Its been a busy month for us at team Battlecry. We announced two shows as we prepare to open our arms and ears to a series of touring bands over the next week.
Saturday we welcome Howth to Frank’s Power plant. This our first show at Frank’s and we’re pretty stoked to be working with more friends. Howth hails from Brooklyn and came our way by recommendation of Dinosaur Feathers (who are also planning a Milwaukee return this fall).
Howth just released Newkirk and the free EP Secret Goldmine on Mecca Lecca records (home to some incredible artists including Christopher Paul Stelling).
The always wonderful Mark Waldoch will be joining us Saturday along with newcomers The Violet Hour.
Howth/Mark Waldoch/ The Violet Hour: Saturday, August 18 @ Cactus Club – 10pm/21+/$5
Monday. The week begins with some mind melting psych rock. Anticipation has been steadily growing for the new releases from STARRING and GUARDIAN ALIEN. Recent reviews only stoke our excitement and imagination for the upcoming show.
WMSE welcomes: Starring/ Guardian Alien/ DEMIX: Monday, August 20 @ Cactus Club – 9pm/21+/$8
Ending our week and month we are excited to see another SubPop artist grace our city. The label released THEESatisfaction’s debut album awEnaturalE in March. We’ve seen a lot of heavy psych influenced music this year and we’re not complaining. Friday’s show should be a great display of how aggressive artists have been splicing, innovating, dividing, and dishing up new sounds that cross genres, eras, and tastes. This awEnaturalE is beautiful and thoughtful. The show will be as much with the support of local talent EdenAbby and sound selecting expertise of 88Nine’s DJ Tarik.
THEESatisfaction w/ EdenAbby & DJ Tarik: Friday, August 24 @ Cactus Club – 10 pm/ 21+/ $8adv/$10dos
Oh yeah! Speaking of Christopher Paul Stelling… this last Easter a great group of friends met up at Tonic Tavern and witnessed an amazingly enchanting evening of music with new buddy Christopher and old buddy Sean Raasch (a new favorite).
The Group of the Altos serendipitously ran into Christopher days before at the Middle of the Map fest in Missouri. Learning about his show in Milwaukee, they drove straight back to Tonic to make Christopher’s performance!
And now we all excitedly look forward to his return on Friday, Ocotober 5th. Christopher will be taking the stage at Frank’s Power Plant along with Hello Death and Mark Waldoch. I have no doubts this night will prove to be as special as the last.
Christopher Paul Stelling/ Hello Death/ Mark Waldoch: Friday, October 5 @ Frank’s Power Plant – 10 pm /21+/$5
These last two weeks came with two new show announcements! Two huge shows in two weeks in late October.
Tuesday, October 16, WMSE 91.7fm welcomes back WHITE RABBITS to The Cactus Club. For anyone who missed their last show at the club… well, it was memorable. A packed house with the band sharing a very intimate display of their yet released album Milk Famous. The band returns following their release and a couple dates opening up for The Shins. We fully anticipate yet another incredibly memorable night at Cactus.
This show will more than likely sell out and we highly encourage attendees to purchase tickets in advance!
WMSE 91.7fm welcomes: White Rabbits to The Cactus Club on Tuesday, October 16 – 9 pm/ 21+/$12adv/$15dos
Battlecry teamed up with our homies at Tap The Masses and 88Nine to bring back Sea Wolf to Milwaukee. Sea Wolf’s last performance with BC was in 2009 at Mad Planet. We are excited for the new album and their return to Milwaukee. Sea Wolf will be touring with Hey Marseilles.
The aforementioned warning regarding advanced tickets holds true for this show as well!
88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Tap The Masses & Battlecry Milwaukee welcome back: SEA WOLF w/ Hey Marseilles on Thursday, October 25 to Club Garibaldis – 9 pm SHARP!!!/21+/ $12adv/$12dos