Tag Archives: Riverwest

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Oh Geeez, 5PM to Nowhere

Linneman’s hosted 5PM to Nowhere’s “Stoicism” EP release party on Saturday night, enlisting Oh Geeez as the opener. Oh Geeez comprises of vocalist-guitarists Sean McGibany and Jack Gilmond as well as Columbus, OH drummer Alex Dollenmayer. Formed last year from the ashes of the band Before Nitrogen, Oh Geeez play alternative pop inspired by cartoons. McGibany met Dollenmayer on Twitter

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Alyssia Dominguez, Ben Mulwana

Linneman’s welcomed a charming night of live music on Sunday featuring Alyssia Dominguez, Ben Mulwana, and 7000apart. Alyssia Dominguez is a singer-songwriter based around the western Milwaukee suburbs, known for blending her Hispanic roots with country music. She’s been performing since she was a teenager, as she explains. “I was about seventeen years old when I started really performing out;

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: LO/ST, Wolves with Virginia

Chicago’s bluesy-psych rockers Daiychain at Bremen Cafe Thursday night, joined by LO/ST and Wolves with Virginia. LO/ST consists of vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Stephanie Glyzewski, guitarist/vocalist Logan Zweifel, bassist Jake Beyer, and drummer Blake Akers. They play moody, atmospheric indie rock with soaring vocals and patient melodies. The band’s name is a combination of the first two letters of Zweifel and Glyzewski’s first

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Hallowtribe, Ellie Jackson, Next Paperback Hero

An intimate evening of live music took place at Circle A on Saturday night. Singer-songwriters Hallowtribe, Ellie Jackson, and Next Paperback Hero all played wonderful sets to a warm crowd. Hallowtribe is the project of John Justus. He’s originally from Australia but was raised in Nebraska, then lived in Arkansas and Tennessee before moving to Wisconsin. Hallowtribe started in the

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mere of Light

Experimental-psychedelic folk project Mere of Light played at the Jazz Gallery in Riverwest on Thursday evening alongside New York-based experimental artist Cal Fish, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Itchy Kisses, and Milwaukee’s improvisational noise collective Frenia. Candles and trippy lights illuminated the dark room, making for an intimate evening of eclectic talent. Mere of Light is the project of Elise McArdle, who utilizes

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Lost Orange Cat are Finding Their Way

By Bryon Cherry Lost Orange Cat is a self-described rock n roll band disguised as a bluegrass band. They sound anything but lost when the 4 members get together like a folky Voltron on area stages. Lost Orange Cat is composed of Josh Konkel (vocals, rhythm guitar and bass), Daniel Rathmann (bass, guitar and vocals), Joe Royten (mandolin and vocals)

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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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