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.
"Dramatic Lovers take their name from the Italian Anarchists that, once upon time, held weekly meetings at The Cactus Club in Bay View. Like those political crusaders of yesteryear, Dramatic Lovers, the band, have spent the past 20 years or so in various musical incarnations drinking, dreaming and playing shows together at The Cactus Club.
Friends for eternity, bandmates in cycles, Dramatic Lovers began less than a year ago after single show reunion as Decibully. Inspired, once again, the group began to write new material and rounded out the line-up with the rhythm section from Maritime taking on more melodic roles.
The new material holds roots in the time-tested shadows of Decibully and The Promise Ring/Maritime, but also looks backwards to the sounds of their youth. 80s & 90s Shoegaze, Emo & Brit-pop influence a maturing songwriting style that comes from decades of playing music together." -radiomilwaukee.org
RedHawks write gentle Psych/hard Folk songs that exist somewhere not yesterday, but not quite today either. Their new album PHASE released August 18, 2016. A work more immediate in it’s delivery & bolder in it’s colors, the 10 Psych-ish Hymns conjure a wider variety of spirits than their previous work. This is their first release on the Tempers Flare label.