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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Alex Smith, The Rogue Electrics, Emily Zimmer

Singer-songwriter Emily Zimmer hosted her “Seasons of Trouble” album release party at Quarters Friday night, sharing the stage with fellow singer-songwriter Alex Smith and The Rogue Electrics. The show also had a raffle benefiting the Riverwest Food Pantry, featuring prizes ranging from a merch package to a bottle of Jack Daniels. Alex Smith is a guitarist based in Waukesha; he

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: The Nile Club, Cozy Danger

Several solid bands played a show at Bremen Cafe on Saturday night, bringing in a tight-knit crowd. Milwaukee bands The Nile Club and Cozy Danger plus Madison’s Quick and Painless all made appearances. The Nile Club are a crunchy alternative rock trio consisting of guitarist Malachi Kaehne, bassist Sam Walters, and drummer Samwise Baker. All three of them trade off

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Social Cig

A rambunctious, exciting night of loud rock music took place at Linneman’s in Riverwest Saturday night, drawing an enthusiastic crowd. Sets from Decatur, IL-based band Marble Teeth, Chicago’s Shoobie, and our own Social Cig and Diet Lite all went into a night of moshing, guitar-shredding, and cheer. Social Cig is the indie pop project of Parker Schultz. Currently he’s playing

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Kyle Kenowski

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn have their open mic every Wednesday, and this week their featured artist was singer-songwriter Kyle Kenowski, who has been playing there for a number of years now. Known for his whimsical artistry, Kenowski’s eccentric musical style contains elements of psychedelia, classical, folk, and pop. He released the album “Need Disease” last November, which was accompanied by an

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Orange Costanza, The Fall Sound, Diet Lite

A loud, rambunctious night of indie rock took place at Bremen Cafe on Saturday night. Orange Costanza, The Fall Sound, and Diet Lite all played killer sets. It was a resonant reminder for us to start remembering earplugs for shows again. Orange Costanza is guitarist/vocalist Michael Casey, bassist/vocalist Evan Kotlowksi, and drummer Eddie Smith. A headbanging garage rock band, they

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Toadskin, Weird Storm

A late night bill of indie rock took place at Bremen Cafe Friday evening, featuring bands Toadskin and Weird Storm. It was the first show for both bands in quite some time, not to mention both projects began shortly before COVID hit. Toadskin consists of vocalist/guitarist Jeff Van Dreel, bassist/vocalist Trevor Broskowski, and drummer Logan Byrne. Their sound could be

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Artist Spotlights: Nate John Herlache, Meadowers, Conscious Congress, Mas Verde, The Panoptics

DIY shows are beginning to pop up around Milwaukee’s East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods, and one of the first so far took place under the scorching Saturday sun this past weekend. An all-day backyard fest featuring Nate John Herlache, Valerie Lighthart, Meadowers, Conscious Congress, Demetri Rogers and Cosmic Endeavors, Mas Verde, Will Pfrang and the Good Land Gang, and The

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AUDIO: Sweet Freeks – “Mango Whiteclaw / I Want a Home”

Garage punk trio Sweet Freeks consist of Riverwest friends Matt Glassel, Kendall Cook, and Jimmy Martin. Although Martin has since moved to St. Louis, the boys made these two songs almost two years ago DIY-style. They’re both short-and-sweet jams with a ton of exclamation, punchy riffs, and rambunctious attitude. All proceeds are going to National DIY Skatepark. Hopefully Sweet Freeks

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