Upcoming Dates

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Bremen Cafe

901 E. Clarke St. Milwaukee WI 53212 US 414-431-1932 [map]

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Cactus Club

2496 S. Wentworth Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 897-0663 [map]

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Stonefly Brewery

Milwaukee WI 53208 US [map]

W/ the Dig, Old Earth

Past Dates

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Brewed Cafe

Storyteller Event with Jaems Murphy
1208 E Brady Milwaukee WI 53202 US (414)276-2739 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

The Yield Bar

932 E Kenilworth Pl Milwaukee WI 53202 US [map]
Price: Free

W/ Swearwords!

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Riverwest Public House

815 East Locust Street Milwaukee WI 53212 (414) 562-9472 [map]
Price: $5

W/ Jet W. Lee, Holy Alimonies, the Gazettiers

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Burlington

3425 W Fullerton Avenue Chicago IL 60647 US [map]
Price: $6

W/ Jet W Lee, Holy Alimonies, the Thons

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

WMSE Local Live!

91.7 FM milwaukee WI 53207 US [map]
Price: Free!

Tune in to hear us rock over radio waves!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Frank's Power Plant

2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 481-9200 [map]
Price: $5

W/ Cedar Plank Salmon, Comic Books

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Mike and Molly's

105 N Market St Champaign IL 61820 US (217)355-1236 [map]

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Bridge

1020 E Walnut St Columbia MO 65203 US (573) 442-9645 [map]

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Oeno Wine Bar

330 N Mead St #100 Wichita KS 67202 US (316) 440-5000 [map]

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Louis Bar

5702 NW Radial Hwy Omaha NE 68104 US (402) 551-5993 [map]

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

The Squid and Whale Pub

37 Spring Street, 10 Center Street Eureka Springs Arkansas 72632 US (479) 253-7147 [map]

Friday, August 16th, 2013


923 W 7th St Little Rock AR 72201 US (501) 375-8466 [map]

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Club Dada

2720 Elm Street Dallas TX 75226 US 214.744.DADA [map]

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Darwin's Pub

223 E 6th St. Austin TX 78701 US (512) 474-7399 [map]

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Sahara Lounge

1413 Webberville Rd Austin Texas 78721 US (512) 927-0700 [map]

Monday, August 12th, 2013


306 Austin St San Antonio TX 78215 US (210) 319-8155 [map]

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Mockingbird Cafe

110 S. 2nd St. Bay Saint Louis MS 39520 US (228) 467-8383 [map]

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Sam's Lounge

5035 I 55 N Jackson MS 39296 US (601) 983-2526 [map]

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Third Street Dive

440 S. Third St. Louisville KY 40202 US (502) 749-3483 [map]

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Memories Bar

2360 Old Washington Rd Waldorf MD 20601 US 301-932-7200 [map]

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The Rock Shop

106 S Eastern Blvd Fayetteville NC 28301 US (910) 321-7625 [map]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Borjo Coffehouse

4416 Monarch Way Norfolk VA 23508 US (757) 440 5800 [map]

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Club K

2101 Maryland Ave. Baltimore MD 21218 US (443) 310-7983 [map]

Friday, July 19th, 2013


118 Main St Nyack NY 10960 US (845) 358-3120 [map]

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Two Boots

277 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport CT 06604 US (203) 331-1377 [map]

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Club Chameleons

1350 East street Pittsfield MA 01201 US Phone:(413) 499-2582 [map]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Bug Jar

219 Monroe Avenue Rochester NY 14605 US (585) 454-2966 [map]

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Bullfrog Brewery

231 West Fourth Street Williamsport PA 17701 US (570) 326-4700 [map]

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Bethel Road Pub

1375 Bethel Road Columbus Ohio 43220 US (614) 459-9987 [map]

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Cedars Lounge

706 Steel St. Youngstown Ohio 44509 US (330) 743-6560 [map]

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The New Way Bar

23130 Woodward Ferndale MI 48220 US (248) 541-9870 [map]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Beatnik's Cafe

123 E. 3rd Street Marion IN 46952 US (765) 664-5000 [map]

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Be Here Now

Summer tour kickoff!
505 N. Dill St. Muncie IN 47303 US [map]

Friday, June 7th, 2013

the Shack

Minneapolis MN [map]

With Sonic J and Bongonya!!!!

Friday, May 10th, 2013


1001 E Locust St Milwaukee WI 53202 US (414) 263-9844 [map]

With the stubby Chubbz Brass Band

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The Rigby Pub and Grill

Madison WI [map]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Zelazo Center

MKE Unplugged w/ Billy McLaughlin - 7:30
2419 E Kenwood Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: FREE

The Directionals are playing an all acoustic set opening up for world renowned musical innovator and composer Billy McLaughlin.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Frank's Power Plant

Mad Anthony!
2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 481-9200 [map]

Sunday, March 10th, 2013


5800 Gravois Ave St. Louis MO 63116 US 314-481-4812 [map]
Price: $5

St louis. Saint Louis! With Moon Thief, Durango, and Mark and the get set gos. Freaking come have some pizza and beer and party with us like your life depends on it, St. Louis.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The Beat Kitchen

Chicago IL [map]
Price: $8

Playing Chicago with The Laureates, the Warm Ones, and Swearwords!!! This is going to be a great show. Thursday night, the windy city, killer rock and roll, it's all there! Here is the link to purchase tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/3402674/bk

See you there! 

Here's a video


Wednesday, February 20th, 2013


Open Mic Featured Act! - 8pm
1001 E Locust St Milwaukee WI 53202 US (414) 263-9844 [map]
Price: Free

The Directionals are your featured host for Linneman's popular Wednesday night open mic. We will set up as minimalistic as possible, yet blow your minds as extravagantly as we always do with our epic garage pop serenades. There is no cost to get in. We will sandwich your music with ours and there will be beer to wash it all down so please bring your axe and show the world your art. All styles welcome. See you then.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Cranky Pat's

The Lately and The Directionals A-Team
905 S. Commercial Street Neenah WI 54956 US 920.725.2662 [map]

We're very excited to team up with and open for the Lately. It should be like a classic episode of the A-team where we roll up in a van and blow up your minds with our assault sounds. Bob wears fat gold chains like Mr T and I'm Murdoch.

Check out the lately here: The Lately

and a video: The Lately Hold On To Me - YouTube

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Riverwest Public House

Porno Horse with The Directionals and Sea Warrior and the Key of Light - 8pm
815 East Locust Street Milwaukee WI 53212 [map]
Price: $5

As we now know there will be three bands and we are one of them. Sea Warrior is another one, they're like psychedelic noise improv. Not citar psychedelia but like the "whoa my mind!" kind. There's another band playing; I think they're called PORNO HORSE. Sweet. This should be a real blast. I'm really hoping that porno horse brings footage of farm animals getting nasty. 

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


End of semester get drunk and single release. - 9:30 pm
1001 E Locust St Milwaukee WI 53202 US (414) 263-9844 [map]
Price: $5

We're playing as a simpler, more ergonomic two piece semi-acoustic rock and roll crazy catch all to celebrate the end of school this semester and also to release our single Serenade of Fire to you, our endearing fans.

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The Den

Exclusive Fireplace Social - 8pm
Milwaukee WI [map]

The Directionals are playing host to an exclusive underground rock and roll fireplace social. Invite only event.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012


Jet W. Lee's Western Nightmare Second Tour Leg Send Off - 9pm
1854 Kenilworth Pl. Milwaukee WI 53211 US [map]
Price: $5

Party with Chicago's most exciting rock band Jet W. Lee and the Directionals as we celebrate the release of Jet W's full length release "Western Nightmare".


Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Club Anything

Indie Night - 9pm
Milwaukee WI 53207 US [map]
Price: Free

The Directionals will be supporting indie theme night at Club Anything. 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Art Bar

Free Pizza Party - 9pm
722 E. Burleigh Milwaukee WI 53212 US (414) 372-7880 [map]
Price: Free

Free Pizza. Free Show. All bands performing semi acoustic sets with Jaems Murphy's Vedic Eden, and Miles Coyne and the Rusty Nickel Band.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Best Place

2012 SE WI Fashion Industry and Modeling Meet and Greet - 6-11pm
Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: Free

The Directionals are scheduled to play the couryard

The event will be hosted at The Best Place, a fully renovated turn of the century pub located on the grounds of the Historic Pabst Brewery on the North end of Downtown Milwaukee. The Pub features a huge bar area, a balcony and two beautiful courtyards. Conveniently located less than 2 minutes off I-43 North, The Best Place has agreed to host the event with no cover charge and drink specials all evening. Ample parking is readily available. 

Models, dress to impress, photographers bring your cameras. While this is NOT primarily a shooting event, one set of lights will be set up for general use, and shooting opportunities abound in the courtyards and just outside the doors !

Pose (https://www.facebook.com/groups/228702000497497/?ref=ts) is one of the largest, most active Wisconsin based Facebook Groups around. While this is an official Pose event, ALL are welcome to attend whether a member of the group or not. While the event is obviously most convenient for those in SE Wisconsin, individuals from all all parts of the State (and yes even those in the flatlands across the border to the South !) will enjoy the historic atmosphere and networking opportunities.

This event is 18+ to attend, 21+ to consume alcohol. 

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

The Down and Over

SummerFest Warm Up show - 9pm
S. KK Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: $5

With the Revomatics and Favorite Shape Triangle

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Best Place

Rock Hunger Hunger Task Force Benefit
901 West Juneau Avenue Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: $5 or free with food donation

A slamming benefit put on for Hunger Task Force by local college Milwaukee Area Tech featuring:

The Directionals

Up North

other bands...

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Cactus Club

Pamplemousse Theater Fundraiser - 9pm
Bayview Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: $5

Support local arts!

The Directionals are playing, as well as the Jeanna Salzer Trio and Bo Johnson.


Saturday, March 17th, 2012

The Underground

Saint Patty's Day Rock with The Directionals, Sonic J, In the Company of Wolves
Milwaukee WI [map]

Early Show.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Frank's Power Plant

Jet W Lee, The Gazettiers, Favorite Shape Triangle, The Directionals - 10pm-2am
2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 481-9200 [map]
Price: $5

Jet W Lee is coming up from chicago to rock your face with rock. Rock!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012


Linneman's River West Inn - 9:30 pm
1001 E Locust St Milwaukee WI 53202 US (414) 263-9844 [map]
Price: $5

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Art Bar

Wavvy Hands and Mark Poe Music - 9pm
722 E. Burleigh Milwaukee WI 53212 US (414) 372-7880 [map]

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Bay View Brew Haus

The Gazettiers, Jet W lee, Jaems Murphy's Vedic Eden, The Directionals Holiday Party - 9:30 pm
2535 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue Milwaukee WI 53207 [map]
Price: $5

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Frank's Power Plant

Theme Party with The Directionals, In the Company of WOlves, and Julie B! - 8pm
2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 481-9200 [map]
Price: Free

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Bremen Cafe

Deadbug Jazz group with James Murphy - 10pm-1am
901 E. Clarke St. Milwaukee WI 53212 US 414-431-1932 [map]

Enjoy bebop and swing from a guitar trio. Jazz virtuoso James Murphy is filling in for tory on guitar. Drinks available at the bar.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Frank's Power Plant

Tiger Waves, Mr. Logek, Deadbug Trio - 9pm
2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee WI 53207 US (414) 481-9200 [map]

Come see Tiger Waves from Austin!!! Psychedelic Rock band Performing with the Directionals' alternate bizarro jazz version of themselves and Mr. Logek and the Noize hip hop ensemble. Sure to mess you up aurally.

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Y Not 3

with Ahab's Ghost!, The Directionals, and Jaems Murphy's Vedic Eden - 8pm
Milwaukee WI [map]
Price: free

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

The Miramar Theatre

Show! - 7pm
2844 N Oakland Ave Milwaukee WI 53211 US (414) 963-0916 [map]
Price: $10 Adv - $12 Door

Free Digital download of 2007-2009 with purchase of ticket.

Mark plays twenty minute acoustic set, there are other bands.

Friday, July 8th, 2011


Summer Sessions - 7-9pm
105 S. Main St, Thiensville, WI 53092 (262) 643-4867 [map]
Price: $0

Mark Poe performing a bunch of stuff from the Blind Driver days and from The Directionals for three hours while you eat spaghetti.