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.
Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. "Edge of Insanity", one of fourteen solo albums, is still considered in the top ten shred albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati, PSMS,(Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian) as well as the Grammy nominated CAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers, and Ring of Fire with Steve Weingart, Mark Boals, Grammy winner Philip Bynoe, and Virgil Donati. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing keys and duplicating Steve Vai’s formidable guitar leads in Vai's touring band.
Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin plays like no one else....literally! Martin is the only guitarist the world over to fuse two guitars into one creating both a style and sound unlike anything heard before. Mixing rock, metal, Latin, and progressive styles with jazz chops firmly plants Martin as the preeminent king of 14 and 16 string guitar.
SACRED is a Modern Alt/Rock band consisting of artists who met by divine fortune, fueled by emotion and a story to share. Based in Milwaukee, WI., SACRED consists of Vincent Black on Vocals (Formerly of Everybody, Chandelier), Stelio K on Guitars (Formerly of Brando’s Charm), and features special guests Gabriel Sanchez on Drums (Prince Experience, Yikes, Doc Hammer ) and Eric Madunic on Bass Guitar (Tweed Funk, Orphans). The self-released, self-titled E.P. “SACRED” was recorded by Kevin Arndt at the Exchange Studio in Milwaukee, and is set to be released in the summer of 2016. The soul searches for the SACRED within….What is SACRED to you?