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Sat 08/07/21
8:30PM
21+
$10 ADV // $15 DOS

Motel Breakfast • Barely Civil • Dogbad

Motel Breakfast

(Chicago)

Motel Breakfast is a true Midwestern band, with members split between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison.

After three years of live shows in the Midwest, the band hit the studio in the summer of 2019 to record to tape at Treehouse Records in Chicago. Produced by Andy Goitia (of Milwaukee’s Sleepy Gaucho), the self-titled debut album (released 2/7/2020) combines some of their most polished songwriting yet with the high energy and chemistry of their live show, making for the first studio effort to give a proper snapshot of the group.

Left on Deming, the self-produced follow-up project, is a 6-track EP that was released one song at a time throughout the summer and fall of 2020. With studio goals of tracking live and keeping arrangements simple, the project was pieced together quickly over one summer weekend of recording. The full EP was released everywhere digitally on October 16, 2020.

Barely Civil

(Milwaukee)
I’ll Figure This Out, Barely Civil’s sophomore full-length, offers temporary solutions to this existential concern. With Chris Teti (TWIABP, Fiddlehead) joining as producer, the band’s massive live energy translates into concise, yet expansive arrangements. “Box for My Organs” slams sonic triumph against plainspoken self-doubt. Grief and guilt are on the same plane in “Bottom of the Lake,” while the band contemplates the sustainability of burning their twenties at both ends on “The Worst Part of December.”

“I feel like our music revolves around the process of analyzing who we are and where we come from,” Erickson explains. “Possibly, even, where we belong.” I’ll Figure This Out attempts to answer those questions while turning completely inward. It’s a darker chapter in a constantly evolving discography. The only way out, it seems, is through.

Dogbad

(Milwaukee)

Emerging from the lively DIY music scene around Milwaukee’s campuses, Dogbad is a rag-tag group of musicians, studentsfilmmakers, engineers, and a chef who bonded over their love of playing music in attics, basements, dive bars, all the way to the airwaves of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. 

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Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
414-897-0663
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  • WED & THURS: 4:00 PM—12:00 AM
  • FRI: 4:00 PM—2:00 AM
  • SAT: 11:00 AM—2:00 AM
  • SUN: 11:00 AM—10:00 PM
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