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Performers at Public Craft (Around The Mics)

KENOSHA – Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Public Craft Brewing Co. is the place to be in downtown Kenosha if you’re looking for some stage time or to see live performers. Public is one of the few places in town that also offers a true open mic experience and entertainment. Welcoming art forms from all genres, musicians, poets … Continue reading Performers at Public Craft (Around The Mics)

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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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#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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#AroundTheMics: An eclectic night of sets throughout the city

KENOSHA ⏤ Anyone who came out to either the Fusion or Rustic Road open mics Monday night heard an even more varied round of sets than usual. At Rustic Road Brewing Co., Shane McNealy brought his usual energetic acoustic rock set. However, Alex Cooper ⏤ a newcomer on the scene ⏤ next switched the vibe … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: An eclectic night of sets throughout the city

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#TBT: Memories shared along the way so far (playlist)

KENOSHA ⸺ It’s another time to look back on memories and performances that have taken place in Kenosha in recent years with the Observer's #ThrowbackThursday music memory. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata As of today, the Observer audience has grown quite a bit since we started this feature. Therefore, we want to highlight all of the performances we’ve “thrown … Continue reading #TBT: Memories shared along the way so far (playlist)

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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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#MidWeekRewind: A vaccine update and a shooting top latest articles

KENOSHA ⏤ Another Wednesday means another time to reflect on recent articles published by The Uptown Observer site since Saturday, March 6. Therefore, below, please find the latest articles published in the different sections on our site. And, if you like what you read, don't forget to like, share and follow us via the email … Continue reading #MidWeekRewind: A vaccine update and a shooting top latest articles

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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: Bands Earthmother, Ghost in Color and Lunar Lizard

KENOSHA ⏤ Some of the most exceptional musicians the area has to offer make up the three bands featured on tonight's edition of #SaintsRadioSunday. There may be very few in the Kenosha area who have not experienced the musical ability of Earthmother. In fact, the Observer has already talked about the jam band's member Josy … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday: Bands Earthmother, Ghost in Color and Lunar Lizard

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#SaturdayMorningMix: A fast, a law enforcement grant and an amazing voice lead local stories

KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, Kenosha. It's another Saturday, which means another mix of Observer stories from the week. This article sponsored by Valerie Douglas for KUSD School Board https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata You’re waking up to a beautiful day locally. The sun is coming out. Birds are chirping. It’s another lovely weekend in the city. While you ease into … Continue reading #SaturdayMorningMix: A fast, a law enforcement grant and an amazing voice lead local stories

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From Our Founder: Be part of the change in Kenosha journalism; sponsor the Observer

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ You may have noticed video ads popping up on the Uptown Observer website recently seeking people to sponsor our work. Like the ones I’ve blatantly placed on this page as well.  This has been a soft signal from me that I am opening the door for sponsors.  Here’s the overt signal https://videopress.com/v/Wpdx2tXi?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadataContinue reading From Our Founder: Be part of the change in Kenosha journalism; sponsor the Observer

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#AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/Wpdx2tXi?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ When one sees a young person at an open mic, they are likely to assume that lack of years means lack of talent. However, younger artists proved that is not the case Monday night. Young students of musician Haven Wells opened up the Rustic open mic Monday night, blowing away many … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Young musicians take over

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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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#SaintsRadioSunday: Lines of Loyalty debuts ‘I’m Not The One’

KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, fellow music lovers and supporters. Welcome to another round of #SaintsRadioSunday, this week featuring Lines of Loyalty. Admittedly, this week is a little more intimate of a playlist, with one new contribution and recap of what we've received. However, you should still pay attention to these Kenosha-area artists. If you have … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday: Lines of Loyalty debuts ‘I’m Not The One’

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#TBT: The Dead Lights at Union Park

KENOSHA ⏤ There are times you look at a singer and assume you know how they sound. Then, when they open their mouth, they blow you away with how wrong you were.  David of The Deadlights. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. Rachel Smith of The Dead Lights is one such singer.  Smith, performing with … Continue reading #TBT: The Dead Lights at Union Park

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#AroundTheMics: Improvising songs at Creative Space

KENOSHA ⏤ Each week Kenosha Creative Space opens its doors to musicians and artists for its weekly Create@TheSpace open jam and painting event. The jam is led by local artist and musician Haven Wells. It also regularly draws well-trained musicians who will often riff on a song they make up on the spot. However, all … Continue reading #AroundTheMics: Improvising songs at Creative Space

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#TBT: Brittany Lumley at Union Park Tavern

KENOSHA ⏤ Songwriter Brittany Lumley is well-known in the local music scene for her high range.  Lumley, a graduate of Tremper High School, both plays as part of Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers, and in her own acoustic solo project. Here she is on her own performing at Union Park Tavern on Sept. 11, … Continue reading #TBT: Brittany Lumley at Union Park Tavern

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Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

KENOSHA ⏤ Hello, and welcome back to another round of Saints Radio Sunday. This week we have three bands that we will be highlighting: Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos. Each offers a different feel to Kenoshans looking for something to listen to. So please, take the time to listen, click on … Continue reading Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

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Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

Musicians, owners open up about challenges in staying afloat KENOSHA ⏤ Imagine, if you will, the struggle of watching as 50% to 100% of your monthly income vanishes in an instant at a few words' utterance. Not because of your choices as a musician or business owner, but because of an unprecedented event that overwhelmed … Continue reading Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

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#TBT: ‘Tomorrow’ at Kenosha Creative Space

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met the artist now known as "Tomorrow" at Kenosha Creative Space on Oct. 3, 2019, when I simply knew him as Eddie. The young pianist, with a tenor-level voice that is more smooth like Smokey Robinson than gruff like Otis Redding or Wilson Pickett, seemingly came out of the blue that … Continue reading #TBT: ‘Tomorrow’ at Kenosha Creative Space