Sat Dec 22 2018

8:00 PM

Shank Hall

1434 N. Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202

$15.00

Ages 21+

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When Semi-Twang reunited in 2009 to play the twentieth anniversary of Shank Hall, the premier showcase club in their home-town of Milwaukee, they showed up to help celebrate a venue they'd played on the club's opening night. Expectations were modest - do a couple of rehearsals, show up, have fun & go home. However, the gig turned out to be an incredible experience for both band and fans and the band decided it was too much fun to stop. 

Back in 1988, Semi-Twang thought they'd taken their best shot with Salty Tears, their Warner Brothers debut. That record generated tons of critical acclaim but little in the way of sales. Soon after its release, other opportunities beckoned and the band members went their separate ways. Friendships survived, but the band was history. For John Sieger, the songwriter and main vocalist, Nashville, TN seemed like a good idea. Dwight Yoakam was one of many artists who found Sieger's songs and producers like Pete Anderson and Jerry Harrison were finding slots for his tunes. Mike Hoffmann stayed busy producing other artists and the other fellows in the band, all great players, were soon scooped up by other groups around town. 
Maybe Semi-Twang should have tried something else. Back in 1988 when Warner Brothers released their first record, Salty Tears, someone was thinking their kind of country-tinged midcoast rock and roll was sorely needed. That proved to be true a few years later — it’s now called “Americana.” That record drew comparisons to The Band, Creedence Clearwater and other luminaries like Doug Sahm. Alas, critics were not the record buyers of the late 80’s — a time when groups like Fluke Of Seagulls ruled the roost. Anyhoo, the band regrouped in 2009, things were more favorable and, as the band is set to to release their fourth album, Kenosha, what they do is less outlier and just outright good. Check out the title song you’ll get the same jolt of recognition believers like Talking Head Jerry Harrison felt when he first heard them and passed their demo on to the folks at WB. Listen to the rest and you’ll understand why artists like Dwight Yoakam and The Bodeans have covered leader John Sieger’s songs. They knew this stuff has always been around and they also understood why: It’s as real as the factory floor and as sturdy as a pair of steel toed boots.

Shank Hall
Semi Twang

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Shank Hall

Semi Twang

Sat Dec 22 2018 8:00 PM

Shank Hall Milwaukee WI
Semi Twang

$15.00 Ages 21+

When Semi-Twang reunited in 2009 to play the twentieth anniversary of Shank Hall, the premier showcase club in their home-town of Milwaukee, they showed up to help celebrate a venue they'd played on the club's opening night. Expectations were modest - do a couple of rehearsals, show up, have fun & go home. However, the gig turned out to be an incredible experience for both band and fans and the band decided it was too much fun to stop. 

Back in 1988, Semi-Twang thought they'd taken their best shot with Salty Tears, their Warner Brothers debut. That record generated tons of critical acclaim but little in the way of sales. Soon after its release, other opportunities beckoned and the band members went their separate ways. Friendships survived, but the band was history. For John Sieger, the songwriter and main vocalist, Nashville, TN seemed like a good idea. Dwight Yoakam was one of many artists who found Sieger's songs and producers like Pete Anderson and Jerry Harrison were finding slots for his tunes. Mike Hoffmann stayed busy producing other artists and the other fellows in the band, all great players, were soon scooped up by other groups around town. 
Maybe Semi-Twang should have tried something else. Back in 1988 when Warner Brothers released their first record, Salty Tears, someone was thinking their kind of country-tinged midcoast rock and roll was sorely needed. That proved to be true a few years later — it’s now called “Americana.” That record drew comparisons to The Band, Creedence Clearwater and other luminaries like Doug Sahm. Alas, critics were not the record buyers of the late 80’s — a time when groups like Fluke Of Seagulls ruled the roost. Anyhoo, the band regrouped in 2009, things were more favorable and, as the band is set to to release their fourth album, Kenosha, what they do is less outlier and just outright good. Check out the title song you’ll get the same jolt of recognition believers like Talking Head Jerry Harrison felt when he first heard them and passed their demo on to the folks at WB. Listen to the rest and you’ll understand why artists like Dwight Yoakam and The Bodeans have covered leader John Sieger’s songs. They knew this stuff has always been around and they also understood why: It’s as real as the factory floor and as sturdy as a pair of steel toed boots.

Semi Twang

Semi Twang

Alternative Country

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.