Apollo Vermouth is a moniker for the sprawling, shimmering, and calamitous soundscapes of Alisa Rodriguez. A project that has yielded at least ten albums, EPs, and splits for over a decade; included here are the releases "Florida" (2010, EP), "Psychic Youth Rally" (2011, LP), and "Third Summer of Love" (2011, EP). Part ethereal soundtrack, part dream-pop deconstruction; Apollo Vermouth's hypnotic washes of sparkling atmospherics and bursts of dissonant catharsis remain a central vehicle for Rodriguez's large and continued output, as her work continues to be a crucial staple in Milwaukee's more unclassifiable sound artist/ experimental pop scenes.
In addition, she has collaborated and performed in projects with various artists who's work challenges expectations of genre and sound/song including Julian Lynch, Operations, and Sundial Mottos.
Rodriguez has also released work under the name "A Crushed Rose" w/ a cassette ("Someone is Looking Out for Us")
available through Patient Sounds: https://www.patient-sounds.com/ps110-acrushedrose
The Album Bums
The Album Bums is a band that likes to change it's name often. Most of their music is improvisational. The band consistes of Peter Barrickman (drums), Andy Kaiser (bass), Didier Leplae (guitar) and Xav Leplae (vocals & youtube samples). Al Bum is their first album. The band also does a monthly live radio show on Riverwest Radio under the name "The Barbouille Hymn". The band has also gone by these names: The Thousand Year Old Eggs, Pissed Pissed Offerson, Mushroom with a View.
Experimental visceral dance band Bamm Bamm is known for making a lot of sound for a duo. Didier Leplae (quarter-tone guitar) and Makoe Seawright (drums and vocals) started playing in the mid-'90s in the basement at the Blues Oasis, a music and art club run by Seawright. Their collaboration lasted for almost ten years.
Farms In Trouble
A prolific and wildly eclectic recording project concieved by Zack Pieper & Riles Walsh, Farms In Trouble was largely active from 2007-2011, during which it produced "The Gas Station Soundtrack ('08)," "Warp & Woof ('10)" "Makeable ('09-'11)", the split EP tape "Guzzler", as well as numerous songs and sound collages that remain unreleased.
Farms In Troubles' output
includes & features other invaluable
"Activities Center" performers & collaborators including Anton Sieger, Brock Gourlie, Aaron Skufca, Ryan Miracle, & Aytan Luck.