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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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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: The Girl

Bremen Cafe hosted live music on Friday night featuring Chicago bands Sin and Earth Radio as well as Milwaukee’s The Girl and The Mothman Cacaphony. The Girl is a groovy indie rock band consisting of vocalist Eli Borg, guitarist Nate Ruvin, bassist Jay Randle, and drummer Colin Sure. Inspired by bands like Nirvana and The Strokes, the band’s name comes

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mark Adams Son of Bill

The annual Riverwest24 happened this weekend, turning the streets into a party. Live music took place at the Riverwest Arby’s lot on Center and Pierce Friday night featuring Peroxide, Holy Shit!, Mark Adams Son of Bill, DaveKevinAdam and DJ Goodboi. Mark Adams Son of Bill consists of vocalist/guitarist Mark Adams, bassist Simon Beno, and drummer Spencer Powers. They play grungy

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Spook-E, Plvgues

It was a dark danceable night at Bremen Cafe on Thursday with sets from producers Plvgues and Spook-E as well as Detroit “deathgaze” duo Vazum. Shoegaze project HUMID was supposed to play but unfortunately was unable due to an equipment issue. Spook-E has been making dark, witchy dubstep music since 2018-19, as he explains. “Honestly, Plvgues was one of the

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