Die Kreuzen plays Holland, Latest Flame turns 10, and the Brewers find relief from an unlikely source
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• Two months after reuniting for the sold-out Lest We Forget show at Turner Hall, Milwaukee’s Die Kreuzen has announced it will play two more shows…in Holland. The influential band—which you can read all about here, here, and here—will perform twice at Roadburn Festival 2013 in Tilburg, Holland. “I am so honored and feel very privileged that after nearly two decades Die Kreuzen is thought of so highly by so many that we can be included amongst such great artists as the ones who appear yearly at the Roadburn Festival,” singer Dan Kubinski said in a statement. “Die Kreuzen will do our best to make our appearance as special and as memorable as possible for all who attend and also for all the hard-working folks who work tirelessly behind the scenes year round to make Roadburn a unique and awesome experience.”
The group’s current lineup—Kubinski, Keith Brammer, Erik Tunison, and Couch Flambeau’s Jay Tiller—will perform material from all four of its albums. Roadburn 2013 runs for three days, April 18-20.
• Milwaukee-based label Latest Flame Records is preparing for its 10th Anniversary blowout. Along with new releases from Victory And Associates, Police Teeth, and Animal Lover, LFR is planning two Milwaukee anniversary show at the Cactus Club Oct. 5-6. The first show will feature IfIHadAHiFi, System And Station, Victory And Associates, and Heavy Hand; the second will feature The Gunshy, Animal Lover, Waxeater, and Karl J. Paloucek.
• Fans at Sunday’s Brewers game were treated to an all-too-common performance: a solid opening from our starting pitcher, followed by a complete fucking meltdown from our bullpen. (The Crew lost to the Nationals 11-10 in the 11th inning.) About the only highlight in those late innings was a kid pulling off some sweet, ridiculous dance moves on the Miller Park JumboTron. And because Milwaukee is still a small, small city, that kid happened to be Wilson Von Bohlen, son of The Promise Ring and Maritime frontman Davey Von Bohlen. OnMilwaukee.com has a picture and video.
• This week’s recommended shows: Sharon Van Etten + Tennis, Yellow Ostrich at Turner Hall Aug. 2; Call Me Lightning at Linneman’s Aug. 3; Altos at the Milwaukee Boat Line Concert Cruise Aug. 3; Blind Pilot at Pabst Theater Aug. 4; Sat. Nite Duets at Linneman’s Aug. 4; The Tallest Man On Earth at Pabst Theater Aug. 5.