truck for a living, was a maker of intricate wooden toys, a union member and lover trains. He was an extremely talented man and a man of principal. He leaves behind a large body of songs and poetry for others to enjoy.

  • Marielle Allschwang: Video Premiere and Vinyl Release w/ special guest Klassik

    Fri Dec 9 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Marielle Allschwang’s voice has been described as “a timeless instrument, full of sadness, beauty, and independence, rooted in the fertile ground of Americana but twisted into the wilding sky of the avant-garde” (Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record). In her performances, she “[commands] the stage with hushed intensity” (Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express).

    Gloss Records released Allschwang’s debut album, Dead Not Done, on cassette in 2015; it was featured on year-end “Best Albums of Milwaukee” lists by Milwaukee Record, Shepherd Express, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and lauded for its “Lynchian beauty and grace” (Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record).

    Marielle Allschwang has teamed up with filmmaker/animator Heather Hass to produce a video for “Aquarium.” Combining esoteric, female-centric imagery, intricate set design, and obsessive rotoscope and cinemagraph techniques, Hass, Allschwang, and their team of collaborators are thrilled to present a strange and beautiful new creation at Anodyne on December 9th.

    Allschwang and her band, now Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations, also celebrate the vinyl release of Dead Not Done. It features liner notes by local music impresario David Ravel, new photography, and a clear vinyl edition. Marielle will bring in horns and extra vocals to the performance (featuring Erin Wolf, Amelinda Burich, Todd Ringe, Andy Eshbaugh, Russell Rossetto, and Heather Hass) to make the occasion even more special.

    Last but not least, we welcome the epically talented Klassik as our special guest to open the show.

    (Note: Vinyl is currently only available if you come to the show)

    https://marielleallschwangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

    advance tickets available here--


  • Jeffrey Foucault w/ special guest Dietrich Strause

    Sat Dec 10 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $18

    �Songwriting brilliance.�� MOJO

    "Contemporary and timeless"- NY Times

    "I first saw Foucault play in a little Missoula theatre years ago, when many of us who grew up spinning our elders' albums�Townes and Dylan, John Prine and Greg Brown�wandered around dolorously wondering when the next real songwriter would come along. Stetson sweaty, that little vagabond spark in his eye, he spun out a long Beam-fueled set and when it was over I walked out into the warm rain and thought, Damn. So that�s where he�s been. Since then Foucault has given American poetry some of its most vital lines and his musical searchings have become touchstones of density and durability. On this new record�his most poignant, honest, even scathing�his cry is a belt of pure blue Wisconsin lake ice with a back of December sunlight angling through bare limbed birches. Not so much penned as lived, these songs�about a show played perfectly to an empty bar, the real ones who die with nothing half the time� offer listeners that rare artistic combination of a voice and a world. And while there�s nothing not lonely about these songs, you can�t hear them and feel remotely alone. Here is our hurricane lamp, the heart whose flame won't go out, whatever the wind. Hold it close." -Chris Dombrowski (from the liner notes to SALT AS WOLVES)

    http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com/

    Photo: Torkil Stavdal

    advance tickets available here--


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Dec 10 2016   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.

    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Milwaukee Brewing Co. Sheepshead Release Party

    Wed Dec 14 2016   6pm - 8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Breakfast never tasted so good! Our classic Sheepshead Oatmeal Stout base beer infused with Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company’s Atomic Blend coffee. Rich, sweet coffee aromas draw you in to a creamy and extremely well balanced oatmeal stout teaming with dark chocolate roasted malt flavors. The finish is light and semi-dry with a touch of spice indicative of this fantastic roast coffee

  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

    Fri Dec 16 2016   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10adv/$12door

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.

    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is �Fine Rude Thing� . The songs �Baby Shake� and �You Owe it to Me� feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.

    http://www.paulcebar.com/

    advance tickets available here--


  • WintersongMKE - To Benefit the Hunger Task Force

    Sat Dec 17 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    WintersongMKE presented by HomeGrown Music

    In its second year, WintersongMKE is quickly becoming a tradition featuring a night of local music to benefit the Hunger Task Force. On December 17, we bring together diverse bands from Zach Pietrini and Devil Met Contention, who have become staples in the Milwaukee music scene to Foreign Fields, who have firm roots in Wisconsin, and also an opportunity for local upstart bands like Mead Lake�s Most Wanted.

    With the success of last year�s show, WintersongMKE is excited to announce a partnership with HomeGrown Music and a new venue, Anodyne, 224 W Bruce St., for the 2016 show. These partnerships allow WintersongMKE to not only benefit the Hunger Task Force in a season where giving and providing for those less fortunate is so welcomed, but is also able to support local music and musicians. Tickets are first come, first serve, sold for $15.00, only at the door the night of the show.

    WintersongMKE is sure to be a night like no other, so don�t be left out in the cold.

    Performers Include:

    Zach Pietrini - zachpietrini.com
    Devil Met Contention - facebook.com/devilmetcontention
    Mead Lake�s Most Wanted- mlmwband.com
    Foreign Fields - foreignfields.net
    https://www.facebook.com/WintersongMKE/


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Dec 18 2016   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Fox And Branch try out the Bruce Street stage for this month's family show! All kids (and parents) are guaranteed a good view. 11:00am and as always- Free!
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/

  • The Greg Koch Band with special guest Malford Milligan

    Thu Dec 22 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $15

    Malford Milligan is coming to town to sing with international guitar fiend Greg Koch, Greg’s son, Dylan on drums, veteran Milwaukee musicians Eric Hervey on bass, Theo Merriweather on keyboards, and Robert Figueroa on Congas. Malford sang on the "On the Radio" and Nation Sack" discs.

    They'll be doing some of those tunes and some new ones. Dig It!!!! This lineup of The Greg Koch Band leans more on the funky, jazzy, R&B side of the Kochian “Chicken Pickin’ Fricassee” and was featured on several tracks on 2013’s “Plays Well With Others” release.

    Feast on a repertoire of Koch’s original music of the past, a sizable quantity of new instrumental and vocal tunes (many of which were co-penned with Semi Twang’s John Sieger) along with the occasional blast of Johnny “Guitar” Watson.

    This special band iteration will perform at Anodyne Coffee’s Walker’s Point location on December 22. 8-10pm $15 advance and at the door http://www.gregkoch.com/ advance tickets available here--
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/gregkoch/


  • FIVE CARD STUDS AND RADIO RADIO

    Fri Dec 23 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10- SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT!

    Holding the title of the hardest working lounge band in the Midwest is no easy task unless you are the 5 Card Studs.

    Their live show is a unique blend of big-time Las Vegas attitude and 70's TV game show schmaltz, all glossed over with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer. Musically their performances feature many recognizable 60s & 70s AM Gold classics all of which is delivered by the expert musicianship of the five seasoned veterans in the 5 Card Studs, making for an unforgettable experience in entertainment.

    http://www.fivecardstuds.com/

    Radio Radio is your only New Wave cover band. A real band, seasoned in the ways of pop & rock music with flagrant and abundant New Wave tendencies. The sound of New Wave and alternative radio of the late 70's and 80's is their bread and butter, and Radio Radio is known as the truest and slickest act covering the tunes no other band has cracked. Noted in Milwaukee press as "your best chance at seeing these songs performed by a truely stalwart band", and "No gimmick, just a great new wave band of pop-rock heavyweights. Totally".

    www.radioradiomilwaukee.com

    $10 advance tickets available here--


  • Hayward Williams w/ special guest J. Hardin

    Thu Dec 29 2016   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Hayward Williams thought he was about to die in an airport. Returning home from an Australian tour, the veteran Americana singer-songwriter was tired and gaunt. As he fought his way through the terminal in San Francisco, it seemed like he might miss his connection home to the Midwest, and then something started to feel very wrong.

    “My heart was racing, and I was feeling nauseous and dizzy, like I was going to pass out,” Williams recalls. Later, as he sat in the emergency room with an IV in his arm, the doctors delivered their diagnosis: “exhaustion.”

    What really happened to Williams will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever had one: an honest to god, clinical panic attack. What brought it on may have been nothing unusual. “I was getting married in 20 days, that’s a big life change. I was just realizing that I was going to have to grow up, maybe,” Williams says.

    Yet something psychobiological changed within Williams at that airport, permanently. Panic metastasized into fear of panic — the self-perpetuating terror that he might, at any moment, collapse in a heap of terror, for no good reason.

    It crippled his stage performance. “I would have to go into isolation before a show, spend most of my time trying to hold back catastrophic thoughts,” Williams says. To avoid vomiting in the middle of his concerts, he started playing all his songs tuned down and at half speed, so as to not tense his diaphragm.

    This was not sustainable. “If this is how I am now, how can I continue to do my job, the only thing that I’m qualified to do?” Williams remembers wondering. So he got help, entering therapy and getting himself on anti-anxiety and depression medications that eased the panic, but altered his creative personality.

    The slow, doubt-stricken, but steady process of learning how to think, feel, write and perform again is the backdrop of The Reef, Williams’ first new album since that day in the airport. “I could count back from zero / I could take off from the start / Is it just like falling in love? / Will I know my part?” he sings in the haunting title track.

    Other songs explore Williams’ long history with anxiety. “‘High Street’ is all about how I hate being at parties and around a lot of people,” he says of the album’s ironically raucous opener. “You know me, I’m at your feet / Put that foot toward the door,” Williams sings. “It’s all about how I try to convince Kathleen [Williams’ wife] that we should leave early.”

    J. Hardin opens the show! https://www.facebook.com/j.e.hardin.music/
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  • Winter Blues Night W/ Lil Rev & Friends

    Fri Jan 6 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Lil’ Rev is a world-class entertainer and steward of vintage song and lore. Performing with ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and banjo, Rev has an unmatched repertoire of both traditional and original song, poetry, storytelling and humor. Audiences will sing-along, clap, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear at a Lil’ Rev performance.

    Both entertainer and educator, Rev is renowned as one of the preeminent ukulele instructors and performers in the nation with seven instructional books to his credit.

    Joining Lil Rev will be Blues Harp Legend Jim Liban, Bassist Guy Fiorentini, Guitarist James Eannelli and Dobro & Guitar Player Peter Roller. It will be a stellar lineup, for a night of smoking blues & Boogie.

    advance tickets available here--


  • The Last Revel with The Way Down Wanderers

    Fri Jan 13 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

  • Anodyne - Wedding Open House

    Tue Jan 17 2017   6pm - 8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Join Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company and our highest suggested wedding/event vendors at a vendor meet-n-greet and see the space all dolled up for a wedding.

    Past Anodyne wedding couples will be present to come in and talk to present and future couples to share ideas and connect about everything weddings.

    Vendors Include: Milwaukee Airwaves (DJ) Tall Guy and a Grill (Catering) Beans and Barley (Catering) The Honorable Judge Derek Mosley (Wedding Officiant) Miss Molly's Pastries (Dessert/Cake) Purple Door Ice Cream (Dessert) Little Giant Photography Jessica Quist Photography Evenement (Event Planning Services) Milwaukee Flower Company (Floral)

    All are welcome!

    Photo Credit: SV Heart Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/events/347600692258334/


  • Bluegrass Bash V

    Sat Jan 21 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Winter blues bringing you down? Come out to Anodyne Coffee for our fifth Bluegrass Bash, and let some great Milwaukee bluegrass warm your toes and soul! Featuring Thistledown Thunders, Grasping at Straws, and a solo set by Eston Bennett.

    Thistledown Thunders are a Milwaukee based bluegrass band, playing throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, featuring a collaboration of musicians from Milwaukee's diverse music scene. Drawing influences from folk and bluegrass both old and new, Thistledown Thunder's dulcet ballads and screaming fiddle tunes are sure to get your toes tapping and boots stomping!

    Out of “drinkers’ paradise” Milwaukee, WI, Grasping at Straws blend the sounds of old Americana, country, and blues with a more modern, dissonant rock energy. With a canon of eclectic and catchy songs, the Straws use the traditional tools of multiple harmonies, banjo, guitar, fiddle and upright bass to create a well-rounded offering.

    Employing thoughtful arrangements of old-time as well as original songs, blended with a uniquely contemporary folk perspective for both the banjo and guitar, Eston Bennett curates an alt-country sound for 2016.

    Advance tickets available here--


  • Mike Mangione & The Kin w/ Listening Party

    Fri Jan 27 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Mike Mangione has been writing what American Songwriter Magazine calls “Orchestral Folk Music” for the better part of nine years. Using classical instrumentation and harmony, his music exudes heartfelt roots to take you to a place of spiritual awakening. His new project, Mike Mangione & The Kin, is a family affair and builds off of the sonic texture he has become known for, adding new voices to the pallet.

    Mike and Tom Mangione, brothers hailing from Chicago, were raised rooted in the blues and folk tradition. Their band mates, sisters Monique and Chauntee Ross, are classically trained multi-instrumentalists, who were brought up in a traveling family missionary band from Milwaukee. Collectively, there songs tell the beautiful story of hope through despair. The style is as unique as the musicians that made it and as familiar as family. Like a reunion of sorts, It ebbs and flows with emotion while remaining honest and close to the heart.

    The band is promoting their Three Days EP, which releases January 2017. In the spring of 2017 they will release their first full-length studio album, But I’ve Seen The Stars, recorded with members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at legendary Oceans Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

    Listening Party is a bearded Americana/Folk rock trio out of Milwaukee, WI that uses storytelling, soulful vocals and bad luck to make heartfelt acoustic music. Stories of life, love and loss are performed with raw emotion by singer-songwriter, Weston Mueller. When he shuts up, he is complemented by crafty musicianship from mates Joshua Hester (Mandolin, Guitar, Bass) and Jacob Wood (piano, vocals); former California surf rock bassist and music education teacher, respectively. Best friends make good music together. "Every note and expression is full of feeling." - Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.facebook.com/listeningpartymusic https://www.listeningpartymusic.com

    advance tickets available here--


  • Them Coulee Boys w/ Thriftones $10

    Sat Jan 28 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $10

    Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, and a lone kick drum provide the pulse that drives underneath the conversational yet thoughtful lyrics of singer/guitarist Soren Staff. Them Coulee Boys seek to start a conversation with their performance, knowing just how diverse that interaction can be. From love letters and farewell fights, to fists raised in protest with a hand held in harmony, the songs are reflections on the current state of the world, and in turn, ourselves. Complemented by the reckless banjo stylings of Beau Janke, the deft mandolin work of Jens Staff, and the thump of bass/kick drummer Michael Aschbacher, Them Coulee Boys are sure to make it “impossible not to bob your head, shake your legs, or even strum your fingers along with the beat” (The Spectator).

    After the release of their debut “I Never Lied About Being In Love” in 2014, Them Coulee Boys toured tirelessly until it came time to record their first professional studio effort in the winter months of 2016. After 7 days at Pine Hollow Audio outside of Eau Claire, WI the new record “Dancing In The Dim Light” was born. With new songs came new sounds, as evidenced by the use of electric banjo, drums, and piano. Engineer Evan Middlesworth also contributed pedal steel and baritone guitar, while Eve Wilczewski (Seasaw) added violin. It’s a grander sound, while still keeping the rawness of a live setting Them Coulee Boys are known for. Lyrically, “Dancing In The Dim Light” deals with the duality of life, in which we often find the lows in our highs, but also see the light in the dark. Being weak or vulnerable isn’t what defines you. It’s about how you dance when the lights aren’t shining like they need to. “Dancing In The Dim Light” is set to be released June 2016 with a tour to follow.

    Them Coulee Boys have shared stages with Charlie Parr, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The 4onthefloor, and many more. They have also had the honor of being played on NPR’s “Simply Folk” and many other Midwest radio stations.

    Them Coulee Boys were selected in 2015 as one of 64 finalists nationally to compete in a voting contest to get to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee. They made it to the 2nd round, where they lost to the eventual winner, despite being one of the top vote-getters. Also in 2015, Soren Staff competed in River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Festival's "Upper Midwest Singer-Songwriter Championship" and took 1st place.

    advance tickets here--


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Jan 29 2017   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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.

  • Split Single, Midnight Reruns, Two Houses, Pay Up

    Sat Feb 4 2017   7:30 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    10pm- Midnight Reruns 9pm- Split Single 8pm- Two Houses 7:30- Pay Up

    If there was an indie-rock Jeopardy! category, the following would certainly be a question: “Who is the only musician to have played with Bob Mould, Robert Pollard, Superchunk, Britt Daniel, and Telekinesis – and served as the inspiration for Dave Grohl to devote his life to playing music?” If you answered Jason Narducy for $5,000, you’d probably win that episode. “Watching Jason was the first time I thought I could start my own band, and write my own kind of music,” Dave Grohl says. “Jason totally set my life in this new direction. It wasn’t a Jimmy Page or KISS poster I had – it was fuckin’ him!” Indeed, if indie rock has a Zelig, a Forrest Gump, it’s Narducy. “Jason's been doin' the rock since he was a snot-nosed little punk,” Robert Pollard notes. “And I can attest from his work with me on the road that he's got it down. And it's not going to stop anytime soon.”

    He first appeared as a co-founder of Verböten – one of the seminal acts in the Chicago punk scene that produced groundbreaking bands like Naked Raygun and Big Black. Narducy then went on to become frontman/songwriter/guitarist for Verbow, another beloved Windy City outfit who signed a major-label deal with Epic/Sony during the ‘90s alt-rock bubble. He followed that up with an ongoing, nearly decade-long run as indie-rock’s secret weapon – serving as bassist and backing vocalist for indie-underground icons like Mould, Pollard, and Superchunk, as well as Seattle’s indie power-pop faves Telekinesis. Now Narducy is returning to center stage as a bandleader with Fragmented World – the debut album from Split Single. A new project formed with fellow travelers Britt Daniel (Spoon, Divine Fits) on bass and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats, Bob Mould, Ben Gibbard, Robert Pollard), Split Single proves equal parts solo project and collective. “I liked the concept of a split single,” Narducy says. “It’s a communal thing: two bands have to work together in this handshake commitment, which then exposes each band to the other’s audience. It’s also the name of a two-stroke motorcycle engine invented at the turn of the century to be more efficient and powerful than previous engines. All those things together seemed to really reflect the spirit of what we did.”

    Midnight Reruns are a rock and roll music group from Wisconsin doing the best they can.

    Two Houses-- "There is absolutely nothing that can compare to seeing this band live." -For The Love Of Punk

    advance tickets available here--
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  • Nineteen Thirteen

    Fri Feb 10 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $5

    $5

    Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

    A cello made in Romania in the year 1913, and a set of drums made in modern day America, entertain each other in a haunting melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance and future thought! Original compositions and looping are by Schiff, beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo. The cello is from 1913, the music is from today!

    (www.nineteenthirteen.com)

    advance tickets available here--


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Feb 11 2017   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule.

    Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/


  • Eagle Trace and The Mike Benign Compulsion

    Sat Feb 11 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $8

    Eagle Trace is an original alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Formed in July 2011 their sound is best described as a blend of alternative both (old and new). Consisting of 4 brothers - lead singer Mitchell, guitarist Max, bassist Jackson, drummer Cass Borgardt and guitarist Phil Bregant. Eagle Trace has supported several national acts such as: The Record Company, Civil Twilight, Coasts, Kopecky, Wildcat! Wildcat!,and more. Also, they have played amazing venues like House of Blues Chicago, The Metro, The Majestic Madison, and Turner Hall Ballroom. Their New EP "The Restless Sea" was released in April 2016. The first single "Without a Sound" can be heard on regular rotation on Milwaukee's 88.9 and Various other stations.

    Melodic, well-crafted, driving, alt guitar pop that rocks. That’s the short story on The Mike Benign Compulsion.

    The slightly longer story? Band members Mike Benign, Joe Vent, Paul Biemann and Mike Koch are veterans of acclaimed Milwaukee-based acts like Blue in The Face, The Yell Leaders, Arms & Legs & Feet and The Joker’s Henchmen. The band’s live shows have included opener slots for artists that include Squeeze, Neil Finn, The Lemonheads, The Fixx, Chuck Prophet, The Twilight Hours and others.

    In July of 2016, The Mike Benign Compulsion released a new single, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” which continues to receive steady airplay on 88nine Radio Milwaukee. The band is currently working on its fourth album, slated for release in 2017.

    advance tickets available here---


  • Cocktails, Coffee, and Chocolate!

    Mon Feb 13 2017   7pm - 8:30pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - $25

    Three local businesses (Central Standard, Indulgence Chocolatiers and Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.) are coming together to bring you a night of Cocktails, Coffee, and Chocolate!

    Four perfectly paired courses for only $25 per person.

    advance tickets available here--


  • Driveway Thriftdwellers, Hope Country, Derek Pritzl

    Fri Feb 17 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    Driveway Thriftdwellers-- 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/

    Hope Country-- “I believe that with love and encouragement we can change the worst of atmospheres,” says Brent Johnson. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011. Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to see the world and travel at an early age. He began playing in bands at 17 and has since toured in over 40 states as well as all over Canada. Hope Country entered the studio in 2014 to record what would be come Water, Land, & Sky. With an emphasis on strong songwriting and storytelling lyrics, Hope Country has developed into a prime example of modern-day Americana. In early 2015, Hope Country went into the studio wanting to make a record that was a bit stripped back. “I focused a lot more on the songwriting, melody, and what I wanted, needed to say. For this record, I didn’t want to hide behind a bunch of layers or editing. A lot of this record is just me and my friend Steve’s acoustic guitar.” The result is Thirty One, an honest record made from the heart. http://hopecountrymusic.com/

    Derek Pritzl is a Wisconsin singer/songwriter born and raised in the fertile farm land of Valders, Wisconsin. He brings a style and narrative that is reminiscent of some of the great songwriters of yesterday and today, continuing a tradition of songwriting developed by artists such as John Prine, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and Bill Walkner. His songs evoke visions of the struggles of the working man, the road weary traveler and of love found and love lost. http://derekpritzl.com/


  • The Fatty Acids w/ Zed Kenzo, Phat Nerds, Aloha Juice

    Fri Feb 24 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    LP/Tape Release Show

    The Fatty Acids have been a strange fixture in the local scene for almost ten years now. The band’s quirky, often chaotic, but always lyrically-driven songs have attracted Milwaukee show-goers throughout their long existence as the city’s leading scramble-poppers. Let’s face it ... most bands don’t last as long as The Fatty Acids, and when they do those bands end up watching many of their peers rise and fall and fizzle out. But for those rare acts that do stick around, it’s often on albums 3, 4 or 5 that their best work shines through. Such is the case for Dogs of Entertainment. After an almost 3-and-a-half year gap between 2013’s Bolero, the Fatties emerge with their strongest, most mature album; trading the complex arrangements and spastic riffage of their past records for a deeply introspective and stripped down minimalism. A punkish disregard for perfection flows throughout Dogs, but The Fatties make it feel like a more mellow approach to experimentation. Dogs of Entertainment will be released through Gloss Records on 2/21 on vinyl LP. https://thefattyacids.bandcamp.com/album/strangers-in-your-house


  • Tweed Funk

    Sat Feb 25 2017   8pm - $10 @ 224 W Bruce St.

    For Tweed Funk, 2016 was year of highs and lows. The band released their 4th album, "Come Together", on April 29, 2016 and received excellent critical acclaim and worldwide airplay. One month prior to the release of the album front man, Joseph "Smokey" Holman, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Tweed Funk continued to tour the east coast and Midwest through the summer of 2016 in support of the album, working their tour dates around Smokey's chemotherapy and a couple of hospitalizations. During that time their latest album was featured as Dan Aykroyd's "blues-breaker" on The Bluesmobile.com radio program; hit #11 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Album Chart; hit #19 on the Living Blues Chart; nominated for 4 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards; and Smokey was nominated for a Living Blues Most Outstanding Blues Singer Award.

    The band stopped playing shows at the end of July while Smokey underwent a successful stem cell transplant. The Milwaukee community as well as the national blues community really pulled together during this time to support Smokey financially, emotionally, and spiritually. The show at Anodyne marks Tweed Funk's triumphant return to the stage after a 7 month hiatus. The band looks forward to building on their success with another east coast tour in the summer of 2017. Through the fall excellent reviews on "Come Together" continued to roll in including being named to American Blues Scene's "14 'New Old-Soul' Acts You Need to Hear Right Now" - the list includes the late Sharon Jones, Leon Bridges, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and many more. Come out and celebrate Tweed Funk and Smokey's return to the music!


  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Feb 26 2017   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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.

  • The Zach Pietrini Band Record Release Party w/ Special Guest Jodee Lewis

    Fri Mar 3 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10 (suggested)

    Zach says "Pay what you can to get in the show". Get your advance tickets now for $10 or pay what you can at the door. Either way, just get to this show!

    Nominated two years running for Best Band in Milwaukee (2014-2015, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee). the Zach Pietrini Band barrels through towns on rails laid by Gram Parsons & Ryan Adams. A 5-piece alt-country outfit, the band charges on with its newest release Highways and Heartache. Their sound consistently evolves, but doesn't stray from its roots of brutally honest and instantly familiar tavern tunes. The songwriting has "sharpened and become more focused" (Shepherd Express), with recent features on The Troubadour Show, and NoiseTrade. They are, as ever, driven by their desire to connect with people through the simple beauty of story and song.

    2016 has been an incredibly exciting year thus far for Zach & the band. Between opening for Huey Lewis & The News, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, the band is gaining more traction that ever. They wrapped up two separate studio sessions which will result in the Record Release Party at Anodyne!

    Jodee Lewis A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky- tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. The Chicago Tribune says she is “a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice,” and calls her first album,Whiskey Halo, an “impressive solo debut”.


  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics - Stellar Women: Celebrating the women who have shed light on our universe

    Sat Mar 11 2017   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    3/11 - Stellar Women: Celebrating the women who have shed light on our universe

    We’ve all heard of the “greats” in astronomy: Kepler, Copernicus, Hubble, etc. Instead of focusing on these prominent figures, let’s celebrate the women scientists whose contributions to modern astronomy have all too often been overlooked. From revelations in dark matter to pulsars, and from the classification of stars themselves to astronauts who have traveled to space, these women’s contributions to astronomy and science have been nothing short of stellar, and have changed the way we understand the universe around us.

    These are a series of informal public lectures aimed at anyone interested in getting a taste of modern science, all from the comfort of your local coffee shop. Members of the Leonard E Parker Center for Cosmology, Gravitational and Astrophysics will guide you through the interesting, unusual, and sometimes bizarre concepts that guide the modern understanding of our universe. At the end of each lecture, we hope to have rekindled or ignited a passion for astrophysics! Lectures will begin at 1 pm on the Saturdays specified in the schedule. Please explore our website to find out more about CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Check our schedule for details about lecture topics, dates, the location of this lecture series, and who we are. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to meeting and discussing science with you. http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html


  • Greg Koch Band

    Thu Mar 16 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $15

    The Greg Koch Band for tonight features international guitar fiend Greg Koch, Greg’s son, Dylan on drums and veteran Milwaukee musicians Eric Hervey on bass and Theo Merriweather on keyboards.

    “Greg Koch has been our go-to guy for a dozen years now. We’ve sent him all around the world as Fender’s top ambassador. His skill as not only a guitarist but also as a world-class musician in general is matched only by his tireless commitment, leadership, professionalism, humor and utter reliability. I’ve worked with Greg for years and all I can say is that the endless depth of his musical skill and the sheer delight of his demeanor, day in and day out, absolutely has no equal. He’s the best in every sense of the word.” BILL CUMMISKEY, Vice President of Artistic Relations for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

    “I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His, tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” JOE BONAMASSA

    “Greg Koch is one of those players with chops to spare. But he’s also got a wonderful sense of humor and despite his talent, doesn’t take himself too seriously. … – great chops, great imagination, and again, his sense of humor. It doesn’t get much better than this.” VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE – John Heidt, editor

    advance tickets available here--
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  • The Andrew Koenig Band and The Bill Camplin Band

    Fri Mar 17 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    The Bill Camplin Band plays first at 8:00pm!

    Andrew Koenig has been active in the Milwaukee music scene for a decade playing with Thriftones, Jesse Walker’s Hitch, Derek Pritzl and the Gamble as well as other notable groups. Voted Best Guitar Player in the 2016 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Reader’s Choice Awards, Andrew’s guitar and vocal skills are front and center in The Andrew Koenig Band. Featuring an original and cunning take on blues, country, and roots music backed by Wisconsin music veterans harmonica ace Benny Rickun, drummer Bob “Hot Dog” Mueller, and bassist Kurt Koenig.

    Bill Camplin is arguably the father of the Wisconsin folk scene as well as mentor to scores of young singer/songwriter artists coming up through the ranks. Artists such as Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Paul Cebar and others call Bill’s live music club Cafe Carpe, located in Ft Atkinson, WI, home. Bill has an extensive discography spanning past 40 years with several new releases in the works for the year ahead.

    This year marks the 43 anniversary of the making of his landmark album CardBoard Box bringing together the original musicians for a handful of live performances in conjunction with a new live album called Reunion.

    The band was (and is): Bill Camplin (songs, guitar, vocals) Bob Mueller (drums) an original member of “Woodbine” has spent part of his ensuing years playing with Jim Liban, Steve Cohen and others. Jamie Sheldon (bass) continues to perform with a band in the Boston area noted for their homage to Steely Dan. Robert Knetzger (steel guitar, dobro) now in Seattle, continues to play with various country and blues bands in the Northwest. Jason Klagstad (guitars, vocals) has been an integral part of the Milwaukee music scene and has played on many occasions with Bill over the past 40 years.
    https://anodynecoffee.com/shop/shop/andrewkoenigbillcamplin/


  • The Moth - WONDERS

    Fri Mar 24 2017   Doors 7pm Show 8pm @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    WONDERS : Prepare a five-minute story about life's knee-buckling moments. Feeling small under the stars, meeting the love of your life, finding the toy before finishing the cereal box. Expansive views or small, perfect instants. Regale us with tales of ventures into uncharted territory....and how your life was changed forever by what you found there. $10 at link below:
    https://themoth.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F0P00000GqwSIUAZ

  • Fox and Branch

    Sun Mar 26 2017   11am @ 224 W Bruce St. FREE

    Everyone has fun at a Fox & 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.
    http://www.foxandbranch.com/music-for-kids/

  • Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

    Fri Mar 31 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $10

    Featuring Westside Andy on harmonica! And with very special guest Big Al Dorn & The Blues Howlers

    Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

    Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 15 year hitch in the Navy he moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers. Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz, Rod Piazza, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healy, Trampled Underfoot, Mike Zito, Nick Moss, Tommy Castro and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy’s Legends where he has been on rotation as a headliner for 16 years.

    -Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues band in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015. People’s Choice Award in 2006, 2008, 2010. -Voted the Best Blues Band In Milwaukee by The Shepherd Express Reader’s Poll in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. -2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for Best Blues Band” and “Best Song” -2015 Blues Blast Music Award Award for Best Live CD -2015 Independent Blues Scene Award for Best Live CD -2007 Grammy Award Nominee for “Best Blues Compilation CD” for Bamfest 2007 -Band features Grammy Nominee Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica

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  • Semi-Twang w/ special guest Chris DeMay

    Fri Apr 7 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    Back in 1988, Semi-Twang thought they'd taken their best shot with Salty Tears, their Warner Brothers debut. That record generated tons of critical acclaim but little in the way of sales. Soon after its release, other opportunities beckoned and the band members went their separate ways. Friendships survived, but the band was history. For John Sieger, the songwriter and main vocalist, Nashville, TN seemed like a good idea. Dwight Yoakam was one of many artists who found Sieger’s songs and producers like Pete Anderson and Jerry Harrison were finding slots for his tunes. Mike Hoffmann stayed busy producing other artists and the other fellows in the band, all great players, were soon scooped up by other groups around town.

    After a 2009 Shank Hall reunion, the band decided a new recording was in order...the one they should have made first. Unlike their debut, (a major label project with a budget just this side of a NASA launch) the band recorded on the sly, mostly at Hoffmann’s House Studio. The atmosphere was loose but unwavering in its vision - get in, make the best record you've ever made, get out — what’s so hard about that?

    In March of 2011, Wages Of Sin, their first album in 23 years, was released to overwhelmingly positive response - glowing critical reviews, over-the-top fan praise and lots of local airplay. Semi-Twang had always harkened back to classic artists like Dylan, The Beatles and The Band. This approach paid off handsomely on Wages, an album that dares you to to put a time-stamp on it.

    On March 23, 2013 the band released their third project, The Why & The What For, a recording that ups the stakes in a very entertaining way. It is topical and personal with a bit more R&B soul influence that includes a few throwbacks to the duckwalk days of Chuck Berry. Oh, and you'll also be rewarded with one or two of those unclassifiable yet familiar songs you've come to expect from Semi-Twang.

    With a new record in 2017, the future looks great for Semi-Twang and their expanding audience, be sure to catch their exciting live show when they head your way!
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  • La Terza Classe w/ special guest Sweet Sheiks

    Sat Apr 8 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    La Terza Classe was born in Naples in October 2012; the street were the place where the project formed and had its first achievements, and where the band started to produce music and shows playing traditional and modern Americanfolk songs: from Bluegrass to Dixieland, also called Early Jazz, up to Jug Band songs, combining each one of the styles with typical Neapolitan “theatricality”.

    Over the years La Terza Classe has had the chance to continue studying the roots of the music they play and for this reason the band has performed in many European countries (Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands) and especially in the United States , which they toured in 2014, 2015 and 2016; the band has been featured on many American radio shows (one of them being the famous “Blue Plate Special” , live on WDVX radio in Knoxville) and had the honor of playing for three years in a row at “Music City Roots” in Nashville,TN, as well as in the well known Live Oak Music Festival, in Austin,TX.

    In 2015 the band participated at the “Bluegrass Contest” in the town of Anderson, S.C., and won second place and had the opportunity to perform on the Main Stage of the “Boograss Bash Festival”, together with internationally recognized artists like Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent and Flatt Lonesome. Along with its music activity, La Terza Classe has had the chance to feature in several television programs produced by Sky Arte: “On the Road with Joe Bastianich” and “Fotografi”; it has also recently been featured on the 2016 edition of “Italy’s got Talent”.

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  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat Apr 8 2017   1pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    4/8 - The Interstellar Medium: The Ocean Between the Stars There isn’t just empty space between the stars. The material between stars, called the interstellar medium or ISM, is mostly gas and dust and can have an enormous range of temperatures and densities. Stars form from the ISM and supernovae blast new material into the ISM. We use the ISM to understand what galaxies are made of and how galaxies are rotating. In this talk, we will explain what the ISM is and how we can use it to understand galaxies.
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html

  • PEEP Show

    Sun Apr 9 2017   Noon - 3pm @ 224 W Bruce St. - FREE

    It's time to get your creative juices flowing for the umpteenth annual PEEP Show!

    This is a free, family-friendly event. Kids and adults alike are welcome to create art inspired by or created with marshmallow PEEPs! Please drop them off by 11am for maximum viewing pleasure. If you would like your project back, please retrieve it by 4pm.

    There will be many great raffle packages available. All proceeds from the raffles will benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. We will be holding a PEEP contest as well where participants will have a limited amount of time to place PEEPs in their mouthes (without swallowing) Details on the contest to come later. Please share with friends and family, the more PEEP exhibits the better!


  • Pieta Brown (trio) w/sp. guest Paul Cebar (solo)

    Sat Apr 15 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $20

    Featuring Bo Ramsey on electric guitar and Mike Rossetto on guitar, banjo, and soundscapes.

    Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon says (Pieta's new record) Paradise Outlaw is “probably my favorite record ever made at our studio.”

    It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, 'Postcards.' Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion. So, when she was finally stationed at home, she decided to send out some postcards. These weren't just any postcards, though, these were musical postcards, the stripped-down, acoustic shells of new songs she'd written while traveling, and she sent them to folks like Mark Knopfler, Calexico, Mason Jennings, David Lindley, Carrie Rodriguez, Caitlin Canty, and The Pines among others. Her instructions to each were simple: write back.

    “These Postcards are about connecting and openness,” explains Pieta. “But, one of the sparks for this project was talking to so many musicians who are dealing with the way the music business has been shape-shifting lately. From people with very successful careers to more underground indie artists just trying to pay the bills, everyone seems to be dealing with this sense of 'How do we do this?' and looking for their own answers. I was hoping through the music and collaborations to keep the conversation going."

    What Pieta created is more than a conversation, though. It's a striking collection of portraits—sometimes sweet and tender, sometimes eerie and haunting—of characters facing loneliness and longing and loss with a stoic sense of dignity. Her airy vocals, with just a hint of a drawl from a childhood split between Alabama and Iowa, float above rich, earthy texture, fluidly merging grit and grace in what is undoubtedly her finest work to date.

    Hailed as a "self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif" by the BBC, Pieta Brown first came to international attention with her 2002 self-titled debut. Pieta has since been recognized by NPR for her "moody, ethereal" songwriting, applauded by The Boston Globe for her "mercurial voice” and has continued to gain wide-spread critical attention for both her singing and songwriting with each release. Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Amazon have all included her albums in year-end, ‘best-of’ picks. And along the way she has shared stages with everyone from Emmylou Harris and JJ Cale to Neko Case and Richard Thompson, in addition to performing at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Mountain Jam. But maybe even more importantly, to a fiercely independent artist like Pieta, she has received praise and support from many of her fellow artists and mentors - Justin Vernon, Iris Dement, Mark Knopfler, Amos Lee, producer Don Was, and film-maker Wim Wenders to name a few.

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  • The Last Revel Record Release Show w/ The Wooks

    Fri Apr 21 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $12adv/$15door

    NEW RECORD! HAZARD AND FATE, OUT APRIL 14, 2017!

    From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless.

    The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances,” as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

    Garnishing the attention of Minnesota Public Radio, 89.3 - The Current, and PBS Minnesota Original, TLR prides themselves on a foundation of solid songwriting as the ultimate goal of their musicality. Paired with formidable instrumental chops, the trio has had the privilege of sharing stages with Trampled by Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone, Charlie Parr, Turnpike Troubadours, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. https://www.facebook.com/TheLastRevel

    The Wooks- Energetically honoring the sound of traditional bluegrass and mountain music, with threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout, The Wooks are as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky's horse country. The Wooks: CJ Cain (guitar), Galen Green (mandolin), Arthur Hancock (banjo), Roddy Puckett (bass), and Jesse Wells (fiddle), were born over some 20 years time somewhere between a high school snack bar, an Irish pub, the radio waves, and a festival jam circle. Inspired by legends and trailblazers like Crowe, Whitley, Simpson, Bush, Stapleton, and Rice who cut their teeth on stages throughout the bluegrass region, The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. With both respect for their heritage and innovative originality, The Wooks are the natural evolution of a sound that has always been there. http://www.wookoutamerica.com/

    Tickets are $15 at the door so buy 'em now!
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  • Shonn Hinton & Shotgun

    Sat Apr 22 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    Shonn opens the night with a solo set before Shotgun joins him on stage to blow the doors off the place!

    Paying homage to great acts such as: BB King, Freddie King, Carlos Santana, The Eagles, and Jimi Hendrix, their contribution to the music world is celebrated through their passion, artistry and musicianship. Shonn Hinton & Shotgun gladly accepts the responsibility of restoring music back to its rightful place. That is, having a hell of a good time through our absolute blend of southern rock with a Detroit soul feel completed with a southern Baptist church spirit. This will free you to "Hang up your hang ups" at the door, release your inhibition and "Dance the Night Away." Shonn Hinton & Shotgun's time shines as a bastion of what once was great music. Taking cues from comparable masters Buddy Guy, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, and the Isley Brothers, Shonn Hinton & Shotgun rehabilitates that good ole feeling in your heart and soul, leaving you with only one choice, to get up and dance!

    From Piet Levy at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel--- Of all the musicians living in Milwaukee, Shonn Hinton hands down has one of the most impressive rĂŠsumĂŠs, if not the strongest. The guitarist is part of Jill Scott's touring band. Before that, he toured with John Legend. And Lil Wayne. And for six years, Mary J. Blige. He's played all over the world, and even on the Grammys, twice. There have been lucky breaks, to be sure, but Hinton's success is mostly the result of exceptional perseverance and hard work. At only 35, there are almost certainly many more exciting opportunities to come. "I never knew I could make money doing something I took great joy in," Hinton said. "When I sat behind a set of drums or behind a guitar and played, I forgot about everything else."

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  • Arte Para Todos 2017

    Thu Apr 27 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St.

    Arte Para Todos (art for everyone) was conceived as an answer to the defunding of art and music programming in schools, but it also serves as a replicable model of sustainable service to the community. We will always have the city we ask for, either explicitly or through apathy and inaction. Arte Para Todos is based on the idea that culture is an act of will, and that if we want a healthy, vibrant city where the arts can flourish then we have to act on that desire.

    8:00 Gas Station Sushi

    9:00 Suzie (Minneapolis)

    10:00 Taj Raiden

    11:00 No/No

    Featuring stage design by Kristina Rolander and live visuals by WC Tank

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  • The Moth - FRESH

    Fri Apr 28 2017   7pm doors 8pm show @ Anodyne Walker's Point 224 W. Bruce Street

    FRESH: Prepare a five-minute story about the crispest and cleanest of life's offerings. A new zip code, spouse, haircut or nose. Out with the stale, and in with the freshly baked. Tales of reinvention, from love life shakeups to a test drive of the new and improved you! *Tickets for this event are available on April 7th, at 2pm CT / 3pm ET. $10
    https://themoth.org/events/fresh-milwaukee

  • Joseph Huber Album Release Show w/special guest Al Scorch

    Fri May 5 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $10

    Joseph Huber's 4th solo release, 'The Suffering Stage' is a shift both in writing style and in it's filled-out production style, which looks beyond his usual minimalist folk recordings. It features many of Milwaukee's best players, such as Ryan Knudson on pedal steel; Dustin Dobernig on keys; Andrew Koenig on electric guitar; as well as his long-time touring band members--Jason Loveall on fiddle; and Eston Bennett on bass. It follows his early self-released material--'Bury Me Where I Fall' (2010) and 'Tongues Of Fire' (2012)--and his 3rd album, 'The Hanging Road,' which was released under Nashville's 'Muddy Roots Recordings' label in Spring 2014.

    Joseph was a founding member of the .357 String Band--a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name and with his backing band. Whether it's irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching "songwriter" songs, Huber spans the spectrum of 'Roots' music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.

    His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from many Americana enthusiasts looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's modern country. Maintaining a solid touring schedule, playing all throughout both the U.S. and all around Europe, Huber continues to gain positive press, including being listed on L.A. Weekly's '10 More Country Artists To Listen To (2014).' Blue Ridge Outdoor writes, “Songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Chris Smither, and John Prine can marvel listeners in the simplest of acoustic settings,...From time to time, I stumble upon a new singer/songwriter whose work warrants comparison to the luminaries on this list. ...Huber’s songwriting has me comparing him to my favorites above.” http://www.josephhubermusic.com/

    Al Scorch--- Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. His second album and Bloodshot debut Circle Round the Signs is built on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers’ lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass, and Black Flag’s burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos. From the train-hopping tale of “Pennsylvania Turnpike” – updating steel rails to concrete ribbons – to the shout-along, late-night lament of “Insomnia” (“I toss and I turn in my bed every night/ I’m sober but my mind’s as high as a kite”), the aural dexterity is thrilling. http://www.alscorch.com/

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  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

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

    So good we're doing it again! Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.

    $10 now/ $12 at the door. Buy tickets here-

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    Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.

    At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

    Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.

    Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album is “Fine Rude Thing” . The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.
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  • Coffeeshop Astrophysics

    Sat May 13 2017   1pm @ 224 W. Bruce St.

    Citizen Science, and the projects that you can be a part of! We live in an era where the experiments we run allow us to collect more data than anyone could ever hope to study by themselves in their own lifetime. We need all of the help that we can get - so would you like to don the lab-coat and become a scientist yourself? Many projects, including Einstein@home, SETI@home, or the Zooniverse projects, allow you to help out in the collective pursuit of knowledge, from hunting for gravitational waves, to listening for extraterrestrial life, to studies in biology, history, medicine, language, and more! And all from your own personal computer. So come join us to learn more about what some of these projects are, how they work, and what you can do to be a part of them!
    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/coffee/schedule.html

  • Koch- Marshall Trio

    Thu May 18 2017   8:00 pm @ 224 W. Bruce Street Milwaukee $15

    Koch-Marshall Trio

    A brand new collaboration of renowned guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 organ specialist, Toby Marshall. A unique take on the organ trio concept combining undeniable grooves with soulful savagery. Drawing on a wealth of original material that crosses blues, gospel, jazz, funk with a healthy dose of chicken fried rock, the jams are constantly evolving making each performance unique and interesting.

    Gregkoch.com

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  • Nineteen Thirteen

    Fri May 19 2017   8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. $5

    Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

    A cello made in Romania in the year 1913, and a set of drums made in modern day America, entertain each other in a haunting melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance and future thought! Original compositions and looping are by Schiff, beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo.

    The cello is from 1913, the music is from today!
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