Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Devil Met Contention w/ The Grasping At Straws, Wolfgang Schaefer
9 pm, 21+, $5
Three beloved Milwaukee acts come together for one night of melodic tunes.
DEVIL MET CONTENTION:
"Devil Met Contention combines country, folk and blues into a dark Americana sound that brings to mind Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Formed in 2012 by singer/songwriter Ehson Rad.
The southern Gothic sound of Devil Met Contention is perfect if you feel like dancing, socializing or drowning your sorrows with a bottle of whiskey. There’s something for everyone in this music"
THE GRASPING AT STRAWS
"Out of “drinkers’ paradise” Milwaukee, WI, Grasping at Straws blend the sounds of old Americana, country, and blues with a more modern, dissonant rock energy. With a canon of eclectic and catchy songs, the Straws use the traditional tools of multiple harmonies, banjo, guitar, fiddle and upright bass to create a well-rounded offering."
"My name is Wolfgang. My brother Benjamin and I write music together. We recorded some last year and some more this year. Our friends help us by playing their instruments while Benjamin records them. Then he puts it all together and twists some knobs and makes magic, like the way handkerchiefs are tied together and keep coming out of a frayed black tuxedo sleeve. Or like the way people believe in things even though not everyone else does.
We have a new record now. It’s called Typewriter. It’s really good."
Devil Met Contention Links
"Burn That Bridge" Video