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


Addiction at Mo’s Irish Pub in ‘Tosa!

Thank you! To all of our kick ass fans, friends and families that joined us at Mo’s last night, Milwaukee’s Addiction thanks you for sticking with us! The dreaded ‘technical difficulties’ plagued our opening set, but fortunately the sound man got it sorted out after our first 2 songs literally blew out the PA! We really appreciate all your patience and support and we couldn’t do it without ya! This week, a special thank you goes out to all of the very talented musicians from some great local bands that attend our shows regularly. It really means a lot to everyone in our band that our peers often choose to spend their night off with Addiction! Rock On, my friends! Next up, a 6 pm show for Bike Night at Quaker Steak and Lube on Wednesday July 12. Last year we were rained out. Boo. Let’s hope for perfect weather this year!

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Rockin’ at Route 20 Outhouse!

What a great time! Our first stop at Route 20 was a smashing success! And we owe it all to the kick ass crowd that stuck around all night long. Two huge sets of 80’s Rock, beautiful ladies dancing away, along with a surprise performance of provocative ballroom dancing by our new friends Joe and Justine. Birthday celebrations for Brett and Veronica. You guys rock and we thank you for spending your special night with us! As always, a big thank you to all of our fans, friends and families that made it, but Tim’s crew really deserves a special shout out. I think half the crowd there were his friends or family. Thanks for rocking with us! Special thanks also go to Route 20 for hosting and providing an excellent sound and light system and a great crew to run it! Next up, Mo’s Irish Pub in ‘Tosa on June 17th. Hope to see ya!

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Addiction and Detroit rockers Sponge at Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend

Milwaukee’s Addiction had a great time at Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend – KBBB last night! Detroit rockers “Sponge” opened the night with a short set and a fun crowd that was following along with them to multiple stops last night. They brought their own guitars and foot pedals, but played through our amps. Their guitarist that was using my amp was also named Andy (Patalan) and was very cool to work with. They played a great, high energy set and definitely got the place going! Of course it was also Ken & Colleen’s anniversary and we surprised Colleen by performing a special song sung by Ken, and it one of Colleen’s favorite’s, After All This Time, by Winger. Many friends and family joined us for this special night and we thank every one of you for making it such a memorable evening! Special thanks also go to Kelly’s for hosting, TEC – The Entertainment Company for setting it up, Andrew for singing a few songs with us, Kelly of Kakes by Kelly for making the best cup cakes this side of anywhere, and once more, all of our fans, friends and families that support us and other local music! You all Rock! Hope to see you all this Saturday 5/20 at Route 20 Outhouse!

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Join Addiction at Kelly’s 3 in Big Bend

Time is getting short my friends. It is time to finalize your plans!! Kelly’s Bleachers in Big Bend will be the one and only place to be on Saturday, May 13th. First off, around 8 pm national recording artists, Sponge, will be performing a 30 minute set as part of their Milwaukee Bus tour that day. Around 9 pm, Addiction will be hitting the stage with two sets of rock and hair metal. IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH!!!!! we will be celebrating Ken & Colleens anniversary that night. We will have a few surprises including a couple of new songs we have been working on.

Hope to see you there!


Addiction packs Paulie’s Pub, again!

Another great night at Paulie’s Pub and Eatery! Milwaukee’s Addiction would like to thank all of our crazy fans, friends and families that came out to Paulie’s Saturday night. You guys were gettin’ nutz! There were multiple birthdays going on, Norman, Justin & Gary, we thank you for spending your evening with us! Special thanks also go to Cherie, Taylor and Gary for joining us on stage at various times to share their musical prowess. We also saw some very ‘enthusiastic’ dancing going on again last night, I guess we’re doing something right! ðŸ˜‰  All in all, a kick ass night of 80’s Rock! Thank you also to Paul for having us once again, TEC – The Entertainment Company for taking care of the business end, and of course all of YOU, that continue to support local music! We couldn’t do it without ya! Hope to see ya next Saturday at Knucklehead Pub in Eagle!

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Addiction sails into Booster’s Buoy in Racine

Milwaukee’s Addiction had a great time at the brand new Boosters Buoy last night! This is a FUN place! The crowd was really into it all night and was loud as as hell, gotta love it! They demanded an encore, which we were happy to comply with! This was our first foray into the heart of Racine and it was a great time. We hope to back there this summer when the new owner said the place REALLY gets going! We can’t wait, sounds like the perfect place for one of those ‘hot summer nights’. Special thanks go to Booster’s Buoy for hosting a great St. Paddy’s Day party and asking Addiction to be a part of it, Angelo n Shanny n Pete from ALM Fusion Event Services for providing professional sound and lights for the evening, Thomas for sharing a St. Paddy’s Day poem with all of us to start the night off, and all of our fans, friends and families that came out and support local music! We love ya!

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