Tonight (1/7) is Gnarrenschiff, who you may have heard at Jackpot Gallery during Riverwest Fest. If you haven’t yet heard them, you’re in for a treat. Sitar, fiddle and handdrum make this gypsy act truly one of a kind. They’re supported by Medusa’s Beard (Madison Glam Metal). Doors at 9pm and the show is $5.
Tomorrow (1/8) Mario the Poet and Adam Asher will host a spoken-word and poetry night with an hour of open-mic. Come Slam, Beat, or tell us a story. Doors at 7. $3-5 suggested donation.
This Tuesday (Jan 10) come to a screening of film HOME by French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The event is free and open to the public, 21+
Home is a 2009 documentary about our planet earth and humans’ impact upon it. Visit www.homethemovie.org for more information.
Thursday (1/12) is the Claudettes and Animals in Human Attire. Doors at 9. $5 ($3 for members)…From AV Club: When it comes to bizarre band origin stories, The Claudettes certainly have a doozy. You see, the group was the former house band for a bar called Claudette’s in Oglesby, Illinois, but after the tavern’s “ruthless owner”—the titular Claudette—lost her license, the band found itself still under contract. Now, Claudette drags the hapless group members around the country, forcing them to play for unsuspecting showgoers, all the while hawking her own beer and drink specials. While that story may be somewhat suspect, what is known for sure is that The Claudettes are an instrumental, piano-and-drums offshoot of Chicago’s Oh My God. Whether the feared Claudette will show up for the group’s show remains anyone’s guess.
As the Recall reaches its final days, we’re hosting a final hurrah on the last night you can sign. Saturday, Jan 14 Floor Model and Danny Price & the Loose Change will be performing to benefit the Recall campaign and Occupy Milwaukee. $3-5 suggested donation. Doors at 9pm.