City Life – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com Music, culture, gentle sarcasm. Fri, 18 May 2018 14:58:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 http://milwaukeerecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/cropped-mrapp-32x32.jpg City Life – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com 32 32 We went to the Oak Creek IKEA opening at 5 a.m.: A minute-by-minute report http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/oak-creek-ikea-opening-report/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/oak-creek-ikea-opening-report/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:52:28 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49997 t about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, IKEA opened a new store in Oak Creek, Wisconsin—the company’s 48th store in the United States. We had been led to believe that, regardless of weather, the grand opening of an IKEA store would be quite the sight to behold. So, we woke up extra early, grabbed […]

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At about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, IKEA opened a new store in Oak Creek, Wisconsin—the company’s 48th store in the United States. We had been led to believe that, regardless of weather, the grand opening of an IKEA store would be quite the sight to behold. So, we woke up extra early, grabbed a pair of IKEA-appropriate yellow sunglasses and ventured down to the O.C. to get in touch with our Swedish side. Here is our minute-by-minute report.

5:01 a.m. – Approaching IKEA from the west on Drexel Avenue, we start to wonder what kind of crowd will be gathering at this early hour. Maybe 30-40 people? Maybe we’ll all exchange names and become a small, tight-knit group of new best friends. Maybe we’ll even be first in line! Nope.

5:05 a.m. – There are lengthy lines of cars on Drexel Avenue, 20th Street and the I-94 southbound off-ramp, all branching out like a spider plant from the IKEA lot. It’s difficult to say how many cars are waiting, but we can say with absolute certainty that 94 percent of them are Kia Souls. We start to see cars filing into the lot and the Kia Soul directly in front of us shifts into drive. Here we go!

5:16 a.m. – We pull in and park in a spot very close to the entrance. Walking towards the building, we notice that there are tons of empty spots right up front with some kind of leaf/car logo on them. Those are for hybrids and other eco-friendly vehicles, it turns out. We park our hybrid 15 spaces away like suckers. Hope you’re happy, environment.

5:24 a.m. – There’s a labyrinth of retractable belt barriers to the west of the main entrance. We get in line. We estimate we’re around 500th in line, give or take. There are people of all ages and races waiting and talking about how much they love IKEA. We see lots of folding chairs, laptops, books and McDonald’s breakfasts. There’s also a big stage set up in the parking lot, just outside the entrance.

5:30 a.m. – A guy near us in line starts telling everyone around him all about Schaumburg, Illinois—home of the until-now-closest IKEA store. It’s chilly out, and we’re glad we brought extra layers. A band is setting up on the stage.

5:33 a.m. – An announcement goes out over a P.A. that there are outside-accessible restrooms available on the east side of the entrance. Everyone jokes: “Well, I guess I could’ve had my morning coffee after all!”

5:36 a.m. – A FOX6 remote team shows up and everyone starts cheering. Nobody cheered when we showed up, but whatever.

5:40 a.m. – Our neighbors in line mention that the first 1,000 people get a special gift and are also entered to win some big prizes. Fingers crossed that it’s dinner with Stellan Skarsgard.

5:43 a.m. – Some newly placed signage indicates that it’s The Toys setting up on stage. We explain to our Madison-based line neighbor who they are and what they play. She’s excited. Also, she’s buying a bookshelf for her office and she estimates that we’re more like 400th in line.

5:55 a.m. – We notice a small group of folks handing out wristbands to people in line. A line neighbor with a Vietnam Veteran cap fields questions about his jacket-wearing dachshund while TMJ4’s Chopper 4 flies overhead.

6 a.m. – We and our neighbors discuss the nice spacing of the line barriers. They’re efficiently spaced, yet they offer enough room that you don’t feel too squished. A couple drones fly over. The Toys do microphone checks and a nearby couple busts out a cribbage board. Is it open yet?

6:08 a.m. – We get wristband #0343. Our line neighbor’s estimate of 400th in line was pretty close! The sun is coming up but it feels like it’s getting colder.

6:11 a.m. – A lady in an IKEA dress shirt walks along the barriers, greeting everyone she passes like she’s the mayor or something. Wait, maybe she is the mayor. “Thanks for your service,” she says to the man with the dachshund.

6:13 a.m. – The Toys play part of Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” for their sound check. Prerecorded music follows, which results in mild-to-moderate dancing for the next 45 minutes.

6:23 a.m. – Everyone in line has run out of stuff to talk about, so we all start showing each other pictures of babies we know. Half the crowd sits on the ground. More people in IKEA dress shirts show up. TMJ4’s Shaun Gallagher casually twirls his microphone like a cool drummer would as Naughty By Nature’s “O.P.P.” plays over the speakers. We’ve been here about 90 minutes and we realize that there are still twice as many people in front of us in line as there are behind us in line. Maybe getting here early gives us better odds of winning the raffle prizes, like being a bad team in the NBA Draft Lottery? (Is this foreshadowing?!)

6:33 a.m. – The beat from Usher’s “Yeah!” has been playing for what seems like three hours. Representatives in orange shirts and aprons are moving about the crowd with tablets, offering membership in the IKEA Family rewards program. Being single, is this like an On-Cor lasagna situation where Al will have to provide us with a family to take full advantage?

6:40 a.m. – We signed up for IKEA Family because what else are we going to do? They tell us there’s a chance to win a $250 gift card. Plus, we’ll get free coffee inside with our Family card. We don’t like coffee, but hey, free’s free. We also get a free jar opener.

6:45 a.m. – We’re tired and cranky, but then “Rock With You” and “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and De La Soul’s “Me, Myself & I” come on and we’re happy again because we’re not monsters.

6:50 a.m. – A photographer takes our picture twice, from two different angles. Is it the yellow sunglasses?

7 a.m. – We’re making our next Words With Friends play against Midwest Death Rattle‘s John Dykstra (TOOK + NETT for 21 points) when The Toys begin their set. Speaking of, and fast-forwarding a bit, here is their complete setlist:

You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Shut Up and Dance With Me – Walk The Moon
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
A Little Respect – Erasure
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
Always Something There To Remind Me – Naked Eyes
Too Much Time On My Hands – Styx
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
So What – Pink

7:15 a.m. – Bernie Brewer and his army of Johnsonville Racing Sausages arrive to thunderous applause. Moments later, pleasant conversation is interrupted when one of the barrier belts snaps back to its base and scares the pants off everyone in our vicinity.

7:25 a.m. – Bernie makes his way through the crowd, taking pictures with absolutely everyone who asks. We ask a line neighbor if she’d mind snapping a photo of us with Bernie when he comes around. She says yes. Bernie walks away. Totally Bern’d.

7:35 a.m. – The actual mayor of Oak Creek, Mayor Dan Bukiewicz, walks down the line, giving out handshakes and thanks-for-comings. The lady in the IKEA shirt from before must just be the mayor of IKEA.

7:42 a.m. – Buffalo Gospel’s Ryan Necci sends us a photo. Hysterical laughter. Barrier strap snaps again. We’re losing our minds.

7:50 a.m. – The IKEA crew starts moving line barriers around to accommodate the growing crowd. It’s really getting nice out now, too.

8 a.m. – The Toys wrap up their set. We happen to catch a glimpse of a page in a book that another line neighbor is reading. It’s just a big image of the Howard The Duck movie poster.

8:08 a.m. – A representative for The Toys walks down the line and throws shirts into the crowd. We catch an XL ladies tank top with “The Toys” across the chest. New friend, Terry, is happy to take it off our hands in exchange for letting us photograph her for this article.

8:20 a.m. – IKEA employees armed with thundersticks parade past the crowd and towards the entrance. The festivities are officially beginning. Oak Creek IKEA Manager Samantha Gravina greets the crowd from a podium on the stage. A choir sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the United States flag is raised, followed by the Swedish flag with the Swedish national anthem and the Wisconsin flag with “America, The Beautiful.”

8:33 a.m. – Monika Enqvist from the Swedish Embassy in Washington tells the crowd that Sweden invented the monkey wrench and has a feminist government, among other things. (Crowd goes “Woo!”). Mayor Dan Bukiewicz from the Mayor of Oak Creek’s Office in Oak Creek talks about how rad the people of Oak Creek are and states that gender equality is very important. (Crowd goes “Woo!” again).

8:43 a.m. – IKEA USA Senior VP Anton van Dongen states how happy he is to be in the land of Harley-Davidson, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, breweries, and cheese. He also reminds the crowd that they’ll no longer have to drive to Illinois to go to IKEA. (Crowd goes “Woo!” extra hard. For the record, we don’t endorse anti-Illinois cheers.)

8:46 a.m. – Time for the big giveaways! There are gift cards of $500, $1,500, and $2,000 on the raffle agenda, so everyone is excited. Surely, the powers-that-be will reward those of us who showed up so, SO early by giving us one of these tasty prizes, right?

First number: 0800. For those playing at home, that’s the number of the wristband given to the 800th person to get in line. “When did that person show up, like ten minutes ago?” we joke to our fellow $500 gift card losers. Whatever. Surely the next two will go to us early-arrivers.

Second number: 0938. That’s the 938th person to get in line. Realistically, that person did show up like ten minutes ago. 936 people are bummed to hear the number and about 400 of them are borderline angry. $1,500 goes a long way at IKEA. Only one prize left.

Final number: 0919. Unbelievable. We sorta hope the winner is from Illinois to make up for before.

8:50 a.m. – IKEA dignitaries saw a log up on stage instead of cutting a ribbon, as that’s apparently a thing.

8:53 a.m. – There’s a big countdown from 10, followed by confetti cannons firing and the ceremonial blasting of “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. The line starts to move! Weaving through the barriers while listening to Prince reminds us a little of the line up to Batman: The Ride at Great America.

9 a.m. – Walking inside, the entryway is full of employees who are cheering and handing out gift bags to wristbanded customers entering the beautiful new store.

A customer pulls us aside to ask why we were taking such thorough notes all morning. She and her friends were theorizing about the James Bond-type work the guy in yellow sunglasses with a tiny notebook was obviously doing. “Just writing an article for Milwaukee Record,” we tell her before walking away in slow motion towards those cinnamon rolls IKEA has.

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Water Taxi MKE launches this Saturday http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/water-taxi-mke-launches-this-saturday/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/water-taxi-mke-launches-this-saturday/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 05:10:42 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=50038 “Why Are There No Water Taxis On The Milwaukee River?” asked WUWM last summer. Well, now there are. Water Taxi MKE, the brainchild of Paddle Tavern co-founder Redmond Tuttle, launches this Saturday. For $5-$10, up to six passengers can get from one place to another via the Milwaukee River. And, because it’s Milwaukee, they can […]

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“Why Are There No Water Taxis On The Milwaukee River?” asked WUWM last summer. Well, now there are. Water Taxi MKE, the brainchild of Paddle Tavern co-founder Redmond Tuttle, launches this Saturday. For $5-$10, up to six passengers can get from one place to another via the Milwaukee River. And, because it’s Milwaukee, they can drink.

How does Water Taxi MKE differ from other Milwaukee water transportation services (including the Paddle Tavern)? Tuttle explains: “We will take you where you want to go for however long you want. You do not have to commit to two hours or a full ride like everyone else. And you can do it at the last minute.”

Here’s a press release:

This Saturday Milwaukee’s Water Taxi will start operation on Milwaukee’s Rivers. Water Taxi MKE will provide rides by boat from river bars, public docks, and apartments on the water. The Water Taxi capacity is currently limited to six passengers at a time per Coast Guard regulations. You can drink, play your own music, and see the city from the water while exploring Milwaukee. Customers can text 414-563-7025 with their location and we will respond with our availability, then you can purchase tickets on board or online and we will pick you up for your water excursion.

Short trips, which will be to the next stop on the river, are $5 per person. Long Trips are $10 per person and you can go anywhere on the river. You can also call or email ahead to set up a Pub Crawl for you and your friends.

Watch for our custom built 19 passenger water taxi coming soon.

Visit us at www.watertaximke.com, email us at info@watertaximke.com or call 414-563-7025

Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Water-Taxi-MKE-144602483043736/

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Here are pictures of people taking pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/pictures-people-taking-pictures-second-milwaukee-streetcar/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/pictures-people-taking-pictures-second-milwaukee-streetcar/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 13:00:08 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49862 Monday morning, in an event akin to the release of The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back, or Ernest Saves Christmas, the SECOND of Milwaukee’s new streetcars arrived downtown. Like its predecessor back in March, the 67-foot-long, 83,000-pound streetcar came in after a days-long flatbed truck trip from Brookville, Pennsylvania. It was greeted by police, […]

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Monday morning, in an event akin to the release of The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back, or Ernest Saves Christmas, the SECOND of Milwaukee’s new streetcars arrived downtown. Like its predecessor back in March, the 67-foot-long, 83,000-pound streetcar came in after a days-long flatbed truck trip from Brookville, Pennsylvania. It was greeted by police, Department of Public Works crews, every news organization in town, and a lot of people taking pictures. Here are pictures of those people taking pictures.

Here’s a picture of people getting ready to take pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar:

Here are pictures of people taking pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar as it arrives:

Here are more pictures of people taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar:

Here’s a picture of us taking pictures of people taking pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar (courtesy of Jeff Bentoff):

And here’s a picture of the second Milwaukee streetcar. Following months of test runs, the full system is expected to be up and running by the end of the year. Oh, and it’s still called “The Hop.”

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In case you blinked last week, here’s all the new shit they’re building in Milwaukee (May 6-12) http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/new-building-in-milwaukee-may-6-12/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/new-building-in-milwaukee-may-6-12/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 05:05:08 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49838 Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” Or maybe it’s a “reboot” or a “reimagining,” like that crappy Tim Burton version of Planet Of The Apes. However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new […]

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Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” Or maybe it’s a “reboot” or a “reimagining,” like that crappy Tim Burton version of Planet Of The Apes. However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new shit.

• The Milwaukee Bucks’ much-ballyhooed “Live Block” entertainment district has been updated. Again. This time, a planned outdoor bar has been replaced with a planned 2,045-square-foot, two-tenant permanent building that will be “geared towards food and beverage tenants.” Those tenants have yet to be finalized. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Big improvements are coming to the big blue Reuss CapTel building on the corner of W. Wisconsin Avenue and Old World Third Street. Combined with the coming-soon (?) upgrades to the Shops of Grand Avenue, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra setting up shop at the nearby Warner Grand Theatre, the area could become “one of downtown Milwaukee’s most vibrant intersections.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Speaking of the MSO taking over the long-vacant Warner Grand Theatre, that project is coming along nicely. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Northwestern Mutual’s 35-story high-rise, 7Seventy7, located at 777 N. Van Buren St., is looking for more tenants—including a grocery store. The building officially opens in June. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Ground has been broken on Marquette University’s new $18.5-million, 44,000-square-foot Physician Assistant Studies building, located on the corner of 17th and Clybourn. [Urban Milwaukee]

• A Chicago developer has purchased the nine-story 1924 Underwriters Exchange building, 828 N. Broadway, and plans to put some apartments in its upper floors, and some commercial space on its first floor. The nearly vacant building, streetcar fans are quick to point out, is along the streetcar route. So there. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

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Marquette University did something unpredictable with its Twitter account http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/marquette-university-unpredictable-twitter-account/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/marquette-university-unpredictable-twitter-account/#respond Sat, 12 May 2018 05:02:28 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49812 It’s graduation season, which means millions of graduating high school students are preparing for the real world, and millions of graduating college students are preparing for the real possibility of 20 years of crippling debt. But never mind that! In honor of the graduating class of 2018, Milwaukee’s Marquette University did something clever, sweet, and—cough cough—unpredictable […]

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It’s graduation season, which means millions of graduating high school students are preparing for the real world, and millions of graduating college students are preparing for the real possibility of 20 years of crippling debt. But never mind that! In honor of the graduating class of 2018, Milwaukee’s Marquette University did something clever, sweet, and—cough cough—unpredictable with its official Twitter account. Let’s take a look!

Here’s Marquette’s tweet from Friday, May 11:

Oh! So what’s the deal with the first words from the past 35 days? Let’s start with this one, from earlier on May 11, and work backwards from there:

Here’s the tweet before that:

And the one before that:

And then, well, you may or may not get the idea. Scroll down on Marquette’s Twitter account for the whole thing, or click here for a handy summation.

No spoilers, but a big shout-out to Marquette University’s Director of Social Media Tim Cigelske and his ridiculously planned-out #secretproject. Impressive. Most impressive. And we dig how the whole thing ends (begins?) with that Tommy Boy GIF.

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I spent 24 consecutive hours at WMSE http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/i-spent-24-consecutive-hours-at-wmse/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/i-spent-24-consecutive-hours-at-wmse/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 05:55:13 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49598 Since May 4, WMSE has been in the throes of its Spring Membership Drive. Over the span of one week, the listener-supported station that’s been “the big sound downtown” for 37 years has been trying to raise a total of $91,700 as part of its semi-annual pledge drive. On top of awesome events like that […]

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Since May 4, WMSE has been in the throes of its Spring Membership Drive. Over the span of one week, the listener-supported station that’s been “the big sound downtown” for 37 years has been trying to raise a total of $91,700 as part of its semi-annual pledge drive. On top of awesome events like that station’s Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser, Friday Night Freak Show screenings, and Rock And Roll Bowl competition, the semi-annual Membership Drives are part of WMSE’s quirky charm that help solidify 91.7’s “local institution” status.

Listening to each week-long drive is a treat. Between the exhausted energy of the on-air personalities, the literal bells and whistles of volunteers taking pledges, the wacky prizes, an overwhelming aura of community and generosity permeates broadcasts. Each show has a goal and once they’re hit, you can’t help but feel as if the station and, along with it, Milwaukee as a whole are going to be okay.

In effort to get a firsthand and extended glimpse of what “The Mighty 91” is like during a Membership Drive, I spent 24 consecutive hours at WMSE and was part of every show between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday. Here’s what happened.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — “Tuesdays With Marty”
Arriving a few minutes into the first show on my foolish station experience, I find spirits to be high. Studio A is packed with volunteers and on-air personalities. The eponymous DJ Marty Dempsey and Station Manager Tom Crawford lead an energetic pledge drive complete with bell-ringing, “double bubble” drops (to reflect a generous $2,500 match challenge from one supporter), and and all-around fun atmosphere between classic rock songs.

I drop in around the beginning and end of the show to talk about the dumb thing I’m about to do, and I unload my belongings in a small reserve studio that’s to be my home for one entire day of my life. The lively show in the crowded studio is a great way to start this endeavor, but I know it probably won’t last through the night.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. — “Local/Live”
While I know duller times are in store, it won’t happen during Local/Live. Erin Wolf and Cal Roach let me into the studio to chat a bit before Tigernite plays and in-station session that’s full of new songs. I’m stuck indoors, but I can imagine hearing these songs at various summer festivals soon. The phones continue to light up with donations, volunteers take pledges, and the station is still alive with coffee-addled energy and the scent of food supplied by Hue. “This isn’t so bad,” I think. But I know things are likely to get worse soon.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — “Midnight Radio”
The deceivingly-named “Midnight Radio” is up next. No, it’s not named for the time slot, rather it references the show’s fearless leader, the affable Bob Midnight. He makes me feel welcome on his show in my two segments on the program and keep my toes tapping with his rock and roll and Americana playlist. In between Midnight Radio pop-ins, I settle into my new home at Studio C and knock out some work while I eat a little bit. you’re not supposed to eat in the studios, but fuck it. I live here now.

It’s going okay so far, but Bob plays a song by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers about midway into his show. At that moment, they were probably on stage at Club Garibaldi and I was missing it. I didn’t mind where I was, but between the Shook show happening and the beautiful weather outside, I was starting to be struck with where I wasn’t. Midnight Radio did okay on pledges, but it was well after peak commute time, so I figured a drop off in donations was natural.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. — “Fresh Direct Radio”
After Bob’s show ends and the studio clears, I meet a new host, Nelly, who hip-hop listeners are beginning to know as “DJ Loop.” I enjoy her outstanding mix of old school rap and her casual on-air delivery. Unlike many of her counterparts, she brought her own laptop and mixer. As we discuss the best time for me to come on, we realize the station is empty. For the first time in my six-plus hours at the station, there are no volunteers. I notice a phone light up and jump in as a makeshift volunteer. I take song requests, field a solicitation from the owner of a record label, and (after some difficulty) enter in the show’s one and only pledge of $10.

I’m just four shows into my dumb adventure and I’ve already seen shows with four drastically different hosts, formats, and listener bases—all coming from the same frequency and even the same chair. It’s glorious and almost unheard of in modern radio. Once it becomes apparent there probably won’t be any other pledges, I leave Nelly alone and retire to the tiny studio next door to write about important stuff.

12 a.m. to 3 a.m. — “Mondo Radio”
While taking a work break to eat some food and grab some tea, I happen upon a Mondo Radio host (and former/hopefully future Milwaukee Record contributor) Tom Michalski, along with a friend he got to help him take phone calls. I let him pick out his records and settle into the studio once DJ Loop’s show ends.

Meanwhile, I get my pathetic sleeping arrangement in order: a pillow and two thin WMSE blankets on the floor, with my hoodie partially blocking one window to limit light infiltration from the adjacent studio. It’s going to be a long night. I’m honestly not even tired, but I know if there’s a small chance to sleep, it’s between an early drop-in on Mondo Radio and a late cameo on the following show. If I bookend it, I could get about four hours of uncomfortable sleep that could be the difference between success and failure.

As I’m readying my set-up, I notice Mondo Radio—which, admittedly, I’d never listened to beforeis really good. Tom’s a natural, his voice is smooth, and he’s very organized. He’s found a mix of songs with the word “You” in them, since he says the WMSE drive is about you. It might be about you, but I have to try to get some sleep while the station is still relatively empty. I do a fast interview on Tom’s show that only somewhat hurts his momentum. Then I ask him to tell the next DJ I’ll be awake at 5:30 a.m. I struggle to fall asleep on the floor of cold Studio C, but somehow managed about four hours.

3 a.m. to 6 a.m. — “The Insomniac”
Before my alarm goes off, I’m awoken by the pummeling bass and rattling garage rock guitars coming from next door. There, musician-turned-author-turned DJ Steve Nodine is living it up on his show, the aptly-named “The Insomniac.” As I began to realize where I am, what I’m doing, why my back hurts, and recall how dumb this article concept is, Nodine (whom I’ve never met before) looks into my studio. We make an introduction with a level of awkwardness only reserved for someone who was sleeping at your workplace can offer and he instantly makes me feel welcome.

I go brush my teeth in a public bathroom—and once again wonder why I decided to do this again—and eat some fruit before joining him in the studio. Like almost every DJ, “The Insomniac” does the show for free. He took this unsavory time slot because it was the only one available, but he’s made the most of it. He says he has regular listeners in Europe and that many of his calls and requests come from locals just getting home from the bars. Though he realizes his listenership is low, he seems to put a great deal of care into his show, what he plays, and how he conducts himself on the air. Eventually, I go on for easily my worst segment of my many bad WMSE appearances of the day. I’m more than halfway into my self-assigned ordeal, and I’m feeling it. That is, until an unexpected surprise wakes me up.

6 a.m. to 9 a.m. — “Digital Dumplings with Analog Soup”
Near the end of Steve’s show, we get a call asking, “Do you know you guys have been off the air for 10 minutes?” We didn’t know that! The stream is still up, but evidently, there’s an issue with the transmitter or something. Tom Crawford is called and Steve soldiers on as usual. Along the way, Digital Dumplings host Scotty Lucey shows up for his show, as does WMSE’s Ryan Aschebrook, and a volunteer named Bob. Despite the wrench tossed into the gears, the shows continue and everyone remains shockingly calm considering the situation.

The issue gets fixed near the end of Lucey’s show, meaning he and Aschebrook need to make up for lost pledge time as the number of listeners start to build again. They manage to move a few Sylvan Esso pledge packages and I catch up on work. I enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the beloved electro-pop project’s “Coffee” being played but a few feet away. I woke up to confusion and crisis, but I’m starting to settle in to my surroundings again. I go on mic for a few minutes before the show ends and it goes fine…when adjusting for Tyler Maas radio standards.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. — “Way Back Home”
By the time local music staple, world music authority, and weather forecast scatter Paul Cebar takes off his porkpie hat and jumps on the airwaves, the station is crowded again. Some generous local business provided donuts. Cheery volunteers (who likely didn’t wake up on a floor) and motivated staffers bring a renewed energy to the station that was both figuratively and literally silent only hours before. At that moment, I’m at peak exhaustion. I arrange two chairs into a makeshift bed in my Studio C apartment and try to sleep. I fail, but decide to sit in the darkened room in relative silence before I have to go on-air near the end of Cebar’s show and for the entirety of two others. Eventually, a band plays in-studio but I don’t recall their name or much of what was happening around me.

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “The Disclaimer”
With me already being at the station, I pinch hit for Matt Wild on The Disclaimer. We talk about this ongoing “adventure” and other similarly foolish stunts I’ve attempted in the past. I’m gassed, but I try to stay alert. Some spicy fajitas donated by Cafe Corazon that I enjoyed before the show help my sanity more than they could ever know. The Disclaimer goes fine (listen below and see if you agree). One more show to go.

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — “Squid Inc.”
My last show poses the biggest challenge. I’m supposed to be on all 2.5 hours of Squid Inc., the show I “co-host” (or try not to ruin) once a month. Luckily, local treasure Abby Jeanne buys me some time and drastically ups the quality of our show with a short in-studio performance to start things off. Eventually, I come on air and find out that we haven’t pulled much music for the Local Lunchbox segment and other songs fitting our just-selected theme: Love.

At this point, it would’ve been tough to care about what was happening. However, in seeing everyone else there (most of them not being paid a cent) unified behind one noble and singular cause, I perk up and muster whatever energy I have left to grab a bunch of music, bring enthusiasm to my commentary, and help raise whatever funds I can for the station that can always use some support. Squid Inc. narrowly hits its pledge goal for the show, bringing the total earnings during my day-long stint up to $10,545.51.

As the co-owner of a small, independent media company myself, it’s tough to justify businesses asking for donations. But WMSE isn’t a normal business. It’s an undeniable part of Milwaukee’s creative fabric, a boon to local music and other area establishments. It’s been a part of the city’s daily routine for 37 years and counting. It’s a special source of community that strives to offer something for everyone through its eclectic playlists, the strange and charismatic cast of characters they allow on the air, and through its method of seeking membership support twice each year. After 24 weird, tiring, fun, and inspiring hours at its home base, my belief in WMSE and Milwaukee were both reinforced.

The drive goes through 6 p.m. Friday. Donate today.

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Milwaukee media’s IKEA “sneak peeks,” ranked http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/milwaukee-medias-ikea-sneak-peeks-ranked/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/milwaukee-medias-ikea-sneak-peeks-ranked/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 05:50:35 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49624 Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week. • On Tuesday, OnMilwaukee got a “first look” at the new IKEA store in Oak Creek, which is set to open Wednesday, May 16, at 9 a.m. On the same day, BizTimes took a “sneak […]

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Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.

• On Tuesday, OnMilwaukee got a “first look” at the new IKEA store in Oak Creek, which is set to open Wednesday, May 16, at 9 a.m. On the same day, BizTimes took a “sneak peek” at the store. So did CBS58. And FOX6. And Milwaukee Magazine. The Milwaukee Business Journal received an “inside look” of the Oak Creek IKEA, while Erik S. Hanley, writing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, detailed his “first IKEA experience.” (“Driving down South Ikea Way in Oak Creek you’re first met with a horizon of deep blue against the lighter blue sky with a splash of yellow. As you drive on, the yellow takes shape into four letters: IKEA.”) Urban Milwaukee did a press release. As for Milwaukee Record, one of us was staying overnight at WMSE and the other was fishing. Also, we weren’t invited.

Anyway, here’s a exhaustive ranking of Milwaukee media’s exhaustive coverage of a big-box store opening in Oak Creek:

7. Milwaukee Magazine: Sneak a Peek Inside Wisconsin’s First Ikea
“Wisconsin is getting its first Ikea this month. On May 16th, the flat-packed furniture powerhouse is opening an Oak Creek outpost, at 7500 S Ikea Way (yup, the town is giving the company its own street name).”

6. CBS58: Sneak Peek: IKEA opening in one week in Oak Creek
“In one week there will be a new store to pick up everything you need for your home from furniture to decorations. IKEA is opening its first location in Wisconsin in Oak Creek.”

5. BizTimes: Sneak Peek: Oak Creek IKEA opens May 16
“Wisconsin’s first IKEA store will open in Oak Creek at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, following years of anticipation for the Swedish furniture retailer. The 293,000-square-foot store will feature nearly 10,000 items, three model home interiors, 50 room settings, and a supervised children’s play area.”

4. FOX6: Sneak peek look inside IKEA Oak Creek, set to open Wednesday, May 16
“IKEA Oak Creek, Wisconsin’s first IKEA store, is set to open on May 16—and on Wednesday, May 9 FOX6 got a unique sneak peek.”

3. Milwaukee Business Journal: Look inside the state’s first Ikea store in Oak Creek: Slideshow
“The Milwaukee Business Journal received in an inside look of the 293,000-square-foot store on Wednesday ahead of the opening.”

2. OnMilwaukee: First Look: IKEA Oak Creek, which opens next week
“If you’ve been following the progress at the new IKEA store in Oak Creek via OnMilwaukee, you got to see early photos of its build-out and more recent ones as the huge store began to take shape. Today we returned to show you the (nearly) finished product as the store prepares to open on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m.”

1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: My first IKEA experience: What newbies can expect when the store opens in Oak Creek May 16
“In front of the first room was a sign that read: ‘Create your dream room for just $780.91.’ In a world where prices seem to always end in 99 or 95, the 91 cents caught my eye and made me wonder if that was intentional.”

[h/t to @evanhatestwitr for the photo idea]

• Chef Justin Carlisle will open not one, but two new restaurants in the almost-complete Urbanite building, 1840 N. Farwell Ave., directly across the street from his Ardent and Red Light Ramen. The Duke “will be a grab-and-go place,” while Purlieu “will offer casual sit-down dining.” [OnMilwaukee]

• Crews have begun installing the 21 sculptures that will make up Sculpture Milwaukee 2018. One of the pieces that will line Wisconsin Avenue this summer is Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Klassik released a new track, “Restraint,” featuring Lorde Fredd33, SistaStrings, and Jay Anderson. [Bandcamp]

• The Wauwatosa Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave., closed after a fire broke out on Monday. The restaurant plans to reopen “in no less than 75-90 days.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• This year’s Mitchell Street Sun Fair has been cancelled. Why?

“We just weren’t able to pull everything together to hold it this year,” said [executive director of Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District 4  Nancy] Bush, adding that the fair would be back in 2019.

Bush said organizers decided last week to cancel it because of funding issues exacerbated by increased safety costs. The well-attended Sun Fair, which is sponsored by BID 4, was relaunched in 2010, an offshoot of a Mitchell Street Fair that drew large crowds in the 1980s and 90s. [Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service]

• Evan Rytlewski rounded up some new tracks from Milwaukee rappers like Lil Chicken, Gwapo Chapo, and Shle Berry. [Shepherd Express]

• Kanpai 2 is now open in the former East Side Izumi’s space, 2150 N. Prospect Ave. [OnMilwaukee]

• East Side axe-throwing joint AXE MKE, 1924 E. Kenilworth Place, will host a grand opening shindig on June 16. [TMJ4]

• Now there’s a song about Bay View’s “Prius Lady.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• View MKE will open this summer in the former Wolf Peach space, 1818 N. Hubbard St. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• The downtown Boston Store building will be spruced up and rebranded as HUB640. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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East Side Oak Leaf Trail will be closed for repairs beginning May 14 http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/east-side-oak-leaf-trail-closed-repairs-may-14/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/east-side-oak-leaf-trail-closed-repairs-may-14/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 05:40:34 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49700 The Oak Leaf Trail is a Milwaukee gem, a 100-plus mile recreational trail that circles Milwaukee County. Unfortunately, a popular chunk of the popular trail will soon go dark: On Friday, Milwaukee County Parks announced the East Side portion of the Oak Leaf Trail—the segment just north of East Belleview Place to just south of […]

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The Oak Leaf Trail is a Milwaukee gem, a 100-plus mile recreational trail that circles Milwaukee County. Unfortunately, a popular chunk of the popular trail will soon go dark: On Friday, Milwaukee County Parks announced the East Side portion of the Oak Leaf Trail—the segment just north of East Belleview Place to just south of North Prospect Avenue—will be closed for construction May 14 through late June. “The reconstruction project became necessary when drainage problems along the segment caused the trail to deteriorate,” says Milwaukee County Parks in a press release.

Here’s a proposed detour, and here’s the rest of that press release:

MILWAUKEE – Phase II construction on the East Side Oak Leaf Trail, a frequenlty used commuter route, is slated to begin May 14. The segment from just north of East Belleview Place to just south of North Prospect Avenue is expected to be closed through late June. During the closure, trail users will follow a signed detour.

The reconstruction project became necessary when drainage problems along the segment caused the trail to deteriorate.

The first phase of the project, from January to February 2018, addressed ponding on the trail with the installation of a new drainage system to better manage stormwater runoff collecting in the corridor. Also during this phase, a construction ramp at North Bartlett Avenue was built to facilitate the movement of equipment. In Phase II, the ramp will be paved as an access ramp for trail users.

Phase II of the project will see the trail reconstructed and widened from its current 10 feet to 12 feet. Work includes reconstruction of the trail base and asphalt surface.

Milwaukee County budgeted $700,000 for the two-phase project, with additional funding provided through a Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Grant for $168,000 and a contribution of $175,000 from the Urban Ecology Center.

Project updates and trail closures will be posted at OakLeafTrail.com.

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MKE SEX: Wax on, wax off http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/mke-sex-wax-on-off/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/mke-sex-wax-on-off/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 05:04:34 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49615 Dear MKE SEX, I have a friend (and short term play partner) coming to visit me as she drives across the country from Maine to Oregon. We’ve been online friends for a million years. This will be our first face to face though. She’s planning to stay with me for three or four days, and […]

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Dear MKE SEX,

I have a friend (and short term play partner) coming to visit me as she drives across the country from Maine to Oregon. We’ve been online friends for a million years. This will be our first face to face though. She’s planning to stay with me for three or four days, and I’m really excited about it! My friend and I are both pretty kinky, but I’m having a bad time with joint pain right now. I don’t think I would have any fun doing my regular things like spanking or bondage. So we came up with other things we want to try. Before she gets here, I have some questions. I’ve never done wax play and so I’m wondering if you have pointers or anything?  But, I literally know nothing about it. So, do I use a lighter to warm the wax? (I assume so?!) And, is there anything I should know NOT to do? Or anything I MUST do? I feel silly, but you’re just the only person I could think of who would be able to answer these questions!

Thanks!
Wax Works

Dear Waxy,

It sounds like you’re gearing up for a super fun staycation with your friend. It’s smart to learn all you can before you get started! Hot wax play is great for kinky people who like intense sensation. Folks who enjoy getting tattoos and piercings often really enjoy wax. Because it can be done silently (as long as the recipient stays quiet), it can be great way to incorporate kink in a scene if there are kids or roommates in the next room.

A lot of people have seen hot wax play in mainstream porn and assume it’s low risk. Because it involves open fire and pouring melted wax on another human, it can actually be dangerous if it’s not handled carefully. Picking candles is a good first step! You want to use unscented candles. Paraffin candles burn at a lower temperature than beeswax, making them a safer choice. It’s a good idea to buy candles that are made for wax play whenever possible. If you don’t have access to something like that, plain, white, unscented candles are probably your safest choice.

Before you start your scene, light a candle and patch test on the inside of your arm to make sure you’re not allergic, and that the temperature isn’t too intense. If your guest is the lucky wax recipient, patch test her as well. It’s important to note that some medications will make a person more sensitive to the heat, and more susceptible to burning. These medications include NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen, steroids, blood pressure medications, and others. Also, natural redheads burn easier than the rest of us. If a person has any kind of skin condition like eczema, they are at a high risk of burning and even scarring. Temporary skin situations like a sunburn or new tattoo also greatly increase the likelihood of serious injury and scarring. If either of you are dealing with skin issues, it’s probably best to just try out a different fantasy.

There’s a rumor that white and other light colored candles don’t burn as hot as darker colors like purple or black. I’ve never found any data to back that up, but it might be worth keeping in mind. Still, it’s all relative. Melted wax is going to be hella hot no matter what. (For folks who like the idea of wax play, but don’t enjoy very intense sensations, massage candles can be a great compromise. Instead of wax, they’re made from soy or hemp oil that melts and pours out smoothly without burning.)

There is one thing that can give you a little control over the intensity of the heat. Holding the candle farther from the skin makes the wax slightly cooler when it hits. Again, it’s all relative. It’s still going to be really effing hot. Holding it closer to the skin makes it even hotter.

When you’re setting up for your scene, keep in mind that colored wax stains! It’s also very difficult to get out of fabric and hair. It can also make a hardwood, tile, or vinyl floor very, very slippery. Don’t forget to have a non-flammable surface to set the candle on when you’re not dripping on your partner. A plate or saucer will often suffice. You’ll also want to have a way to put out a fire if things get out of hand. A wet towel or big glass of water should do the trick.

Once you’ve discussed all of the risks, agreed on a safeword, and everyone has given their  enthusiastic consent, you can give it a try! Start somewhere like the upper arms or thighs, where sensation isn’t typically as intense. If that goes well, and everyone wants to continue (which you’ll know because you’ll be checking in frequently), you can try dripping some wax on the belly and breasts. You’ll want to avoid the face—way too much potential for serious damage there. And don’t drip directly onto the mucous membranes—nipples, inside of vulva, etc.—it’s too hot and can blister, etc. If getting wax all up in your business sounds great to you, drip near there and let the wax run onto those areas. Once you’ve got a layer of cooled wax over those spots, you can drip more on top if it’s going well.

Remember that this is supposed to fun, and feel good to both of you. If either of you is unsure at any point, just stop for the time being and do something else. Pull out that list of fantasies you’ve shared. It sounds like you’ll have plenty to keep yourselves busy for a few days!

Curious about cunnilingus? Anxious about anal? Do you have questions about queefs or problems with your prostate? Lucky Tomaszek is the education coordinator at The Tool Shed: An Erotic Boutique, Milwaukee’s only mission-driven, education-focused sex toy store. Send her a question at mkesex@gmail.com and she’ll get back to you with an answer.

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Here’s the Riverwest FemFest 2018 lineup, schedule http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/heres-the-riverwest-femfest-2018-lineup-schedule/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/heres-the-riverwest-femfest-2018-lineup-schedule/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 20:04:02 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=49617 Last year, the third annual Riverwest FemFest featured more than 70 performances at seven venues over the course of four winter days and nights. More than a year after the female-focused and femme-identified philanthropic endeavor’s biggest and best installment to date, organizers have somehow managed to pack even more events and participants into more locations […]

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Last year, the third annual Riverwest FemFest featured more than 70 performances at seven venues over the course of four winter days and nights. More than a year after the female-focused and femme-identified philanthropic endeavor’s biggest and best installment to date, organizers have somehow managed to pack even more events and participants into more locations for an even longer period of time for FemFest’s fourth year.

Yes, after deciding to move festivities to spring, the fourth-year benefit will feature more musicians, comics, artists, filmmakers, and makers in more venues for more days than ever before. The shows, screenings, and other events will technically start with a May 17 FemFest Beer Release party (and concert) at Company Brewing. However, the rest of the fest will run from May 27 through June 3. This year, proceeds will be split between Courage MKE, Casa Maria, and The Milwaukee Women’s Resource Center.

Here’s the full lineup for each day’s shows:

Sunday, May 27 @ Lakefront Brewery

Milwaukee Comedy presents Riverwest FemFest Keg Stand-Up!
Chastity Washington
Shannon Noll
Allison Dunne
Dina Nina Martinez

 

Monday, May 28 @ Rise & Grind Cafe #2 (All-Ages)

Riverwest FemFest Spoken Word Night
Marissa Reyes
Sam Pekarske
Natalia Rivas
Kristin Peterson
Lilo Allen
Heard Space

Tuesday, May 29 @ Microlights (All-Ages)

Riverwest FemFest Film & Video Showcase
Two programs of local, femme-identified film shorts curated by Grace Mitchell and Naomi Shersty

Wednesday, May 30 @ various locations (All-Ages)

Riverwest FemFest Gallery Walk
With a community of artists exhibiting at 5 different walkable locations, including:
The Ski Club
The Yellow Wallpaper Project
The Jazz Gallery
Yours Truly
The Lunchbox at After School Special

Wednesday, May 30 @ Art*Bar

8:30 p.m. — SWC Poets
8:45 p.m. — Kati Katchever
9:30 p.m. — Banana Fish
10:15 p.m. — Rocket Cat
11:00 p.m. — Saebra & Carlyle
DJ Ryot & DJ DRiPSweat spinning between acts

Thursday, May 31 @ Mad Planet

8:30 p.m. — Nafrini
9:30 p.m. — Ava Lake
10:30 p.m. — WAVY V
11:30 p.m. — Burlesque with Coco Soleil and Miss Sunshine Ramel
DJ Alien Dance and DJ Jen Dub spinning between acts

Thursday, May 31 @ Club Timbuktu

8:00 p.m. — Kendra Swanson
9 p.m. — Ms. Lotus Fankh
10:00 p.m. — LUXI
11 p.m. — Sweet Lala
12 a.m. — Rocket Paloma
DJ DRiPSweat, DJ Megz, and DJ Rainbow spinning between acts

Friday, June 1 @ The Back Room at Colectivo (All-Ages)

8:00 p.m. — SistaStrings
9:00 p.m. — LASKA

Friday, June 1 @ Riverwest Public House Cooperative

9:00  p.m. —The Meatcurtains
9:50 p.m. — Fox Face
10:40 p.m. — Mexican Knives
11:30 p.m. — Zed Kenzo
12:20 a.m. — Plague Walker
DJ Quilla, DJ BOXXi, DJ LotusMark, DJ Gramma Matrix, and DJ Sherrif spinning between acts

Friday, June 1 @ High Dive

7:00 p.m. — Dana T
7:40 p.m. — Karen Meat
8:30 p.m. — The Dayna Clay Project
9:20 p.m. — Six Wives Of Richard
10:10 p.m. — She/Her/Hers
11:00 p.m. — Sypher Lady X
11:50 p.m. — Lauryl Sulfate
12:40 a.m. — Iron Pizza
DJ Fortune, DJ E-minor, DJ Jen Dub, DJ Miss Scarlett, and DJ Hitachii spinning between acts

Saturday, June 2 @ The Tandem (Outside)

11:00 a.m. — Eliza Hanson
12:00 p.m. — Uncle Valentine
DJ Ryot spinning between acts

Saturday, June 2 @ Company Brewing

2:00 p.m. — Riverwest FemFest Maker’s Market (all-ages, upstairs)
1:30 p.m. — Nickel&Rose
2:30 p.m. — The Nunnery
3:00 p.m. — TIDAL
3:30 p.m. — Mori Mente
4:00 p.m. — Kate Renegade
4:30 p.m. — Names Divine
5:30 p.m. — Shle Berry
6:00 p.m. — RAINE STERN
6:30 p.m. — Holly & the Nice Lions
7:00 p.m. — Kia Rap Princess & Kaylee Crossfire
7:30 p.m. — Faux Fiction
9:00 p.m. — Heavy Looks
10:00 p.m. — Ammorelle
11:00 p.m. — City Mouse
DJ Fortune, DJ Miss Scarlett, DJ E-minor, DJ Sherrif, DJ Rainbow, DJ DRiPSweat spinning between acts

Sunday, June 3 @ Company Brewing

Brunch Show with…
11:30 a.m. — RuthB8r Ginsberg
12:20 p.m. — Gas Station Sushi
1:10 p.m. — Mrs. Fun
2:00 p.m. — Caitlin McGarvey
DJ 88 spinning between acts

2 p.m. — Riverwest FemFest Maker’s Market (all-ages, upstairs)

Post-Brunch Show with…
3:00 p.m. — Warhola Cats
3:30 p.m. — Atheists & Airplanes
4:00 p.m. — APERI ANIMAM
4:30 p.m. — Wise Jennings
5:30 p.m. — Morgan McCandless
6:00 p.m. — Suffer Head
6:30 p.m. — ako
7:00 p.m. — Winter Bear
7:30 p.m. — The Glacial Speed
8:30 p.m. — Yasmeena
9:20 p.m. — Amanda Huff

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