Shank Hall: WKS Single Release Party @ Shank Hall, Milwaukee [24 February]

Shank Hall: WKS Single Release Party

19:00 - 23:55

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Shank Hall
1434 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
WKS is proud to announce our upcoming show AND Single Release Party at Shank Hall in Milwaukee on Feb 24, 2018. Kicking off the festivities will be Paladino followed by Listening Party. This is NOT a show to miss. We'll be giving away a FREE download of our newest single (to be named soon) to all those in attendance, in addition to raffling off merchandise. This is a 21+ show at cover is $8. Doors open at 7 pm, showtime at 8 pm. Ticket link will be posted soon. ALSO...We'll be working on pulling together a bus trip in the VERY near future so stand by for more details on that.

Listening Party, an Americana/Folk rock trio out of Milwaukee, have found a home in the original music scene in the Midwest with their soulful stage presence and infectious melodies. Tales of love, longing, and personal struggle are presented sincerely by singer-songwriter Weston Mueller, a Northern Wisconsin native, with «every note full of expression and feeling» (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Complemented by Joshua Hester and Jacob Wood, each song paints a portrait as unique and colorful as the bands' respective musical backgrounds.

Equally rich in meaning and melody, Paladino delivers honest, heartfelt lyrics and soaring, stirring harmonies. Their songs blend genres (Americana Rock, Indie Folk, Progressive Bluegrass) with poetic imagery and novelistic detail, shot through with real emotion and dynamic musicality.

Founded in late 2014, long-term friends Mark Harrig (mandolin/vocals/guitar) and former band member Phil Wamser (concertina/keyboard) set out to start a bluegrass band. Yet, the addition of new friends Matt Webber (guitar/bass), Weston Grit (bass/guitar) and Chad Burgess (drums) brought new influences and instrumentation. Their collection of songs displays a wide array of stylistic diversity due to each member of the band contributing their personally written songs, lyrics and vocals. In 2017, Wamser and Webber left the group, but Chris Haise (piano) and Jon Taglienti (bass) were more than happy to take their places.

Following Paladino’s debut release “Bellows”, in 2016 which was nominated for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Music Awards Album of the Year, Independent Release of the Year, and Band of the Year, they began immediately writing and recording their first full-length album of all new material released Dec 1st, 2017. Titled “Friend a Dinosaur”, a play on Paladino’s name, the upcoming album embraces their alt-country and rock roots, while maintaining the multiple lead singer format. Gone are the classical-inspired layered arrangements juxtaposed with arty folk. In their place: over driven and melodic electric guitars, riff-based anthems and harmony saturated hooks. Those who had appreciated their quirky lyrics will not be disappointed; “Friend a Dinosaur” runs a whole new gamut of unconventional subject matter with tracks exploring the personification of a home-invading brown insect, a self-aware factory churning out tourist stand trinkets, and even a bittersweet love song for their hometown of Milwaukee.

Shank Hall is Milwaukee's Showcase Live Music Venue Since 1989.
1434 N. Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI.
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