Ashley Smith (right) of Whips at 414 Live
Radio Milwaukee had a chat with Ashley Smith, front-woman for rising rock act, Whips. The band had a full summer of festivals and block parties around the city, but they are ready to buckle down in their new studio to write their next ripper.
Read the interview with Whips, below:
Whips perform in Milwaukee
When: Saturday, October 7 Doors 9PM/Show 10PM
Where: Cactus Club, 2496 S Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee
Event page: cactusclubmilwaukee.com/events/mix-it-up-with-whips-siren-bfree-and-taj-raiden/
Milwaukee can be a tough town for all ages musicians looking to perform. WebsterX is helping put a spotlight on four local all ages venues with events for everyone!
There’s still time to take advantage of “FAMS Week” with events running tonight through Saturday!
9/21 – Freespace (held at Jazz Gallery 926 E. Center St) (5:30-8pm)
9/22 – Grace Weber’s Music Lab @ 88Nine (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) (4:30-7:30pm)
9/23 – Open Gallery @ After Gallery (6-9pm)
FAMS Party @ After Gallery (9pm-2am)
For details see the flyer and visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/156250194957398/
Twin Brother + Abbey Jean + Dramatic Lovers
Milwaukee’s Twin Brother is a band re-imagined. Fronted by Milwaukee native (and my buddy,) Sean Raasch, Twin Brother has been playing indie-inspired folk rock in town since 2012. The band released two records, 2013’s self-titled release, and 2014’s Swallow the Anchor, which drew a lot of praise and earned Twin Brother headlining club gigs across town as well as opening slots at Turner Hall for several national acts. However, not content to be a band pigeonholed in the ever growing alternative country folk scene, Raasch and longtime bandmate (and 88Nine’s session engineer!)Lodi Broekhuizen retooled Twin Brother, adding new members and expanding the band’s sonic repertoire.
With up and comers Abbey Jeanne and Dramatic Lovers opening the show there’s three great reasons to get there early and stay till the end!
Friday 8pm @ Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee ($10)
Gene Simmons will release a comprehensive box set of his solo material that carries the hefty price tag of two grand! The package comes in a 38-pound safe, and includes a 10 disc set of 150 unreleased solo songs, a leather-bound photo book, a Gene Simmons action figure, and an “In Gene We Trust” gold medallion. For an additional fee of $50,000 you can have the singer hand-deliver the vault himself.