Trapper Schoepp And The Shades’ inaugural Shindig to feature free music, surprise reunion
With a long Fourth of July weekend and an even longer lakeside summer festival behind us, it’s time to kick back, relax, and maybe ease up on the adult beverages for a few days. But not so fast: This Wednesday from 6-9 p.m., Trapper Schoepp And The Shades will host the inaugural Shades Shindig at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park Pavilion. The free concert is being billed as an “evening of good friends and great music,” with Joe Crockett of The Championship, Chris DeMay of Juniper Tar, Joseph Huber of the .357 String Band, and Minneapolis’ Frankie Lee among the handful of musicians joining Schoepp and company for a Last Waltz-style show of superjams and covers. Yellow Phone Music Conference and Good Land Records are presenting the show, which is part of the Tosa Tonight concert series.
The A.V. Club also has it on good authority that a certain unnamed band from Milwaukee’s past will be performing a short, one-off reunion set during the Shindig. The identity of the band is barely a secret at this point—poke around local social media and you’ll probably figure it out—but we won’t spoil the surprise. We’ll only say that fans of the early-2000s Milwaukee pop-punk scene will be very, very happy, and that Shades drummer Jon Phillip will be very, very busy. See you there, tacos!