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For an up-to-date list of upcoming events at the Riverwest Public House, check the calendar on the right side of our website.
39th ANNUAL LOCUST STREET FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, JUNE 14th 2015
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE STAGE
(LOCATED IN THE ALLEYWAY ACROSS FROM THE BAR)
As an added bonus, we will have WMSE Smash Ale on tap during Locust Street Festival. This limited edition SMASH gets its name from being a Single Malt (roasted in Wisconsin) and Single Hop (grown in Wisconsin) recipe. A portion of the proceeds will go back to WMSE and towards our work to support local music in Milwaukee.
Originally scheduled to be their record release show, Jaill’s fourth full length “Brain Cream” will be coming out on June 30th with their return to Burger Records (Shannon And The Clams, Twin Peaks). You can pre-order the album here.
“Jaill is a Milwaukee band that has made it. They were signed to Sub-Pop, with labelmates like Father John Misty, Beach House, and The Postal Service. Now they are with my personal favorite record label, Burger Records, and have got an album coming out at the end of June.
They’ve got a new song too, called “I got an F” — and I love it. It’s about failing in a social situation. So many times you are out with someone and you’re thinking, ‘This is a test. If I get all the answers right, if I do all the right things, I’ll pass and everything will be good. We’ll all be happy.’ But a lot of times it just feels like you were studying the wrong textbook and you just guessed for every answer, and inevitably, you got an F.
This song is for those kids in social summer school.”
– Justin Barney, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
THURSDAY, MAY 14th
8pm // $5 // more info
The Unknown + Behind The Weekend + heavycritters + Mark Adams Son Of Bill
FRIDAY, MAY 15th
9pm // $5 // more info
Piles (LP Release) + Jerome and the Physics (Brazil > Bloomington, IN) + Midwives
SATURDAY, MAY 16th
9pm // $6 // more info
Ed Schrader Music Beat (Baltimore) + Rio Turbo + Dogs In Ecstasy + Holy Shit!
VIEW THE CALENDAR ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WEBSITE FOR OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS.
SAVE THE DATE –
SUNDAY, MAY 31ST
RWPH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH
LOCUST STREET FESTIVAL
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are a band from Detroit that are about to explode into national music notoriety. This Friday they’re playing with local favorites Midwest Death Rattle and Lauryl Sulfate (It’s also Lauryl’s birthday. happy birthday, Lauryl!). The show is $5, which, as you saw in the title of this post, is probably the lowest price you’ll ever pay to see Jessica Hernandez again. All this is to say that you will feel extremely regretful on Saturday morning if you miss this Friday’s show.
Paste Magazine are streaming the entire new Demons EP, that will be released next week digitally, and CDs will be available at the show.
Paste says – “Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas have already been rocking the local music circuit in hometown Detroit, but their soulful sound is bound for bigger things.”
This Tuesday and every Tuesday at Riverwest Public House Cooperative The Cream City Cabaret and House of Dimera have a new weekly variety show!
9-10pm The Tassel Society (open mic burlesque*, brain child of Kim Miller-Anderson)
“The society will focus on burlesque and variety performance and will provide a no drama/no snark atmosphere. Its a place to test some out new routines, acts, and costumes and to create and inspire new ideas.”
*how this works: show up before 9 with a device to play your song and sign up!
10-11pm The Cream City Cabaret hosted by Ricky Royale featuring Dora Diamond
11-12pm Dj Rocka will spin tunes to make your booty move.
12-2am House of Dimera Drag show hosted by Milwaukee’s own Chad Clark Carroll Dimera
$5 cover. Come on down and support Milwaukee’s thriving performance scene, see a great show, and get buck wild.
$2 TACOS!! Every Tuesday!
Riverwest Cooperative Alliance Benefit show Sunday • Oct. 20th, 7 pm. Riverwest Public House • 815 E. Locust Street
Featuring Bella Union recording artist Heidi Spencer. Singer songwriter Susan Howe, Jen Cintron from 4th Street Elevator & Sarai Anzaldua from The Elementals. Also, just added to the lineup Darele Bisquerra!
Rare opportunity to hear these five talented women perform in an intimate all acoustic showcase.
“All five of these gals have incredible talent and Heidi rarely plays out so this should make for a very special Sunday evening event!” – Denny Rauen
All proceeds going to Riverwest Cooperative Alliance for the support and foundation of our neighborhood cooperatives.
Can you dance? Are we still having fun?
Are we peaceful now? With love, Vince Bushell.
Hope to see you there. Donate if you can (donations are non-tax-deductible).
“Katie Kloth, aka Krow, is an activist, artist, forager, sustainable farmer, and biologist who has been committed to struggles to protect the environment and liberate all life for many years, and has spent the last several years organizing against the proposed Penokee mine. On June 11th, 2013, she was cited by the Iron County Sherriff for theft due to her alleged involvement in a rowdy protest earlier that day that disrupted bore hole drilling on the Penokee Range. Since it was considered such a minor crime, she was neither arrested nor detained that day. On June 21st, it was announced that the Iron County District Attorney increased the charges to robbery with use of force (a class E felony), two counts of criminal damage to property and one charge of theft of movable property (<=$2500).
Help support Krow and all those who sacrifice their freedom to protect the water! ‘No mine’ means supporting those who defend the land!”
This event is to raise funds for Krow to go toward their legal fees.
There will also be awesome “Support Mining Resistance” patches for sale, in addition to a talk on the situation in the Penokee Hills.
Midwest Poetry March
Poetry Jam Crashed by the Detroit Party Marching Band
This Sunday (mother’s day) at 7pm!
Jack Schleicher from Brawler Lit
Keith Gaustad from Burdock
Cynthia Spencer from Midwest Small Press Fest
Adam Asher from New Word Document
DETROIT PARTY MARCHING BAND:::
When was the last time you saw 20 people covered in glitter and sequins performing marching band tunes at the Public House? (probably the last time Molotov Marchers played, but here’s something different!)
A feature in French documentary Detroit Je T’aime:
A feature in series American Hipster:
$3-5 suggested donation at the door (it helps out the touring marching band & poets)
The Milwaukee installment of the Silent Music Revival presents local musicians Brandon Miller and John Larkin of Loup and Ylla, improvising dynamic, electric soundscapes to Dimitri Kirsanoff’s Ménilmontant (1926). Widely considered his masterpiece, the film exhibits several stylistic firsts including the exclusion of intertitles and the use of double exposure, communicating entirely through poetic, avant-garde imagery. Kirsanoff leads his audience through mesmerizing mazes of near-abstract montage and frantic bursts of ingeniously layered imagery to construct to the distressed mental states of his characters creating an overwhelming and powerful film unaffected by the passage of nearly a century. The ethereal, musical accompaniment will undoubtedly enhance the film’s resonance and provide an experience not to be missed.
+ Opening set by experimental noise rock natives Tonbi Claw.