Annie Clark – aka St. Vincent – is one of the most distinctive artistic voices and arrestingly original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent , won her Album of the Year NME, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly. In 2014, St. Vincent performed on the season finale of Saturday Night Live and, in 2015, she won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album. She has been the recipient of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award, both given for outstanding innovation in the arts. She’ll be taking all that talent live this Friday for one of the more anticipated shows of the season at the Riverside Theater.
And if you needed any more reasons to see her, St. Vincent has partnered with PLUS1 to ensure $1 from every ticket goes to support leading organizations providing prevention, treatment, and resources for opioid addiction, a public health epidemic ravaging communities across the country. I can support that…
Friday at 7pm @ The Riverside Theater
I gotta admit I have a soft spot for Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco; after all, his song “Kick, Push” was one of 88Nine’s earliest hits. Though you might not catch the same nostalgia as we do here, the show is a good way to kick off the weekend. Lupe’s always been better live in my opinion and his profound lyricism is far better felt in a live show. Milwaukee hip hop legends The Rusty Pelicans open so get there early for some good hip hop happening at Turner Hall.
Thursday at 7pm @ Turner Hall
The Bang Bang album release show
Milwaukee indie soul rockers, The Bang Bang, are releasing their forthcoming full length album Bridges at Company Brewing this weekend and stands as my local show of the week. Fresh off their 414 Live appearance here at 88Nine, they’ll be joined by local glam-rock powerhouse Tigernite, and indie pop up-and-comers Ako. It’s a $5 show and admission also gets you your very own copy of Bridges.
Friday at 10pm @ Company Brewing
SupaMan at MAM After Dark
I’m pretty stoked that First Nations rapper Supaman is coming in for a Sound Travels session this Friday at 88Nine in advance of his show at MAM After Dark this Friday. Although it’s apropos to to do so given that it’s Native American History Month, I just dig the dude’s sound.
Supaman is from the Apsáalooke Nation in Montana. He is a hip hop artist that has a Native American influence with lyrics towards the concepts of modern issues such as the DAPL, Back 40 mine, suicide crisis towards the Plains Indians as well as many other issues affecting the Native community. Catch him on our airwaves at noon tomorrow or at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Friday at 7pm @ The MAM
Check the Rhyme
As a musical genre, hip hop has had the ability to bridge racial, economic, and cultural barriers and since the 1970s, it has created a culture that has tremendous influence. On Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 88Nine’s Cultural Commons initiative will celebrate the 5 elements of hip hop culture – DJing, MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and knowledge – during Check The Rhyme: Connecting Generations Through Hip Hop, a FREE event open to the public.
TWO events – Friday night and Saturday @ 88Nine 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.