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MKE Concert Pick: Spend Record Store Day with Friko at Lilliput

Chicago trio Friko (right) will cap the Record Store Day festivities at Lilliput this Saturday.
Lilliput Records / Friko; Facebook
Chicago trio Friko (right) will cap the Record Store Day festivities at Lilliput this Saturday.

Milwaukee’s concert scene has a lot going on, so we look at the shows coming up to find the ones you’ll look back on and be glad you went. Then we add them to our weekly Milwaukee Concert Picks.

Like many music lovers, we here at Radio Milwaukee have a deep and abiding appreciation for vinyl, so much so that (shameless plug) we’re making it come alive this Thursday. It’s no surprise, then, that we get extremely pumped when Record Store Day comes back around on the calendar.

“But wait,” you say, “this is supposed to be a concert pick. As in live music. As in no recorded music allowed.”

That’s what makes Record Store Day such a cool event. The album shops really go all out nowadays and often include a live element to inject even more energy into the environment. Lilliput Records has opted for that route once again this year and lined up a doozy of a double bill this Saturday: Milwaukee punk rockers Jinksie at 4 p.m. and Chicago’s slightly more pop-leaning Friko at 5 p.m.

The Windy City trio put out the rock solid Where we’ve been, Where we go from here in February and prior to that tried out some of the new material at Cactus Club last December. Their visit to Lilliput presents an opportunity to play in front of a Milwaukee crowd that’s had a chance to fully digest the new album. Plus, if you like what you hear and don’t have the LP yet, you couldn’t be in a more convenient place to pick it up.

The store’s full day of programming starts with three DJ sets between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., followed by the two bands. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t point you toward some info from the other fine record shops around town:

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