Tag Archives: East Side

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Shell Bells

Singer-songwriter Shell Bells appeared at Angelo’s Piano Lounge on Tuesday night to kick off her weekly residency there. She plays a mix of covers and originals, bringing her guitar and looping pedals in addition to auxiliary instruments such as elephant bells, sound bowls, and kazoo. “It’s like a portal to 1972,” Bells said about Angelo’s. Shell Bells has been performing

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Complex Machine

Eclectic singer-songwriter Cullah held his “Spooktacullah” Halloween Costume Party at The Back Room at Colectivo on Sunday, playing with the Cosmonauts for this live iteration (he’s got several). Also performing were Nile (who brought up LaFond to perform two of her original songs), Funk Summit Bass Team, and Complex Machine. Complex Machine is an indie rock band consisting of vocalist/guitarist

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Grace Weber

R&B songstress Grace Weber began her “The Beautiful Space” tour in her hometown of Milwaukee Friday evening at The Back Room at Colectivo, drawing a sold-out show. Opening for Weber was R&B artist Reggie Becton of LA, whom she collaborated with on the song “Ghost” last year. “It was literally perfect,” Weber said after the show. “I got so many

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Sterling, Man Alive

The Oscillator Lounge is a new DIY venue located on Milwaukee’s East Side. This past weekend they hosted their second show, featuring Milwaukee bands Sterling and Man Alive as well as Green Bay-based Radio for Pets. Sterling consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Deangelis, vocalist/bassist Paul Meitz, and drummer Marc Reyes. Their sound could be described as emo indie rock with a

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