words by Ryan Schleicher
Today we would like to invite everyone to our Cover Milwaukee concert happening next Friday, March 30th.
If you’ve been following along, Cover Milwaukee is the special concert we put together as a thank you to backers of the Keep Live Music on WMSE Kickstarter project that raised over $30,000 for WMSE live broadcast and recording studio improvements and upgrades. The concert features two re-united Milwaukee bands, two bands who bridge three generations of Milwaukee music and a bunch of active Milwaukee bands performing covers of bands of yesteryear.
So, we guess the first question you might ask is “Why?” Why are we opening this to the public? There are two reasons:
- Because there is room for extras, in addition to those who supported the campaign. The Todd Wehr is pretty big and we want as many people as possible to see this one-of-a-kind show.
- Because it’s a great opportunity to continue supporting and improving the live broadcast and recording studio. All proceeds from this show will be put toward continuing upgrades and additions to Billy’s rig.
The line-up for the show is below. Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets, at the WMSE Studios or at the venue on the day of the show (barring it selling out).
Friday, March 30
Todd Wehr Auditorium
1047 N Broadway
$15 Day of Show
The two pure reunites are Dorian Gray and the R&B Cadets.
Tying two (or maybe three) generations of Milwaukee music together will be Paul Cebar and Couch Flambeau. Couch will be playing their classic tracks “Psycho in the House” and “Helvetica” along with a cover of Testa Rosa’s “Book About Clouds”.
De La Buena: Performing Paul Cebar’s “The Gimp Sparrow” and Highball Holiday’s “Ignorance”, with the latter band’s original singer, Shahanna McKinney, singing with DLB.
The Fatty Acids: Performing two songs from Plasticland – “The Process of Silverness” and “Craved Blue Memorandum” – with Plasticland’s Glenn Rehse on vocals.
Semi-Twang: Performing “Sleeping on the Beach” by The Mosleys and Paul Cebar’s “I Got Trouble”.
Sat. Nite Duets: Performing The Frogs’ “Homos” and “Good Things” by The BoDeans.
Logic & Raze: Re-mixing The Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun” and “Smile” by The Gufs.
Burning Sons: Die Kruezen’s “Think for Me” and “Depression” by Death (the first track on WMSE’s Play/Pause/Stop collection.
Trapper Schoepp & the Shades: Covering “Down in Milwaukee” from The Obsoletes and a Femmes track.