Live Election Coverage!

As always, the Riverwest Public House Cooperative is hosting LIVE election coverage with two piss-poor pundits. NO COVER! The grotesque circus that our democratic process has become will unravel completely starting at 7pm. This event is 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

– Little Havana Express food truck #tacotrucksoneverycorner
– Multiple screens (projection, LCD, possibly cathode ray tube?)
– Live updates and analysis on races/ballot initiatives across the country
– Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Walker will be making an appearance!

Drink specials:
– Nasty woman $9, espolon tequila, cherry juice and lime.
– Donkey jizz $9, rehorst gin, lemon, egg white, club soda.
– Dark & stormy $8, goslings run and ginger beer.
– $2 RIVERWEST STEIN / EASTSIDE DARK w/ I voted sticker until 7pm! Get here early to grab some little Havana express food and get your seats before coverage begins.

Here’s what’s happening in November!



Music Listings

11/3 Liz de Lise and Lady Cannon 9pm $5

11/4 Telethon, Honey Creek, One Size Fitzgerald 9pm $5

11/6 Luxotica Lounge Cabaret 9pm $10

11/10 Beef Jerk and TBA 9pm $5

11/11 Camp Sugar and Bootleg Bessie 9pm $5

11/12 Big Lo w/ DJ Killa Kutz, Knowshun, Denku, Boombox Saintz 9pm $5

11/13 Brief Candles and Gauss 9pm $5

11/18 Halloween Hangover  9pm $5

11/19 William Within and Tapebenders 9pm $5

11/20 Know More Music 9pm $5

11/25 4th Street Elevator 9pm $5

11/26 Odd Person, Dismantle, Sam Pekarske, Blasted Ellipses, Максим Приходько, Cat Ries 9pm $5

Community Events

11/5 Sorry Not Sorry 1pm FREE

11/8 Drinking Liberally 6:30pm FREE

11/8 Election Night Coverage 7pm FREE

11/9 Riverwest Yogashala 1pm FREE

11/13 Night School: Sex Ed 7pm FREE

11/14 Theology on Tap 7pm FREE

11/19 Riverwest Sessions 2pm FREE

Here’s what’s happening in October!


Music Listings

10/1 Doubletruck, Solar max, Slow Walker 9pm $5

10/8 (Membership Drive Kick-off) Florida Brothers Band, The Grovelers, and The Revomatics 9pm $5

10/13 Oozing Wound, Platinum Boys, Christmas Bride, Powerwagon 9pm $5

10/14 Fundraiser! Lauryl Sulfate, Chakara Blu, and TBA 9pm $5

10/18 Chew (Atlanta), The Women, Monotaur, and Deadly Friend 9pm $5

10/21 Nots, Zed Kenzo and TBA 9pm $5

10/22 The Icks, Sleeper Sound and Beaker 9pm $5

10/27 The Imaginatron, Economy Superstar and TBA 9pm $5

10/28 9th Annual Halloween Harvest Costume Party: Intergalactic-Planetary: Evacuate the Earth, Tapebenders, Astral/Subastral & Dark Sacazm 9pm $5 donation

10/29 NO/NO, Soup Moat, Piles and TBA 9pm $5

10/30 The Drag Republic 9pm $3

Community Events

10/1 Sorry Not Sorry 1pm Free

10/3 Co-Op Dev Roundtable 1pm Free

10/3 Karaoke 9pm Free

10/4 Vice Presidential Debate 7pm Free

10/5 Trivia 7pm Free

10/8 Co-Op Fest 8am Free

10/10 Karaoke 9pm Free

10/11 Drinking Liberally 6:30pm Free

10/12 Trivia 7pm Free

10/15 Bike Smut: Science Friction 8pm

10/16 Erick Lyle (Streetopia) and Overpass Light Brigade presentation 7pm Free

10/23 Night School: Sex Ed 7pm Free

10/24 Karaoke 9pm Free

10/25 SCREENING: Return of the Living Dead 9pm Free

10/26 Trivia 7pm Free

10/31 Membership Drive Ends: Costume Competition, Karaoke, FREE FOOD 9pm Free


Building: A Tasty Conversation this Thursday at Public House

For several years, we as a workers collective and board of directors have been aware of our landlords’ intent to sell the building at 815 E. Locust Street. We’ve weighed many possibilities about future ownership of the building. Last week, our landlords listed the building for sale. Our current lease promises us tenancy here until March 2018, and we anticipate that any sale of the property before that time will respect our contract.

We’d like to provide an opportunity to discuss this as a community. Please join board members as we host this discussion at our Autumnal Cocktail Tasting, this Thursday, September 22nd from 5-7pm. Share this invite with other members, and join us for this free tasting and flavorful conversation!

See you soon,


Erika P. Wolf


Board of Directors

Riverwest Public House Cooperative

September Calendar























Here is what is happening this month at the Riverwest Public House!

9/1 War Beyah, Taiyamo Denku, Ricky Diaz, Bent Halo, Super Ego, Retroh Spektive 9pm $5 21+ 

9/2 (ORB), Dogs in Ecstasy, The Hecks  9pm $5 21+

9/3 Punk Fest 6 after party with The Pukes + The Kickstand Band + The Hullmen 9p$5 21+

9/4 Mo Troper, Bad Wig, Holly & The Nice Lions  9p$5 21+

9/5 Karaoke Night FREE 7pm

9/6 Know More Music Series: Izzy Strange & Zeus w/ Cullen Sampson, Mozaic, B Justice, Cinco, CleretiC 2pm FREE

9/10 Pants Off Dance Off Party 9pm FREE

9/13 Lifetime Achievement Award, Dash Hounds (Madison) and Honeymooners 9pm $5 21+

9/15 Jennifer Hall, Pleasure Thief 9pm $5 21+

9/16 Awktopus, The Von Tramps 9pm $5 21+

9/17 TIME, Luxi, Dan of Earth, Hideous Replica, and Apollo Vermouth 9pm $5 21+

9/18 The Drag Republic 9pm $3 21+

9/24 Dumpster Doves, Snake Oil, and Bam Bam & the Gigolos 9pm $5 21+

9/25 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra FREE

9/27 Plum, Ravi Lola, Astral Subastral, Moon Rats 9pm $5 21+

9/29 Faux Fiction and Mobina Galore 9pm $5 21+

August Calendar


Here is what’s happening in August!

8/4 The Fatty Acids Video Release! Screening + Snailmate and Stumblesome perform $5 21+

8/5 No Stress Dance Party FREE 21+

8/6 Riverwest Sessions 2pm + The Farmer and Adele and Pay the Devil 9pm 21+ $5

8/9 Quiet hollers + Michael Swan + Michael Gerlach 9pm 21+ $5

8/11 The Red Flags + Action Jelly 9pm 21+ $5

8/12 Tarl Knight + Michael Mckinnon 9pm 21+ $5

8/13 The Drag Republic 9pm 21+ $3

8/14 RRATS + Awktopus + Andrew Jansen // Loud Sun + Sound Sweepers 9pm 21+ $5

8/16 Birdcloud + Cal Folger Day + Karen Meat 9pm 21+ $5

8/18 Jack & The Bear/ Mookie Terremoto/ Rustbelt Rejects/ Mustas 9pm 21+ $5

8/19 Psychic Temple + Thomas Wincek 9pm 21+ $5

8/20 Riverwest Session Rehearsal 2pm

8/21 Waywords, Rocket Paloma 9pm 21+ $5

8/26 Snakeoil + Scape + TBA FREE 9pm 21+

As always every Monday night is Karaoke and every Wednesday night is Trivia. Theology on Tap is on 8/8 this month. Night School Sex Ed falls on 8/14.


David Liebe Hart 7/24!


This Sunday! David Liebe Hart hits the RWPH stage with Iron Pizza, Scrimshaw, 36I and Father Freedom.

Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, and extensive tours throughout the US, Canada and Australia, David Liebe Hart is an outsider musician, actor and painter. A true original, he has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains. While his vast and bizarre catalog of songs about aliens, religion, and failed relationships has yielded cult hits, such as “Salame”, “Father & Son” and “Puberty”, his recent collaborations with electronic musician Jonah Mociun, AKA Th’ Mole, have propelled Liebe Hart into previously unexplored territory.

Throughout the past decade Liebe Hart has garnered a substantial and die-hard fan base, not only from his TV and film appearances but from his stints on the road performing music all across the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. His followers are extremely supportive and loyal, won over by David’s obvious goodheartedness, honesty and hilarious idiosyncrasies, as well his fun and engaging stage shows.

With Jonah Mociun as backing musician, Liebe Hart puts on a show certain to please old fans and new ones alike. In addition to creating electronicised versions of David’s old favorites, the duo performs their new songs along with puppets, projected video accompaniment, and David’s oddly endearing stories of past relationships and paranormal encounters.

Upcoming Events at RWPH!!

Upcoming Events at RWPH!!

SUNDAY, July 10th
7PM (no cover)

Sex Ed For Adults:
Miscarriage & Loss

Miscarriage:: Healing Through Sharing Our Stories

How common is it? Why should we tell our stories? How can we learn how to heal through the unspoken experiences? Why should we talk about it? How can we learn to hold spaces for others to heal and grieve?

SPEAKER:: Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective

Marisa Hernandez- De Windt is a passionate Bilingual Birth Doula and enjoys working with pregnancy, birth and post- partum. She works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Transformational Wellness Coach. Working with many clients experiencing various forms of trauma, physical and health limitations and those that are working at moving forward in their lives despite feeling stuck. Marisa is a Mother and has experienced miscarriage firsthand. Marisa is Co- Facilitator for Healing Circles and enjoys holding spaces for coversation, healing and growth.

Check out the facebook event for more details!

9PM, $5
Great show featuring SURGEONS IN HEAT, SIN BAD, KAREN MEAT (Des Moines, IA)!!


KAREN MEAT (Des Moines, IA)

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The Riverwest Sessions: Cree Myles & D’Amato

Cree Myles


Cree Myles & D’Amato will be joining us for another recording of The Riverwest Sessions presented by KnowMoreMusic.

No cover. Just come on out, support the series and indulge in a lil weekend day drinkin’. 2-5pm.

What is The Riverwest Sessions?
Think NPR Tiny Desk meets MTV Unplugged meets VH1 Storytellers…with all local talent. Each recording date will feature 2 acts, with a 3-4 song set of stripped down, acoustic/semi-acoustic music and a short Q/A session.

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SATURDAY, July 16th
9PM $7

Ravi Lola, the Rutabega, Blizzard Babies, Korean Jeans, and Heavy Hand

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Milwaukee Shines solar group buy – free Solar Power Hour at the Riverwest Public House

The Milwaukee Shines solar group buys is a community-wide residential and commercial discount program for solar. You do not have to live in Milwaukee to participate.

Offered by the City of Milwaukee’s Enviornmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners in Milwaukee, WI may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable than ever.

The first step is to attend a Solar Power Hour, our free, one-hour information session about the program.

Attend an Upcoming Information Session!
*All sessions are free and open to the public*