This Sunday, it’s a love fest for the old Milwaukee music scene and the ole Wisconsin-Illinois thang when Bobby Steele of Tense Experts comes to town with his current band, Law & Love, straight up from Rockford-Ill to play Kochanski’s World-Famous Sunday Matinee (2-6 p.m.).
Comin’ up with ’em are Long-shot, another indie rock + acoustic blues + outlaw country band from Rockford. John and Robin of The Cow Ponies open up the four-hour show starting 2 p.m., playing acoustic versions of Cow Ponies originals sprinkled with country covers. A special welcome to to scene members coming fresh from New Wave Fest at Shank Hall on Farwell in Milwaukee the night before. #hairofthedog #daydrinkin
See you Sunday afternoon at Kochanski’s, y’all! xo
Hi y’all: The night before we head up to Appleton-Wisco with the Xposed 4heads for dem WAMIs, we’re hoggin’ the stage at Circle-A. Tom T’ll kick things off with an acoustic set (John & Robin will lend vocals, Keith’ll hop in on pedal steel here and there) (Andy will drink). John & Robin will do a second acoustic set of Cow Ponies, Everly Brothers, and Gram Parsons songs. At 8:45 Andy will stop drinking (not) and the whole band’ll convene and play out the night. It’ll be like looking at The Cow Ponies through a prism or something.
Oh, and this night marks The Cow Ponies premier of the Greg X. Liber tune “Sex to Get Love”! Last time we did that song was with Rock-a-Dials at Lest We Forget in 2012. (Love and miss ya, dearest Greg.) Lookin’ forward to seein’ all of you this Saturday night, then in Appleton on Sunday at the WAMIs, where we’ll see if we win “Best Country Artist”! xo
Hey y’all, John and Robin of The Cow Ponies here. We are super-excited about performing at the March 8th installation of Amplified Artists Sessions at Saloon on Calhoun! We’ll be doing six Cow Ponies songs written by John: just the two of us, a couple-a mics, and an acoustic guitar. Throw in some percussion, a megaphone, and a few empty beer bottles too, and we’re all set. Amplified Artist Sessions is spearheaded by the lovely Thea Morton Vorass, accomplished musician and WAMI Award winner who played cello on our new CD, “Easy to Fall.” Joining us are Matt Davies from Thriftones, Martin and Mary of Love Lies Bleeding, and our friends the Zach Pietrini Band (fresh off their winter tour). Everything starts at 7p.m. Come support Wisconsin’s cool local songwriters and musicians! xo
The Cow Ponies and Liar’s Trial, two Milwaukee alternative country bands, are back together again, playing at Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall’s Sunday Matinee. We met each other the summer of 2016 at Linneman’s when we were part of the lineup for the Gram Parsons 70th Birthday Bash that was making its way around the U.S. and Europe. The Cow Ponies, led by John Graham, and Liar’s Trial, led by Bryan Kroes, teamed up to play Kochanski’s Sunday Matinee a year ago in 2017, and man, did we have a blast! Up for a redux? We thought so! Only 7 bucks at the door. Bring a few extra clams and get you the new Cow Ponies CD, “Easy to Fall,” released a couple-a months ago on Dec. 2. Hope 2 C U!
As the snow starts to fly in Southeast Wisconsin, we’re heading out to the west side of Milwaukee to play our first-ever show at Red Dot, 6715 North Avenue in the East Tosa neighborhood of Wauwatosa! No cover. Show starts at 9 p.m. and goes to 11:30 p.m.
If it’s still cold out, Red Dot will be the perfect place to warm up with some great food (Saturday is BBQ Night) and drink (choose from over 70 tasty beverages on the drink menu alone), not to mention there’s always some good-ole raucous Cow Ponies music to get yer blood circulatin’ too! Big thanks to Marty for having us.
Because we’re fresh off of last weekend’s release of our new CD “Easy to Fall,” we’ll bring some discs, along with our T-shirts and buttons (the latter handcrafted by Tom T, yo). Can’t wait to see ya!
Now that The Cow Ponies have gotten home from Racine in one piece, slept in, and had a big-ole brunch, it’s time to promote the heck outta our show with Rockbilly Rebels U.S.A. at Kochanski’s World-Famous Sunday Matinee! We’ve taken in the Matinee to see other bands we love, and it’s a blast. Our show there runs 2-6 p.m., and there are alternating sets: TCP plays at 2 and 4; RRU plays at 3 and 5. $7 cover at the door. Get yer day drinkin’ ‘n’ dancin’ on! We’re hopin’ for pretty girls and hula hoops too…
We met the wonderful Zach Pietrini Band last August at Linneman’s, when we were both on the bill at the Gram Parsons 70th Birthday Bash. We’re extremely happy to say that we’re pairing up and heading down to Racine to play some alt-country and old-country and original songs at JJ’s place, McAuliffe’s Pub! The Cow Ponies’ll open things up starting at 9-ish, and Zach and the boys’ll be on stage at 10, 10:15. Mad props to Zach, whose work we adore and admire. Really looking forward to seeing you this Friday, Racine! xoxo
This Saturday we’ll be back at our beloved Circle-A, where we had our debut in December 2015. We couldn’t believe it when we set this up, but the last time we performed was August 5! We have good excuses though: We got our new CD mastered, printed a mess of new Cow Ponies T-shirts (original art by Todd Dakins and design by Andy Stilin), and learned a bunch-a new songs — including some new originals by John Graham and Tom T. Come hang out with us at Circle-A’s world-famous and highly palatable “Alive at Eight” show, starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. We’ve missed you and can’t wait to see you. xo
Hey y’all: The last time we played John’s Dock, we were doing a set to benefit Thoughts for Food, the annual Racine County Food Bank benefit. Interesting night. We’ll tell you about it sometime, except you have to buy us a beer first.
Anyway, we’re heading back to John’s Dock again, this time to play out on the patio, next to Ben’s Bar and in the sea air of Lake Michigan. Start time: 8 p.m. End time: 11 p.m. No cover. We’ll bring some-a our brand-new T-shirts, which we premiered at our A-number-1 cool show at Chill on the Hill in Bay View (SML $10, XL/2XL $12). Looking forward to hanging out with our Racine and Chicago friends!