In addition to offering close to 90 Wisconsin-brewed beers, having outstanding happy hour specials (seven days a week!), hosting a great selection of pinball machines, and being an all-around delightful place to grab a drink in Bay View, Blackbird is also an ardent supporter of Milwaukee music. The barwhich is co-owned by a member of The Championshiphas employed numerous local musicians through the years. It’s not unusual to hear an area act playing over the bar’s speakers. In recent years, Blackbird has also invited local bands in one night a week to work the turntables for its “From The Stage To The Booth” DJ series.

Formerly from 10 to close on Fridays during fall and winter, the series will now take place Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight. Blackbird asked Milwaukee Record to kick off the series with an October 5 Local Spin. Moreover, the bar also allowed us to book the remainder of this year’s series. From Soul Low to NO/NO to Direct Hit! to 88Nine on-air personalities, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable set by Sammy Arechar’s “Yung Zucchini” DJ alias, here’s who they, er, we have providing the soundtrack for this year’s installment of the popular series.

OCTOBER
5th Milwaukee Record Local Spin
12th Soul Low
19th Rio Turbo
26th The Fatty Acids

NOVEMBER
2nd Sat. Nite Duets
9th Devil Met Contention
16th 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJs (Tarik Moody, Dori Zori, Makenzie Boettcher, Justin Barney)
23rd Tigernite
30th Midwest Death Rattle

DECEMBER
7th NO/NO
14th Direct Hit!
21st Yung Zucchini