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Sat 11/27/21
$15 ADV // $20 DOS

No Joy • Brief Candles • Operations

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No Joy

(Montreal, Québec)

AKA Jasamine White-Gluz ////

For No Joy’s first full length in five years, White-Gluz took what she learned from synthesis,
reincorporated guitars, and produced an album that is not a departure from No Joy’s early
shoegaze, but a stylistically omnivorous expansion that ekes into trip-hop, trance, and nu-metal. Bio by Sadie Dupuis

Brief Candles

(Milwaukee, WI)

One more bio from one more band. One more description of a loud-as-hell indie rock band with a rhythm section built by the gods and guitars so graceful and melodic they make your ears cry. One more comparison to My Bloody Valentine, Pale Saints, Doves, et al, though of course, they don’t compare – they merely lie in the shadow of those influences. Yet another band with a phenomenal rock show, the type that brings audiences to their knees in complete adoration.

Another self-released debut album released in late 2003 receiving rave reviews including a Best Album of 2003 by an indie zine. Another band that relocated from their hometown of Peoria, IL to Milwaukee, WI for a variety of dubious reasons. A sophomore album was released in 2006 on Latest Flame Records with more great reviews, more college radio airplay, and more tours of the west coast, the midwest, and the southwest. One more band that continues to record, tour, and rely on the help of fans and friends. One more band you probably haven’t heard of, but should. One more band to listen to and accept or reject.


(Milwaukee, WI)

Operations was formed by Charles Markowiak and Alisa Rodriguez (Apollo Vermouth) in the spring of 2018 while the duo were playing in the group Sundial Mottos. In Operations the pair split guitar, songwriting, and vocal duties. John Schoneman of slowcore-worship group Haunter was brought on to play drums and Sam Gargulak came in to play bass. Operations have been playing shows in and around Milwaukee since December 2018. Their first album Fog Museum was recorded on Labor Day weekend of 2019 at Jamdek in Chicago, IL and engineered/mixed by Dave Vettraino (The Hecks). The album was mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).

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Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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