I saw Thrice at The Rave recently. It was a solid show, and the two openers, Teenage Wrist and The Bronx, were good as well. See any of them if you get the chance. (Also, I wrote about TW’s splendid debut LP when it came out earlier this year.)
Recently, I saw Deafheaven at Turner Hall Ballroom. ‘Twas a great show.
Go see them if you have the chance.
I saw Sam Roberts Band at Colectivo’s Back Room. It’s a small venue (~150), maybe too small for SRB, but they made it work. They played mostly newer stuff, and that’s for the best.
So I started writing freelance for The Shepherd Express. I’ll be putting links to my work here as it’s written and published.
1: Profile of Milwaukee newcomers Dreamhouse. Remember when Paramore were a rock band? Yeah, they do that.
2: Profile of Milwaukee-based record label, Innocuous Records. They specialize in skweee music, with artists from around the world on its roster.
3: Concert review of Vinyl Theatre, a Milwaukee band that’s basically if the Killers went pop-punk.