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Our first-ever tour of Door County was a fantastic success - played three great shows over four nights, including performances in Sister Bay (x2) and on Washington Island. We made some new friends and some great connections for future shows. Other highlights included:


  • Performance for the Sister Bay Summer Concert Series in the marina gazebo, watching the sun set over the bay. Photos HERE, video HERE.
  • Day spent on Washington Island performing at one of the oldest continuously running tavern in Wisconsin. Photos HERE, video HERE.
  • Best show of the trip was at the Sister Bay Bowl on saturday night, where we debuted our new custom Bockenplautz bowling shirts just for the occasion. Photos HERE


We're hoping to make that trip an annual summer excursion for the BNP. Nice! Even had a few stalwart Milwaukee fans show up for some shows! 


There's no shows on the docket for August, as many of the band members are out of town for various work and family obligations. Responsible parenting and professional careers occasionally do get in the way of our rock and roll lifestyle, but only temporarily,  cuz pretty soon, it'll be September...



September 13, 2013



Bockenplautz at the Down and Over Pub 

Featuring Todd Day Wait's Pigpen


2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

Bay View, WI





This will be our first show ever at the Down and Over in beautiful Bay View, Wisconsin. Local MKE peeps will likely know of the the Up and Under, which has been a great music venue on the east side for decades. The Down and Over is owned by the same folks, and is a really cool and unique venue. Prior to summer 2012, the venue was the Bay View Brew Haus. The space has an awesome bar and couches spread around a monster room allowing the potential to lounge and enjoy superior acoustic powerpop AT THE SAME TIME. 


We'll be joined for this show by Todd Day Wait's Pigpen - a super high-energy group playing acoustic folk, country, and blues with some serious jug-band tendencies. They're based out of San Diego and New Orleans, and are in the middle of a midwestern tour. We thought they'd be a great addition to a night of acoustic music! You can check out what they sound like HERE




  • Our CD "Sound of the Gusto" is now done, mixed and mastered by our friend Jeff Hamilton at Nu-Tune studios in Milwaukee and recorded at our November 2012 show at Club Garibaldi. For sale now at all of our gigs, or contact us by replying to this email. Bockenplautz you can take home with you... Now that's an amazing bargain.


  • We've agreed to participate again this fall in the Doc Rock Milwaukee benefit concert, with proceeds going to the Milwaukee Free and Community Clinic Collaborative to support health care for the uninsured and underinsured. Date on that is Friday November 15. 


  • Returning to G-Daddy's BBC on Friday, October 25th and playing with our friends in the Beguhn-Speck Project, featuring American Idol season 10 contestant Steve Beguhn who has a voice LIKE BUTTAH. Check out his AI10 audition HERE, in case you forgot who he is, and check out their sound HERE



  • Always remember: You can keep up to date with what's up with us, listen to tunes, yell at us, or post your fantasy artwork about us on our Facebook page or our website. BNP 24/7 ppl!!!


See you in BAY VIEW, people. Invite your friends. Tell your priest. Bring Grandma. She loves live music and you don't spend enough time with her. 


Much love,


The Boys in Bockenplautz...

Jonnie, Lumpy, Cousin Sean, and H-Bomb




"I can't mix you louder on stage. You're as loud as most metal bands already!"  Cole, Sound Guy, BBC's Upper Level

"Thanks for an awesome show. We had so much fun with you guys. Lets do it again next year!"  Libby Webber, Milwaukee Boat Line

"They sounded really good! What a talented group of young men! But they were sort of loud, so I had to turn off my hearing aid."  Milwaukee Boat Line Summer Concert Series, Elderly Patron


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