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. We open at 3pm daily. We are located at 2496 S. Wentworth Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207. Click here for directions. tel. 414.897.0663

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Call Me Lightning, May 2008. All photography by Jenny Bohr.


Sat. 05/25 | 10:00PM

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“There are two kinds of stupidity—intentional and unintentional—and it actually takes quite a bit of smarts to pull off the former without being completely unbearable. Milwaukee punk-rock trio Crappy Dracula pulls off the trick perfectly on the just-released Fantastic Dracula!,which gleefully tackles such pressing subjects as blimp heists, computers that watch television, and funeral homes equipped with free Wi-Fi. Musically, the band has moved away from the lo-fi scuzz-punk of its debut album, Almost, and embraced a cleaner—though no less irreverent—sound that calls to mind the best work of early Dead Milkmen.The result is one of the catchiest, most enjoyable local releases of the year.” - The Onion AV Club

“The second record from the Milwaukee six-piece The Fatty Acids has the ambitious scope of a concept album, though it could just be an especially inspired stream of consciousness. Somewhere between The Flaming Lips’ epic neo-psychedelia and Sufjan Stevens’ Philip Glass-inspired marching band resides The Fatty Acids’ bizarro anthems and plaints.”
– The Shepherd Express

“The Fatty Acids’ summery sounds are at once carefree and raw; vocal harmonies soar above reverbed guitars and youthfully energetic keyboards, but where similarly-minded bands such as MGMT strive to be smooth and sparkly, the Fatty Acids like to rough it up a bit.”
-The Isthmus

“The Fatty Acids smoosh even the most disjointed instrumentation (the end of “Memory Banks,” for instance) into satisfying pop music, and even the brief vignettes can’t be called filler. “Year Of Dairy
Products From The American Heartland” is both beautiful and
disorienting, and it’s merely an interlude between more fully realized
slabs of scattered scramble-pop, brilliantly arranged and performed
with an urgency that makes the roughshod drumming and untamed vocals seem appropriate. As abrasive and devoid of ear candy as it is, Leftover Monsterface could prove more durable than Berries, if only because there’s more to discover." The Onion AV Club

"Ding dong! Moo-pow-pow! As fun as Otis Day made the toga party in Animal House, Ramma Lamma takes ‘70s teen arena fun pop, unzips the listeners’ skull, scoops brains out like ice cream with sugary, sprinkles crunchy candy bits on top, and dances around like kids let of out of school for the summer. Think David Cassidymania dreaminess, prior to that London concert where a fourteen-year-old girl got stampeded to death at the gate; an event that haunted David until his death. No haunting here, just repeated listens!" -Razordcake


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