Cactus+ Launch Party: Tru West • Graham Hunt Band • Summer Birth • Bug Moment • Old Pup • B8R

Sat 10/01/22
All Ages

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This is the soft launch of Cactus+. Cactus+ is the name of the new nonprofit arts and education organization we are launching. The organization will broaden the scope of our youth-centered industry assistantships, guest curation and multimedia arts community building. In addition to programming, we are working to improve accessibility on-site with the addition of a ramp to the front door and accessible bathrooms. Read more about our accessibility initiative here.

Event featuring DJs Auntie, DJ Gramma Matrix, XxUltraVioletxX throughout the day/night.

Poster design by Carolann Grzybowski

Show Lineup

Tru West

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Hip-Hop, Soul

Tru West is an emerging musician from the Midwest. From creating remixes—or “Trumixes”— of popular songs to releasing her “Gift of Gab” eps I and II, Milwaukee native Tru West  continues to push the envelope for what it means to be “tru” to yourself. Tru’s music gives  90’s/Y2k nostalgia as her soulful voice serenades listeners through a mixture of trapsoul and contemporary r&b instrumentation.

Her undeniable talents and versatility has led her to artist activism and working with local organizations, where she executively produced her hip hop mixtape “From the Ashes, We Rise” that featured local artists. Tru’s evolution has been nothing short of divine, as she embraces her depth and vulnerability, she explores her sound with pop, spatial, and psychedelic r&b notes in upcoming projects.

Graham Hunt Band

(Milwaukee )
Genre: Garage Rock

Prolific Wisconsin songwriter and new Madison resident Graham Hunt (Midnight Reruns, Sundial Mottos, Midwives, soda road) has a knack for picking out life’s small moments and connecting them to the big stuff, doing so with sympathy and spirit. Catchy and clever these tunes are sunny, introspective and supported by the powerful backing band Claynkee (Sam Reitman and Tyler Chicorel).

Summer Birth

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Indie Rock

Summer Birth is a new band out of the Riverwest neighborhood, playing songs inspired by the indie and alternative of the early aughts

Bug Moment

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Pop

BUG MOMENT is a alternative/pop band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin consisting of Jasmine Rosenblatt (vocals), Gray Edward’s (production & guitar), Aidan Hoppens(drums) and Elias Dorsey (bass). This band was formed at the end of 2020, and since has released their EP “BUGS” in May of 2021. Dabbling in genres like hyper pop, indie, rock, emo this band experiments with all sorts of sounds.

Old Pup

Genre: Americana

Cosmic Folk from Milwaukee. New record, “Incognito Lounge,” out 2022 on Hear Here Records.


(Milwaukee )
Genre: Americana

B8R (fka Ruth B8r Ginsburg) is a seven-piece neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an aim to lift up women’s voices. In seven part vocal harmonies, they address a myriad of contemporary issues.