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Bug Moment’s big moment leads a loaded week for live music

A woman singing into a microphone stands on an object to get her head above the audience at a crowded basement concert.
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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.

Milwaukee’s Bug Moment has a big week ahead of them. Not only are they releasing their “Lagoon & Carousel” music video Wednesday at Cactus Club, they’re also unleashing debut album The Flying Toad Circus with a show at the Back Room on Saturday, March 18.

Bug Moment touts the event as a “whimsical night of music” complete with circus-themed costumes, makeup and clothes either encouraged or “HIGHLY” encouraged depending on whether you believe the band’s flyer or the Pabst Theater Group’s social post.

Watching Bug Moment perform at Marquette University’s recent “Radio Roulette,” it was clear they’ve built a devoted following with some truly hardcore fans in Milwaukee. Centered around Jasmine Rosenblatt’s emotive vocals and the band’s rolling wave dynamics, Bug Moment is simply captivating in a live setting.

Founded by Rosenblatt and guitarist Gray Edwards, the band’s first EP, Bugs, showcased their lo-fi bedroom pop style. But their lineup — and sound — quickly morphed into something even bigger and more impactful, incorporating electronics and channeling the inspired energy of a fresh crew into their brand of melancholy-leaning songs.

Hear it for yourself this Saturday at the Back Room with openers Shoobie and Spoy.

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