On The Fool, Milwaukee’s MC Oneself makes it apparent that his ultimate goal as a musician is to enjoy the process and the output — the seventeen-track album released on Bandcamp late last month is filled with divergent sounds that pull from both close and opposite corners of soul, funk, blues, 60s rock, hip hop, country, dance, lounge and reggae music, yet is threaded together by Oneself’s capable vocal and lyrical style, anchoring all with such conviction that the transitions are smoother than smooth. Ultimately, The Fool is a party album, honing in on the good things life has to offer (and occasionally, the consequences of too much of those good things); Oneself plays this element up, especially on the more upbeat tracks, name-dropping Kid Cut Up (and No Request Sound), collaborating with Kid Millions and the Sounds of Time on “Crash & Burn” and trading vocals with guests in his easygoing style. Listen for yourself by clicking the cover art image. MC Oneself had a pretty busy 2013, and here’s hoping the release of a new album will bring more gigs to keep the party going.
8:00 am Interview: Herman Astro @ WMSE
Interview: Herman Astro @ WMSE
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am
Milwaukee-based band who has opened for national heavy-hitters such as Alabama Shakes, Blues Traveler, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Constellations, has consistently sold-out Milwaukee’s premier clubs and been nominated for numerous regional awards.
6:00 pm Local/Live: Heavy Hand @ WMSE
8:00 pm WMSE & the Chicken Shack Welcome... @ Turner Hall Ballroom
WMSE & the Chicken Shack Welcome... @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Southern gothic dreaminess and a gumbo of country, Americana, blues, folk, and gospel. The Secret Sisters headline their first Turner show.
6:00 pm Jazz in the Park: Reverend Raven @ Cathedral Square Park
Jazz in the Park: Reverend Raven @ Cathedral Square Park
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm