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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Dandy L. Freling, Lyrid, Hurd & Galante

A wonderful night of music took place at Linneman’s in Riverwest on Friday night featuring Dandy L. Freling, Lyrid, and Hurd & Galante. It was Lyrid’s first show, and an attentive crowd filled the space with joy, warmth, and enthusiasm. Dandy L. Freling is a singer-songwriter whose country-folk style knows how to be both sensitive and catchy. Some of her

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Summer Birth

High Dive hosted a packed house as Summer Birth and Large Print played killer sets alongside Minneapolis art rockers Products. Summer Birth consists of vocalist Zachary Ochoa, guitarist Ryan Mueller, bassist Mark Buescher and drummer Cary Elger. Their eclectic rock style is fresh and vivacious, taking influence from bands such as Big Thief and Parquet Courts. Formed during quarantine, the

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Man Random, Clementine

Linneman’s hosted a powerhouse night of power pop and pop punk Friday night with an all-local bill featuring The Unitaskers, Man Random and Clementine. Man Random consists of vocalist/guitarist Steven Baird, guitarist Matt Schmus, bassist Benjamin Meredith and drummer Nat Otto. Their lively power pop sound and style draws from a wide array of influences such as Weezer, The Smashing

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Pescatarian At Best, Bunk Bed, Rainbow Cobra

Bremen Cafe hosted a wonderful all-local bill on a rainy Sunday night this weekend – Pescatarian at Best, Bunk Bed, and Rainbow Cobra. Pescatarian At Best comprises of vocalist Benton Belzer, guitarists Mason West and Courtney Martel, bassist Liz Adkins, and drummer Nikki Nelson. Their unique indie pop sound has been described as “funk-adjacent post-punk.” Sunday’s show was missing Belzer

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Tlalok, Cream City Players, Strup & Friends, Old Prospectors

MKE Music Night XXXII occurred at Linneman’s in Riverwest on Saturday night featuring performances from Tlalok, Cream City Players, Strup & Friends, and Old Prospectors. Tlalok is a singer-songwriter known for his eclectic stylistic fusion and fun stage antics as well as being the longtime host of MKE Music Night. He sings in both English and Spanish. He’s got an

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Primrose, Curbsitter

It was a stacked night of punk at Bremen Cafe Wednesday night, featuring Holy Shit!, Curbsitter, Primrose and San Diego’s Human Issue. Primrose are a noise punk duo consisting of drummer-vocalist Sam S and guitarist-vocalist Bruno Vitols. Wednesday was only their second show although they’ve been working with bands such as Curbsitter, Ballstomper and Mind Harvester to break into the

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: LoBi LoBianco, Crawlspace

Milwaukee acts LoBi LoBianco and Crawlspace performed along with Chicago rockers Disaster Kid at Bremen Cafe on Thursday night. LoBi LoBianco normally plays with a full band but did a solo set Thursday. Stylistically his music contains elements of folk, rock, indie pop and emo. “I started writing for this project right after leaving Howard Grove,” LoBianco said. “I had

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