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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 23, 2010

According to the complicated (and rather silly) mythology surrounding Captured! By Robots, Jay Vance, former bassist for ska groups Skankin’ Pickle and Blue Meanies, was merely looking for someone, or something, to jam with when he built his robot backing band. But as robots so often do...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

The Cactus Club

Every city has a small, storied club that’s hosted a who’s-who of bands before they became famous. Milwaukee’s is the Cactus Club, which has booked early gigs by favorites like The W
12.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It�s hard to think of a more logical group to celebrate Christmas with than The Celebrated Workingman, the hard-gigging Milwaukee indie-rock band whose default setting is �merry� even without the holidays. True to form, for their �Cactmas� performance at the Cactus Club on Saturday the group was particularly generous with the fairy dust, decking out the bar�s backroom in Christmas lights and tinse...
Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Without the superfluous twang that bogs down so many alt-country bands, Juniper Tar writes mellowed-out, lived-in Americana songs in the spirit of Neil Young’s most cherished records. On their winning new album, To The Trees, reassuring melodies and lovely multi-part vocal harmonies give way to winding, indie-rock . . .
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saturday, April 26 @ The Cactus Club

As many critics noted upon the release of Seattle band The Cave Singers’ debut album, the band members’ musical pedigrees suggest they’d be unlikely to attempt—much less succeed at—acoustic American roots music. Nonetheless, guitarist Derek Fudesco (of the now disbanded Pretty Girls Make Graves), vocalist Pete Quirk (of post-punk quintet Hint Hint) and drummer Marty Lund (of Cobra High) released their acclaimed Invitation Songs in September 2007.

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