Time for your October / early November JRT update – now in spearmint flavor:
Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy
218 N Water St, Milwaukee (but enter via the alley off Chicago Ave)
414 221 6565
Saturday October 21
9pm – 1am
If you have an aversion or objection to classy fun, then Bugsy’s is not for you. If, however, you dig a uniquely cool Saturday night then please accept my personal invite to stop in, say hello and enjoy an eclectic mix of everything from speak-easy jazz to hard-cookin old-school blues and piano-rock.
Beer Garden at Whitnall Park
8831 North Root River Parkway, Franklin, WI 53132
Sunday October 22
3pm to 6pm
Only 56 shopping days separates this Octoberfest beer garden from Christmas – with a little luck we’ll have picturesque and placid late autumn weather in which to enjoy music by the pint.
Milwaukee Bucks – East Atrium Bradley Center
Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
Monday October 23
5:30pm to tip-off at 7pm
It’s the final season for the Bradley Center. I’ve got such fond memories of the place – make some of your own in preparation for next season’s debut of the brand-new arena.
Shank Hall – opening for Jasmine Cain
1434 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thursday Nov 9
Doors open 7pm, JRT at 8pm, Jasmine Cain at 9pm
Tickets start at $15
The drop dead fabulous Jasmine Cain will be bringing her Harley-ready hard kickin’ sound to Milwaukee after an 11 date tour in Florida and the Carolinas. Catch the JRT as we warm up the room for this award winning Nashville artist. We are honored to celebrate Veterans Day with such great folks.
Reminds me of when we opened for that AC-DC cover band (yup, that happened).
But wait, there’s more: joining us on Nov 9 will be Milwaukee’s top-dog on the keys: the often imitated never duplicated Mr. Joe Hite. It is nothing short of a bucket-list item for me to share key-mashing duties with the stellar Joe Hite – you know, formerly of the Boogiemen, currently of Uprising and soon to be launching the Joe Hite Orchestra.
Now I cannot possibly be expected to provide the above level of excitement in every newsletter. Thus future write-ups will rely on fake-news and click-bait. Like any skill, writing fake-news-click-bait must be practiced – let’s try a few headlines to get warmed up:
JRT to Offer Free Child Care During Shows
New Musical Note Discovered: K# Found Corrupting Youth
Musical Chairs – Chairy from PeeWee’s Playhouse to Replace Ryan on Vocals
JRT Switching to Extended Mayan Calendar – Next Gig Octember 35’th of Toyotathon
…well – you get the idea