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5 things to do this weekend | February 2nd-5th

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Mittenfest!

This weekend also features the return of a tradition to Burnheart’s, the fifth annual Mitten Fest this Saturday on the cold-swept streets of Bay View. It’s probably, nay, it is the best best cold-weather, outdoor show in the city and as the name implies, you should come prepared for the cold as much as you should for what is always an odd-good time that also serves as a benefit for Hunger Task Force.

Don’t fear the elements, there’ll be propane heaters to keep yourself from the freeze and plenty of local talent with Lord Fredd33 (5pm), Paper Holland (3:30pm) and Chicago’s Storm Clouds (12:30pm)  on a bill anchored by the very talented Field Report (2pm). Bring some non-perishable food to donate and have a chill, good time day-drinking and noshing on food from food trucks.

Saturday 12-6:30pm @ Burnheart’s Bay View 

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5 things to do this weekend | January 26th-29th

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The Pukes vinyl release party!

Milwaukee boogie woogie rockers, The Pukes have teamed with 91.7 WMSE for the release of their new album The Revenge of The Pukes this Friday at Company Brewing in Riverwest. Personally, I love their sound; a fun, upbeat jam that hits their seam with a polished tightness perfect for setting off a party. Though their new release is the night’s anchor, the lineup for the night isn’t one that you should take lightly; Devils Teeth is another band on the rise and from what I’ve heard this high energy garage rock trio can really get at it and Avenues is another band that will keep the house a’rockin.

Friday at 10pm @ Company Brewing

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5 things to do this weekend | January 19th-22nd

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Femfest!

 January can be a slow month but don’t tell the organizers of the Riverwest FemFest, the five-day festival celebrating women kicked off last night and continues through the weekend at various spots on Milwaukee’s west bank. With a lineup of epic proportions, it’ll be about the only thing to get into this weekend in Riverwest. The festival is a big benefit event for local non-profits and this year includes Coalition for Justice, Milwaukee Women’s Center and Pathfinders Milwaukee. If you’re thinking of going to a few of the shows, I’d recommend  getting the five-day pass ($40) as each individual show will run between $7 and $12 and part of the fun of it is being able to pop over to the various spots. And that lineup?

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St. ($7)

Apollo Vermouth, 8 p.m.

Athas, 8:35 p.m.

Ms Lotus Fankh, 9:10 p.m.

Heavy Looks, 9:45 p.m.

Rocket Paloma, 10:20 p.m.

Body Futures, 10:55 p.m.

SIREN, 11:30 p.m.

FIVY, 12:15 a.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

The Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center St., at 6 p.m. ($7)

Gas Station Sushi, 6 p.m.

Chvrch ov Misandry, 6:35 p.m.

Spoken Word by Freesia McKee, 6:55 p.m.

Saunter, 7:10 p.m.

Heavy Hand, 7:45 p.m.

Spoken Word by Marissa Reyes, 8:05 p.m.

The Grasping at Straws, 8:20 p.m.

Seasaw, 8:55 p.m.

Spoken Word by Evilyn, 9:15 p.m.

Dusk, 9:20 p.m.

 Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St. ($7)

Fox Face, 10 p.m.

Tiday, 10:35 p.m.

Performance by Devin Settle, 10:55 p.m.

Sypher Lady X, 11:10 p.m.

Duckling, 11:45 p.m.

Mexican Knives, 12:20 a.m.

Lutheran Heat, 12 a.m.

Sugar Ransom, 1:40 a.m.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Company Brewing (upstairs), 735 E. Center St. (FREE)

 Shelly Schauer, 2 p.m.

Laura Hunter, 2:35 p.m.

Jen Cintron, 3:10 p.m.

Desi, 3:45 p.m.

Scape, 4:30 p.m.

 Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St. ($12)

The Kickstand Band, 5 p.m.

The Blow Up Dolls, 5:35 p.m.

Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, 6:10 p.m.

Star Child, 6:45 p.m.

Faux Fiction, 7:20 p.m.

City Mouse, 7:55 p.m.

Paper Parlor, 8:30 p.m.

Gynosaur, 9:05 p.m.

Spoken Word – TBA, 9:25 p.m.

Elizabeth Renee Smith, 9:40 p.m.

B-Free, 10:15 p.m.

Kyndal J, 10:50 p.m.

Spoken Word by Jenna Knapp, 11:10 p.m.

The Cell Phones, 11:25 p.m.

Mary Allen and the Perculators, 12:10 a.m.

ZED KENZO, 12:55 a.m.

DJ Wendy Norton between sets 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St. (FREE)

Bird’s Eye, 12 p.m.

Ladies Rock Showcase, 1:15 p.m.

 Company Brewing (upstairs), 735 E. Center St. (FREE)

The Answer is Yes, 1 p.m.

Moonchyld, 1:35 p.m.

Saint Lewis & The Smudge, 2:10 p.m.

LUXI, 2:45 p.m.

Caley Conway, 3:30 p.m.

Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St. ($12)

Holly and the Nice Lions, 4 p.m.

Marielle Allschwang and the Visitations, 4:35 p.m.

Spoken Word by Alisha Esselstein, 4:55 p.m.

MRS FUN, 5:10 p.m.

Royal Brat, 5:45 p.m.

Glacial Speed, 6 p.m.

Spoken Word by Sam the Poet, 6:40 p.m.

Plague Walker, 6:55 p.m.

Proud Parents, 7:30 p.m.

Jovan, 8:05 p.m.

Spoken Word by Olivia Gillingham, 8:25 p.m.

Selfish Skin, 8:40 p.m.

Queen Tut, 9:35 p.m.

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5 things to do this weekend | January 12th-15th

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G. Love & Special Sauce

What’s really kind of amazing, now that I think of it, is how long G. Love has kept his sauce so special. I remember seeing cat way back in the 90’s when I was at college; utterly convinced that his blend of hip hop and the blues was gonna be the next big thing. And it sorta was, well, for G. Love it was and it would become the blueprint for his seemingly never ending career. Amazing really, especially when you consider the Philadephians were never really major stars, just stayed true to what they do. So if you’re looking to start your weekend a day early, you might wanna check out their show at Potowatomi tonight.

Tonight at 7pm @ The Northern Lights Theater

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5 things to do this weekend | Nov. 10th-13th

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No No Yeah Okay + The Quilz + The Braided Janes

No No Yeah Okay and The Quilz, a pair of Radio Milwaukee favorites, have a show tonight at Company Brewing in Riverwest. In my opinion, this is a good pairing, both outfits have a type of electro pop vibe that is unafraid of going into strange territory. No No Yeah Okay’s sound is lush, beat driven electro pop while The Quilz seem to work danceward in their explorations. Chicago’s The Braided Janes are also on the bill and their bilingual post punk latin rock is an interesting x-factor because I like all of those things and yet, have not seen the band play. Interesting evening indeed.

Tonight at 10pm @ Company Brewing in Riverwest

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Spending time with a vet this Friday? Check out these Veteran’s Day promotions.

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Veteran’s Day is coming up this Friday, and along with the community saying thanks through different events and services (check out some of them here), many businesses are also saying thanks by offering different promotions for vets and military families.

Want something fun to do with your vet? Check out some of these promotions going on this Veteran’s Day you can redeem with a Military ID:

Things to do:

  • See Milwaukee Bucks play the New Orleans Pelicans for free.
    • Thursday, November 12 – up to 6 free tickets.
  •  Get 25% off tickets to the Milwaukee Rep
    • Milwaukee Rep: 108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
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  • Relax during a free 50-massage from Nelipot’s Mind and Body Rejuvination
    • Nelipot’s: 211 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI
  • Enjoy a 60 minute float for only $22 at Float Milwaukee
    • Float Milwaukee: 211 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI
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  • Look fresh with a new (and free) haircut from Great Clips
    • Great Clips, East Side: 2326 N Farwell Ave.
  • See a free movie at iPic Theaters
    • iPic Theaters, Bayshore: 5800 N Bayshore Dr.
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Hungry? Check out some places offering deals on food:

  • Get a free lunch from Panera Bread
    • Panera Bread, Cathedral Square: 600 E. Ogden Ave.
  • Treat yourself to free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown: 1123 N Water Street
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  • Enjoy a free cupcake from Gigi’s
    • Gigi’s Cupcakes: 2751 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
  • Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from IHOP
    • IHOP: 1110 Miller Park Way

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5 things to do this weekend | October 27th-30th

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Tigernite

If you’re headed to Bay View this Saturday, check out glam-rockers Tigernite, who are having a Halloween-themed show at Club Garbaldi with Midwest Death RattleSin Bad and DJ Freshluggage. In many ways this is a standard Halloween party with music and a costume contest, but then again, Tigernite is headlining so expect the unexpected.

Saturday at 9pm @ Club Garibaldi’s 

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5 things to do this weekend | Oct. 6th-9th

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The Record Company + Trapper Schoepp

The Record Company makes rock and roll the I like it, hard and heavy with a pedigree that links it straight to the heart of the blues. They’re a band we like lots at 88Nine and they were even gracious enough to lend us a tune for our Studio Milwaukee disc. The Record Company write and play raw, sincere rock n’ roll. Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes—bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones—their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued voice of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. You can check out the crew tonight at Turner Hall with an equally resectable Trapper Schoepp opening.

Tonight @ Turner Hall 7pm

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5 things to do this weekend | Sept. 29th- Oct. 2nd

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Milwaukee Film Festival

The Milwaukee Film Festival is running at full tilt and if you haven’t done your civic duty and seen some cinema, then this weekend might be the time to strike. And really, our little film festival is pretty special for the city and they do a tremendous job putting it together. That said, there are a ton of options this weekend, something for everyone. Here are a couple I’m going to check out…

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5 things to do this weekend | September 22nd-25th

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88Nine’s Fall Ball

There’s no rule that says I must write about all our in-house festivities but it is what I’m doing. Last year, the Fall Ball was a blast and I didn’t even write about it so I thought I might this time around. Besides being a killer party, it’s also a sort of ‘Doors Open’ event where people’ll be able to kick it in our offices and other spaces in the building.

Our Fall Ball is also a fundraiser for the station, so there’s that, but really it’s our version of a house party. There’ll be a sort of mixer with food and drink to start the night that weather permitting, will be on our beautiful green roof. After cocktails, we have some live karaoke on the first floor featuring some brave volunteers singing some jams backed by a live band also to raise money for the station. The night ends with a DJ battle that as it stands right now is Me and Kenny Perez versus Jordan Lee and Dori Zori and we’ll be going cut for cut and keep the crowd hype. Guaranteed good times…

Friday at 6pm @ 88Nine’s home (220 E Pittsburgh St.)

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