"Point Hall" - formerly Gibraltar jazz club - offers an alternative space centered around live music for original artists that also focuses on arts, community and charity.
Whiskey of the damned
On Friday night at Turner Hall Ballroom, eight Milwaukee bands will pay tribute to a subject near and dear to their hearts - fellow Milwaukee bands - at the fourth annual Local Coverage concert concoction.
The WMSE Big Backyard BBQ, hosted Saturday, Sept. 2 from noon until 8 p.m. at Bay View's Humboldt Park, recently announced its lineup of musical entertainment, headlined this year by Alejandro Escovedo.
At 4 p.m. today, Finn McGoo's opened at 10365 N. Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon in the former Taylor & Dunn's space. It was a promise fulfilled for owner and musician Finbar McCarthy who promised his now-deceased friend "McGoo" two years ago that he would open a pub in his honor.
Eoin McCarthy is the founder and main organizer of the indie, volunteer-run Rebel Stage at Summerfest. He is also the lead singer and songwriter for Whiskey of the Damned, who will perform tonight at 7:30 at their new CD release party.
Eoin McCarthy didn't set out to write a Christmas song, but he did, and it's a keeper - especially if you like sad stories about unrequited love or homeless drunks and already have a penchant for The Pogues.
Celtic punks Whiskey of the Damned celebrate the release of their full-length debut, "Monsters Are Real" - plus St. Patrick's Day - in their hometown of Milwaukee tomorrow night. Back when the album was first coming together, however, being in Milwaukee felt anything but celebratory.