For nearly 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.
Hailing from the Midwest, Rented Rooms started when Rich Fessler of Bear Claw reached out to Chris Metcalf of The Life and Times after he moved to Chicago from Kansas City to see if he wanted to start a band together. After Rich and Chris hashed out ideas for a bit Scott Picco was added into the fold on bass. Taking influence of 90's midwest rock and elements of shoegaze, Rented Rooms takes it's sound in it's own direction.
Barn burning post-punk featuring members of Like Like The The The Death, Crime & Judy, IfIHadAHifi, The Kents, etc.