Two Sides of Waukesha
Bone Shaker does hard rock, Francesca folk
many people, metal-influenced hard-rock belongs to the past. But
two years and two releases, the band has managed to land on some big stages
with the scene’s heavy hitters. Performances opening for groups such as
Their 2007 release Bang…You’re Dead (Turkey Vulture Records) is a testament to that credo. The disc provides track after track of head-banging pleasure for those who still wear the leather proudly. The group is in constant overdrive mode, keeping their touring schedule full while also finding studio time to work on their next record.
Cup of Francesca: On the opposite end of the spectrum
(yet from the same community) is singer/songwriter Francesca. Over the last two years, she has become a local favorite
Her song “Sweet Little Secret” is a delightful track with pop sensibility and a gorgeous, full arrangement, taking what might be considered a “ditty” to a place where “big” songs reside. What remains constant in Francesca’s music is her voice. Strong and rich with just enough grit and full vibrato, this is a voice that sweetly speaks on many levels.
performs every month at the Steaming Cup in