Researching the four-building complex on the northwest corner of Farwell and North - which most of us know as the former homes to G-Daddy's BBC and The Globe/The Hotel Foster - is like untangling a complicated web. New owner Josh Jeffers says renovating it will be much the same.
Previously, I wrote about some of Downtown's dead and buried rock clubs. But because there were so many places you wanted me to mention that were outside the geographical constraints of that article, I present this East Side edition...
The Prohibition-era, hotel lobby themed bar's last night is Saturday, Aug. 13 but it will reopen one last time on Thursday, Aug. 18 for Lex Allen's show.
Why should you care about what you are about to dive into? Well really we don't expect you to, but we really love Milwaukee and have gotten an opportunity to see our city in a different light, one that has us really freaking excited. So every week, we will share some things with you about our music residency happening at the Hotel Foster on the East Side of our city. Buckle in, there are English majors in this band. (They didn't all graduate, but that's neither here nor there.)
Folks know Ted Leo for his great pop songs, like the brilliant "Me and Mia." And they know him for his outspokenness on political and social issues. I got a chance to hurl questions (like bricks) at Leo - who plays Turner Hall on Wednesday - recently and here's what he had to say about politics in pop, his new record, hanging out at Comet Cafe and more.
The Rusty Ps release "Rusty Ps vs. Milwaukee" on Saturday, Aug. 20. Feeding off the energy of Milwaukee's music scene, the new album is a compilation of sorts, gathering other Brew City musicians into the studio to create music together.
Fans disappointed by the premature breakup of what was Milwaukee's hottest band at the dawn of the new millennium will rejoice at news of a reunion gig. We caught up with The Benjamins to get the story.
Singer Chris Fuller talked with us recently about music, the struggles of a new band, why it's fun to dress up in leopard print britches and more.