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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 Volume 18; ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Izzy Veta, Shadi, Jon Henry

Midcoast Collective hosted their 18th edition this past Thursday at Cactus Club with an eclectic bill featuring 5PM to Nowhere, Izzy Veta, Shadi and Jon Henry. This month they supported Students for Democratic Society, an organization striving for progressive change on college campuses. Izzy Veta is a singer-songwriter and member of Midcoast. Her set Thursday consisted of four original songs

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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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MID COAST UNPLUGGED VOL. 2; ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Wisdm Giovanni, Breonte, Phat Nerdz

Mid Coast hosted their Unplugged Vol. 2 show at Cactus Club on Friday evening featuring performances from Wisdm Giovanni, Breonte, Quellez and Phat Nerdz as well as DJ sets from DJ Quilla and Clyde Jennings. They raised donations for Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union, who have been fighting the eviction crisis in town since the pandemic hit. We got to speak

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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 SPOTLIGHTS: Dora Diamond, West Nile Crows, Klassik

Cactus Club celebrated 414 Day with an eclectic bill featuring Dora Diamond, West Nile Crows, Funk Summit Bass Team, Diet Lite, and Klassik. The room remained filled with cheer, excitement, and supportive energy all evening. Dora Diamond came up in Milwaukee performing drag and burlesque before her inception into the music scene over the last few years. Her sound marries

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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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