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What Made Milwaukee Famous with The Warm Fuzzies
The Warm Fuzzies
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Dec 5, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Ticket sales ended Dec 6, 2012 3:30 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
What Made Milwaukee Famous has been a stalwart of the Austin music scene since their inception in 2003. The three original members, Michael Kingcaid (vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Farmer (bass), and Jason Davis (guitars, vocals), each bring a diverse range of influences to the table, allowing them to seamlessly shift between genres at the drop of a hat.
- 18+ Show -
Music : Genre: Alt. Rock,Indie,Pop,Rock
Ticket Prices
General Admission
$10
Event Schedule
The Warm Fuzzies
8:30 PM
What Made Milwaukee Famous
9:30 PM
Listen, we’re not going to beat around the bush here. We’re the Warm Fuzzies, and we like to play loud, fuzzy powerpop songs for people who enjoy these sorts of things. Because we’re honest, we’ll admit we’re trying to kill you softly like Roberta Flack and get you with our rhythm like Gloria Estefan. Because we’re an indie rock band, though, we not always do a good job of letting you know how we feel about you. We have to play it cool, you know?

Currently we’re making a record that will be out Spring of 2013. Last year, we released one delicious track right after another on a monthly basis for your listening pleasure. We called it the “Fuzz of the Month,” which narrowly defeated our other option, “What the Fuzz?” in a narrow internal ballot. It was tense. One of those songs – “Surf’s Up” – was featured on a local distro label called Gumball Machine Records in actual gumball machines around Athens.

And that fit well because we released an EP a couple of years ago (okay, it was nearly three years ago) called the Bubblegum EP. It was generally well-reviewed by people who like bands like Weezer and the Rentals and Ozma, and we liked it, too. Back then, people still occasionally bought these things called "compact discs" upon which "music" was contained, and so we decided to put some real sizzle into the release and made the disc a pink bubblegum "scratch n' sniff" that made your car smell a bit like little league when the disc warmed up. Umm.... bubblegum.

Way back in 2009, we had a track on the annual Athfest compilation ("Flux Capacitor," if you're scoring at home) and were nominated for "Upstart of the Year" by the local weekly, Flagpole. We played a bunch in Athens, a little in Atlanta, and continued to wait for the monetary value of recorded music to reach it's near-zero so that we could then release our new recordings without having to take any responsibility for not actually selling any of them.

So here we are. Enjoy! more >>>
What Made Milwaukee Famous has been a stalwart of the Austin music scene since their inception in 2003. The three original members, Michael Kingcaid (vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Farmer (bass), and Jason Davis (guitars, vocals), each bring a diverse range of influences to the table, allowing them to seamlessly shift between genres at the drop of a hat. With the release of their first two records, Trying to Never Catch Up and What Doesn’t Kill Us on Seattle’s Barsuk imprint, the band has been touted for their abilities to channel strong musicianship and diverse song-writing into instantly, addictive hooks. Their “elegant pop” (Billboard) has landed them on the bill at a number of the mammoth festivals including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, SXSW and Lollapalooza, highlighted by a taping on PBS’s prestigious Austin City Limits with Franz Ferdinand. They have also shared the stage with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, The National, Snow Patrol, The Walkmen, TV on the Radio, and the Pretenders to name a few; a testament to their musical diversity and mutual respect with other artists in the industry.

What Made Milwaukee Famous has returned with their third full-length album (due out January 2013) that picks up right where they left off, uniting powerful, anthemic hooks with lush instrumentation. WMMF has enlisted a who's who of the Austin music scene with guest spots by Kelly Doyle (Robert Ellis) on lead guitar, Evan Jacobs (Tacks the Boy Disaster, Polyphonic Spree) on keys, and Cully Symington (Okkervil River, Cursive, The Afghan Whigs) on drums to round out a fresh new sound for the band. Their new album tentatively titled, You Can't Fall Off The Floor, was recorded at Good Danny’s studios in Austin, TX and co-produced by Danny Reisch (White Denim, Shearwater). Guest musicians Kathleen Edwards and Matthew Vasquez (Delta Spirit) lend their talents, along with Austin staples Dana Falconberry, Warren Hood, Mike Harmeier (Mike and the Moonpies), Gary Newcomb (Lil' Cap'n Travis), Aaron Sinclair (Frank Smith, The Lot Six), and Mike Booher (Zykos). With the impending release of WMMF’s newest installment, they are poised to satiate their passionate devotees with exciting, new material and their rivetingly energetic, live shows. more >>>