Cactus Club


Mar
15 Thu

HOT SNAKES w/tba

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Tickets go off sale at noon day of show. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door night of show. Hot Snakes formed in 2000, after the release of their first record, Automatic Midnight. They were John Reis, Jason Kourkounis, Rick Froberg, and Gar Wood. The band’s sound represented a return to the unrealized past of its members. This time their musics would be direct, undraped and rock ‘n’ roll while still maintaining the dense and turbulent character of the members’ previous work ("hard" labor). In April or May of that year, Hot Snakes found their live sound and established themselves as primo, down-stroke warlords.

Wikipedia says that in 2002 the band released their second album, Suicide Invoice. The album exhibited Hot Snakes slightly larger palate in mood and dissonance. People enjoyed the shows and listening to the recorded music. But, strain from controversy and fame would reveal cracks in the worn hides of these old road dawgs. Exit Jason Kourkounis to focus on other musics.

In 2004 Mario Rubalcaba joined the band and Hot Snakes released their third and last studio album, Audit in Progress. An increased attraction to dissonance surfaced as the band spiraled downward into a mid-life punk crisis. Yet, more shows were played and enjoyed and the band visited many cities all over the world. By 2005, the band had stopped performing.

2011 saw the return of Hot Snakes. The band appeared on the premier festival circuit. Both drummers performed with the band on the songs which they each recorded. The reformation proved the band to still be in the top 5. They discussed writing new material and building upon this revitalized momentum. After an additional 6 years of discussions, Hot Snakes returned to the studio in 2017 to commence recording. And, lucky for all of us, 2017 finds Hot Snakes charging back, renewed, playing shows and planning for the release of a new album in 2018 on Sub Pop Records SNAKES-
Advance tickets for this performance are sold out.
Apr
7 Sat

So Greedy Presents Skyzoo + DJ Bizzon + Genesis Renji

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA Public Onsale: February 7, 2018 11:00 AM to April 7, 2018 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Straight out of Brooklyn, NY, prolific writer/emcee Skyzoo hits the stage for the very first time in MKE on Sat, April 7th at the Cactus Club. Sky's latest LP "In Celebration Of Us" dropped on Friday, Feb 2nd to rave reviews!

"'In Celebration Of Us' is a 15 track project featuring rich production and exactly the sort of top shelf lyricism we've come to expect from the rap veteran." ~ XXL Magazine
Apr
9 Mon

Ty Segall w/TBA

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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Tickets go off sale at noon day of show. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door night of show.




Advance tickets for this performance are sold out.
Apr
9 Mon

Ty Segall w/TBA at Mad Planet (533 E. Center St., Milwaukee)

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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Tickets go off sale at noon day of show.
Advance tickets for this performance are sold out.
Apr
24 Tue

MC Chris w/Bitforce + TBA

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA Public Onsale: February 23, 2018 10:00 AM to April 24, 2018 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
M.C. Chris is a rapper from Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first
rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas and
unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. M.C. got his start as an animator on many
of the shows you’ve see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and lead animator
for shows like Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen
Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to
Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was
also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a
career in music.
M.C. has since released seventeen albums and has crossed America countless times,
touring as a headliner as well as opening for bands like Pinback, Reggie and the Full Effect
and Ninja Sex Party. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo, Childish
Gambino and Gwar. He’s performed at SXSW, PAX, Fun Fun Fest, Bamboozle, Warped
Tour, GwarBQ, The Gathering, Comicon, Dragoncon and countless others conventions. His
music has been featured in Kevin Smith’s “Zak and Miri Make a Porno," “Jay and Silent
Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie" and he has composed several themes for Smith’s
Smodcast podcast network. M.C.’s song “Hoodie Ninja" was featured in both a national
Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured
in Comedy Central’s “Broad City" and Fox's “So You Think You Can Dance?" M.C. most
recently guest starred on a punk compilation album dedicated to Dr. Demento and made a
cameo on Gwar’s latest album “The Blood of Gods.”
M.C. raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris
and his fans have raised over $165,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay
sales and donations collected at live shows.
M.C kickstarted “The M.C. Chris Cartoon" an animated extension of the skit universe
featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised over $60,000 and
produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc.
For the past two years, every album M.C. has released has charted in the top ten on
Billboard. A new album is scheduled to be release sometime in 2018. M.C. lives in Los
Angeles with his wife and three year old.
 Public Onsale:
10:00 AM
Feb 23, 2018
Jun
8 Fri

Strand of Oaks w/Chris Demay

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 9:00 PM, Show at 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 10:00 AM to June 8, 2018 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Presented in partnership with 91.7 WMSE
Jun
9 Sat

Strand of Oaks w/SCHLEICHER

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Doors at 9:00 PM, Show at 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 10:00 AM to June 9, 2018 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Presented in partnership with 91.7 WMSE

2496 South Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
United States
For over twenty years, Milwaukee’s Cactus Club has been among the finest live music venues in the Midwest, featuring such acts as The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie, The Sword, High On Fire, The Faint, Bright Eyes, Eyedea & Abilities, Red Fang, Sylvan Esso, Redd Kross, Sharon Van Etten, Polica, Russian Circles, King Tuff, and countless other national, international, and local bands.