It’s a pretty cool coincidence when the WMSE ‘Song of the Day’ gets handed to us — if there’s a show we think you should check into the same day, chances are, the song is gonna be a new one from one of the bands. Yesterday’s Rural Alberta Advantage show at Mad Planet got lots of you into good spirits, as was evident from the happy turnout (the Canadian band was our SOTD for Wednesday). Today, there are two great shows going on in Milwaukee, and one, we’ve already had the chance to give props to (read our previous SOTD featuring Doomtree’s SIMS, *here*); tonight, the Cactus Club welcomes SIMS, along with Astronautalis and Milwaukee’s Fresh Cut Collective.
On the other side of town, the Y-Not III (1854 E. Kenilworth) welcomes excellent local music from Busybodies, Absolutely and Sonic J, as well as close-neighbors, Is/Is (Minneapolis), for a show that will be full of gritty guitars, tightly-wound percussion, reverb, fuzz and other electronic awesomeness. Is/Is should ring a bell for those familiar with Minneapolis’ Gospel Gossip, who we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming to Milwaukee, before, for WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp. GG’s fiery guitarist/vocalist, Sarah Nienaber takes up bass in Is/Is for a more attitude-driven sound that’s a little bit Breeders, a little bit My Bloody Valentine and Dum Dum Girls all wrapped up in a nice gauzy embrace. Listen to “Death Treat” from Is/Is, below.