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Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

It's been quite some time since I've shared glimpses of the music created, produced and performed here locally in Kenosha. Whether it's Union Park Tavern, Public Brewing Co., Rustic Road, Kenosha Creative Space or any of our local venues, there is never a shortage of opportunities to support Kenosha bands. And while I've taken some … Continue reading Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, I had the pleasure of catching the performances of my friends Would You Kindly?, Violet Wilder and Spirit Shakers, as well as stopping by Rustic Road Brewing's weekly mic. Would You Kindly? and Violet Wilder at Kenosha Creative Space On Feb. 18, the talented local musicians in Would You Kindly? and Violet … Continue reading ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

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Observer Captures Kenosha (photos): Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother at Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ Fusion hosted one of the best music lineups possible in the city last Saturday, Oct. 30: Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother. The show, well attended during the Halloween weekend, not only provided entertainment, but a welcome sense of community in the local scene. Below, please find a gallery of photos from Saturday's … Continue reading Observer Captures Kenosha (photos): Spirit Shakers, Lunar Lizard and Earthmother at Fusion

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Observer Captures Kenosha: Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021

Kenosha never leaves me wanting for scenes to capture with my camera. In fact, I can regularly photograph music, art or comedy events, as well as simply beautiful views along the harbor. Over the last week, I caught some writing I hadn't noticed before on the rocks along the lakefront. I've always found the different … Continue reading Observer Captures Kenosha: Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021

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Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha City Council will once again briefly wade into the face mask ordinance waters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on throughout Kenosha County.  During tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 625 52nd St., Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy is set to introduce the repealing and recreation of parts of the … Continue reading Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

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Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

KENOSHA ⏤ Every Monday night the sounds of music drift along Seventh Avenue through the night as various performers take the stage at Kenosha Fusion. Starting at 8 p.m., Kenosha Fusion's open mic night brings in some powerhouse music performances.  Eli Eastridge, Oscar Mercadillo, Malcom Wright and also Maxwell Melendrez from Spirit Shakers regularly take … Continue reading Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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Around The Mics: Mondays at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA -  Mondays starting at 9 p.m. you can catch the full excitement of Kenosha Fusion's open mic night. Fusion offers a unique experience for those who walk into its doors. It is also one of the few venues in Kenosha that has a proper stage for artists to perform on. Likewise, every week a … Continue reading Around The Mics: Mondays at Kenosha Fusion

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Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown has been where you want to be to catch some amazing local talent at two venues’ open mics: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing Co.However, starting this month, these mics will be split over two days. You can first catch "Open Mic for the People" over at Public Craft Brewing Co. … Continue reading Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA — With a dearth of open mics over the weekend, Kenosha Fusion is offering musicians a place to play and collaborate on Sundays. Uptown Observer stringer Jordan Pauley witnessed some of this during Fusion's Sunday night open mic. The Fusion mic is hosted at the business, 5014 Seventh Ave., at 6 p.m. each week. … Continue reading Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion

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Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics

KENOSHA ⏤ With a lack of city government meetings tonight, how about checking out local musicians at Kenosha's Monday night open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road? For months now, local musician Haven Wells has run her open mic at Rustic Road Brewing Co., 5706 Sixth Ave. The Rustic mic offers somewhat of an intimate … Continue reading Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics

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Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ In the past month, a lot of the old players and bands that were making headway in the music scene nights prior to COVID-19 have come out of hiatus, including Would You Kindly?. The band stopped by Kenosha Fusion last Saturday night, during which they performed a new song, "Tear Stained Glass." Check … Continue reading Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

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#OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters' eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/photos/pb.100045469393154.-2207520000../210588397485683/?type=3 The community also took interest in Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson's recounting of his COVID-19 vaccination experience. In fact, many of the stories visitors to our site paid most attention to focused on the … Continue reading #OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

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#TBT: Kori Davis’ poetry at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ While music is often the focus of entertainment locally, poetry and prose still add heart and soul to the Kenosha scene. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Most often, a mix of different genres and styles of music rule the local open mics. However, Kenosha is just as much a city of poets as it is a city … Continue reading #TBT: Kori Davis’ poetry at Kenosha Fusion

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#SaintsRadioSunday: Kyle Young and Jaz Cardoza at Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ Local singer/songwriter Kyle Young and the Chicago-area (usually) songstress Jaz Cardoza brought some real talent ⏤ and quite a variation of styles ⏤ to the Kenosha Fusion stage Saturday night. The two artists are both supremely talented singers ⏤ Cardoza having one of the most powerful voices in the area, in my opinion. … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday: Kyle Young and Jaz Cardoza at Fusion

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#AroundTheMics: A jam, Spirit Shakers and Josy Rosales at Fusion (playlist)

KENOSHA ⏤ Last night those who went to Kenosha Fusion heard jam after jam as talented local artists improvised entire sets around each other. Donate to The Uptown Observer Make a one-time donationYour contribution is appreciated.DonateMake a monthly donationYour contribution is appreciated.Donate monthlyMake a yearly donationYour contribution is appreciated.Donate yearly While many familiar faces popped … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: A jam, Spirit Shakers and Josy Rosales at Fusion (playlist)

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#TBT: DAniel at Kenosha Fusion

https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159562186273013 KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, local guitarist/general musical maestro Danny Crucianelli started performing under a new, rather simple name: DAniel. Crucianelli, who co-operates Kenosha Fusion with wife Aimee, has been involved in various bands throughout the years. Likewise, he serves as your helpful gear guru at Music Go Round on 75th Street. Therefore, please, take time … Continue reading #TBT: DAniel at Kenosha Fusion

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#AroundTheMics: Warmer weather brings out new faces to mics

KENOSHA ⏤ For the first time since COVID-19 hit the city, the Monday night open mics felt the same as they did before we all knew what it was like to lose them for nearly a year. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Warmer temperatures even brought out new faces ⏤ including one performer who played for the first time … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Warmer weather brings out new faces to mics

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#SaintsRadioSunday (Feb. 28, 2021): Kenosha musicians to spend some time listening to

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ Good evening, Kenosha. It's another Sunday, and therefore, it's another night to listen to some local musicians. As a result, this week's playlist features Mykal Baas, Haley Klinkhammer, Liam Maxwell, Haven Wells and Maxwell Melendrez. Each of these featured musicians pumps an incredible amount of life into the local music scene. Please … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday (Feb. 28, 2021): Kenosha musicians to spend some time listening to

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#AroundTheMics: Artists at Rustic Road and Fusion Feb. 22

KENOSHA ⏤ Many familiar faces, as well as faces that used to be more familiar, showed up in the crew of artists who stepped out for this week's Monday night open mics. At Rustic Road Brewing Co., Brian Lockwood, a local singer/songwriter, performed a short acoustic set. His unique energy is something worth rediscovering, even … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Artists at Rustic Road and Fusion Feb. 22