Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7pm
September 3 @ 7:00 PM · $5 / $8 under 21 - ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Ages: 18+
THE COMPLICATION w/ The German Art Students, We Are The Wild Things
THE COMPLICATION (rock from Milwaukee)
The Complication encompasses an array of emotion and movement, creating earworms with undeniable pop hooks while at the same time, making you want to start up the mosh pit, with driving drum & bass/guitar rhythms and in-your-face vocal power. Offerings reflect on relationships and heartache, personal struggles, lessons learned, and hard lessons still being learned. The band: Songwriting partners Annie B (guitar) & Cameron Collard (bass), while various musicians sit in with the band for their live shows.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Annie B started her career out on the West Coast. She moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and headlined L.A.’s best clubs with her band Shut Up Marie for 7 years. S.U.M. picked up loads of press and college & commercial radio airplay all over the U.S. & appeared on national airplay charts, being heard on numerous radio stations from New York to L.A. with their 2 CD releases. She relocated to Milwaukee in 2008, and has been since building on that momentum with The Complication.
Notable appearances include various summer concert series & festivals such as Summerfest, Rock USA, Bastille Days, WI State Fair, Port Fish Day, The Bay View Bash, numerous television, radio, and press highlights for the band including Annie’s cover/feature in HERLIFE Magazine, and their 2011 full-length debut CD garnering airplay all over the state, under their former name (Annie B & the Vagabond Company).
FUN FACT: Annie’s vocals are featured on “Puppet Masters”, a Metallica tribute CD now available through Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and all the big chains. Her lead vocals are heard on a track that also features Tony Franklin on bass (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The FIRM), Chris Poland on lead guitar (formerly of Megadeth), and Gene McEwen on drums (Armed Forces, Steel Prophet, Takara), with their version of “Blackened”.
“Annie has a voice that can crack a sidewalk or melt a heart!” – Bruce Winter, WUWM
“Annie’s got some serious songwriting chops!” – Willie Porter
THE GERMAN ART STUDENTS (Quirky power pop from Madison)
The German Art Students are a 3-piece rock and roll band from Madison, WI. GAS plays hooky guitar pop, a bit rough around the edges--well crafted but not slick. Influences range from garage to punk, through new wave and indie rock.
DIY or NOT DIY: You Decide
"This is a great DIY release. Very minimalist pop-injected songs predominate with demented and twisted lyrics. 'Civil War Re-enactor' had me wiggling on the floor to the power pop deliciousness and gut-bustingly ridiculous lyrics."
-Greg Sahagian, The Big Takeover
"A friend of mine tried to argue that they weren't DIY because they’d obviously practiced. This is the attitude that makes indie rock suck so hard. Their technical performance was flawless. Adding to the musical mastery was a line from 'Civil War Re-enactor' -- You drink the whiskey / I’ll cut your leg off.”
-Saara Myrene Raapana, www.actionmanmagazine.com
Madison’s Favorite Local Rock/Metal Band 2004… "all their off-kilter lo-fi pop-punk songs show an irrepressible joie de vivre as they take on dating, skating and cruise control."
Best rock band nominee, 2005
-Madison Area Music Awards
Bands on the Rise: The German Art Students—"nimble witted new wave pop."
"...new wave weirdoes."
- The Onion
WE ARE THE WILD THINGS (Rock/Alternative from Madison)Show details »
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