September 2009 Wisconsin Music News
For those of you who were about to rock to AC/DC, www.acdc.com, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Wednesday, October 14, unfortunately you will have to wait a little longer. On September 25, the band announced that vocalist Brian Johnson will be undergoing a minor medical procedure and has been ordered to rest for a couple of weeks. Which means six confirmed dates, including Milwaukee, has been postponed. AC/DC launched their Black Ice tour in November 2008, and have not yet stopped in Wisconsin, making the news that much harder for their diehard fans. The tour will resume on October 16 in Washington, D.C. and continue through the spring of next year. Johnson has been quoted as saying that he plans on retiring after they wrap up this tour, which has prompted a flurry of questions asking if he was sincere. In my opinion, he could very well intend on retiring at the end of this tour, but I do know that Malcolm is already planning some outdoor festival dates for next summer. So it remains to be seen how soon AC/DC’s rock and roll train will truly come to a complete stop. Until then, we can look forward to a rescheduled date here in Wisconsin. And if you haven’t already bought tickets, don’t miss your chance to see one of the best rock and roll bands in the world! I can guarantee you; their show is worth every penny.
Lube will be celebrating their tenth anniversary at the Dry Bean on Saturday, October 3. Buzz, Nick, Bartho, Jeff and Steve will be welcoming performances by former members drummer Al Lopez, drummer Todd Schroeder and guitarist Jeff Hermans. Music starts at 9:30, and for more details, just go to www.luberocks.com. If you can’t make the Bean, Lube will also at the Badger Bowl on Halloween. Judging from some of their past pictures, you won’t want to miss their costumes.
Schlock, www.myspace.com/schlock1992, will be playing Jeffro’s Jam fundraiser in Thresherman’s Park in Edgerton on Saturday, October 3, to benefit Jeff Russell, co-owner of the Park Place Bar in Janesville, who was injured in a motorcycle accident last spring. The fundraiser will feature live music, raffles, a bike-kini wash, mud wrestling and free overnight camping. Music starts at 2 pm. $5 donation at the gates.
Just back of a tour down south, Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo, www.aaronwilliamsandthehoodoo.com has been gearing up for an assault on the Midwest including two nights at the Brink Lounge on October 7 and 21. They will also be out in Stoughton at Stella and Pug’s on Saturday, October 17. I just had the pleasure of seeing them at the Brink a couple of weeks ago, and they were smokin’ hot!
Madison County, www.madcounty.com, will be bringing their kick-ass country moves to the Missouri Tavern in Middleton on Saturday, October 10 and Scatz on Saturday, October 17. Show them some support by requesting 106.3, The New Q, to play their song “Breathless.” Just tell afternoon host Sara Freeman that I sent you!
The Lucas Cates Band, www.lucascates.com, winner of six 2009 Madison Area Music Awards, will be playing the Coliseum Bar on Thursday, October 15 and a pre-Halloween bash at the Brink Lounge on Friday, October 30. Halloween night they will be in Verona at Grays Tied House. If you haven’t had the pleasure, once you see them you’ll understand why they literally swept the MAMAs last May.