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Mid Coast Vol. 19; ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Flykiddxoxo, Clare McCullough, Ke1, Dahlia

Midcoast Collective hosted their 19th edition at Cactus Club on Friday night featuring artists Flykiddxoxo, Clare McCullough, Ke1 and Dahlia. They raised money for Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee, a grassroots organizations with ten demands: the repeal of Wisconsin State Statute 940.04, the complete separation of church and state, that law enforcement not enforce abortion bans, that Wisconsin law enforcement read

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Mid Coast Autumnal Equinox; ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Chino, Kevin Arroyo, EMTN, T!ny, Nimbus!

Mid Coasted hosted an Autumnal Equinox show at Cactus Club this past Thursday evening featuring Chino, Kevin Arroyo, Adorner, EMTN, T!ny, and Nimbus. They supported Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (MAARPR), an organization that works with families of victims of police crimes to put an end to police misconduct, prison profiteering, political racism and economic injustice through organizing

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Ethan Keller, The Breadmen

Chill on the Hill brought out acts The Breadmen and Ethan Keller this week. The Breadmen are a jazz group that began during quarantine consisting of bandleader and trumpeter Brett Westfahl, guitarist Chris Newlin, bassist Peyton Lencho, drummer Paul Westfahl, saxophonist Nolan Thomas and keyboardist Dave Brady. Westfahl explains, “I decided that with all the down-time it was a good

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Shamewave

Cactus Club hosted Milwaukee’s Shamewave and Winnepeg’s noise punk trio Tunic on Friday night. Shamewave is fronted by Cody Ratley; Nicci Halverson plays guitar and synth, Peter Stanislawski also plays guitar, Ben Wittlinger plays bass, and Matt Weinberger plays drums. Jacob Hornak and Sahan Jayasuriya have played in the band as well. Their sound encompasses shoegaze, grunge, ambient, and alternative

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Duckling

Garage rockers Duckling played at Cactus Club on Saturday night along with hardcore punks Peroxide, Madison-based power pop band Proud Parents, and Columbus, OH-based avant-garage rockers Dana. Duckling consists of guitarist Derek Marinello, bassist Jordan Moreno, and drummer Quinn Cory; all three members share vocal duties. This was their first show in two and a half years. “We were super

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REVIEW: Low at Cactus Club

Thursday night I got the last-minute opportunity to see Low at Cactus Club. The sold-out show was booked in collaboration with Chicago-based venue Sleeping Village, who had hosted them at the Metro the previous night. It’d been two months since I last saw live music so what better way to dive back into that world with a pioneering 90’s indie

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Gorilla Knifefight, X Harlow

A smorgasbord of talented acts took the stage at Cactus Club on Sunday night. Milwaukee solo project Gorilla Knifefight kicked things off followed by New York-by-way-of-Milwaukee artist X Harlow, Chicago-based EBM project Club Music, and Cincinnati post-punk band The Serfs. Gorilla Knifefight is the hardcore punk project of Matt Glassel, where he sings with backing tracks. Glassel is known to

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Astral Hand

LA’s psych-space rockers Hooveriii (pronounced hoover-three) came to Cactus Club Monday evening, enlisting Milwaukee’s Astral Hand as well as Minneapolis’ post-punk shoegazers Cult of Lip for an epic musical odyssey that brought in a packed house. Astral Hand consists of vocalist/synthesizer Al Kraemer, guitarist Vic Buell, bassist Anthony Smith, and drummer Dan Dahl. This was their first show in an

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REVIEW: Algiers, Zen Mother at Cactus Club

I’ve wanted to see Algiers for years now, having been following them since their 2015 debut album. They were originally coming to Cactus Club in April of last year but had to reschedule their tour twice before finally making it here this past Sunday. It ended being a relatively quiet night, with a crowd of 20 people give or take,

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