Mile of Music Presents is proud to bring Mile of Music alumni Desert Noises back to Downtown Appleton! The Accords will kick off the party on November 22 at Gibson Music Hall.

The Accords will start at 8:30 p.m. on the Front Stage at Gibson, followed by Desert Noises on the Back Stage of the venue!

This is a 21+ event and is a club-style show with very limited seating available.

Who: Desert Noises, The Accords
When: Friday, November 22 at 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Gibson Music Hall Front Stage (Gibson Music Hall – 211 W. College Avenue, Downtown Appleton)

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (if they remain). Purchase here:
Desert Noises is back. Hailing from Provo, UT the band toured extensively throughout the years playing major festivals and venues of all sizes. After a brief hiatus, all four original members are ecstatic about playing music together again and continuing the journey that started over a decade ago. This extended break saw the guys dive into individual artist projects and tours with other bands such as, Cage the Elephant, RayLand Baxter, Wild Child, Harpooner, Dove & the Wolf, Nightingail, and Microwave Mountain. Now, Desert Noises returns to the scene more focused, wiser, and more inspired than ever.
After recording and releasing two new songs (summer 2017) in Austin, TX with some help from members of Wild Child and Shakey Graves. They have started work on a new full length album in their relocated home of Nashville, TN. Its a familiar sound echoes of the spatial landscapes in Mountain Sea, the visceral growl in 27 Ways, and peak yearning from singer-songwriter Kyle Henderson. Theres no telling how high this mountain is that they are climbing, but for four friends from the desert, climbing is what makes them feel at home.
Desert Noises is Kyle Henderson (vocals, guitar), Tyler Osmond (bass, vocals), Brennan Allen (drums), Pat Boyer (guitar)

The Accords released their first EP Paper Rhymes in 2018 and theyve since worked with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Gavin Lurssen on their two most recent singles, Vegas Sun and Feels Like. This Wisconsin-based band has performed at many venues across the Midwest, including Summerfest, and its jam-based improvisations make for a memorable musical experience. The Accords have a unique blend of voices that enhance their sound, which is reminiscent of Southern California rock.
This is a 21+ event.

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Hello friends and lovers, especially those in the Appleton/Fox Valley! We are super excited to be making our debut performance along with Slayder Smet and his full band at Gibson Music Hall this October!

Thursday October 3rd to be exact!

*The show is FREE to enter. If you enjoy yourself, we suggest a $5 donation if you feel like supporting the local music scene.

So come on out and bring a friend or three – We can’t wait to see you!

Motherfolk is coming back to Appleton for a summer show! Don’t miss it.

Special guest TBA!

Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $10 adv, $15 day-of

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Join us on Saturday, July 20th, as The Accords host Of The Orchard for a homecoming show of original music from young, Fox Valley natives returning to their roots! The Minneapolis based band, Of The Orchard, is fronted by Little Chute’s Ben Vanden Boogaard, while The Accords are made up of current college students Adam Drees, Will Cole, Sam Knott, Jack Coughlin, Bret Skenandore, and Graham Tougas who all grew up in Kaukauna. Don’t miss this rare chance to see both of these rising bands back to perform in Appleton!

$5 Cover – Ages 21+

8:00pm – The Accords
9:40pm – Of The Orchard

* The Accords *

The Accords released their first EP “Paper Rhymes” in 2018, they have since worked with Grammy-Award winning producer Gavin Lurssen, on their two most recent singles “Vega’s Sun” and “Feels Like”.

This Wisconsin band has performed at many venues across the Midwest, including Summerfest.

The bands jam-based improvisations make for a memorable musical experience.
They have a unique blend of voices that enhance their sound, which is reminiscent of Southern California rock.

* Of The Orchard *

Of The Orchard was founded upon the roots of singer/songwriter, Ben Vanden Boogaard, and his desire to expand out from performing as a solo artist to being surrounded by a full band. In the winter of 2017, Ben recruited Lewis Wethall (drums), Alec Thicke (bass/backing vocals), and Zach Ward (guitar) to embark with him on a project called “10 in 10” where the four of them would record, film, and release a new single, accompanied by a music video, every month for 10 months between March 2017 – December 2017.

After several months of playing together and many enjoyable social outings later, the four guys began brainstorming a way for everyone to be included in the band name, as the project was originally started under Ben’s solo project, Ben Vanden Boogaard. A few evenings were spent brainstorming names which, needless to say, ended in failure as some of the “favorites” were: Benny and the Windmills, Daddy Tops, and Blood Kitten. Eventually, Of The Orchard emerged as the favorite, coming from the English translation of Ben’s last name: Vanden Boogaard.

Their unique sound combines each of the band members’ varied musical backgrounds including acoustic singer/songwriters, blues rock, and punk rock into one cohesive sound. As a result, Of The Orchard sounds like a love-child between John Mayer and Third Eye Blind, giving listeners thoughtful lyricism surrounded by melodious indie-rock.

Rock, Pop, Soul, Sass! FREE ADMISSION!

CHECK OUT SIRSY! (As heard on the tv show Shameless)

SIRSY is a ROCK & SOUL DUO with lots of pop sensibility & just the right amount of sass! Fronted by charistmatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band’s drummer and plays a full kit standing up. Melanie plays bass parts on a keyboard with her drum stick and even throws in some mean flute solos. Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also pays bass with his feet and tells super nerdy Star Wars jokes. SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs, and dance parties. It’s a good time! 🙂 SIRSY plays 250+ shows per year nationally & has played with Grace Potter, Maroon 5, Cheap Trick, Train, and many more. Their music is featured on Showtime’s hit TV show “Shameless”

“The little band with the big sound.” – The Boston Globe

“SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, they are a head scratching, WOW!..This is the complete package in a fun sized, rock and roll, smiling laughing, have a good time with your friends, band!” – SXSW Music Blog

“Highly talented, “edgy-feel-good”, and fun to watch… you gotta go see them.” – Houston Music Scene Blog

“Melanie Krahmer has one of the most powerful and flexible voices you will ever hear.” –Times Union, NY

“The guitar player is flawless and raw- clean enough to be enjoyed but edgy enough to make your grin. The lead singer/drummer is stunning” –SXSW Music Blog


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Old Soul Society brings their Americana Folk Rock show to Gibson Music Hall in Appleton, Wisconsin on Thursday June 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00pm

Old Soul Society is a Wisconsin-based act, rooted in Americana with branches into Folk, Rock, Soul, Pop, Country, Blues & more.

Fronted by Singer/ Songwriter Derek Ramnarace on Vocals & Guitars and featuring a cast of top notch musicians, Old Soul Society’s focus is clearly on the craft of songwriting as displayed in the rich, textured musical layers they create to underscore Ramnarace’s introspective, honest and heartfelt lyrics.

These details combine into a powerfully stirring live performance that has been winning over audiences everywhere. They have appeared on the same bill with such acts as Phil Lesh, Kaleo, The Dead Horses, Samantha Fish, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Chicago Farmer, Them Coulee Boys and were contracted by Live Nation to appear in the VIP Lounge for Zac Brown Band

The star is already burning bright for Old Soul Society and only appears to be getting brighter following the releases of their debut album “The Farmhouse Sessions” in 2016 and their authorized bootleg “A Live One” in late 2018.


Doors 7pm | Music 8pm

-The Outside Voices (Kent, OH)-
“The Outside Voices are a five-piece American rock band from Northeast Ohio. Rooted in Kent, OH – a town known for harboring the early playing careers of Joe Walsh, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Sweany – The Outside Voices stay true to the area’s rustbelt rock reputation through a catalog of cleverly-crafted songs and charismatic live performances.”

-Horace Greene (Oshkosh. WI) –
“Horace Greene is a driven, passionate and charismatic band from Oshkosh, WI. Their sound is remarkably diverse and forward-thinking, blurring the lines between various genres. Their songs fall somewhere in between the melodies and grooves of 60s soul and the groundbreaking expressive energy of blues and alternative music.”

-Cullah (Milwaukee, WI) –
“Cullah has been releasing his music, every year, in albums since 2006. He releases these albums every April 27th in reverence of the date of his own creation. Each album is an exploration into different styles and techniques — an autobiographical journey of musical expression.”


You’re reading it right….This night features an oddball mix of hard hitting bands….

-From Delta/Appalachian Punk one man band, Dead Man String Band:

-To country-fried rock n rollers, VOLK:

-Topped with Party/Dance rockers, Spatola:

This night is sure to please, so grab your ear plugs and make your way down for this “Hard Hitter Heater”!