VIDEO: Mr. Nice Guy with Brief Candles / Blue Unit

Our Music Director, Ben Slowey, is more than on top of the local music scene. In addition to his work for Breaking And Entering, he also hosts the Mr. Nice Guy podcast, an interview-based show that reaches out to Milwaukeeans for conversations about what motivates them. Many of these shows fittingly involve the local music scene, and we’ll be sharing some of them here as well.

Today, Ben talks with three folks from shoegaze/noise pop bands Brief Candles and Blue Unit – Kevin Dixon, Jenifer Boniger Dixon, and Drew Calvetti. Brief Candles have been a band since 1999; their latest singles “Dimmer / A Trace”, “Tape Deck” and “I Will Follow You Too / Rehearsal” came out in 2020. Blue Unit has a self-titled EP that came out in 2019. They discussed their origins of central Illinois, the Milwaukee music scene in the mid 2000’s, differences between Brief Candles and Blue Unit, Kevin’s Humdrum Studios, and our hope for what shows will look like post-pandemic. You can check out more episodes of Mr. Nice Guy on YouTube, and check out this interview below:

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