Seventh Stanine Festival Milwaukee

Sat 07/30/22
All Ages
$20 ADV // $25 DOS

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Performances By: Keith Hanlon • Normal Rituals • Tom Wincek • Taffy Puller • Mariage Blanc • Jon Camp • Cassini • Names Divine • Bill MacKay • Luke Stewart • The Caribbean • Group of the Altos • All Tiny Creatures • Collections of Colonies of Bees

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Show Lineup

Keith Hanlon

(Columbus, OH)
Genre: electronic

Between gigs engineering and producing sessions at Columbus’ historic Musicol Recording and his own startup, Secret Studio, he spent time carving out these ambient pieces at home and in the studio. The former Black Swans drummer and multi-instrumentalist has released four ambient/done records since 2015, and with this album he begins to shift from strictly ambient to an album that adds elements of downtempo electronic music.

Normal Rituals

Genre: Experimental

Harsh noise duo Normal Rituals have a new record out on FTAM Productions. It’s two tracks each about twenty minutes long, featuring guitar, synthesizer, and scrap metal. Things are plucked and played sporadically yet spaciously, carefully yet chaotically.

Tom Wincek

(Middleton, WI)
Genre: Experimental

A digital, generative, improvised representation of minimalist orchestral music, bound with a distorted reflection of non-genre specific dance music. 

Taffy Puller

Genre: Experimental

Chris Rosenau (Pele, Collections of Colonies of Bees) and Jon Mueller (solo percussionist, Pele, Volcano Choir)

Mariage Blanc

(Pittsburgh, PA)
Genre: Indie Rock

Thoughtful indie pop from Pittsburgh, PA.

Jon Camp

(Washington, DC)
Genre: Americana

Jon Camp is a fingerstyle guitarist and composer from the Washington, DC region. His music encompasses American Primitive Guitar, psychedelia, country, drone, and more.


Genre: Indie Rock

“Astral fingerpicking weaves through rippling drones of sickened fuzz one minute, and cosmic blues licks are bouncing between walls of lo-fi motorik beats the next. This is the kind of album that just begs to be played as you’re cruising down an empty highway, heading towards the sun.” -Record Crates United

Names Divine

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Experimental

Kendra Amalie is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and new media artist combining technology and tradition to estimate the sound of modern folk. In her latest musical incarnation, she plays fingerstyle guitar on an acoustic/electric 12-string accompanied by motion controlled synths.

Bill MacKay

Genre: Americana

“For years Bill MacKay has soldiered on as one of the most skilled and tasteful guitarists in Chicago, a player who fluidly moves between jazz and rock while making several stops in between. He’s gained attention for his quartet Darts & Arrows—a tuneful fusion band that somehow bridges a gap between Larry Coryell’s early work with Gary Burton and Tortoise at their most lyric—but other sides of his musical personality have commanded the spotlight too, including the rustic, folksy one on display in his duo with Ryley Walker.” -Chicago Reader

Luke Stewart

(Washington, DC)
Genre: Soul/R&B

Luke Stewart is a DC/NYC-based musician and organizer of important musical presentations, and has a strong presence in the national and international Improvised Music community. He is noted in Downbeat Magazine in 2020 as one of “25 most influential jazz artists” of his generation. He was profiled in the Washington Post in early 2017 as “holding down the jazz scene,” selected as “Best Musical Omnivore” in the Washington City Paper’s 2017 “Best of DC,” chosen as “Jazz Artist of the Year” for 2017 in the District Now, and in the 2014 People Issue of the Washington City Paper as a “Jazz Revolutionary,” citing his multi-faceted cultural activities throughout DC.

The Caribbean

(Washington, DC)
Genre: Americana

“They’re taking Brill Building songs and writing them in invisible ink, turning jazz standards into Twilight Zone episodes, turning folk songs into clouds of fog.” 


Group of the Altos

(Milwaukee, WI)
Genre: Americana
Milwaukee’s Group of the Altos’ last release was 2015’s R U Person or Not. Their last public performance was in May 2016. Although some members continued playing together in Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations, Hello Death, and Collections of Colonies of Bees, they were on hiatus. Then, in December 2020, Altos remotely re-assembled to record “River.” The whole band was stunned to hear themselves conjured back into existence. They wanted more. And so, they have reconvened, and are ready to perform again. The group’s membership has fluctuated over the years but is currently composed of Daniel Spack, Tom Duffey, Ken Palme, Shawn Stephany, Erin Wolf, Nathaniel Heuer, Amelinda Burich, Adam Krause, Marielle Allschwang, Heather Hass, Russell Rossetto and Jen Schattschneider.
“…the unruly outfit embraces a newfound sense of urgency, turning in remarkably compact compositions that are more “rock” than “experimental”…Still, both then and now, “cinematic” seems to sum up Group Of The Altos’ sound and ethos.”  -Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record
The Altos will bring a whole bunch of instruments and intend to get loud.

Collections of Colonies of Bees

Genre: Experimental

Collections of Colonies of Bees was founded by Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller in 1998, then both members of the band Pele. ​​The band also forms half of the band Volcano Choir, the other half being Justin Vernon.