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.

Event Details

OSHUN w/SistaStrings

DJ 88 spinning in the bar at 7:30 pm

DJ DRiPSweat afterparty

Thu 02/15/18
8:00PM
$15 ADV/$15 DOS

OSHUN (Washington D.C.)

OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of
Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and
ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors
to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all. Since the release of their debut
mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over
150k people between Youtube (youtube.com/oshun), Instagram (@oshun),
and Facebook (facebook.com/oshuniverse) alone. They’ve been recognized
by media heavy hitters such as Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland,
Huffington Post, NPR, Essence, and Vogue (just to name a few). They've also
performed throughout the U.S. and Brazil all while remaining full-time college
students at NYU. It’s been a wonderful journey and now that these young
goddesses have graduated college, they are transitioning into the next phase
of manifesting their purpose. OSHUN is preparing for the release of their
debut album series “bittersweet”, complete with captivating visuals, a 2 month
long tour of the US & Canada, and a deeper look into their ever-evolving
selves.

SistaStings (Milwaukee)

Monique and Chauntee come from a musical family of 5. Each of the 4 daughters played one stringed instrument a piece while their brother played piano. The girls began singing and playing as a group in their church and soon they were invited to churches all over the midwest. As each sister graduated high school and went off to college, the group became smaller. Finally, Monique and Chauntee were the only ones left and the only ones who desired to make a career with their music.

SistaStrings is currently based in Milwaukee, WI where they collaborate with local artists and play at various events and weddings. They can be seen on weekends on the corner of michigan and ontario wearing sunglasses and performing in front of a very large Crate & Barrel. There they perform classical music and improv on popular hymns. They are both classically trained musicians having studied at the String Academy of Wisconsin and the Music Institute of Chicago. Both are pursuing higher education in music performance. Although they are classically trained and are passionate lovers of the classical music genre, their first love is gospel music. Their sound is soulful and fresh, a very unique blend of their eclectic musical background. Individually, they have accomplished a lot musically. They've opened for gospel artists Witness, Virtue, and Fred Hammond. Their background in gospel music has allowed them to cultivate their improvisation skills and use their instruments as their voice. After years of being harassed about making a recording, Monique and Chauntee finally feel like they have a perspective and a message that they want to convey to others through their music.