Legendary Milwaukee post-rock outfit Pele disbanded in 2004, but its influence on local music remains strong to this day. Members of the instrumental three-piece (Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Matt Tennessen) have done time with other classic Milwaukee groups like The Promise Ring, Volcano Choir, and Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, while Mueller’s devastating Death Blues album, Ensemble, was one of the best local releases of 2014.
Pele just played what was thought to be a one-off New Year’s Eve show in Chicago, but today, it appears the band will reform for at least one more gig: an April 18 show the Cactus Club. It will be Pele’s first Milwaukee show in over 11 years, and should not—we repeat, should not—be missed. Advance tickets are $15, and can be purchased here. Madison one-man electronic act Golden Donna will open the show.