Young Musicians and Attack Dogs – A Surprisingly Entertaining Combination

Must be October as I’m already working on Christmas tunes. It’s a fun time of year. Made funner if you pop on out to see us at any of our upcoming shindigs:

The Bay Restaurant in Whitefish Bay

342 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay


Friday Oct 5

8pm – 10pm

Remarkable food and a great atmosphere in the heart of charming Whitefish Bay – good, good stuff.

Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy

218 N Water St, Milwaukee

(but enter via the alley off Chicago Ave)


Saturday Oct 13

9pm – 1am

Bugsy’s does Saturday night right – hot time at a cool venue.

Caroline’s Jazz Club

401 S 2nd Street


Thursday Oct 18

8:30pm – 11:30pm

In a word: legit. A truly legitimate jazz club. For such a special club we are bringing a very special sound – a hard hitting rhythm section with a certain Dave on the electric guitar. Get ready for some blues and a little rock mixed in with high energy jazz and soul.

Milwaukee Blues Rock Collective at:

Just J’s

9033 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53227


Saturday Oct 20


This newsletter is all about in depth investigative reporting. Here’s your inside scoop: a band affectionately known as the Milwaukee Blues Rock Collective will be appearing at Just J’s in Fabulous Stallis and you might want to check them out. You’ll recognize some familiar faces and also some heavier guitar led tunes from Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, Cheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and many more. And that ain’t fake news.


So the girls and I on a recent Friday wandered over to a police K9 demonstration befitting the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC). We are always interested in dogs doing cool things and are big fans of the WVRC as they recently saved our little cat Lucky from a serious illness.

Now recall The Corners is the community surrounding Von Maur in Brookfield – we’ll be lending some Coltrane to Santa when he visits Von Maur on Dec 15. So anyways we head to The Corners and in their very hip courtyard are amazed as police K9’s perform mock chases and pursuits. It’s fun watching things get bit that aren’t me. We pet the dogs, take photos and are ready to put out an APB on some pizza when I notice musicians setup in front of several large video screens. Shame on me for not gleaning the name of the group, but they were four girls ages 9 to 16 wailing away on some serious classic Rock. The bass player easily 3″ shorter than her instrument kept the groove nicely. Keyboardist / vocalist and guitarist / vocalist rang out killer harmony.

Now I’m not sure AC/DC’s ‘Hells Bells’ was the best song choice for these little cherubs, and it only got stranger from there. On-screen footage displayed behind them showed K9 fugitive take-downs in slow-mo. Picture that: Wee lasses grinding out Aerosmith’s ‘Sweet Emotion’ backed by scenes of a german shepherd (the woof woof kind, not the yodel yodel kind) laying waste to a trainer in front of razor wire at Taycheedah Correctional.

The take-away? That JRT sets can get a little wacky but level 9 weird is reserved for the ‘performance art’ offered on that cool Friday evening in the sleepy ‘burb named Brookfield.

On a side note, one of the police dogs was an adorable golden Lab. This dog was not for chompin’, but rather for sniffing out contraband and whatnot. They had him strategically placed on the sidewalk such that passers by could pet the pup and say hello. I noted not one bass player was willing to walk within olfactory distance of that dog.

Alright, move along – nothing to see here