This month Milwaukee kicked off summer festival season with Bay View Gallery Night. The event, presented by Made in Milwaukee and The Alchemist Theatre, brought on a day of exploring and celebration in the Bay View community. Over 25 venues featured more than 50 local artists and 20 local bands, giving much promise to the summer’s upcoming event series and concerts.
The night stretched across the neighborhood’s sky, its air carrying the warmth of June, the buzz and glow of neon signs from windows, and the sound of people and music from open doorways. At Club Garibaldi, more than 200 people attended to see the headlining acts of Bay View Gallery Night.
The audience quickly filled the bar and concert space of Club Garibaldi, eager to witness the music of D’Amato, Rusty Ps and MC Oneself, Sat. Night Duets, and The Fatty Acids. In addition to this great lineup, live paintings from local artists Dwellephant and Field Lehmann were featured.
D’Amato took the stage, wearing a black suit with a red tie and suspenders that match the red sequined dress of his backup singer. Planning and good taste are the first parts of his act that catch your attention. With a beat machine and himself on mic and guitar, D’Amato’s sound meets your ear with a blend of hip-hop beats, bluesy rock guitar solos, and quick-witted lyrical rhymes.
D’Amato’s appeal goes beyond the content of his songs and into the realm of performance. He blends his rapping with singing, holding out notes at the end of bars with vibrato. His soulful delivery is in his energy as he moves from rapping to singing to vocal scat solos. Matching this expressive method are his guitar solos. He gets down to his knees, with sweat beading on his brow and his hands laboring over the frets. He glides through blues scales and holds onto high notes with bends.
Being a skilled musician is enough to get a crowd’s attention and have you work heard. But being both a skilled musician and a committed performer hooks an audience so that you work is felt. And D’Amato’s expression shares an experience with us rather than just sounds. Which is why it is shocking that this guy’s name isn’t seen on more concert fliers and has yet to have an album out. D’Amato’s facebook is the best way to get updates about his shows and even treats us to his sound. Look for his next show and discover an artist that will shock you with his talent and inspire you to share his music with others.
On a side stage were local artists Dwellephant and Field Lehmann, bringing their inspirations to life on canvas with paint. Throughout the evening they created meticulously, concentrated on their art as it took form before the crowd.
Live paintings from the artist Dwellephant
“Seeing Sunshine,” by Field Lehmann
The next rare delight was the live performance of The Rusty Ps and MC Oneself. The hip-hop group featured three emcees and a live band. MC Oneself started off alone on stage and sparked the performance that fully exploded with two other emcees of The Rusty Ps, Phantom Channel and Count Classic, accompanied by a live band.
The Rusty Ps are no strangers to the stages of Milwaukee and hip-hop fans in the country. Coming to rise in the late 90s, the group developed relationships with the famed Rhymesayers label in Minneapolis and recorded with Slug, the phenomenon behind Atmosphere. Earning the title of Wisconsin’s best hip-hop band several times over at the WAMI awards, as well as many other titles, the group has provided Milwaukee’s hip-hop scene with a style that is now signature to Midwestern hip-hop.
The beats they use are well in place, providing a simple foundation that’s built upon with other instrumentation, including guitar, bass, and piano, as well as record scratching and sampling. These elements are graced with introspective lyrics of the group’s emcees who deliver their songs with fluent exchanges of verse among one another.
To the first-time listener, they are awe inspiring. Their complexity of lyrics, paired with their beats, showcases the heart of their talent. Their lyrics move fast, running through autobiographic narratives that center around an emcee’s struggle to evolve their sound beyond that of their predecessors and contemporaries. With a clever philosophical rhyme, they weave details of daily life with technical terms to explore the discourse of science and self, all the while carrying a song and narrative that is accessible to the audience. The Rusty Ps are still on an evolutional path, as they take on new sounds of live elements to their set. Their performance featured one song with trumpet tracks, played by Kurt Raether of Fatty Acids.
With charged stage presence, well produced tracks, and lyrics that differentiate them as artists offering genuine works, The Rusty Ps successfully proved themselves as an opulence of not only Milwaukee’s music scene but the Midwestern region in general.
Sat. Night Duets kicked off their summer tour with The Fatty Acids. Their sound sported guitar riffs and piano chords that are signature to the American Rock genre, as well as lyrics that were more than often expressively spoken than sung, and open guitar chords and un-distilled sounds that characterize the noise rock genre.
Pulling from various familiar styles makes the crowd easily grasp their musical intentions and purpose. It wasn’t too soon after they began their set that the audience joined in on the fun, getting up on their feet and clapping along to the music.
Capping off the evening were The Fatty Acids. The band’s choice to do another tour with Sat. Night Duets this summer was well made. The Fatty Acids kept the upbeat energy that Sat. Night Duets injected the crowd with and channeled it into their performance that moved the majority of the crowd to singing and dancing.
With a lineup that was stacked with talent, Gallery Night was a great success for celebrating some of the best in Milwaukee’s scene. Be sure to check out the other awesome events in store for this summer. You won’t be disappointed.
Well another great weekend has come and gone again! This Saturday was pretty unique with Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and the “Supermoon”, bringing all the crazies out to Stonefly Brewery for some local Milwaukee music. Do414.com organized Milwaukee bands Calliope and Ivy Spokes to play with The Small Cities from the Twin Cities for a night of rock’n'roll. All three bands left some pretty big shoes to fill when it comes to entertainment and we have no doubt we’ll be hearing more from all of them.
If you are a regular Local Playlist blog reader, you would know that Calliope earned the position of Featured Talent of the month of April and they deserved it. The best way to describe their sound to put it most simply is progressive oldies with a flavor of the psychedelic. “La Catalina” features mystical spoken word from Al Kraemer combined with the gritty electric guitar sounds of Victor Buell, the song made you feel like you time traveled to a Doors concert in the 70’s, all from the comfort of Milwaukee. On bass, John was consumed with his instrument in almost a meditative state. At one point Jeremy Rogers of Do414 turned to me and said ”He is such a good bassist.” I quickly agreed, nodding my head to the music. Calliope did a fun and unique cover of Acapulco Gold as well as paid tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys who passed away on May 4th by covering (You Gotta) Fight For Your To Party! Go to their Facebook page or Localplaylist’s YouTube channel to see a clip of the band nailing this classic song. Towards the end of the set, the band called local musician & friend Jack Tell on stage to hold up a Sponge Bob Square Pants pinata for audience members to take a swing at in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Check out Calliope on Facebook for up and coming show dates and make sure you check out this unique Milwaukee band.
The Small Cities, all dressed in plaid, (except for the drummer who apparently didn’t get the memo) from Twin Cities MN, took the stage next. With a tough act to follow, the guys definitely rocked out and set themselves apart from Calliope with their more modern, indie-rock which infuses just the right amount of pop while still remaining “alternative” enough for this Riverwest crowd. Some of their songs were a little more laid-back a la Jimmy Eat World but most of the set had an upbeat tone to it, reminiscent of early Kings of Leon. This four-piece is made up of Leif Bjornson and Wes Burdine both on vocals & guitar, Jimmy Osterholt on bass and David Osborn on drums, contributing heavily to vocals as well. Their set ended all too early but I hope this talented group makes it back to Milwaukee sometime soon because everyone at Stonefly thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Check out their website for music, videos, shows & more!
To cap off the night was the headliner, Ivy Spokes, a trio made up of Brandon Arndt on lead vocals, synth, keys and guitar, Hans Blanc on drums and Phil Cowen on bass. This trio continued the rock’n’roll theme of the night but with a dance-y flair that fit perfectly for the end of the night spot. Their most poppy song, “Shake it Off” on their Chaos To Cosmos Ep is simple but super catchy I feel like it will fit well on the radio and become a top single. Take a minute next time you are on a computer to check out their Facebook page for their EP and upcoming show dates!
Edited & Co-Written by Anne Conway
The history of Mondays at Jazz Estate in the past couple of years has featured Honest Monday who rocked their house slot on Monday nights. Continuously they would bring in a great crowd of fans and friends. Honest Monday has moved on from their regular Monday feature and this has created opportunity for other musicians to showcase their talents. Last Monday, Local Playlist supported The New Sevens debut show and in my opinion it was a hit. To top the past Monday, yesterday Nick Amadeus took the stage as a solo act. We all know Nick as the lead singer and brain child of The Delta Routine, but some may not know about his solo performances. Back in February Nick released his solo EP “New York Avenue” featuring Peter Thomas on cello, that blew up on 88.9’s 414 Music and Local Playlist’s launch party on the 18th at Tonic Tavern. This release signified another level of passion from a already dynamic and progressive musician. The art of writing music seems like it comes second hand to Nick, not to jinx anything.
During the first set last night, Nick invited Al Kraemer and his Wurlitzer keyboard on the stage with him. Together they played a few slowed down versions of crowd favorite The Delta Routine songs, “Felicia”, “Blame It On Me” and other newer tunes like “I Wait Alone”. The lineup and progression of the night was broken up very well with blues jam sessions with Al and some popular covers like “Can’t Always Get What You Want” a Stones song with a special Joe Cocker transition and “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys. He also gave a shout out to local friends The Wildbirds, and performed “Suzanna”.
As the night progressed into the second set, Noah Sugarman from Cincinnati, who has now become a “Milwaukeean” because of a recent move here. Noah is mostly known for his role in 500 Miles To Memphis. Last night however was more individual exposure for Noah because he also recently released a solo album titled “Art of Starting a Fire” and wants to showcase his music within the Milwaukee music scene.
The night culminated with Al and Nick performing a couple more classic covers and Delta Routine songs. Al is one of the newest members of The Delta Routine playing his Gibson G101 organ. In my personal opinion, I have been a fan and friend of The Delta Routine for a while and now I feel as though adding Victor Buell and Al Kraemer to the band brought the already progressive music to another level. The group won Band of the Year at the Radio Milwaukee Awards and most recently Alternative-rock band of the year at the WAMIs. They are a really fun band to listen and dance to so stay tuned to our calendar for the next show!
Monday night’s may have a certain stigma to being the first day to the boring work or school week, but the Jazz Estate is a good place to meet friends, enjoy some live tunes, and have a memorable social experience. Stay tuned for more solo performances from Nick Amadeus and Noah Sugarman as well as making a point to see The Delta Routine!
The Rave gets a bad rap for just about everything these days, and it’s a tough sell, as 2 drink minimum ticket prices begin to look like a night at the Staples Center in L.A., and patrons are usually confounded which and where the act is playing inside the giant maze– all while looking over their shoulder in a less than safe neighborhood. But…the music makes it worth it…
The progressive metal/rock bill put on by Toontrack, Merch Now & Metal Sucks laid all the unrest to bed, as every act… rather every musician in every act, was top notch. Today I Caught the Plague, great. The Safety Fire, wow. Jeff Loomis, Christ. Periphery, unbelievable. Protest the Hero, yes. A true musicians’ show. Every guitar toting Milwaukeean should have been there, although they may want to give up guitar altogether after the onslaught called “Tuesday, April 10th @ the Rave.” I can’t lie, I actually did practice when I got home. Ha!
Today I Caught the Plague from Ottawa, ON opened the night, on their first tour outside Canada, and made sure the audience knew what they were in for. David Journeaux set the tone early in the vocal department, bringing a more than solid effort. Check them out at their website.
UK’s The Safety Fire featured two Telecaster playing guitar monsters named Joaquin Ardiles and Derya Nagle. The band is fantastic….Jazz influenced metal sounds with aggressive riffing and well produced vocals, while somehow keeping a very mainstream appeal. I fully expect them to get huge. They just released a full length album that you can grab for $1.89 on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Grind-The-Ocean/dp/B007QTAZ94/
For Jeff Loomis, there’s just nothing else to say but… JEFF frickin’ LOOMIS! He’s a hometown hero, and played with a full backing band…first time since the Nevermore days. 30 minute set of impossibleness. Head over to Jeff’s website to experience it for yourself. http://www.jeffloomis.com/
Co-headliners in my eyes, Periphery is a pioneer in the progressive metal scene, and is growing bigger with each tour. They arguably brought the most produced sound to the table, reproducing their album material with incredible accuracy. They still never lose their edge at all, not to mention the live show energy put the crowd into chaos mode. Guitarist Misha Mansoor was featured as his chops are amazing, but the riffing between him along with Mark Holcomb & Jake Bowen was equally impressive. A quality set. See more on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand
Headliners Protest the Hero couldn’t raise the bar any further than the 4 bands prior to them, as that was simply an impossible feat, but they managed to keep the energy chaotic and the music at prodigy level. Vocalist Rody Walker was outspoken between songs, and dead on cue within them while guitarist Luke Hoskin was inspiring even without having to throw his body around. Check out their website at http://protestthehero.com
A truly impressive night of music from 5 bands that deserve their own headlining show.
Contributed by Sean Williamson
If one were to think of the best that Midwestern rock ‘n roll has to offer, it’s likely that Cheap Trick, Wilco, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, The Promise Ring, Violent Femmes, Smashing Pumpkins and even Rise Against might grace many a well-informed list. Indeed, every major city throughout this narrow slice of America seems to boast communities that have gone on to produce some of finest music our generation has to offer. And chances are extremely high that any band lucky enough to be a part of the Milwaukee scene at any point during the past decade has crossed paths with The Response. Formed by a team of seasoned Milwaukee music veterans, those best-of lists need save room for one more outstanding entry, if for no other reason than their final show ever.
Not long after their Cactus Club debut in early 2002, The Response was quick to tap into the early days of that tightly-knit scene, where you could find a high-quality rock concert nearly any night of the week at a number of venues. It wasn’t long before this lively group found an audience for their energetic stage show and excellent cache of songs, both of which led to the band playing the area on a regular basis and hitting the road for countless national tours. They even shared the stage with such genre heroes as Hey Mercedes, Sugarcult, Motion City Soundtrack, Story of the Year and Braid on more than one occasion. Thanks to signing with local indie label Latest Flame and an eventual partnership with Illinois-based Action Heights Records, the group only continued to gain new fans as the years passed, eventually releasing the well-received full-length album “With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies” in 2007.
The natural progression of time saw all four band members devoting more time to other interests but every so often The Response would come out for a show or two, always managing to turn a few heads and win a few more fans with their consistently powerful ability to perform. Despite the absence of activity from the group, their announcement of a final show on March 31st, nearly ten years after they first graced the stage together, was still met with a collective sadness and sentimentalism from those that faithfully followed the band over the years. Furthermore, after it was revealed that their swan song was to be held at that same venue where they made their impressive introduction a decade earlier, the Cactus Club, it truly seemed that the band had come full circle. Needless to say, the show on March 31st not only lived up to this statement, but exceeded it in ways one can’t possibly imagine.
Bosio opened with a short set, a band that’s seen its own share of success over the years and formed a brotherhood with The Response following early tours together. The night kicked off much like a plutonium-fueled DeLorean, seemingly accelerating the packed house back in time with a blistering list of songs that appropriately set a nostalgic tone for the evening. A surprise announcement that this was Bosio’s last show as well, came before their final song, “Take The Roses ” and served to crank up the emotions as the band finished, truly leaving it all onstage.
After what seemed like a moment, The Response soon took to the helm of the Cactus Club amidst a darkened room, suddenly thrusting the audience forward from 2002 into the present. Truly, the time had come, and with the opening chords of “Becky Slater for President”, this beloved Milwaukee rock staple began what would unquestionably become their finest show of all time.
The show on March 31st offered an overflowing basket full of classics, rare gems & ironic covers bound to please hardcore fans and even those who had never even heard of the band. Frontman Steve Kerwin never sounded better, delivering outstanding vocals as he belted out the lyrics to songs like “Start” and “Snowflakes”, two uptempo rockers which probably hadn’t been heard in a setting like this for ages.
Much of that had to do with a reunion between the band and former drummer Jesus Zuniga, who parted ways with the group in 2007 and was soon replaced by former Since By Man drummer Jon Kraft for the next few years. Having Zuniga holding it all together again with the same hard-hitting beats that gave the band muscle during its salad years only furthered the euphoric experience both crowd and band appeared to be having. A simply glance around the room at any given time revealed a sea of smiles splashed across , more often than not seen on the faces of The Response. This naturally translated to an almost endless burst of energy which resulted in a bouncing, wall-jumping, headbanging show complete with multiple launches off the bass drum by bassist Michael Blanchard and a few wicked guitar swings by backing vocalist/guitarist Peter Rogers.
Though the set largely devoted time to older tunes like “Until Then ” the first song the band ever wrote together, many numbers off their 2007 album found their way into the setlist time and again, breathing new life into the killer eponymous title track (which even featured a guest drum performance by former drummer Jon Kraft) and crowd-pleasers which had been standards in the band’s catalog of rock long before the release of the album. To the audience it would’ve looked no more than a comprehensive look back, peppered by the always entertaining between song banter. Stories were shared, laughs were uttered and the tears certainly began to materialize as the show came to a close, but not before kicking into a few bars of the Guns ‘n Roses masterpiece, “November Rain” to end the evening with an audience begging for more.
Unfortunately, all that exists now are the memories, perfectly displayed as “We Are The Champions” came on the PA the instant those final notes rung out. The chorus of one song is “remember me” and that definitely holds true to this show, a night those both onstage and off will never forget. A beautiful end to a beautiful band, a group that somehow managed to remind all those in attendance of a time when shows like this weren’t just frequent, they were the norm.
On that final evening in March 2012, Milwaukee was able to love The Response one final time.
Special thanks to Martin Moore of MARTINJOHNPHOTOGRAPHY for the incredible photography and video listed below (featuring The Response’s “If You Only Knew”)
Cover Milwaukee was an event that happened on Friday, March 30th at the MSOE Todd Weir Auditiorium featuring local Milwaukee music by: Sat. Night Duets, Logic & Raze, Couch Flambeau, Dorian Gray, Paul Cebar, the R&B Cadets, Semi-Twang, De La Buena, the Fatty Acids and Trapper Schoepp & the Shades.
WMSE reached their $30,000 Kickstarter goal to keep the Local/Live program afloat and thanked its community by holding “Cover Milwaukee,” a collective of Milwaukee bands covering other Milwaukee bands of new and old. At first glimpse, it seemed the last thing Milwaukee needs is more cover music, especially from the bands that inspire so many by playing inventive, original music, but the kitschy vibe and idea proved hip. Each band played two selections of their choosing and got to talk a little bit about their music and who/why they chose the songs to re-interpret.
The highlight had to be De La Buena, covering Paul Cebar, who performed solo as well as with the R&B Cadets. Re-interpreting would be a modest term. Taking any pop, blues, or rock song and translating it for a ten-piece Latin jazz band is not only a challenge musically, but it also needs to be translated to Spanish! Band leader Dave Wake showed off his compositional and musical prowess, while Paul Cebar himself danced salsa at the front of the crowd. You can catch all these acts around the city, but to see them all making other Milwaukee music their own was quite refreshing. Let’s just hope they all don’t become actual cover bands. Check out De La’s summer schedule @ www.delabuena.com.
by Sean Williamson
After Andrew Bird, I switched gears and headed to Y-Not III to join friends and check out some of Milwaukee’s electronic scene. The crowd was just starting to get denser in the upstairs bar and Albydamned started off his set with a nuclear blast of energy. It had been awhile since I’d seen Alby dj and I was really impressed with the evolution of his sound. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an avid follower of Drum&Bass around the city, but when it comes to a Milwaukeean throwing down dope dubstep beats and an fuckin’ awesome dance party, Albydamned has to be at the top of the list. People were swinging from the rafters, seriously. Ok it was one guy, and although that’s far from the erotic image you probably conjured up in your gutter of a brain it was still pretty awesomely funny. Everyone in that room was getting down, sweating a lot, and taking off clothes. I cannot WAIT to see him on a hot summer night with 3x as many people in an outside venue. Late night festi set anyone? Yes, please.
I was too late to catch any of Brennan’s set, but I did get to see Demix for the first time and although studio was a little foggy I do remember having a fuck ton of fun. Thanks for a great time, guys. It was without a doubt one of my favorite nights in Milwaukee.
Andrew Bird at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, March 24
The Riverside Theater was almost full on Saturday night and I arrived just as the house lights dimmed and the stage was illuminated with Andrew Bird. He is touring in support of his newest record, Break it Yourself, and the set was heavy with songs off the album but had plenty of old favorites that paired well together. If you’ve never listened to his albums before, this certainly wouldn’t be a bad place to start. The record has plenty of his witty and sometimes dark lyrics and catchy hooks.
The set opened with Carrion Suite, a gorgeous instrumental song featuring only Andrew, captivating the audience with its sorrowful swoon and the swelling violin that Bird is known and loved for. The reverent crowd soaked in his whistles, often accompanied by xylophone, and violin which he also picked like a mandolin. After opening solo, his band featuring Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitar; Alan Hampton on stand-up bass; and Martin Dosh on percussion joined him on stage. The tunes transitioned from timeless solo violin pieces to rocking heartfelt songs which got the crowd dancing in their seats. These featured Andrew on electric guitar which he would swing around his back and switch to violin. The audience left their courteous silence behind and started hooting and hollering as the tempo of the show (and beer flow) increased.
The set ended with the usual Tables and Chairs/ Fake Palindromes, much to my delight, and after he waved his goodbye I was filled with complete joy at witnessing this incredible work of art. The crowd erupted in applause and Andrew, Alan, and Jeremy returned for an acoustic encore with the trio sounding like an old timey folk band. The show ended as it started, with Andrew alone on stage, pairing his beautiful voice and uncanny whistle with his violin that was like an additional limb. Mr. Bird and his band put on an energetic and captivating performance that was deeply beautiful and that displayed the versatility of his music. It left me feeling open and nostalgic and somehow cleansed, as if his art had allowed me to transcend this world for awhile to a place that is radiant and timeless.
Thursday night debuted the first part of the Sound Swap series put on by Local Playlist and Chrome Attic of Chicago. The two groups exchange bands from either city to bring new names to each metropolis and it’s audience. Hosted at Yield Bar on Milwaukee’s beautiful East Side, Sound Swap kicked off the weekend early, with a lineup that included three bands. Two groups, Derek Nelson & The Musicians and Chaperone, traveled from Chicago, to open for a Milwaukee headliner. This edition featured The Celebrated Workingman, a finalist in 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Music Awards earlier this month.
Derek Nelson and his five musicians took the stage first and, together, they took the crowd by storm with the first powerful drum beats and crystal clear female accompaniment. Derek’s vocals complemented exceptional lyrics and harmony as they unveiled many of their new releases. Every band member had their own niche and provided the audience with a wonderful live music experience. You can listen to their album on their website, but hearing this band live is quite a treat. With an Americana sound that came complete with the addition of a slide guitar, ukulele and mandolin. At the show, Nelson commented, “You have to be careful about being so nice to us, we might be tempted to move here, and then you’d be stuck with us.” If Derek Nelson & The Musicians did decide to move to Milwaukee, Local Playlist would welcome them with open arms, knowing that they would add a lot to the local music scene.
After a brief switch over, the Sound Swap continued and Chaperone took the stage next. Fast-paced, electric sounds rocked the audience as they moved quickly from one song to the next. This band was animated from the start, which is usually an indication of good times to be had. Most of the movement was coming from the bassist as he wiggled to the beat all over stage but the entire band’s aggressive movements complimented the sound they created. Lead singer Shaun Michael Paul was drenched at the conclusion on this cool Milwaukee night, proof that the band put their all into the short but sweet set. Maybe some of the Badger and Golden Eagle fans that came to Yield on Thursday might have been a little disappointed by the outcome of the game they came to watch but after the show they left with a new band or two to listen to. Chaperone impressed us here in Milwaukee and gained new fans that will continue to move and thrash to their waves of sound.
The headliner, Milwaukee’s own The Celebrated Workingman, capped off the evening’s event and they were worth the wait. Yield Bar’s stage, back dropped by posters and pictures of many iconic rockers early in their careers, left me wondering where these artists might be in ten years. Frontman Mark Waldoch has an undeniable and unique commanding stage presence that engages the crowd. His range of vocals, whether melodically belted out, or in a beautiful clear and rhythmic whisper, never disappoints. Ryan Gardiner, a phenomenal musician, normally plays lead guitar for his other projects Ikarus Down and The Last Rhino, but he stepped out of the comfort zone and learned bass this past summer in order to play with this great group. Ryan’s presence on stage may bring Celebrated Workingman to a different level but each musician adds a swath to the band’s tapestry. One of the bands to watch this year, I have no doubt they’ll do great things. All in all, the Milwaukee edition of the Sound Swap began with amazing performances, and The Celebrated Workingman were the exclamation mark to complete the sentence.
Saturday, March 24 concludes this first exchange at The Crown Tap Room in The Windy City. The collaboration between the two cities will hopefully bring some much needed spotlight to Milwaukee. Said Mark Glatzel, of Milwaukee’s award winning I’m Not A Pilot (a spectator for a change), “There’s a lot going on in Milwaukee’s music scene right now.” Clearly, Local Playlist is once again in the middle of it all, excited for what’s next. Keep your eyes open for the next edition of Sound Swap!
Written by Richard Young
Edited by Anne Conway and Danielle Hanson