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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Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

KENOSHA ⏤ Over the winter months, it sometimes seems as though musicians, like certain other types of life on Earth, hibernate.  However, while cold weather has never been a friend of musicians, there are still plenty of local talented bands and songwriters hitting your local venues and open mics. The stage at Public Craft Brewing … Continue reading Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

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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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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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Saints Radio: Recent performances by local songwriters

KENOSHA ⏤ Saints Radio may have taken a break for a week or two; however, we've still been watching and listening to the performances of local songwriters. Yesterday, songwriter Ben Mulwana took to the enclosure inside the glass storefront of Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., for a three-hour set. Mulwana is one of several … Continue reading Saints Radio: Recent performances by local songwriters

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#SaintsRadioSunday: Recent performances at Rustic Road

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, instead of highlighting different venues, we'd like to highlight the different talent that has passed through just one: Rustic Road Brewing Co. From young to old, local musicians consistently make the venue a place to go to hear good live music. Check out some of the artists that have come through Rustic … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday: Recent performances at Rustic Road

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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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#LocalTalent: Young musician belts out Joplin tune (video)

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ Sometimes you encounter younger artists or even a single young musician that not only seems to have respect for, but also matches some of the style of the greats. https://videopress.com/v/Wpdx2tXi?autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Audrey, a young student of local musician Haven Wells, showed such reverence and talent Monday night. The singer belted out Janis Joplin's … Continue reading #LocalTalent: Young musician belts out Joplin tune (video)

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#TBT: Ben Mulwana at Rustic Road Brewing Co.

KENOSHA ⏤ If you had given Sam Cooke a guitar and taught him how to play it well, you’d get a musician like Kenosha songwriter Ben Mulwana.  You’ve likely heard of Mulwana, known and appreciated for his consistently smooth voice, whether or not you’ve seen him perform. However, beyond his stellar musical ability, the thing that … Continue reading #TBT: Ben Mulwana at Rustic Road Brewing Co.

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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