Abby Jeanne capped off a breakout 2017 with her “Electric New Year” show, an unofficial culmination of a year in which the owner of Milwaukee’s most captivating voice released her well-received debut album, stole the show at Local Coverage, played a flurry of festivals, released a few music videos, and put out her best song to date. Though last year was big for her, Abby Jeanne seems poised for even bigger things in 2018 with her “Fire In February” residency. The run of four Monday night shows at Company Brewing will span the entire month. Each show will include a different opener, who will perform before Abby Jeanne takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. sharp. She’ll be joined by Chicago’s Lucille Furs on February 5, Klassik on February 12, New York-based Fiona Silver on February 19, and Rose Of The West on February 26. Each show costs $10 individually or $30 for all four.
Over the course of less than three years, The Back Room @ Colectivo has established itself as an invaluable East Side entertainment destination and a trusted source for all-ages shows, up-and-coming musicians, popular podcasts, and (ahem!) an innovative monthly video series. So far in 2018, the Pabst Theater Group’s smallest and youngest venue has been busy booking an unprecedented number of events in the 300-capacity cafe, including shows from Jens Lekman and Jeff Rosenstock that sold out incredibly fast.
On Friday, March 23, The Back Room @ Colectivo (in association with your pals at Milwaukee Record) will host another project that’s sure to be on your radar for years to come, when In Tall Buildings come to town. The Chicago-based project headed by multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall seems to straddle the line between folk and psych rock, with faint electronic elements residing beneath the singer-songwriter’s voice that’s drawn apt comparisons to Peter Gabriel and (if you ask us) Aloha.