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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Robits, Full Nude, Spidora

Bremen Cafe hosted a wonderful evening of rock and roll on Thursday featuring the likes of Robits, Full Nude and Spidora in addition to new wave/garage punk artist Christy Costello from Minneapolis. Robits are a punk band consisting of vocalist/guitarist James Za, guitarist Eric Apnea, bassist Tabman and drummer Corey Baumann. Their name is an Isaac Asimov reference. The project

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The Riverwest24 took place this weekend and brought all sorts of fun throughout the annual neighborhood bike race. The “Riverwest Arby’s” lot on Center and Pierce (between High Dive and Mad Planet) hosted an afternoon of live music Saturday featuring local bands Dialogues, Future Plans and HogHead in addition to Action Chief from Madison and Cel Ray from Chicago. Dialogues

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Cleopatra Hoze, *aya, 22Maurii, Zolton

The fun at Bremen Cafe did not stop after the Block Party Saturday – there was an afterparty too! We got to see and talk to the likes of Cleopatra Hoze, *Aya, 22Maurii and Zolton as they collectively created a relaxing yet engaging atmosphere to conclude the busy day. Cleopatra Hoze’s eclectic style marries dream pop, R&B and indie rock.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: TMT, Gaetano Balistreri, Iron Pizza, PILES

The Bremen Block Party occurred Saturday and it was a ton of fun, complete with live music, delicious food, vendors, raffle prizes, community organizations and more. TMT, X-Mosleys, Gaetano Balistreri, Bdwthr, Pay Dirt, Selector Max, Phat Nerdz, Iron Pizza, PILES and Ladybird all performed throughout the day as the Riverwest neighborhood showed up and showed out despite the rain and

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Artist Spotlight: Ladybird

The first Locust Street Festival since before the pandemic took place in Riverwest on Sunday, drawing a ton of enthusiasm, attendance and participation from the neighborhood. Ladybird took the Lakefront Brewery Stage on Pierce and Locust promptly at 3PM. Ladybird consists of vocalist-guitarist Pete Freeman, guitarist Sammy Pinback, bassist Josh Rardin and drummer Aidan Gouran. Blending alternative country with rock

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The Show on Riverwest Radio: BoodahDARR


BoodahDARR, aka Big Demi, joined The Show to talk about his new album Demivelli, growing up in Milwaukee, college life, getting recruited to be in a Matthew McConaughey movie while at a party with the film crew, the many talents of his younger brother IshDARR, finding his own voice, the Milwaukee music scene, and much more.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Florida Brothers Band

Columbus-based noise/sludge/punk band Drunks With Guns made their first appearance in the state of Wisconsin at Bremen Cafe Thursday night, filling up the room with an excited crowd. Local bands Florida Brothers Band and Aluminum Knot Eye opened. Florida Brothers Band consists of vocalist Chris Loker, bassist Nate Metcalf and drummer Ross Miller. They are a punk band who have

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Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace in Riverwest hosted on Friday night local indie rockers Oh Well, Ok alongside Chicago acts singer-songwriter Able Baker and psych-shoegaze band The Courts. Oh Well, Ok is the project of James Markwyn. Friday’s show featured Dean MacKenzie on bass and LoBi LoBianco on drums. Hailing from Waukesha, Markwyn began the project while at college in

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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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