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Summary
  • Type: Bar
  • Where: 300 West Juneau Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • When: 1984, February - 1997
Sceneroller, The Unicorn (Milwaukee), Bar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203
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From RazedMilwaukee:

In 1971, Knapp Street Realty Corporation purchased the building. Sydney Eisenberg, president of Knapp Street Realty, renamed the building Sydney Hih. The collection of buildings soon found itself as a center of the counter culture in the early 1970s. It was during this time that the various bays were painted like multi-color checkerboard. The building became a four-story collaborative of what I’ve heard described as psychedelic ventures and an artistic community with art galleries, a record store, craft retail spots, a couple of restaurants, and a rooming house. By 1980 several of the trendy retail shops had moved out, but the building remained a space for artist studios and band practice and a nightclub in the 1990s. Apparently, the subterranean nightclub, Unicorn,  boasted bands like Nirvana, Sound Garden, and the Smashing Pumpkins in the onset of their career.

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brOriginally a disco, the venue switched to alt-rock in 1984 on suggestion of Damian Strigens, who would later play bass with The Frogs. Building torn down in 2012.
Thanks to spfc.orgbrOriginally a disco, the venue switched to alt-rock in 1984 on suggestion of Damian Strigens, who would later play bass with The Frogs. Building torn down in 2012.
Thanks to spfc.orgbrOriginally a disco, the venue switched to alt-rock in 1984 on suggestion of Damian Strigens, who would later play bass with The Frogs. Building torn down in 2012.
Thanks to spfc.orgbrOriginally a disco, the venue switched to alt-rock in 1984 on suggestion of Damian Strigens, who would later play bass with The Frogs. Building torn down in 2012.
Thanks to spfc.org