Collections of Colonies of Bees

Matthew Reddin, Contributing writer

If you don’t know Collections of Colonies of Bees by name, you may know the group by its sound. Members of this post-rock cornerstone of the Milwaukee music scene are the instrumentalists behind the indie supergroup Volcano Choir, which paired them with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. But the Bees, who first performed in 1998, go back way further than Volcano Choir. Their March 15 performance, which is to promote their new album Set, marks their first Milwaukee concert in a year and a half. Joining them will be Bad Bad Bad, which includes Milwaukee artists BJ Seidel (from Decibully), J. Todd, Fran Switalski (of Plexi 3) and Marissa Lange (Proenemy). At Cactus Club, 2496 S. Wentworth St. Visit cactusclub.dostuff.info for more information.

10:30 p.m. on Sat., March 15