OnMilwaukee.com Gig Round up: MONDO LUCHA! & Pezzettino

Pezzettino made instant fans of us when we first heard her debut a few years ago and she honored us by gracing our third “OMCD” compilation of local music with a track from the then-forthcoming “Lion” disc.
She stayed on our radar by bringing us baked goodies and by blogging for us from the road. And, of course, by continuing to make some of the freshest, most vibrant music to emerge from Milwaukee in recent years.
When Pezzettino — aka Margaret Stutt — recorded her latest, “Lub Dub,” with LMNTylst, and promptly split for Brooklyn, we were eager to hear this potentially winning collaboration.
Milwaukee Film Festival 2010
She sent us a preview and we were instantly won over by the girl group shoo bops on “Replay,” the Slits / Tom Tom Club-esque “Cold Chick,” the spacey “Intermezzo I” and “II,” the reggae of the title track and the acoustic piano- and guitar-driven slo-jam that is “For You and Your Headaches.”
I even ponied up a very token sum via Kickstarter to help get the record made.
Now that it’s ready, you should go to the release party with Mondo Lucha at Turner Hall on Saturday, Sept. 11. You, too, will be smitted by the fun, smart, sassy, musical journey that is “Lub Dub.”
Oh, did I mention that OnMilwaukee.com’s Jason McDowell designed the sweeeet “Lub Dub” sleeve?

Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $18.

-Bobby Tanzilo