Friday, June 9: Rocket Paloma

rocketpaloma_pridefestmilwaukeeRocket Paloma plays at the Wom!nz Spot Cafe on Friday, June 9.

Rocket Paloma is a four-piece rock outfit with a heavy folk foundation and a progressive edge based out of Milwaukee.

Their music blends imaginative leads atop a forceful and driving rhythm section with soaring vocals and crafted storytelling. The band is comprised of four core members: Joanna Kerner, Jonathan Blohm, Bob Schaab, and Jack Beyler.

Kerner started as a solo act and is the founding member of Rocket Paloma. She studied theater before turning to music as her primary source of expression. She has since joined forces with musicians from a variety of backgrounds to create an energetic, collaborative ensemble.

Jonathan Blohm comes from a punk rock background, and has previously performed in the band, Tastes Like Red. He contributes smooth, driving bass lines for Rocket Paloma. He also currently runs sound for the growing Milwaukee music faction, Breaking & Entering.

On the drums, Bob Schaab crafts exciting and creative drum beats that are both foundational and dynamic. Schaab has lent his skills to many bands, including The Directionals, Vedic Eden and The Sugar Stems.

rocketpaloma_pridefestmilwaukeeJack Beyler plays lead guitar and hails from a classical background. His other projects include funk group, Bo Triplex, and classical trio, Tabula Nova. His creative riffs add intrigue and flavor to each song.

Rocket Paloma melds their eclectic backgrounds and stylistic differences into a truly unique, genre-bending experience.

“Whether she and her band mates continue in their current direction or back up some to pick up aspects of their former aesthetic, the full album that should come next ought to be a somewhere in the neighborhood of revelatory. ” -Shepherd Express

“With elements of indie and folk with a shot of adrenaline, Rocket Paloma’s debut shines from start to finish.” -Breaking and Entering

“…describing the four-song “Rocket Paloma” as something of a “second stage” is useful, too, as it illustrates just how quickly the young band has changed, and points to the heights it could easily reach.” -Milwaukee Record

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