Milwaukee’s much-loved — and oft-maligned — rapper Juiceboxxx will be performing tonight (Oct. 3) at Public Craft Brewing.
Once deemed the “World’s Worst Rapper,” Public Enemy’s Chuck D also called him “the Buddy Holly of hip-hop.”
Juiceboxxx straddles a lot of lines. He can be a rapper, perform a post-punk set at SXSW and has also toured with a variety of rappers, noise bands, dance music DJs and punk rockers along with Public Enemy.
He is a DIY genre hopping amalgam of American music who even had a book written about his musical journey.
For this show, Juiceboxxx will be joined by power pop/rock band Platinum Boys. This is a free show starting at 8 p.m.
Juiceboxxx and Platinum Boys perform starting at 8 tonight (Oct. 3) at Public Craft Brewing, 716 58th St.
Yesterday’s Children ... today!
It seems like not too long ago, the young members of Yesterday’s Children were out playing rock ‘n’ roll and having fun.
Flash forward more than 40 years and things are, well, not all that different.
Although not playing as often as they did back in the 1960s and ‘70s, the horn-driven rock hits band still performs and will have a show Friday night at Fusion.
Over the years, Yesterday’s Children has shared stages with the likes of The Buckinghams and The Troggs and opened for Sly and the Family Stone at Summerfest.
With their horn section, they can play a bunch of hits by bands like Chicago, Bryan Setzer, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and sometimes even Frank Sinatra.
Yesterday’s Children will perform 8 to 10 Friday night (Oct. 4) at Fusion, 5014 Seventh Ave. Admission is $7.
Double bill at Union Park Tavern
There are a lot of two-band bills around town most every weekend, but usually not at Union Park Tavern. That will change Friday when Brittany Lumley and 3 A.M. Saints perform there.
Brittany Lumley is a new-breed indie folk artist with a background in jazz, and 3 A.M. Saints is the performance name for Daniel Thompson (the digital editor at the Kenosha News). Do yourself a favor and check out the “about” section on 3 A.M. Saints’ Facebook page to find out how that name came about. Here’s a hint: It’s a mixture of F. Scott Fitzgerald and people taking care of him at that confusing hour after bar time. I’m cheering for the Saints.
Brittany Lumley and 3 A.M. Saints perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday (Oct. 4) at Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave.
Sy and Dy show
Cy Costabile is a music legend here in Kenosha. Heck, just a small number of bands he’s played with are R&B Cadets, Starboys, Ash Can School, Hot Canary, Big Nick & the Cydecos and The Jill Plaisted Band. He will be performing Friday night at the Boathouse along with Diane Savaglio.
Sy and Dy perform music from female artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes. An amazing list of possibilities.
Sy and Dy perform Friday night (Oct. 4) at the Boathouse, 4927 Seventh Ave.
Friday night on Main Street
Every now and then I mention a show just to the north in Racine. Friday night will be a great time to check out a concert in Kringleville.
Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends will perform at Evelyn’s Club Main, along with Indonesian Junk.
Conan Neutron is a post-punk, rock ‘n’ roll, noise rock outfit with some serious cred. Neutron is a top-notch stage performer. Drummer Dale Crover spends quite a bit of time with his other band, The Melvins, so he may not be here. Bassist Tony Ash is beloved to many Kenoshans as a member of Cheap Sleaze. Neutron and Ash are often joined by a rotating cast of musicians.
Indonesian Junk is a power-riff heavy melodic rock band reminiscent of dirt sleaze acts out of the early CBGB scene. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Evelyn’s is a historic bar on Racine’s downtown Main Street strip. It’s a free show.
Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends and Indonesian Junk perform Friday (Oct. 4) at Evelyn’s, 331 Main St. in Racine.
Old Junk at tg’s
Yeah, tg’s still does live music. This Saturday, the show will be a rocker with Old Junk performing. The Crucianelli clan — Steve, Guy and Danny — will be lighting things up with their blistering brand of rockabilly. Don’t know about rockabilly? It’s an amped-up fun form of rock ‘n’ roll. Think Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, some Elvis Presley and, more recently, the Stray Cats, The Legendary Shack Shakers and The Reverend Horton Heat. Fun stuff. Don’t know about the Crucianellis? Come on, now!
Old Junk performs Saturday (Oct. 5) at tg’s, 4120 Seventh Ave.
That’s it for this week. Bands, artists and venues, please send me your gig listings, event posts, bios, Facebook event invites or anything else you think might be useful to me to write you up. Concert-goers, please make sure to double check with the band.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.