What Made Milwaukee Famous Performs Thursday Night at The Parish
Back in June, I was asked by my friends at Transistor Six to emcee a show they put together at the Beauty Ballroom with What Made Milwaukee Famous and The Happen-Ins. Of course, I said yes; I was excited to see them both. But I admit my curiosity got the best of me with the WMMF crew.
Although I knew songwriter and vocalist Michael Kingcaid and bassist John Farmer were either working on other projects or doing solo shows, I hadn’t seen WMMF perform in quite some time. Their last album, What Doesn’t Kill Us, was released in 2008. Following a back-breaking tour and some rather stressful times, they decided to take a break – one that lasted four years. Fans were anxious. Was there going to be a new album?
Their fantastic performance at the Beauty Ballroom reassured the crowd that night that more great music on the way. And, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, things should be good to go with their upcoming album, You Can’t Fall Off the Floor, set for release hopefully before the end of this summer.