Last year’s inaugural Bandsketball tournament was nothing short of a rousing success. Musicians hailing from all corners of Milwaukee and a number of different genres came together in Riverwest on the courts at Center and Fratney Streets to play a 32-team basketball tourney with an underlying goal of helping the local music scene come together in a unique and fun way. By the end of the four-weekend event, SAFS Crew topped WebsterX and friends in the finals to earn the first Bandsketball trophy.

We already told you Bandsketball is coming back for a second year, but now we have the bracket for you. The first 16 pairings feature some interesting, exciting, and downright odd matchups. Here they are:

Texas Tapeworms vs. Airo Kwil
Rocket Paloma vs. Greatest Lakes
Cub Pilot vs. Antler House
Bo Triplex vs. Absolutely
Cherryball vs. Sex Forecast
Grasping At Straws vs. Twin Brother
Calliope vs. Ugly Brothers
New Age Narcissism vs. Rio Turbo
SAFS Crew vs. Light Music
The Quiet Time vs. Delta Routine
The Fatty Acids vs. Natural Facts
Ladders vs. The Midwestern Charm
Thriftones vs. Cavewives
Brat Sounds vs. Brett Newski
Thurman Merman vs. Work
Sat. Nite Duets vs. Soul Low

Bandsketball 2015 tips off Saturday, July 11 and continues every Saturday through August 1. Bremen Cafe will host a water and supplies fundraiser tonight with a free show featuring New Boyz Club, a mystery band TBA, EyeRobot, Ms. Lotus Fankh, and Thurman Merman.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.