Brendan Kelly is the best.
While you certainly know and love the Chicago punk legend and former Slapstick and Broadways member’s modern-day work in The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, and on his hilariously bleak Nihilist Arby’s Twitter account, you might be happy to know that Kelly also has an outlet for his solo material.
Today, that solo venture—Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds—debuted a new single and announced Kelly’s latest Wandering Birds album, Keep Walkin’, Pal, will be released digitally October 26 (and physically via Red Scare Industries on November 23). Even better, Kelly is planning to play a small run of solo shows in support of the record this fall and winter. Best yet, Milwaukee will be one of those tour stops.
On Friday, January 11, Brendan Kelly will make his return to Milwaukee after, like, 500 years away to play a solo show in the intimate confines of Cactus Club. Red Scare labelmates and Chicago’s own Sincere Engineer will also be part of this can’t-miss winter affair. Tickets to the 9 p.m. show are $12 in advance ($15 doors). We’ll see you there. Yes!