3/25 Milwaukee, 3/26 Madison – Lovely Socialite Live!


Fri  3/25  8pm  $5 cover
@ Linneman’s Riverwest Inn
1001 E Locust St
Milwaukee, Wi 53212

Sun//Decrease (MILWAUKEE, WI)
Percussion by Devin Drobka
Upright Bass by Barry Paul Clark
Vocals by WC Tank

Cello – Pat Reinholz
Cello/Pipa/Gaohu – Brian Grimm
Trombone – Corey Murphy
Vibraphone – Abe Sorber
Upright Bass – Ben Willis
Percussion – Mike Kozewski

Guitar-Jay Mollerskov
Soprano Saxophone-Steve Nelson-Raney
Percussion-Devin Drobka


Sat  3/26  8pm  $5 door
@ The Frequency
121 W Main St
Madison, WI 53703




4/24 | Jack Wright & Bob Marsh @ Arts + Literature Laboratory

4-24 SHOW POSTER 4.2

Sun, 4/24 | All Ages  $10  7pm  @ Arts + Literature Laboratory

2021 Winnebago St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704

sax + bass, electronics, sound suit

BC GRIMM & MICHAEL KOSZEWSKI (Mad) [of Lovely Socialite]
cello, Chinese string instruments + percussion

double bass, cello, viola, violin – through fx


These two have been playing together since they met in Detroit in 1986, their duo transforming over time as their music has developed. This despite moving far apart, and never more than at present; after fifteen years in the Bay Area Bob now lives in Pueblo CO and Jack is in Easton Pa, so their meetings are infrequent. They have toured on the East and West Coast and the Midwest, most recently connecting in the Bay Area, before that tours that took them from the east coast to Chicago. Their music has shifted from a huge web of notes and fast-shifting directions on conventional instruments to sound and space, with Bob playing electronics and distorted voice….yet still they are indelibly the same duo. And the best of friends.

A review of a 2012 performance in Philadelphia from Cadence Magazine: “Jack Wright (sax) and his longtime collaborator, Bob Marsh (cello, voicings) sat in cramped quarters with records stacked all around, low ceiling strung with Christmas lights, and frightful paintings lining the wall. The two explorers seemed to like the atmospheric space and quickly went about their business of quietly merging tones and thoughts. Marsh, who was on a rare trip to these parts from this California abode, used everything out of his cello case on his instrument except the kitchen sink, which he was unable to get down the steep stairs of the lair. Also of note was the sighting of Wright in real pants and not his ever-present shorts…” 


Michael Koszewski (percussion) & Brian Grimm (cello, Chinese string instruments) of Madison’s psychedelic Jazz/Rock outfit Lovely Socialite join forces as a duo. Both cut from the New Music cloth, they bring sensitivity, dynamics & chops to their explorations. Between Koszewski’s 5 years in Madison’s acclaimed Clocks in Motion Percussion ensemble & BC Grimm’s array of Chinese zithers, lutes & bowed strings – who knows what sonic orchestrations may come to pass.

Michael Koszewski and BC Grimm


Tontine Ensemble was founded in the spring of 2014 with the mission to perform improvisational and contemporary chamber works, as well as champion the compositions of Milwaukee composers. Its four current members first played together for a Blank Radio recording session and immediately began rehearsing regularly. Allen Russell, Molly Lieberman, Pat Reinholz, and Barry Paul Clark are all classically trained musicians who teach and regularly perform in a variety of styles around the Milwaukee area and beyond.

Tontine Ensemble has appeared as guest artists at Mike Neumeyer and Friends, Danceworks, Inc. (Paleontology of a Woman – 2014, Footsteps, Shadows & Whispers – 2015), Milwaukee Follies, Formations Series for New and Improvised Music, Alverno Presents (Prince Uncovered – 2015) and The Pre-Maturely Air Conditioned Arts Collective.  The ensemble has shared the stage with JOBS, Netmoiré, Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, Geodes, Trench, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, and Jamison Williams.

Tontine Ensemble

10/9, 10/10 | “Toxic Consonance” CD Release Updates!

“Toxic Consonance” CD Release Updates!

Tone Madison was gracious enough to debut our new single, Humus, last week!  This 5/8 tune written by our cellist Pat Reinholz features driving rhythmic elements in combination with singing melodies.  The track opens with a distorted double bass solo by Ben Willis, and features some hardcore shredding on Gaohu (two string Cantonese bowed fiddle) by BC Grimm.  Listen to this sneak peak of the album – it sounds great, thanks to our incredible studio engineer Landon Arkens!

On Friday, 10/09 from 4-5pm Live on WSUM 91.7fm ~ Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps “Phones It In” for an interview with radio host Emili Earhart!  She’ll dig into the contents of the new album and try to pry out the inside scoop whilst premiering some of her favorite tracks off of the new album!  Tune in on-air or online!

The CDs are here and they are a pleasure to the eyes. A big Thanks goes out to our artist/designer Josh Newland – he really knocked this one out of the park.  Another special thank you to Sooper Dooper, we’re so spoiled to have a great print house/duplicator service right in our back yard.  Keep your eyes out in the coming months for a special ‘letter press’ Mrs. Phipps poster.  **We’re currently printing off limited run mirror board edition CDs, only available at live shows!


Album Art by Joshua Newland. Check out the limited edition mirror board run on the bottom!

The T-shirts are here, the posters are in, it’s all coming together folks!  As the band gathers this weekend, we’ll be organizing all of the prizes to be shipped out to our Indie-GoGo supporters.  We really couldn’t have produced this album without your help, thank you so much!  Your rewards will be heading out next week!

We have a wonderful announcement: our friend and collaborator Dale Kaminski will be joining the show on Saturday! He’ll be performing live visual projections as PAKAPAKA Lightshow during the Lovely Socialite set! PAKAPAKA Lightshow always delights and adds an extra layer of narrative to some already programmatic music.  We are very excited and hope you will join us!

Join Us At The “Toxic Consonance” CD Release Shows!

Fri, 10/9 | $7 10pm @ Company Brewing (Mke)

735 E Center St  Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee LOVELY SOCIALITE “Toxic Consonance” CD release show with



Sat, 10/10 | $5 8pm @ Bright Red Studios (Mad)

9 N Ingersoll Madison, WI

Madison LOVELY SOCIALITE “Toxic Consonance” CD release show with


LUNDBERG /PACKARD /PIREH trio (Mad /Chi /Mpls)


7/3 – 8/1 | Pre-Order Lovely Socialite’s new album “Toxic Consonance”!

7/3 – 8/1 | Pre-Order Lovely Socialite’s new album “Toxic Consonance”!

We’ve finished our second album, “Toxic Consonance”!  It was such a pleasure to work with master architectioneer Landon Arkens once again at Blast House Studios during the recording & mixing of this album.  Now in post-production, we are designing the cd-packaging, commissioning album art, mastering the cd, etc… this is where we need your help!  By pre-ordering our new album, now through 8/1, you will help us to cover these costs!

Pre-Order now! >> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lovely-socialite-toxic-consonance#/story

There are all sorts of sweet Socialite swag in our perks section; including t-shirts, posters, an exclusive ep, house shows, & Mike, our drummer, will even clean your pool!

Thanks so much for your support!!

Check out our first music video single from the new album, “Black Yukon Sucker Punch”!


Lovely Socialite is:
Abe Sorber – Vibraphone
Ben Willis – Double Bass, Electric Bass
Brian Grimm – Cello, Pipa, Gaohu, Hammered-Guzheng
Corey Murphy – Trombone
Mike Koszewski – Drums, Percussion
Pat Reinholz – Cello


2/27 – Stray Passage + Tony Barba/Michael Brenneis @ Good Style || 2/28 – Chinese Lunar New Year celebration @ Imperial Garden

Fri, 2/27 | doors – 8pm $5 @ Good Style Shop

Tony Barba + Michael Brenneis

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage

+ a Quintet Jam!  2 saxes, 2 drum sets, 1 bass – let’s do this!

 ~ from GoodStyle |

   Good Style Shop presents Brennan Connors & Stray Passage and the Tony Barba/Michael Brenneis Duo.

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage is a free jazz and improvised music trio. The group features Brian Grimm on bass and contracello, Geoff Brady on drums and percussion, and Brennan Connors on saxophones. From fiery high energy music to focused minimalism, the ensemble’s performances balance narrative, noise, and beauty.

Saxophonist Tony Barba and percussionist Michael Brenneis will join forces for a set of improvised music. Tony is a member of the internationally touring ensemble Youngblood Brass Band. After 12 years in New York City, he currently resides in Madison and plays locally with many groups including Johannes Wallamnn’s Quartet and the Big Payback. Michael Brenneis is a drummer who musicians like to play with and audiences like to listen to. He performs with a very long list of groups that include Tomato Box, The Ten Sleeps Trio, Alison Margaret, and The New Breed.  

Sat, 2/28 | 5:30-8:00pm @ Imperial Garden Restaurant

Imperial Garden 2015

Chinese New Year Program


Chinese food\Music\LinDance\Purchase SouvenirsBy Piano)


First Part: Spring wind 春暖花开

(Background music :Welcome)5:30pm-6:30pm

Tea and bar : Guitar music 5:30pm—6:30pm

Frond door Garden :Emay Ulannie F.(Guzheng) 6:00pm—6:30pm

Living room: Lim hong chuan (Guzheng) 6:00pm—6:30pm

Back room: Brian Grimm (pipa) Kyle Tan (Dizi) 6:00pm—6:30pm

Second Part: Dreams back Childhood and Send Money candy the girls 梦回童真 和送财童子 6:30pm–7:00pm

Back room: Emay and Isis May (Adult and kids) Guzheng

Jing gang shan sun red”《井冈山上太阳红》

Flower and Youth”《花儿与少年》

“Chrysanthemums Terrace《菊花台》

Drunken beauty”《贵妃醉酒》

“blue and white porcelain《青花瓷》

“The Moon Over a Fountain《二泉映月》3分钟 Gao hu 3 mins

Living room: Violin and Dizi 6:30pm–7:00pm

Jane Zheng :Violin solo 6:30pm–6:45pm

Kyle Tan :Dizi solo 6:45pm—7:00pm

Third Part: Lion Dance 7:00pm–7:20pm

Fourth Part:celebrate joyously欢庆

Tea and Bar :Piano and Violin 7:20pm–7:40pm

Tea and bar :Isis May “2 black ants””2 black birds”

Emay Ulannie : Piano “Memories of childhood童年的回忆

Brian Grimm (Gao hu) and Piano “Race house”赛马 F

Jane Zheng :Violin and piano “Butterfly lover”梁祝G

“Pontiac Moon月亮代表我的心D

Living room:Kyle tan (Dizi)Brian Grimm (Gao hu) Lim hong chuan (guzheng) 7;20pm–8:00pm

“Red Blossom Red山丹丹开花红艳艳(Dizi)

“Henan ditty”<河南小调

An enjoyable night良宵Gao Hu and Guzheng)

Guzheng (Emay) Brian(Pipa) Kyle (Dizi)

Flower and Youth”《花儿与少年》

“Chrysanthemums Terrace《菊花台》

Drunken beauty”《贵妃醉酒》

“blue and white porcelain《青花瓷》

Back room: Guzheng Lim hong chuan solo 7:40pm—8:00pm

“The Lantern Festival 花灯节

Spring rain 春雨

Hair likes snow 发如雪

2/8 | Traditional Chinese Music for Lunar New Year


BC Grimm’s 高胡 (gaohu – fiddle) & 琵琶 (pipa – lute) | photo Diwas Sherchan

Traditional Chinese Music for

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Sat, 2/8 | 6:00 – 8:00pm @ Imperial Gardens East

4214 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

This Saturday, I will be performing on three Chinese instruments from 6-8pm to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Imperial Gardens restaurant on the East Side of Madison.  Emay, our group leader, performs on 古筝 (guzheng – 21 string zither), Kyle plays flute & guzheng, and I will strum 古琴 (guqin – 7 string zither), 琵琶 (pipa – 4 string lute), & 高胡 (gaohu – 2 string fiddle).  We’ll perform all traditional Chinese music, so if your curious to hear what that sounds like – stop on by, eat some tasty Chinese cuisine & celebrate with us!

新年快樂! ~ BCG


Head stocks of BCG’s 琵琶 pipa & 高胡 gaohu | photo Diwas Sherchan


02/02/14 | Emay Music troupe backstage before their performance at the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute Lunar New Year Celebration!

New “Photos” Page!!

Instruments used to record the Brothers Grimm forthcoming album Redolent Spires. Be sure to view the rest of Diwas Sherchan's instrument photography in our new "photos" page!

REDOLENT SPIRES to be released this May!  Joshua Newland is currently crafting the album art.  His work is spine-tingling and will leave you mystified, so get excited!