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.
Negative Approach is an American hardcore punk band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. The band is considered among the pioneers of hardcore punk, particularly in the Midwest region.Like most hardcore bands, Negative Approach was little known in its day outside of its hometown. It is now idolized in the Detroit rock underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the "old school" era, and continues to be influential. Negative Approach initially broke up in 1984 with singer John Brannon moving on to the Laughing Hyenas, and later Easy Action, but the band has reformed as of 2006 and continues to tour sporadically.
"In a time when seemingly all recorded music is readily available, it’s easy to get lost in the flood of sub-genres and micro-genres. Law/Less are a punk band. Call them street punk, UK82, or whatever half-baked genre tag is popular this week, but at their core, Law/Less are punk. Nothing more, nothing less. Guitarists Chris Ellis and Mark del a Cruz provide a thick wall of melody. The rhythm section of Ryan Bollis and Lisa Quintero push the music with a propulsive low end. Meanwhile, vocalist Bonnie Chandek commands attention with intelligent lyrics and an undeniable stage presence." - Milwaukee Record