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Indie / Folk Rock / Alternative Milwaukee, WI  US


  • 2013

    Mar 17

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 5:00pm

    Happy St. Patty's Day! We are playing from 5-8pm

  • 2013

    Mar 2

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Dec 7

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 9:00pm

    It's Holiday Season!

  • 2012

    Nov 30

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 8:00pm

    We play from 9-midnight.

  • 2012

    Nov 9

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 7:00pm

    We play from 9-midnight! Fun dancing Blue Sky Hour songs followed with fantastic covers. We hope to see you!


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  • ABOI DOYLE (Artist)
    Great music i enjoyed your brilliant stuff here all the best



Sounds Like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ani DiFranco, Good Old War, Tegan and Sara, Arcade Fire

Bio: Cold nights and playing to empty rooms at open mics, JoAnn Riedl (guitarist and singer of The Barrettes) stumbles across David Salentine. Sipping on Pabst and whiskey they decided to collaborate on some music. Riedl steps aside of the chaotic and riot girl music of The Barrettes and taps into mor...See Full Bio

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“BLUE SKY HOUR - HOT SUN and SHORT SHORTS – “JoAnn Riedl takes a break from The Barrettes, Milwaukee’s all-female punk band, for an alt folk-rock direction with the trio Blue Sky Hour. If that suggests the early Violent Femmes, subtract the lossey-goosey feel of the Femmes’ milestone first album, replace it with a more earnestly wistful viewpoint, tunes unafraid to turn into mini-suites and a bit of hometown cheerleading, and the Blue Sky Hour equation is nearly complete. Add what’s probably the most poignant use of kazoo in Milwaukee rock history and Hot Sun and Short Shorts is a seven-song debut bubbling over with potential. Protean and sometimes boisterous as they get, however, one might wish for a both more oomph and fun. Maybe Riedl’s voice is naturally better fit for “Simply Folk” than 102.1 FM, but if her other gig is any indication, she is versatile”. ”

— Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd Express- Milwaukee WI

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