Twice the fun!

Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank everyone that came out for one, or both, of our shows last night. We started the evening at Club Garibaldi’s kicking off the Toys for Tots show. With 3 much heavier bands following our set, our crowd looked like they were ready for a Slayer tribute, not an 80’s rock band, lol. But they got into our set and we made several new friends and fans. They have a great stage there and the talent to run a kick ass sound mix too. Special thanks to Randy for including Addiction in this very worthwhile cause! The next leg of our evening took us to Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend – KBBB for a full night of 80’s rock n metal. Plenty of music and dancing, and man, their burgers are excellent too! We played some of our newer material and saw some ‘interesting’ responses in the crowd. We love to see your reactions, good, bad or otherwise (Kevin)! At least you know you’ll never see the same show twice! Our good friend Eddie also joined us for Motley Crue’s SOS and owned it, that’s just how he rolls. Special thanks to Tina & Larry for following us from Bay View to Big Bend and catching both shows! You guys rock! And also thank you to Kelly’s Bleachers 3 for hosting and TEC – The Entertainment Company for setting it up. We’re taking off the whole month of December so we can jet around the world for the Holidays (yea, right) but we’ll be back on Saturday Jan 6th at Paulie’s Pub and Eatery for our first show of 2018! Rock on, my friends!

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Deer hunters widow weekend at Knucklehead Pub!

Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank everyone that rocked with us at Knucklehead Pub last night! First of all though, we have to apologize for the painfully long sound check and continuous feedback issues throughout the evening. Our usual sound & light crew had a family emergency and the last minute replacement crew that arrived in their place was, well, not ready for prime time, to say the least. By the second set, one of our friends in the crowd ended up taking control of the mixing console and managed to set up a decent mix, on the fly. Special thanks to him and the great local crowd that stuck with us and also those that made the trip to Eagle to see us, we really appreciate your support! We promise our next show won’t be plagued with the nonsense that detracted last night. Sometimes rock n roll goes a little off the road, ya know! Hope to see ya at one of our 2 shows next Sat Nov 25. First, we’re kicking off the Toys for Tots show at 5 pm at Club Garibaldi’s and then we’re off to Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend – KBBB for a full Saturday night of 80’s rock and metal mayhem! \m/

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Party at Paulie’s Pub (x4)!

Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank everyone that came out to Paulie’s Pub and Eatery last night for our multiple birthday bonanza! No less than 4 of our rockin’ friends celebrated their b-days and whoa, there was some good times flowing, if you know what I mean! Birthday girls MaribethKelly & Paula danced their tails off all night long and birthday boy Steven joined us on stage to sing one of his faves, ‘Let if Go’ from Def Leppard, and he rocked it! Eddie of Motley Brue also joined us to belt out our Motley Crue favorite, SOS and nailed it, as usual! We saw many familiar faces and also new ones too, some all the way from Green Bay! Special thanks go out to all of our fans, friends and families that come out and support us, and other local music too! We’d also like to thank Paul for allowing us to once again, invade his fine establishment and kind of blow the doors off. We appreciate the hospitality. 😉 Also, thanks to Angelo and Jon and ALM Fusion for doing sound & lights like only they can. That was one hell of night! Hope you can join us this Sat. (11/18) at Knucklehead Pub or next Sat. (11/25) at Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend – KBBB.

Happy Birthday to our friends: Steven, Maribeth, Paula & Kelly!

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Halloween Horror 2017 at Lucky Chance!

Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank everyone that stopped in, or rocked with us all night at Lucky Chance! What a kick ass night! Your costumes were freaking amazing this year, lots of killer clowns! Loved it! There was a lot of great bands playing last night and we really appreciate everyone that joined us for the evening. Kelly and her crew, once again, handled the wild masses with ease, and Angelo from ALM Fusion Event Services rocked the sound board like only he can. The drinks were flowing, the Jello shots were jiggling and the dance floor was packed! That’s the way to party, my friends! Rock on!

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Harley Davidson Rally 2017!

Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank everyone that made it out to Wisconsin Harley-Davidson for the 2017 Harley Rally! We were proud to be a part of their incredible Rally lineup! Although the weather didn’t fully cooperate, we still rocked the steadfast crowd that wasn’t going anywhere. What a hearty group! Lots of friends from near and afar made it to the party too. The bikes I saw were amazing, lots of cool vendors there, friendly faces everywhere and the event staff keeps all this going like a well oiled machine. All in all, despite a little weather, Addiction had a great time rocking at Wisconsin Harley! Special thanks go out to Dianne for everything she does to make this THE event to be at Rally Weekend! Also, I have to give a shout out to my buddy Gary for hanging out front row center the whole time! Rockin’ in the rain with his lovely lady when everyone else retreated to the covered party building. Hardcore man, we love it! Rock on, my friends!

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Addiction rocks Wisconsin State Fair!

Milwaukee’s Addiction at Wisconsin State Fair 2017 – Great times! Addiction would like to thank all of our loyal fans, friends and families for spending some time with us this year at one, or more, of our State Fair shows. The staff at the Knucklehead Pub and Water Street Brewery stages were great to work with and the crowds were a blast! We debuted a few new songs that weren’t exactly metal when they came out, but we fixed that. ‘Message in a Bottle’ and ‘Come Together’, played the way an 80’s Metal band would’ve done ’em. The masses approved and both were received very well, muhaha. The weather played out great too. We’re a lucky bunch, at least some days. Right boys? ðŸ˜‰ We filmed a race between our band mates on the Giant Slide, threw down devil horns with Scott Steele and stumped the age guessing dude – he under estimated one of our guys by 9 years, yeah! We also ate various foods on a stick, and found time time catch some of the other great, local talent at the Fair. All in all, one hell of a week! We hope yours rocked too! Next up for Addiction is the 114th Harley Rally! Sat Sept 2 at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson 3 pm afternoon show time. Hope to see ya there! \m/

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See you at State Fair! August 9th and 10th

Well, it’s that time of year again! Cream Puffs, Racing Pigs, and all your favorite 80’s Rock! We’ll be at the Knuckleheads Stage Wednesday August 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and the Water Street Brewery Stage Thursday the 10th from 7-10 pm. The weather looks great and we have a couple of new songs to debut guaranteed to surprise you! Hope to see ya there!

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Bike night at Quaker Steak n Lube!

A big thank you to everyone that came out to join us at Quaker Steak last night. It started out a little scary as the threat of rain seemed to keep some bikers away but halfway thru the first set, that familiar sound of Harleys was gracing the parking lot. We debuted two new songs including a classic Gary Moore remake of Shapes of Things and Slaughters big hit Up All Night. The weather stayed beautiful for us throughout the night and we had a ton of friends show up. Next up, July 30th at Saloon on Calhoun for the Scott Dick Benefit with a ton of big time Milwaukee entertainment!

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Jammin’ at Paulie’s Pub with Debacle

In what might be best described as a “momentary lapse of reason”, guitarist Steve of the Milwaukee band Debacle invited me up to play guitar with them for the Van Halen classic “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” while he went out and sang with the awesome crowd! Seriously though, Debacle put on a great show and it’s always cool to see a band that enjoys doing what it does. Thanks again for asking me to jam with you guys! ~Andy

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