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Nov
16
Fri
American Klassiks: Klassik (live album recording) + Nickel&Rose, SistaStrings @ Cactus Club
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm
American Klassiks: Klassik (live album recording) + Nickel&Rose, SistaStrings @ Cactus Club | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

When Milwaukee rapper, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around visionary Klassik isn’t busy crafting eclectic and incomparable music of his own, he’s reinterpreting time-tested spirituals, hymns, and anthems. After amassing quite a catalog of aged adaptations—including Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” for Milwaukee Art Museum,” a take on “Amazing Grace” for our Public Domain series, and being half a duet of “Ship In The Sky” during Johanna Rose’s Guthrie Uncovered concert—Klassik decided it was high time to record his “American Klassiks” and put them on an album. Join Klassik, Nickel&Rose, and SistaStrings for a live recording of those songs and more. It’s going to be incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HI8VXww61E

Nov
23
Fri
Guerrilla Ghost in-store performance @ Rush Mor Records
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm
Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis Perform the Music of ‘Dirty Dancing’ @ The Cooperage
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis Perform the Music of 'Dirty Dancing' @ The Cooperage | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Just a few months removed from re-imagining the music of Sam Cooke, Minneapolis music legend and Taco John’s enthusiast Har Mar Superstar will perform the music of Dirty Dancing with Sabrina Ellis. We don’t need to write anything else. This is going to be the best.

Nov
25
Sun
Milwaukee Record Halftime Show with Hot Coffin @ Cactus Club
Nov 25 @ 7:20 pm

Following an especially long offseason, we’re proud to announce the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show concert series is coming back bigger, stronger, and in the best shape of its life for another season at Cactus Club.

This time around, Miller High Life will sponsor our football-focused festivities, meaning fans can enjoy “The Champagne Of Beers” for $2.50 a bottle or $10 for a bucket of five beers all game long. Bloody Marys will also be on special for $6. There will be a rotating lineup of food trucks and complimentary snacks on hand (feel free to bring food to share). Need more? Well, there will also be bleacher seating and the opportunity to watch Aaron Rodgers play football on two televisions. Oh, and touchdown shots.

Most importantly, like last year, we’ve assembled a stacked roster of 16 projects to provide FREE (21+) halftime entertainment. Moreover, band members (or other hand-selected people) will serve as DJs before the game and during commercials. The series will kick off with a Sunday night performance by Bad Wig, and will continue on (at least) until the regular season finale by Knaaves. Along the way, a variety of acts—including Devils Teeth, Immortal Girlfriend, Population Control, Telethon, Whips, Amanda Huff, and a super secret December 16 band—will take the stage at Cactus Club.

Football is back and so is the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show! It’s going to be awesome. Here’s the full lineup (game times subject to change):

Nov
29
Thu
Burnhearts’ Punk House Kegger @ Burnhearts
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm
Burnhearts' Punk House Kegger @ Burnhearts | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

While most Milwaukeeans know Burnhearts for its beloved annual Mitten Fest and Pabst Street Party celebrations or, you know, being on the short list of great local beer bars every day, the Bay View corner tap also keeps busy with other, smaller-scale events spread throughout the year. On Thursday, November 29, Burnhearts will partner with Three Floyds for a popular autumn standard, the Punk House Kegger.

After taking a hip-hop turn during last year’s Punk House Kegger festivities, Burnhearts decided to return to its punk and thrash roots for the fifth annual affair. This year’s headliner will be Law/Less, followed by the likes of Population Control. As always, this indoor affair is free and 21+. The tap takeover will begin and 6 p.m. and run through 9 p.m.

Dec
2
Sun
Milwaukee Record Halftime Show with Saebra & Carlyle @ Cactus Club
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm

Following an especially long offseason, we’re proud to announce the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show concert series is coming back bigger, stronger, and in the best shape of its life for another season at Cactus Club.

This time around, Miller High Life will sponsor our football-focused festivities, meaning fans can enjoy “The Champagne Of Beers” for $2.50 a bottle or $10 for a bucket of five beers all game long. Bloody Marys will also be on special for $6. There will be a rotating lineup of food trucks and complimentary snacks on hand (feel free to bring food to share). Need more? Well, there will also be bleacher seating and the opportunity to watch Aaron Rodgers play football on two televisions. Oh, and touchdown shots.

Most importantly, like last year, we’ve assembled a stacked roster of 16 projects to provide FREE (21+) halftime entertainment. Moreover, band members (or other hand-selected people) will serve as DJs before the game and during commercials. The series will kick off with a Sunday night performance by Bad Wig, and will continue on (at least) until the regular season finale by Knaaves. Along the way, a variety of acts—including Devils Teeth, Immortal Girlfriend, Population Control, Telethon, Whips, Amanda Huff, and a super secret December 16 band—will take the stage at Cactus Club.

Football is back and so is the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show! It’s going to be awesome. Here’s the full lineup (game times subject to change):

Dec
9
Sun
Milwaukee Record Halftime Show with Amanda Huff @ Cactus Club
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm

Following an especially long offseason, we’re proud to announce the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show concert series is coming back bigger, stronger, and in the best shape of its life for another season at Cactus Club.

This time around, Miller High Life will sponsor our football-focused festivities, meaning fans can enjoy “The Champagne Of Beers” for $2.50 a bottle or $10 for a bucket of five beers all game long. Bloody Marys will also be on special for $6. There will be a rotating lineup of food trucks and complimentary snacks on hand (feel free to bring food to share). Need more? Well, there will also be bleacher seating and the opportunity to watch Aaron Rodgers play football on two televisions. Oh, and touchdown shots.

Most importantly, like last year, we’ve assembled a stacked roster of 16 projects to provide FREE (21+) halftime entertainment. Moreover, band members (or other hand-selected people) will serve as DJs before the game and during commercials. The series will kick off with a Sunday night performance by Bad Wig, and will continue on (at least) until the regular season finale by Knaaves. Along the way, a variety of acts—including Devils Teeth, Immortal Girlfriend, Population Control, Telethon, Whips, Amanda Huff, and a super secret December 16 band—will take the stage at Cactus Club.

Football is back and so is the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show! It’s going to be awesome. Here’s the full lineup (game times subject to change):

Dec
23
Sun
Milwaukee Record Halftime Show with Yum Yum Cult @ Cactus Club
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm

Following an especially long offseason, we’re proud to announce the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show concert series is coming back bigger, stronger, and in the best shape of its life for another season at Cactus Club.

This time around, Miller High Life will sponsor our football-focused festivities, meaning fans can enjoy “The Champagne Of Beers” for $2.50 a bottle or $10 for a bucket of five beers all game long. Bloody Marys will also be on special for $6. There will be a rotating lineup of food trucks and complimentary snacks on hand (feel free to bring food to share). Need more? Well, there will also be bleacher seating and the opportunity to watch Aaron Rodgers play football on two televisions. Oh, and touchdown shots.

Most importantly, like last year, we’ve assembled a stacked roster of 16 projects to provide FREE (21+) halftime entertainment. Moreover, band members (or other hand-selected people) will serve as DJs before the game and during commercials. The series will kick off with a Sunday night performance by Bad Wig, and will continue on (at least) until the regular season finale by Knaaves. Along the way, a variety of acts—including Devils Teeth, Immortal Girlfriend, Population Control, Telethon, Whips, Amanda Huff, and a super secret December 16 band—will take the stage at Cactus Club.

Football is back and so is the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show! It’s going to be awesome. Here’s the full lineup (game times subject to change):

Dec
30
Sun
Milwaukee Record Halftime Show with Knaaves @ Cactus Club
Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm

Following an especially long offseason, we’re proud to announce the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show concert series is coming back bigger, stronger, and in the best shape of its life for another season at Cactus Club.

This time around, Miller High Life will sponsor our football-focused festivities, meaning fans can enjoy “The Champagne Of Beers” for $2.50 a bottle or $10 for a bucket of five beers all game long. Bloody Marys will also be on special for $6. There will be a rotating lineup of food trucks and complimentary snacks on hand (feel free to bring food to share). Need more? Well, there will also be bleacher seating and the opportunity to watch Aaron Rodgers play football on two televisions. Oh, and touchdown shots.

Most importantly, like last year, we’ve assembled a stacked roster of 16 projects to provide FREE (21+) halftime entertainment. Moreover, band members (or other hand-selected people) will serve as DJs before the game and during commercials. The series will kick off with a Sunday night performance by Bad Wig, and will continue on (at least) until the regular season finale by Knaaves. Along the way, a variety of acts—including Devils Teeth, Immortal Girlfriend, Population Control, Telethon, Whips, Amanda Huff, and a super secret December 16 band—will take the stage at Cactus Club.

Football is back and so is the Milwaukee Record Halftime Show! It’s going to be awesome. Here’s the full lineup (game times subject to change):

Jan
11
Fri
Brendan Kelly, Sincere Engineer (solo), TBA @ Cactus Club
Jan 11 @ 9:00 pm
Brendan Kelly, Sincere Engineer (solo), TBA @ Cactus Club | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Brendan Kelly is the best.

While you certainly know and love the Chicago punk legend and former Slapstick and Broadways member’s modern-day work in The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, and on his hilariously bleak Nihilist Arby’s Twitter account, you might be happy to know that Kelly also has an outlet for his solo material.

Today, that solo venture—Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds—debuted a new single and announced Kelly’s latest Wandering Birds album, Keep Walkin’, Pal, will be released digitally October 26 (and physically via Red Scare Industries on November 23). Even better, Kelly is planning to play a small run of solo shows in support of the record this fall and winter. Best yet, Milwaukee will be one of those tour stops.

On Friday, January 11, Brendan Kelly will make his return to Milwaukee after, like, 500 years away to play a solo show in the intimate confines of Cactus Club. Red Scare labelmates and Chicago’s own Sincere Engineer will also be part of this can’t-miss winter affair. Tickets to the 9 p.m. show are $12 in advance ($15 doors). We’ll see you there. Yes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJyaZJsYls

Jan
18
Fri
Local Coverage 2019 @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm
Local Coverage 2019 @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Following four years of fun philanthropy, Milwaukee Record’s Local Coverage benefit will return to Turner Hall Ballroom in early 2019. On Friday, January 18, an eclectic cast of seven local acts from all corners of the stylistic spectrum will each play 15-minute sets, covering material of artists they personally selected from the pool of participating projects. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see your favorite Milwaukee outfits as you’ve never seen them before.

From Direct Hit! adapting the music of Nickel&Rose, Paper Holland re-imagining Immortal Girlfriend, and Amanda Huff covering LUXI shortly after LUXI gives an electronic re-dressing to the ska stylings of Something To Do, Local Coverage is an incomparable event for a great cause. All proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Women’s Center.

Here’s the Local Coverage 2019 lineup and show order, listed headliner to opener:

Direct Hit! (playing Nickel&Rose)
Paper Holland (playing Immortal Girlfriend)
Amanda Huff (playing LUXI)
Something To Do (playing Direct Hit!)
Nickel&Rose (playing Paper Holland)
Immortal Girlfriend (playing Amanda Huff)
LUXI (playing Something To Do)