Drawing influences from artists such as Chris Isaak, the Velvet Underground, and Angelo Badalamenti, Vinz Clortho dabbles in the moody, bluesy psyche surfy sounds of a surreal roadhouse jukebox. Vinz Clortho is a newly formed super-group of Milwaukee rock mainstays; featuring members of Calliope, Mortgage Freeman, Castle Thunder and Myles Coyne to name a few.
Born in a cool basement during the hot summer months of 2014, Faux Fiction is an alternative/powerpop band based in Milwaukee, WI. The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Gabby Kartz, bassist/vocalist Peter Hair, and drummer Paul Tyree. The three-piece outfit is heavily influenced by 90s alternative, grunge, and garage rock, which they blend with pop sensibilities to form their own brand of "pop fuzz". The band's most recent work, Dark Matter EP (released January 2018), has been hailed by the Journal Sentinel as "brighter and dirtier" with "great grunge arrangements", and affirmed to be a "20-minute powder keg" by Milwaukee Record.
Pay the Devil got together in the winter of 2011 and has been playing around the Milwaukee area ever since. They play mostly original tunes in a variety of styles alongside an assortment of bluegrass and old-time standards, sea shanties, folk, Irish, and country music. This five-piece, made up of guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and washboard (spoons and assorted other hillbilly percussive instruments) puts on a fun live show filled with foot-stomping, thigh-slapping music, and enough hollering to go around. Pay The Devil’s genre has been described as “Shantygrass”, “Riotgrass”, and “Horse [Manure] and Gun Music”.
The Canvasmen come from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Whenever possible they like to mix urgent rock-and-roll fury with less-urgent rock-and-roll levity and see what comes of it.
Born five miles below the surface of Madison WI, strapped to a steel table and injected with primeval DNA that stripped their dignity, BEEFUS emerged to scatter fungal smut slurry throughout the hu-man gene pool. Lately captivated by the rustic life of the Americacan Farm-Man, BEEFUS has returned to roots they never had and now terrify the Homeland with their monstrous clanking combine that harvests the BEEFGRASS.