Blackbird is an all-around great place. The Bay View bar—which, truth be told, was one of the first places to advertise with us—boasts a staggering selection of Wisconsin-brewed beer, more pinball machines than anywhere else in the neighborhood, a photo booth, one of the best happy hour specials in the city, plus Yahoo! Travel just named it one of the “50 Best Dive Bars in the U.S.” (Great job, Milwaukee!) The bar’s playlist is usually chock full of Milwaukee music, and since fall of 2013, Blackbird has also given control of the turntables to local bands from 10 to close on select Fridays nights for its “From The Stage To The Booth” DJ series.

The bar just finished booking the series’ third season, which finds guest sets from a wide variety of local acts, ranging from Myles Coyne tonight, a Heavy Hand appearance during Bay View Gallery Night, a Rush-Mor Record Halloween edition, debut outings from brand new projects 3099 and Rx Drugs, as well as a night where yours truly will conduct a Milwaukee Record local spin. Here’s the unique music series’ full fall schedule.

11th Myles Coyne
18th Drugs Dragons
25th Heavy Hand

2nd Static Eyes
9th Volunteer
16th Midwest Death Rattle
23rd Space Raft
30th Rush-Mor Records (Halloween Edition)

6th 3099
13th Gallery Night
20th Body Futures
27th Piles

4th Milwaukee Record local music spin
11th Rx Drugs
18th Whips