Every Friday, Stuff We Missed (formerly Off The Record, which is now the name of our print-only Colectivo publication) looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• Remember when Milwaukee used to cool things down in the fall and winter, putting the busy summer festival months to bed and bracing for a billion years of winter? Well, those days are long gone. Need proof? Check out the 8,000 things planned for a single day this fall—Saturday, October 12.
First up, the recently announced Atomic Records pop-up at Hi-Fi Cafe. Milwaukee singer-songwriter Abby Jeanne is currently working on new music in New York City, but she’ll return on the 12th for a special release show for her new retro-minded single, “Get You High.” Jeanne’s old haunt, the Hi-Fi, will be done up up like another old haunt, Atomic Records. Nice!
According to 88Nine Radio Milwaukee:
In keeping with the retro mood of the night, Jeanne’s manager Dan Backhaus and Atomic Records founder Rich Menning are restoring the store’s old neon signs for the Oct. 12 event. “We are gonna dress up the cafe as Atomic Records from the outside—both neon signs, caution tape, everything,” Backhaus says. “We’re even making batch of Atomic shirts that match the 7-inch art.”
The single is even being released on Atomic Records, along with Jeanne’s label Hi-Fi Records, as both a 7-inch and a cassette, both of which will be on sale at the release party. Menning, who has continued to set up periodic Atomic Records pop-up shops at record conventions, will be on site from 2-3 p.m.
But that’s not all for the 12th. Yep, that’s the same day as the 4th annual Beet Street Harvest Fest at Cactus Club! And the return of Flannel Fest at Boone & Crockett! And Jon Mueller, Hello Death, and Credentials at Company Brewing! And Heart and Joan Jett at Fiserv Forum! And Audubon Days in Mayville! (Buckle up for the bags tournament!) And probably some other stuff we’re forgetting or that hasn’t been announced yet! Ahhhh!!!
Oh, here’s that new Abby Jeanne single. It’s goth-y and great. [88Nine Radio Milwaukee]
• If you still feel strongly one way or the other about dockless electric scooters (they’re fine!), the City of Milwaukee has a survey for you. [SurveyMonkey]
• A $20,000 fundraising campaign to repair the old Goldmann’s Department Store sign and display it in Milwaukee has been called off. The 24-foot-tall sign will instead be shipped to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. [OnMilwaukee]
• A ton of people bought Giannis Antetokounmpo’s signature Nike shoes and apparel. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• THERE’S A NEW COUSINS SUBS AT THE AIRPORT. READ ABOUT OUR LAST COUSINS EXPERIENCE BELOW. [Urban Milwaukee]
[guy from our building knocks on our office door]
Guy: Are you Matt?
Guy: Did you order a Cousins sub about an hour ago?
Me: Yes. I’ve been waiting for it.
Guy: Okay. Go ahead and order another one.
Me: …Did you eat it?
Guy: Yes. Go ahead and order another one. Bye!
— Matt Wild (@ByMattWild) September 5, 2019
• Local artists, designers, and illustrators are having another go at creating unique maps for Milwaukee County Parks’ latest “Maptacular” project. [Milwaukee County]
• Cudahy’s ever-transforming City Lounge will transform into a Friends-themed hangout November 8-30. [OnMilwaukee]
• The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network will open a new regional art center at its new home in the Historic Third Ward. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• R.I.P. real estate developer and Milwaukee legend Gary Grunau. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!