Tag Archives: Samer Ghani

VIDEO: Trapper Schoepp – “I Am a Rider”

Rocker and singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp’s latest video accompanies the song “I Am a Rider” from his 2021 album “May Day.” Shot by Samer Ghani, the scene finds Schoepp riding his bike in various East Side Milwaukee locations with Leroy the Boston Terrier sitting up front. The Urban Ecology Center, the Art Museum, Lake Park and the Domes are just a

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VIDEO: Okay Omen – “(In)Sincere”

Okay Omen is a new rock band on the block featuring members of bands such as Live Tetherball Tonight, Garden Home and Weird Storm. Their debut single and video is out now; shot by Samer Ghani, the scene is set in the band’s practice space with each band member rocking out by themselves before the full band appears on display.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Dora Diamond, West Nile Crows, Klassik

Cactus Club celebrated 414 Day with an eclectic bill featuring Dora Diamond, West Nile Crows, Funk Summit Bass Team, Diet Lite, and Klassik. The room remained filled with cheer, excitement, and supportive energy all evening. Dora Diamond came up in Milwaukee performing drag and burlesque before her inception into the music scene over the last few years. Her sound marries

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VIDEO: Garden Home – “Ghost”

Post-hardcore band Garden Home are out with their debut music video, which accompanies “Ghost” from their recent “Postmortem EP.” Shot by Samer Ghani, the scene here finds the band playing in the dark as a lone light flickers about, bringing the substantially emotional themes of the song in full force. Note that it’s in black-and-white while already being shot in

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VIDEO: 9 A.M. – “BAYFACISDEAD”

Pop sensation 9 A.M. is out with the video for “BAYFACISDEAD” from their album “A Sensation You Thought Would Stick” of earlier this year. Shot by Samer Ghani, 9 A.M. is onstage at Cactus Club, dances around their room, and takes things up to a rooftop parking lot as they sing about how much they’ve wanted this girl to be

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AUDIO: Next Paperback Hero – “Morning Skies & Heavy Eyes”

Indie folk artist Next Paperback Hero has a new record out today. It’s nine tracks; the cover art is a shot of Lake Michigan from our good friend Samer Ghani. Fittingly, this album serves as somewhat of a “lake” of singer-songwriter Nathan Honore’s poignant feelings about starting fresh and finding meaning in every pocket of his life. He has immense

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VIDEO: Klassik – “Black Holiday”

Hip hop-soul artist Klassik has returned with a new single and video dedicated to Juneteenth. He wrote the song last year as the Black Lives Matter uprisings had been going on, and he became inspired to make a statement about how the fight for Black liberation is far from over. It’s an anthem for Black joy while retaining a sense

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VIDEO: X Harlow – “Parking Lot”

Industrial post-punk artist X Harlow has the visual out to “Parking Lot” from their recent album “Anchorite.” Shot by Samer Ghani while directed by Justin Schmidt (X Harlow) and Tasha Woods, the video depicts Schmidt dancing and grooving in various spots around Milwaukee, both in nature and against the skyline. They’re also shown repeatedly wearing a skull mask with a

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VIDEO: Johanna Rose – “Loving You”

Singer-songwriter Johanna Rose created a video for “Loving You” from their recent record “Lunar Eclipse.” Featuring lyric animations by Cheston VanHuss, Rose is shown riding down forested roads, sitting on the edge of a pool dipping their feet in, ice skating, and playing guitar among various other activities. They’re reconnecting with themself in ways they’d previously lost touch with while

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