Fever Marlene Album Release at the Oriental Theatre
PBR Milwaukee & Tap the Masses Present:
Fever Marlene Album Release Party!
w/ Mark Waldoch
Featuring Video Villains
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Doors at 10pm, Show at 10:30pm
Fever Marlene will be releasing "Medicated Friends" on vinyl at the Oriental Theatre on Thursday April 11! Iconic bands such acts as Jerry Garcia Band, Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, INXS, Supertramp, Blondie, Devo, REM, and Tears for Fears have all graced the stage at the Oriental. It's been 10+ years since a band has headlined The Oriental and this is set to be a very memorable evening and important night for Milwaukee music! All profits for the show will go to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Hailing from Wisconsin, Fever Marlene calls Milwaukee home. Originally a two-piece, made up of Scott Starr (vocals, guitar, bass pedals, synth) and Kevin Dunphy (vocals, drums) the band emerged into the "garage rock" revival scene in early 2003. The two met while studying in Madison, Wis. and started rehearsing together under the name The People. After quick stints in Los Angles and Chicago, the duo moved back to Wisconsin and began recording as Fever Marlene, the name stemming from Starr's itch for vintage films and movie star Marlene Dietrich. Yet despite close to a decade of collaboration and playing alongside bands like The Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Built to Spill, Social Distortion and more, this release re-orientates the band and re-imagines their sound with a freshly intimate approach.
In their 2013 release, "Medicated Friends," Fever Marlene demonstrates the depth a DIY indie band is able to garner under their own direction and control. Expanding to a five-piece outfit, featuring Dan Mahony (bass, guitar, vocals), Ryan Gardiner (synth, organs) and Christian Hansen (guitar, vocals), Fever Marlene writes, produces, records, mixes and masters all their own material in their self-built studio, Dirty Earth. "Medicated Friends" proves to be a rare treat-the fulfillment of the band's vision in tact and in it's entirety. Minutes into "Medicated Friends," it's clear the band has come into their own. Simultaneously flaunting skillful maturity and youthful fervor, the band's urban energy and alternative pop sound mesh to generate understated hooks, humble melodies and intricate craft. The album's sunny, vocal led melodies are eclectic yet to the point; supported by tight chord repetitions layered in a dense, fluid texture. A collection of ten songs, the album pulses with up-tempo songs to highlight Starr's catchy, swift vocals that taunt the sing-along and prime the long sunny car ride.
Oriental Theater (View)
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|