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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine



Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:16:02 CDT

 



7 questions for John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:56:00 CDT

John Darnielle turned to a surprising place for The Mountain Goats' latest record: professional wrestling. Before the band's show Tuesday night, we chatted with the storytelling frontman about his wrestling inspiration and digging through nostalgia.


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Eric Church plays Bradley Center April 14, 2017; two full sets, no support act

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:37:00 CDT

EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring his "Holdin' My Own Tour" to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 14, 2017. For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between.


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An early look at Rock the Green's green grounds

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:16:00 CDT

Looking around Reed Street Yards, it's hard not to think it would be a perfect place for a nature-conscious music festival. Apparently Rock the Green thought the same thing, as the area will play host to its return on Saturday, Sept. 17.


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New Age Narcissism hip-hop collective rocks the green

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:02:00 CDT

Growing up, these musicians always felt like misfits. They felt they didn't fit within their communities. But what they didn't know was that in the near future they'd break away from what they were used to and find themselves in a new, bigger and better group.


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NO/NO says yes to Rock the Green and sustainability

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:02:00 CDT

NO/NO has performed all over the city, and this weekend you will be able to see the Milwaukee electro-pop rockers as one of the many bands performing at the third annual Rock the Green Festival. They take the pedal-powered stage this Saturday at 2:20 p.m.


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Echo and The Bunnymen brought the hits and the feels

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:07:00 CDT

Echo and The Bunnymen played a passionate nostalgia show for a sold-out crowd tonight at Turner Hall Ballroom. It was the first time the band played in Milwaukee since performing 32 years ago at the Northwest Side's now-defunct Uptown Theater.


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Trapper Schoepp prepares to rock the green with storytelling lyrics

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT

rtists go on stage, play their songs and just do their thing, but 25-year-old Trapper Schoepp doesn't just perform, he goes out to tell stories that breathe even more life into his uptempo rootsy rock 'n' roll sound. He performs this weekend at Rock the Green.


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Public Enemy and Run-DMC in Tosa ... wait, what?

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:02:00 CDT

This past weekend a Tosa resident staged a huge party at Red Dot on North Avenue in East Tosa with Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Rakim, EPMD and others. I was there for the first night of the two-day jam. Here are some images.


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Summerfest announces renovations for Miller Lite Oasis area

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 CDT

Summerfest will renovate the Miller Lite Oasis stage area, with improvements including a redesigned stage facade, new Miller Lite Brew House bar, video screen upgrades, new bar areas, expanded hospitality areas, and a reconfigured marketplace and retail store.


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Lydia Loveless talks being real, being filmed and being in Milwaukee

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 15:16:00 CDT

Before she brings her direct songwriting sensibility to Milwaukee, we chatted with alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless to get direct answers directly from the source - about "Real," about being real and about that time Milwaukee gifted her chicken wings.


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Present Music turns one year older, but still manages to stir and surprise

Sun, 4 Sep 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Saturday night, I walked into Present Music's season-opening "Made for Milwaukee" show wondering how the hell to define the local new music ensemble. I walked out with the same thought - and finding that's what I maybe liked most about it.


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Present Music's "Made for Milwaukee" celebrates the past and looks to the future

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 17:56:00 CDT

This year, Present Music will celebrate its 35th anniversary in Milwaukee. But how exactly does one go about trying to define 35 years of creating undefinable music concerts and events? A mix of past and present called "Made for Milwaukee."


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Nordic Thunder brings air guitar to new heights

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDT

Nordic Thunder opens for Grand Funk Railroad, Friday, Sept. 2 at the House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave., as part of the Milwaukee Rally, which runs from Sept. 1 through 4. Here's a preview of the show.


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Kid Rock docks in Milwaukee

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 09:15:00 CDT

After being spotted yesterday floating around the shores of Mackinac Island on a 198-foot yacht - reportedly appraised at $100 million - Robert "Kid Rock" James Ritchie apparently docked in Milwaukee later that same day.


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The pursuit of "Happiless" brings together two Milwaukee musicians

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 19:36:00 CDT

Milwaukee-bred musicians Mike Benign and Allen Keller teamed up for "Happiless," a self-titled ten-song collaboration. But while the connection between the two songwriters would seem to be obvious, the path to getting to this point was less than simple.


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Genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots brings big energy to the big stage

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:56:00 CDT

In 2013, the musical duo Twenty One Pilots took the stage at Summerfest as a simple opening act. A few years and several gigs later, the two have made themselves no strangers to Milwaukee - as proven by the sold-out BMO Harris Pavilion show Saturday night.


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Electric love fills the air at BØRNS' Pabst Theater show

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:16:00 CDT

One year ago, the name BØRNS might have slipped by unnoticed on Milwaukee's concert calendar. Not so much any more, as proven Tuesday night at Garrett Borns' musical brainchild's sold-out Pabst Theater concert - its first headlining gig in Milwaukee.


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Looking back at The Hollow Men

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:06:00 CDT

Spacehog's Jonny Cragg heads back to 1987, when he was heading home from his first trip to the United States and, unbeknownst to him, heading on his way to playing with and recording an album with The Hollow Men.


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Summerfest Foundation, announces music education grants recipients

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:51:00 CDT

Summerfest Foundation, Inc. is proud to award twelve area schools and non-profit organizations with music education grants to be used for in-school, after-school and summer education programs. They will be used to enhance opportunities for students.


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Bostyx fuses two classic rock bands into Festa Italiana

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:06:00 CDT

Boston and Styx may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italian culture and heritage. But what Bostyx lacks in Italian cred, they hope to make up for in rocking classic tunes at their Festa Italiana set this weekend.


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Local band Wooldridge Brothers to tour Midwest with The Baseball Project

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:36:00 CDT

In between putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new album, the Milwaukee-based Americana folk rock group the Wooldridge Brothers will tour around the Midwest with The Baseball Project, including a stop in Milwaukee.


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Icelandic band Kaleo brings soaring sounds to the Turner Hall stage

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:56:00 CDT

Stuck in a limbo between rock and jazzy blues, Kaleo might be a band that you haven't heard of yet. Named after the Hawaiian word for "the sound," the group brought more than just a single sound to Turner Hall Wednesday night. Kaleo brought many.


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Beatles cartoon animator brings his work to Milwaukee

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:03:00 CDT

More than 50 years after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Beatlemania has barely subsided. This week, Beatles die-hards will be thrilled at the chance to meet Ron Campbell, director of the 1965 Beatles cartoons and "Yellow Submarine" animator.


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Megadeth coming to UWM Panther Arena on Oct. 8

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:27:00 CDT

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena has announced that Megadeth, with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok, will perform one night only at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.


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DJ Grand Master O throws down the beats in Brew City and beyond

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:03:00 CDT

DJ Grand Master O is one of Milwaukee's busiest DJs, with multiple standing weekly gigs including Fridays on the Edelweiss Boat Line's late night cruises. We recently caught up with Grand Master O and chatted about his music, family, goals, hair and more.


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Adele gives Milwaukee fan a birthday to remember

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Did you have a good weekend? Yes? Well, Milwaukeean and Adele fan Kathleen Dohearty's was better, as she got to join the crooning pop star on stage for a duet of "Someone Like You" last night in Chicago.


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Death Cab For Cutie delivers a thing of beauty at the Big Gig

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:36:00 CDT

Death Cab's set at the Miller Lite Oasis stage began with a thunderous riff from "New Year." The tune began the set on a good pace, one that they impressively continued throughout a greater portion of the Summerfest show.


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Paul McCartney and his band rehearsed in Milwaukee yesterday

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 11:03:00 CDT

Rumors are floating around that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was in Milwaukee at least a day early to run his band through its paces in advance of his Summerfest-headling concert tonight at the Marcus Amphitheater.


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The Roots brought the soul to Summerfest Sunday night

Mon, 4 Jul 2016 02:01:00 CDT

On Sunday at the Miller Lite Oasis, iconic hip-hop/neo soul band The Roots - currently the house band for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" - gave Summerfest a taste of why they've been such a powerhouse for over 30 years.


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Brexit wounds

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:03:00 CDT

As a Brit in the U.S. I have watched the whole Brexit referendum unfold with some interest. I watched on in disbelief as my spiritual homeland rejected the concept of being bound by the European Union. I shouldn't be too surprised, I suppose.


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Milwaukee band Direct Hit! releases third album, "Wasted Mind"

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:36:00 CDT

For those who've been craving their next hit of Milwaukee's own pop punk rockers Direct Hit!, we have some good news: The band will release its third album, "Wasted Mind," on Friday, June 24 with an album release show in Cudahy the next night.


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Electronic band M83 makes first stop in Milwaukee on Oct. 19

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 CDT

Somehow, electronic rockers M83 have never performed in Milwaukee before. Thankfully, that odd oversight will be amended this fall, when the "Midnight City" hitmakers will take the Riverside Theater stage on Wednesday, Oct. 19.


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MKE Underground: The night Turner Hall got doused with 1,000 liters of Faygo

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:04:00 CDT

When OnMilwaukee senior writer Molly Snyder found out the Insane Clown Posse was coming to perform at Turner Hall, the self-described "experience junkie," and amateur sociologist, knew she had to go and witness the sticky mayhem for herself.


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Meet "Tank," a Kenny Chesney roadie

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:26:00 CDT

His name is "Tank," and he drives a big semi - one of 30 that will be in Milwaukee for Kenny Chesney's show at Miller Park Saturday night. He took my Uber ride and provided a little look into what it takes to keep a show like this one the road.


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Versatile singer/songwriter M. Ward makes his return to Milwaukee

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:06:00 CDT

When M. Ward arrives to Milwaukee on Friday ahead of his Pabst Theater performance, he might be happy to learn that the Milwaukee Art Museum will be holding its Lakefront Festival of Art that day.


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A conversation with sister act Lily and Madeleine

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:06:00 CDT

The alt pop sister duo of Lily and Madeline have found an infectious combination of mesmerizing mellow music and potent, passionate lyrics. They'll bring that hypnotic mix to the Back Room at Colectivo Coffee on Prospect on Wednesday night.


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WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee glitter rockers New Boyz Club

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 12:06:00 CDT

In the latest chapter of WMSE Local/Live, Milwaukee "glitter rock" band New Boyz Club frontwoman Johanna Rose talks about why tUnE-yArDs and "Bizness" are big influences on her own music.


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Sat. Nite Duets inks deal for new CD

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:45:00 CDT

Milwaukee's own Sat. Nite Duets have signed a deal with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records and will release a new full-length CD, "Air Guitar," in September. You can hear a track from it, called "St. Yuppie," now.


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Richard Riehle of "Office Space" appears in new Trapper Schoepp video

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:40:00 CDT

Xtra Mile Recordings and Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp are excited to announce the release of the music video for "Settlin' or Sleepin' Around." Richard Riehle ("Office Space"/"Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas") makes an appearance in it.


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Living Dub brings special pulse to Milwaukee music scene

Sat, 28 May 2016 08:16:00 CDT

Thanks to a duo of Milwaukee dub reggae enthusiasts, dub music has found a very comfortable spot in the local music scene - in particular at the Nomad World Pub, where, in less than a year's time, the two have helped turn Living Dub into a sensation.


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Sprecher brews BoDeans Original Ginger Beer to celebrate band's anniversary

Mon, 23 May 2016 21:06:00 CDT

To help celebrate 30 years of "Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams," the T-Bone Burnett-produced debut by Milwaukee's own BoDeans, Milwaukee-based Sprecher Brewing is releasing BoDeans Original Ginger Brew.


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Ready to get down, Josh Ritter brings an anti-preacher "Sermon" revival to Pabst

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:56:00 CDT

In his sometimes smirking, contagiously upbeat and wildly different 2015 album "Sermon on the Rocks," Josh Ritter just wants to take us up to the mountaintop - or at least Make Out Point - and get down. He plays at The Pabst Theater on May 24.


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Julius La Rosa dies ... in Crivitz?!

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:22:00 CDT

To you, Julius La Rosa was the guy who was famously fired on the air by Arthur Godfrey. To me, he's that guy singing "Eh, Cumpari" and "Mama Rosa" on 45s I inherited from my grandmother. La Rosa died last week at age 86 ... in Crivitz.


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WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee indie rockers Antler House

Thu, 12 May 2016 16:06:00 CDT

Antler House frontman Sean Anderson talks to WMSE Local/Live about how the Milwaukee post-punk trio Absolutely got them to shake up the band's own sound from their first release to their second, "Across the Waves."


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Nineteen Thirteen's full-length debut is a moody, ethereal soundtrack

Thu, 12 May 2016 11:03:00 CDT

While in the past, Milwaukee's Nineteen Thirteen drew on other talents, by the time it set out to record its new CD, Janet Schiff and Victor DeLorenzo were going it alone. "Music for Time Travel" is released Friday, May 13 at The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.


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Summerfest announces Pitbull as its final Marcus Amphitheater headliner

Tue, 10 May 2016 07:53:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest filled its final Marcus Amphitheater headliner spot, announcing that rapper Pitbull - along with special guest Prince Royce - will bring his "The Bad Man Tour" to the Big Gig's biggest stage on Thursday, June 30.


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WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee alt country rockers The Cow Ponies

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:06:00 CDT

The Cow Ponies would be right at home in a proper honky-tonk, their classic country-meets-rockabilly sound crafted for simultaneously dancing up a storm and chasing life's storm clouds away in a tall glass of something non-liver-friendly.


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Chill on the Hill announces 2016 lineup

Thu, 5 May 2016 09:46:00 CDT

The Bay View Neighborhood Association recently announced the lineup of performers for this summer's upcoming Chill on the Hill, hosted at Humboldt Park.


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Summer Soulstice Music Festival announces 2016 lineup

Wed, 4 May 2016 12:00:00 CDT

The Summer Soulstice Music Festival announced its lineup of musical performers for its 16th annual summer celebration, hosted this year on East North Avenue on Saturday, June 25 from noon to midnight.


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WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee hip-hop trio AUTOMatic

Tue, 3 May 2016 12:06:00 CDT

Very much influenced by the '90s with its easygoing but conscious hip-hop style, AUTOMatic's output is simply great danceable stuff with a great message. WMSE's Local/Live chatted with the trio's producer TrellMatic about Herbie Hancock and his influence on the group.


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