For more than a decade, Steve Look’s voice could be heard bolstering beyond-their-years indie rock projects The Meteah Strike and, later, Fable & The World Flat. Since early 2015, the singer-guitarist has shifted his musical focus to King Eye & The Squirts, which most recently took part in Arte Para Todos. That Puddler’s Hall performance was close to being Look’s last show, as a work accident in mid-June nearly cost the singer his life.
Look was electrocuted at work on June 13 and his heart stopped for approximately five minutes. He was transported to the ICU and was put into a medically-induced coma for three days. Miraculously, Look survived the incident, and returned home. However, the accident has left him unable to work for the time being, and he racked up significant medical bills during his near-two-week hospital stay. Fortunately, you can help by coming out to his benefit, Steve Look 2: Electric Boogaloo, today.
From 5-10 p.m. today (Sunday, August 6), a few bands and a bunch of local businesses will all come together at Club Garibaldi to raise money to help ease Look’s financial burden. A $5 suggested donation will allow you see the likes of Iron Pizza, The Mercurys, Piles, and Look’s return show with King Eye & The Squirts. The generosity will continue with raffles for gift cards from Club Garibaldi, Vanguard, Hamburger Mary’s, Cactus Club, Burnhearts, Goodkind, Tonic Tavern, Frank’s Power Plant, Luv Unlimited, Blackbird, and Odd Duck.
We know it’s late notice, and there’s no shortage of other entertainment options happening in town today, but if you have some time to spare, you can support a valued voice in Milwaukee music in a fun (and potentially gift certificate-winning) way.