In the spirit of Cinco De Mayo, Purple Tongue, Ikarus Down and Jet W Lee played a gig at Frank’s Power Plant located on KK in Bay View.
Purple Tongue is a one of a kind group representing a latino alternative genre, original to Milwaukee. With Jair on bass, Jesus on drums and Carlos on lead guitar and vocals they really create a fine tuned rock sound on stage. While they’re a newer band, this bi-lingual trio sounds like they’ve been playing together for ages. Definitely one to watch. Follow them on Facebook and LocalPlaylist to see when upcoming shows will be!
Ikarus Down is more of a low-key alternative poppy rock but is equally as enjoyable to dance to. Jonathan Ferrer is the guitar-playing lead singer with a soft voice & tendency to close his eyes while crooning. Patrick Masimore on bass, Ryan Gardiner on lead guitar, Daniel Langkammer on drums and Nicholas Brenneman on piano back up Jonathan, creating a sound that reminds you of Deathcab for Cutie with a touch of Anberlin. Ikarus Down plays local venues in Milwaukee and is currently working on a full-length album.