• Thu January 19, 2017 9:00 pm $5.00

    You may recognize our headlinder, DAN WHITAKER AND THE SHINEBENDERS, from their Saturday Happy Hour residency at Cole's. Seasoned songwriter, singer and guitarist DAN WHITAKER leads THE SHINEBENDERS on a honkytonk excursion through the past, present and future.  Whitaker’s songs mix fiction with truth, either stripped from his personal diaries or dreamed up and personified. Founded in 2003 Dan and the Shinebenders have been entertaining audiences with countless performances in Chicago and the Midwest while supporting their independent releases. Their latest album, Truck Ride, delivers studio versions of 16 Dan Whitaker tunes that have become staples at their live show over the past decade. THE DOGHOUSE FLOWERS formed early in 2012 as the brain child of singer songwriter and recent New Orleans transplant Justin Reuther. Moving to Milwaukee he quickly joined forces with other like minded local musicians to create a sound that blends a 70's California country rock sound with a clear nod to the classic sounds of Waylon Jennings and George Jones. DOGHOUSE FLOWERS keep it fresh by infusing elements of the alt. country sound to their music at times, reminiscent of the Jayhawks, Drive by Truckers and Whiskeytown. Opening this evening  is THE FAMILY GOLD, a quartet bringing 'original country hillbilly blues.' Whether you're cruising around town in your Sunday Car, or you're just feeling kinda low and looking to escape some Unwanted Company, THE FAMILY GOLD is here for you. Go on now. Burn down the town, pour another around, and put on your new favorite American band, THE FAMILY GOLD.