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Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth Certain Stars, Luminol, and the Melismatics!
When: June 8
Details:
Friday June 8th, 10pm Cost: TBA Cactus Club 2496 S. Wentworth Ave. Milwaukee 53207
Points East Milwaukee
Revolush, Certain Stars and Luminol! 10pm.
When: Fri. July 13th
Details:
10pm start Points East 1501 N. Jackson St. Milwaukee, 53202 http://www.pointseastpub.com/location.ivnu
Cal's Liquors Chicago
w/Hidden Mitten and others!
When: Fri. Dec. 7, 2007
Details:
Certain Stars opens for Hidden Mitten and two others at our favorite divey dive- Cal's Liquors. 400 S. Wells, Chicago.
Alex Chilton Bash
Empty Bottle Chicago- We've been invited to play our favorite Chilton songs.
When: 12-28-07
Details:
Details TBA. "I never travel far...without a little Big Star!" ~Paul Westerberg
Zad's Roadhouse
w/ Luminol and the Pulltops, (10PM) 438 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee
When: Sat. Feb. 16
Details:
438 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, 53202
Sylvie's Chicago
Show starts at 9pm, Certain Stars 11pm.
When: Fri. April 4
Details:
9pm Haley Meyer, 10pm the Lorimer Sound, 11pm Certain Stars, 12am the Uncontrollable Few. Come help us fill Sylvie's on our first show there!
Old Ages/ Early Show!
Zad's Roadhouse- 438 S. 2nd St., MKE, 8:30pm start! (for reals)
When: April 19
Details:
8:30pm- TBA 9:30pm- Goat Radio (Madison) 10:30pm- Certain Stars
International Pop Overthrow Festival
Linneman's Tavern, 8pm, $8. Certain Stars goes on 10:15pm
When: Thurs. May 1
Details:
Thursday, May 1: Linneman's 1001 E. Locust 414 263-9844 www.linnemans.com $8 8:00 Drew Neely 8:45 Testa Rosa 9:30 Fresh Pulp! 10:15 Certain Stars 11:00 Trolley 11:45 Knit Delicate
Linneman's Riverwest
w/Fly Neurotic and Curio, 9:30pm
When: May 16
Details:
1001 E. Locust St., Milwaukee www.linnemans.com
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 S. State St., 9pm
When: July 10
Details:
9pm- Your Little Ponies 10pm- Certain Stars 11pm- the Jagz
Points East Milwaukee
Certain Stars, Snd On Snd and the Cups 10pm
When: July 12
Details:
1501 N. Jackson St. Milwaukee, 53202 Certain Stars headlines at midnight.
All Ages! Miramar Theater
Sat. Sep. 6, 8pm 2844 N. Oakland Ave. Milwaukee, Wis. $10 ALL AGES! drinking w/valid ID
When: Sat. Sep. 6th
Details:
8:​30pm JT Witam​ore,​ 9:​30pm Certa​in Stars​,​ 10:​30pm Burba​nk Carte​l,​ 11:​30pm Van Ghost​,​ 12:​30 Revis​ion Text
Cactus Club
2496 S. Wentworth- Ellusive Parallelograms, Certain Stars, 1956.
When: Friday Oct. 17
Details:
Friday, Oct. 17 at Cactus Club 2496 S. Wentworth, Bayview MKE
Points East
1501 N. Jackson, MKE- opening for Baker and Verona Grove!
When: Friday Oct. 24
Details:
10pm start 1501 N. Jackson St. Milwaukee, 53202 http://www.pointseastpub.com/location.ivnu
Alex Chilton Birthday Bash!
Empty Bottle Chicago, once again we've been invited to play 3 of our fave Chilton-Big Star smash hits!
When: Sunday Dec. 28
Details:
1035 N. Western Ave. 8PM show time $10 Certain Stars 3-song slot, TBA
Cactus Club MKE
2496 S. Wentworth, Bay View 10pm- with Nolo Contendre and headliners 1956!
When: Jan. 9, 2009
Abbey Pub, Chicago
9PM, $8. w/Opposite of Pants, House of Normandie, C-Stars (9:45pm), Once a Pawn
When: Jan. 22, 2009
Details:
3420 W. Grace Chicago, IL $6adv., $8dos.
Monkey Bar, MKE
w/the Buskers! 10pm show time.
When: Fri., Jan. 30
Reggie's Rock Joint
SXSW Benefit show! 2109 S. State St. Chicago. 7:30pm start, Certain Stars@10:30pm.
When: Fri. March 13
Details:
7:30pm w/Invox, 8:30 Kyle Mann Combo, 9:30 Slim Dixon, 10:30 C-Stars, 11:30 Simsera $7.
International Pop Overthrow Festival
Linneman's 1001 E. Locust, showtime 3pm, Certain Stars 6:45pm, $7 (click on "Upcoming Shows" for lineup details!)
When: Sunday May 3rd
Details:
3:00 The Tweedle Dums 3:45 Spotlights and Stars 4:30 Van Go 5:15 The International Date Lines 6:00 Jetty Boys 6:45 Certain Stars
Summerfest
4:30 p.m. @Cascio Interstate Music Groove Garage, some see us rock the Big Gig!
When: Fri. June 26
Details:
The Cascio Interstate Music Groove Garage with WMSE and the Shepherd Express will return in 2009 to provide a unique stage exclusively featuring over 85 Milwaukee-area bands. This year, the Cascio Stage is moving to a new and improved location between the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse and the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stages. This location offers fans a larger area with improved seating and sound in a green space with benches and tables for festival-goers to relax and enjoy the music.
Frank's Power Plant
2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. No Star, Brother’s GERD, and Certain Stars
When: July 17, 9pm
Points East
1501 N. Jackson, MKE. Certain Stars returns to Points East to headline! 10pm show, check "Upcoming Shows" link for details.
When: Friday, Sep. 25
Details:
10pm-Crumpler 11pm-Fuzee 12am- Certain Stars
Recording!
Taking time off from shows to record...thanks for the support! We'll be back soon.
When: Nov. 14-15
Monkey Bar, MKE
Certain Stars w/Surgeons in Heat and Luminol, 9pm $5
When: Sat. March 20, 2010
Details:
We headline this show that starts w/our friends in Luminol (9pm), Surgeons in Heat (10pm), C-Stars (11:30pm).
Tribute to Alex Chilton
Exclusive Co. Record Store Day Tribute to Alex Chilton. Linneman's 1001 E. Locust, MKE. 9pm, $7
When: Sat. April 17
Details:
Linneman's- 1001 E. Locust St., 9pm Certain Stars Juniper Tar Matt Beckler John Peacock Quinn Scharber Surgeons In Heat Aimless Blades Tom Vollman
IPO Festival Chicago
Red Line Tap, Show Starts 8pm, Certain Stars 8:30pm. Click on Upcoming Shows for details.
When: Thurs. April 29
Details:
Red Line Tap 7000 N. Glenwood, Chicago 8:00 The Injured Parties 8:30 Certain Stars 9:00 Greg Pope & the Popmonsters 9:30 Kaiserkeller 10:00 Eric Howell's Greatest Hitch! 10:30 Andy Stone 11:00 Missile
IPO Festival Milwaukee
Linneman's, 8pm show, Certain Stars 9:30pm.
When: Thurs. May 6
Details:
Thursday, May 6: Linneman's Tap 1001 E. Locust www.linnemans.com $8 8:00 Ryan Leech 8:45 Superfly Samurai 9:30 Certain Stars 10:15 The Desperate Club 11:00 Single Serving Friends 11:45 Disaster March
Summerfest Cascio Stage
- 6pm. We rocked the Cascio stage last year!
When: Weds. June 30
Details:
Very happy to be invited back to the Cascio Stage at Summerfest, we play at 6pm. Check www.summerfest.com closer to date for any schedule changes or details.
Up and Under Pub
1216 E. Brady St. MKE
When: August 9th
Details:
Aug. 9, 9pm Up and Under Pub 1216 E. Brady St., Milwaukee
darkroom, Chicago
w/V Sparks 2210 W Chicago Ave., 10pm
When: Friday, Oct. 8
Details:
darkroom 2210 w chicago ave. chicago, il 60622 http://www.darkroombar.com/
Johnny Mo's
Thanksgiving Bash- 1301 N. Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee, Wis.
When: 2010-11-27
Details:
w/Test Pilot and Luminol. No Cover! Drink Specials!
Up and Under Pub
1216 E. Brady St.- Battle of the Bands, come show your support! 9:30pm, $5
When: April 8
Details:
THE UP AND UNDER PUB 1216 E. Brady St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-276-2677
National Record Store Day
Record Breakers (Reggie's Music Club)2109 S. State St., Chicago, Our set @2:30pm
When: Sat. April 16
Details:
Come celebrate National Record Store day with us at Record Breakers at Reggie's Music Club! 2109 S. State Street, Chicago All ages. Free Hot Dogs and Soda. Exclusive Record Store Day stuff available one day only! Opening at 10 am. Spread the word! 10 am Steepwater 10:45 am Flameshark 11:30 Darling 12:15 Rocket To The Moon -Special acoustic set and CD signing! 1 pm Ornery Little Darlings 1:45 Magic Child 2:30 Certain Stars 3:15 The Hemmingbirds 4 Harry Breitner 4:45 pm Aetiology
International Pop Overthrow
Red Line Tap- 7006 N. Glenwood, Chicago $10. 7pm show start, Certain Stars @9pm.
When: Monday, April 18
Details:
Red Line Tap 7006 N. Glenwood Ave 773-274-5463 $10 7:30 The Spindles 8:15 The Romeo Flynns 9:00 Certain Stars 9:45 Elusive Parallelograms 10:30 Collectors 11:15 The Romeros
IPO Festival Milwaukee
@Linneman's 1001 E. Locust, $8, Show starts 8pm, Certain Stars @10:15pm
When: Friday, May 6
Details:
Friday, May 6: Linneman's 1001 E. Locust 414 263-9844 www.linnemans.com $8 8:00 The Valley Downs 8:45 The Form 9:30 Fun With Atoms 10:15 Certain Stars 11:00 They All Have Legs 11:45 Trolley
Frank's Power Plant
2800 S. KK, Bay View 9:30pm w/the Black Tape (Chicago) and the Noise FM (Chicago)
When: May 21
Details:
Sat May 21 09:30 PM 2800 S. KK, Bay View, Wis. 53207 • Certain Stars • The Black Tape • The Noise FM
Brady Street Festival
Bud Light Island Main Stage 3pm-4:30pm, 90 Minute set!
When: Sat. July 30
Details:
Bud Light Island Main Stage 11 a.m. - Annie B and the Vagabond Company 12:30 p.m. - Bascom Hill 2 p.m. - Aarabhi Bollywood Dance Team 3 p.m. - CERTAIN STARS 5 p.m. - Zumba Crew 6 p.m. -The Ragadors 8 p.m. - Dead Man's Carnival Fire Performance 9 p.m. - Boys Will Be Girlz Drag Queen Show Humboldt Locals Stage 12 p.m. - Tim Cook and the Riverwesterners 2 p.m. - Vega Star 4 p.m. - Favorite Shape Triangle 6:30 p.m. - Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts 8:30 p.m. - Dr. Chow's Love Medicine Nomad World Music Stage 11 a.m. - Jaam Ak Jaam African Dance Troop 12 p.m. - Sound Travels- Live with 88Nine's DJ Marcus 3 p.m. - RAS Movement 5:30 p.m. - Herman Astro 7:30 p.m. - De La Buena 9:30 p.m. - Kings Go Forth
Monkey Bar MKE
Sat. Nov. 19, 9:30pm Sharp! ($5) Pascal's Balloon (first) Certain Stars (second) Monkey Bar 1619 S. 1st St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
When: Sat. Nov. 19
Details:
Sat. Nov. 19, 9:30pm Sharp! ($5) Pascal's Balloon (first) Certain Stars (second) Monkey Bar 1619 S. 1st St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
Alex Chilton Birthday Bash
Empty Bottle, 8pm, $10. We've been asked to cover three Chilton songs, as bands converge on the Empty Bottle to celebrate the life and songs of Alex Chilton of Big Star.
When: Dec. 28
Details:
1035 N. Western Ave. 8PM show time $10 Certain Stars 3-song slot time, TBA on Day of Show
Club Garibaldi
Your Indentured Servants Mike Benign Compulsion and Certain Stars 10pm, 2501 S. Superior Street, Bay View, Wis.
When: February 4
Linneman's
w/Red Giant, 10pm Linneman's Riverwest Tap 1001 E. Locust St.
When: Fri March 2
IPO Detroit
Paycheck's Lounge 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 7:30 show, 8:15 CS
When: Friday, April 13
Details:
Friday, April 13: Paycheck's Lounge 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 313-874-0909 www.paycheckslounge.com $10 7:30 The Starfire Band 8:15 Certain Stars 9:00 The Secrets 9:45 An American Underdog 10:30 The Romeo Flynns 11:15 Fig 12:00 The Wall Clocks
IPO Chicago
Red Line Tap 7006 N.Glenwood Ave Show- 7:30pm, CS- 9:00pm
When: Tues. April 24
Details:
Tuesday, April 24: Red Line Tap 7006 N. Glenwood Ave 773-274-5463 http://www.heartlandcafe.com $10 7:30 The Spindles 8:15 The Treeshakers 9:00 Certain Stars 9:45 Thrift Store Heroes 10:30 The Queue 11:15 Mike Vanderbilt & The Suburban Garage Sound
IPO Milwaukee
Linneman's Riverwest Tap 1001 E. Locust St. Show 8pm, Certain Stars 10:15pm
When: May 3,
Details:
Thursday, May 3 Linneman's Riverwest Tap 1001 E. Locust St. http://linnemans.com/ 8:00 Andy Griffiths 8:45 The German Art Students 9:30 Aaron Fox & The Reliables 10:15 Certain Stars 11:00 Trolley 11:45 Great Lake Drifters
Cactus Club
2496 S Wentworth Ave, MKE. 10pm, Red Giant, 1956, Certain Stars
When: Friday, June 8
Details:
Friday, June 8, 10pm Cactus Club 2496 S Wentworth Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 Certain Stars (headlining) 1956 Red Giant http://cactusclub.dostuff.info/
Bay View
Down and Over- 2535 S. KK Ave 9pm, $5, w/Resist Her Transistor, the Type (Madison)
When: July 14
Details:
Down and Over (the old Bay View Brew Pub)2535 S. KK Ave 9pm, $5 Certain Stars (opens) The Type (Madison) Resist Her Transistor
Skokie Backlot Bash
Certain Stars 4:30-6pm, the Fixx 8:30pm. Click on "Upcoming Shows" for details.
When: Sat. August 25
Details:
Skokie Backlot Bash (Skokie, IL) Saturday, Aug. 25 8:30P - The Fixx 6:30P -8pm, The Handcuffs 4:30P -6pm, Certain Stars http://www.backlotbash.com/index.html
Martrys' Chicago-
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Certain Stars (9pm), Gold Coast (10pm), Fischer's Flicker (11pm)
When: Sep. 29
Details:
Martyrs' (Chicago) 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Certain Stars (9pm), Gold Coast (10pm), Fischer's Flicker (11pm) http://www.martyrslive.com/
Linneman's (MKE)
Linneman's Riverwest Tap 1001 E. Locust St. w/Todd Richards, and Trolley
When: October 12
Details:
Linneman's Riverwest Tap 1001 E. Locust St. w/Todd Richards, and Trolley
Reptile Palace in Oshkosh
114 High Ave., Oshkosh w/Resist Her Transistor, TBA
When: Nov. 3rd
Down and Over
2535 S. KK Ave., Bay View Certain Stars w/Lack of Reason and Everyday Motive. 9pm start, FREE show/ food drive for UMOS Food Pantry
When: December 15
Details:
The Down and Over 2535 S. KK Ave., Bay View 11pm Certain Stars 10pm Lack of Reason (Resist Her Transistor) 9pm Everyday Motive FREE show, but donations of can goods/non-pershable items encourged! Benefitting UMOS Food Pantry.
Alex Chilton Birthday Bash
Empty Bottle- Chicago 1035 N. Western Ave. 8pm show time $10, our 3-song timeslot TBA
When: December 28
Details:
1035 N. Western Ave. 8PM show time $10 Certain Stars 3-song slot, TBA
Down & Over Pub
2535 S. KK Ave., Bay View, $5 Certain Stars 9:30pm The New Red Moons 10:30pm Dirtball Circle 11:30pm
When: February 22, 2013
Details:
Certain Stars 9:30pm The New Red Moons 10:30pm Dirtball Circle 11:30pm http://www.downandover.com/calendar.html
Riverwest Public House
815 E. Locust St. 9pm, $5 cover featuring Travis Bird from NOLA, Antler House, and Certain Stars
When: March 8th
Details:
Come out to the Riverwest Public House for an awesome night featuring Milwaukee's own Certain Stars and Antler House, as well as New Orleans artist Travis Bird! 815 E. Locust St. 9pm, $5 cover featuring Travis Bird from NOLA, Antler House, and Certain Stars

Kochanski's Polka Hall, versus Red Giant
When: April 27th
Circle A
Circle A Cafe, 932 E. Chambers St., MKE DJ Lemonie Fresh, Holly and the Nice Lions, Certain Stars
When: May 25th
Details:
Circle A Cafe 932 E Chambers St., Milwaukee Certain Stars Holly and the Nice Lions DJ Lemonie Fresh at 10pm. http://circle-a-cafe.org/band.html
Reptile Palace
114 High Ave. in Oshkosh. with Holly and the Nice Lions (Green Bay)and also the Chattermarks
When: June 29
Details:
June 29, 2013 Reptile Palace (Oshkosh) 114 High Ave. with Holly and the Nice Lions (Green Bay)and also the Chattermarks
FREE SHOW
Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall 1920 S 37th St Milwaukee 53215 Southside Stranglers opening 9pm
When: Friday Sep 13
Frank's Power Plant
2800 S. KK, Bayview w/Labware and The Cut-Outs, 9pm
When: November 9th
Details:
Frank's Power Plant 2800 S. KK, Bayview 9pm Start Labware, the Cut-Outs, Certain Stars (headlining)
Reptile Palace
10pm, No Cover 114 High Ave., Oshkosh With Jahweia, and Overman
When: Saturday, Nov. 16
Details:
10pm, No Cover 114 High Ave., Oshkosh With Jahweia, and Overman
Cactus Club
2496 S Wentworth, MKE 9:30pm sharp. CS opens for Elusive Parallelograms, Said the Whale
When: Nov. 23
Details:
Saturday, Nov 23 Cactus Club (MKE) 2496 S Wentworth 9:30pm sharp. We open for Elusive Parallelogram (MKE), Said the Whale (Vancouver)
Empty Bottle
Alex Chilton Birthday Bash Empty Bottle Chicago 8pm start, our time TBD day of show
When: Saturday, Dec. 28
Fixture Brewing Company
716 Clinton Street Waukesha, WI 53186 with Bakkus and The Clement, $3 cover
When: February 15th
Details:
http://fixturebrewing.com/index.html
Quencher's Saloon
2401 N. Western Ave, Chicago 10pm, $5 w/Man Called Noon Lights and Caves (MI)
When: March 1st
Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/132172673619974/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Circle A Cafe
932 E. Chambers St. MKE 8pm Early Show with Lack of Reason
When: March 15th
Reptile Palace
114 High Ave., Oshkosh | 10pm No Cover| w/Hardcore Crayons (Mpls) and Haunted Heads (Oshkosh)
When: Friday May 16
Details:
Friday, May 16, 10pm Reptile Palace 114 High Ave Oshkosh Haunted Heads Certain Stars Hardcore Crayons
Shank Hall
opening for 7Horse
When: Friday, Sept. 19
Gallery Cabaret
10pm, we open w/Kerosene Stars and Bitters
When: November 1st
Details:
Sat. November 1, 10pm Gallery Cabaret 2020 N Oakley Ave Chicago, IL 60647 we open, w/Kerosene Stars and Bitters
Empty Bottle
6:30 Doors, 7:30 hit Certain Stars, Mirror Coat, Kerosene Stars, DJ
When: Sunday, Nov. 30
Details:
6:30pm Doors open 7:30-8:00 Certain Stars 8:15-8:45 Mirror Coat 9:00-9:30 Kerosene Stars 10pm Everyone’s a DJ
Alex Chilton Bday Bash
Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 8pm, $10. Tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star.
When: December 28
Details:
Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave 1035 N. Western Ave. 8PM show time $10 Certain Stars and 10+ bands get a 3-song slot time, TBA on Day of Show
Metal Grill
5036 S. Packard Ave. Cudahy 9pm start. Opening for Clove
When: January 23
Int'l Pop Overthrow Festival
Redline Tap 8:00 Drew Neely, 8:45 Telstar, 9:30 Certain Stars, 10:15 Rocketboat, 11:00 The Viaducts
When: April 22
Details:
Wednesday, April 22 8:00 Drew Neely & The Heroes 8:45 Telstar 9:30 Certain Stars 10:15 Rocketboat 11:00 The Viaducts
Circle A Cafe
932 E. Chambers, MKE 8pm- Lack of Reason, 9pm CS, 10pm DJ
When: May 16
Taproom MKE
1301 Milwaukee Ave. South Milwaukee Certain Stars opens for Superlow, Costume Contests galore
When: Sat. 10-31
Details:
Tap Room MKE (Formerly Johnny Mo's) 1301 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee CS opens for Superlow, Costume Contests!
Frank's Power Plant
2800 S. KK, Bayview with Lack of Reason
When: Dec 11
Alex Chilton Bday Bash
1035 N. Western Ave. 8PM $10 Certain Stars 3-song slot time, TBA on Day of Show
When: Dec 28
Details:
tribute to Big Star and Alex solo, always a great time
IPO Festival
Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago 2pm Start, our set 3:30
When: April 17
Details:
Red Line Tap 7006 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago http://www.redlinetap.com/ $10 2:00 Sean Hoffman 2:45 Ferris 3:30 Certain Stars 4:15 Johnny Alletto 5:00 Kerry Tucker 5:45 The Belvederes
Frank's Power Plant
w/Cow Ponies and Kerosene Stars (Chicago) 9pm
When: June 10
Details:
Friday, June 10, 9pm 2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 Order of bands: Cow Ponies Kerosene Stars Certain Stars
Circle A Cafe
932 E. Chambers St. MKE 8pm Early Show with TBD
When: Friday, November 25
Details:
Friday, November 25 932 E. Chambers St. MKE 8pm Early Show with TBD
Recording
Certain Stars is in the studio! Making hit rekkids for you.
When: March 11-12