Tag Archives: X-Ray Arcade

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Josh Trimble, Adorner

X-Ray Arcade hosted Josh Trimble, Adorner, and Wonderful Bluffer for a passionate night of live music Sunday Night. Josh Trimble is a singer-songwriter originally from Milwaukee; he moved to Chicago in 2019 to study music at Columbia College and is now in his final year there. Previously in the jazz-funk band Pineapple Migraine, he still plays with Milwaukee musicians in

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Reality Check, Enervate

Milwaukee bands Reality Check and Enervate played a sold-out show at X-Ray Arcade Sunday night alongside Boston hardcore band Vein.fm, Santa Cruz hardcore band Scowl, and Rockford metal trio Pains. Reality Check are a hardcore band consisting of vocalist Emilio Nunez, guitarist/vocalist JJ Kaiser, guitarist Nick Walloch, bassist Dereck Miles, and drummer Ben Skowronek. Kaiser said on the band’s formation,

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: In Cursive, Graysea, Still Stayer, After Hour Animals

A stacked bill of heavy music took place at X-Ray Arcade Friday night, featuring Milwaukee bands In Cursive, Graysea, Still Stayer, and After Hour Animals alongside Minneapolis-based “grungegaze” atmospheric rockers Comatose. In Cursive are an experimental emo rock sextet consisting of vocalist/guitarist Joe Brandt, guitarist Jake Arndt, guitarist Connor Nash, bassist Graeme Kostich, drummer Joey Koepp, and keyboardist Trent McClanahan.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nicholas Elert

Pittsburgh space rockers Zombi came to X-Ray Arcade Sunday night, enlisting local support from desert-surf punk rockers Devils Teeth and experimental electronic artist Nicholas Elert. Nicholas Elert is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music has encompassed the realms of ambient, drone, and dark electronica. His set Sunday was entirely new material. 2020 was a substantial year for Elert, with two

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Spoy

An eclectic night of local music hit X-Ray Arcade Sunday night; pop sensation 9 A.M., indie folk rockers Bug Moment, and experimental-noise rockers Spoy all took the stage. Spoy consists of vocalist/guitarist Jack Lange, bassist/vocalist Harry Willow, guitarist Keegan Phillips, and drummer Graham Collings. We talked to Lange after the show, first asking him how the band came to be.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Joe Crockett, Mark Waldoch & the Hallelujah Ward

Singer-songwriter Joe Crockett and the band Mark Waldoch & the Hallelujah Ward joined Nashville-based dream pop/post-punk quartet Palm Ghosts for a delightful night at X-Ray Arcade on Sunday. Joe Crockett is known as the frontman of dark indie rock band Rx Drugs as well as for psychedelic Americana band The Championship. His set Sunday consisted of songs from various records

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Death Tape Super Bass, Citizen 2-13, Chamber of Knives, J. Mollerskov, Steve Schlei, Lorna Dune, Tampertamper, Pleasure Thief

Noise label/concert promoter FTAM hosted a massive noise showcase in the backyard of X-Ray Arcade Sunday afternoon. Sets from Death Tape Super Bass, Citizen 2-13, Chamber of Knives, J. Mollerskov, Steve Schlei, Lorna Dune, Frenia, TamperTamper, and Pleasure Thief all took place. We got to talk to each and every one of them – except Frenia, since we spotlighted them

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Maybe Hazel, Bug Moment

A spectacular night of Milwaukee indie took place at X-Ray Arcade on Saturday night, bringing in a full house of eager music lovers. Indie rockers The Unitaskers played their first show since quarantine while being joined by beachy indie pop band Maybe Hazel, alt-pop trio Bug Moment, and prog-jam rockers Conundrum. It was many folks’ first time seeing a show

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