Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:16:03 CDT
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:36:00 CDTLex Allen wears his emotions on his sleeves - as anyone who knows him or has seen the Vogue-ready photos from his upcoming album, the man knows style - but possibly even more so in his songs. He'll bring those to the Colectivo Back Room Sunday night.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDTFor some musicians, it can take years churning out records in the hopes of scoring even just a moderate breakthrough hit. In the case of dark pop singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs, it took just the second song to her name: the soulfully stormy "River."
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:56:00 CDTBefore he hits the stage for Arte Para Todos Saturday night, we chatted with Milwaukee rapper Vincent VanGREAT about looking back at his last album, looking ahead to what's next, his crazy night with comedian Eric Andre and more.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDTWith a 1 a.m. set time, it will be Saturday morning when D'Amato takes the stage at Arte Para Todos. But if you were looking for a performer primed to take on such an imposingly late slot, the Milwaukee rapper would make the shortlist.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:02:00 CDTThere are many ways to describe the essence and style of Tigernite, which will help crack open Arte Para Todos tonight. Post-glam power pop. Psychedelic fantasy-fueled rock. But, really, there's only one correct answer: Wiccan Lisa Frank.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT88Nine Radio Milwaukee has announced that rapper Noname, Strand of Oaks and Milwaukee's Field Report will headline its 10th anniversary block party, slated for Saturday, June 24 outside the station's Walker's Point headquarters at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:06:00 CDTWisconsin's top musicians and industry notables were recognized for their contributions to the state's diverse music scene at the 37th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show, held Sunday night at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:05:00 CDTAfter recording with And DiFranco in New Orleans, Milwaukee's Peter Mulvey is ready to release his 17th album on Saturday, April 29 in The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:30:00 CDTLast week, Summerfest followed up its massive headliner lineup announcement with a daily stage-by-by schedule release. And this week starts no differently, with the Big Gig announcing the 2017 headliner lineup for the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:00 CDTHere are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:36:00 CDTI've gotten away from using the phone. So when I am with the likes of a Billy Bob Thornton, as I was Wednesday before his Monday night show at Shank Hall, I not only think it's cool, but I find myself commiserating about the old days.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:03:00 CDTAfter writing about everything from secret societies to Milwaukee punk rock, the Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen has now written the "Encyclopedia of Classic Rock." We asked him about what went into writing this authoritative tome with Michael Larson.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDTNow that "Pet Sounds" is celebrating its 51st birthday, the Beach Boys are traveling the world and celebrating the album one last time. That included a stop at Riverside Theater on Wednesday night, where they filled the auditorium with their smooth, melodic tunes.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:02:00 CDTMusic icon Diana Ross will perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion this summer, bringing her "In the Name of Love" tour to the stage - with special guest Rhonda Ross - on Friday, July 14.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:02:00 CDTSince we're talking Record Store Day this week, I thought I'd rave about two new, high-end Beatles-related gems that emerged recently.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:56:00 CDTIt's teed up to be one of the best shows this year, and judging from the buzz, reviews and what I'm hearing from FM 106's Kerry Wolfe - Eric Church's "Holdin' My Own Tour" - that rolls into the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday night - will rock Milwaukee's Good Friday night with nearly 40 tunes and 3+ hours of music.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:56:00 CDTThis morning, Summerfest announced the Outlaw Music Festival - a special music festival within the festival, a first for the Big Gig - will close out this year's edition on Sunday, July 9, featuring Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and many more.
Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:36:00 CDTThe BMO Harris Pavilion and The Pabst Theater Group announced today that signature '80s rock groups Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen will co-headline the lakefront venue on Friday, July 21, as a part of their summer tour.
Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:03:00 CDTSeven years after The Blinding Lights' first disc, an EP called "Sanctify," has followed and we caught up with frontman Jeff Harrington to ask about what's changed over that time that has led him to not only keep the band going, but to quit his day job and devote his energies to music full-time.
Mon, 3 Apr 2017 19:06:00 CDTThe great American pastime would be nothing without its soundtrack - and for the past 14 years, organist Dean Rosko has contributed to its beloved orchestra, playing an integral part of the Miller Park experience.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:56:00 CDTToday, Arte Para Todos - the four-day local music extravaganza meaning "art for everyone" - released its official schedule, featuring almost 100 performers playing across more than 20 locations and four neighborhoods for one great cause.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:16:00 CDTLast summer, we here at OnMilwaukee compiled a "wish list" of acts we thought would be perfect for celebrating a half-century of the Big Gig in Milwaukee. So far, we're batting .000. But there's still time for us to bloop one into short center.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:00:00 CDTThis morning, Summerfest announced that EDM/pop duo The Chainsmokers will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 4.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:02:00 CDTThanks in part to an energetic Milwaukee crowd, the Jerry Garcia Band played a double-CD-worthy gig at the Bradley Center in 1991. That concert is now available in a nice set from Dave Matthews' ATO Records.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:59:00 CDTTurns out the prominent "That's All Folks! See you in 2017" graphic on the Alpine Valley website is only half right. According to MyWalworthCounty.com, Live Nation says that Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy will not host concerts this season, due to a paucity of available artists.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:00:00 CDTSummerfest and Milwaukee County Historical Society have teamed up to create an exhibition in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the World's Largest Music Festival that celebrates five decades of bringing Milwaukeeans together and making musical memories.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:03:00 CDTUPAF has launched its 50th year of raising funds for performing arts groups in Milwaukee. OnMilwaukee will feature each of the 15 member groups during the 15-week campaign drive. This week, it's the Milwaukee Children's Choir.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:56:00 CDTToday, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more Main Stage headliners for its upcoming 2017 edition this summer: a cappella craze Pentatonix and country star Kip Moore.
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:56:00 CDTThe warm nights of summer are just around the corner - and as a helpful reminder, Jazz in the Park today announced its lineup for its upcoming 26th annual festival, returning to Cathedral Square Park from June 1 through Aug. 31.
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 21:56:00 CDTThe legendary Patti Smith takes the Milwaukee Theatre stage on Thursday, March 9 to perform her 1975 album "Horses." Recently, her guitarist and drummer chatted with Blaine Schultz about making the record and visiting Milwaukee.
Tue, 7 Mar 2017 16:06:00 CDT"What is this that stands before me?" is the ominous opening lyric to "Black Sabbath." Milwaukee metal heads will be thinking the same thing should they venture out to Thursday's Mockstrosity Tour at Turner Hall Ballroom. But venture they should.
Thu, 2 Mar 2017 17:36:00 CDTThe BMO Harris Bradley Center announced today that the impressive throwback double act of Hall and Oates and Tears for Fears will bring their 29-city North America tour to Milwaukee on Saturday, May 13.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:06:00 CDTToday, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for the organization's 37th annual awards show, hosted this year at the Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:06:00 CDTThe Wisconsin State Fair is headed back to the '80s for the Retro Futura Tour on Thursday, Aug. 3, featuring Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, Modern English, The English Beat, Paul Young and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:01:00 CDTThe genre of classic rock sparks love in people's lives from either growing up in its prime or having the musical influences bestowed upon them by others. Both types were in the crowd that gathered at The Pabst Theater last night for The Classic Rock Show.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:10:00 CDTWhile each Elvis Costello record felt like a new and immediate masterpiece when it arrived, everyone could tell there was something extra-special about the baroque Beatles-esque pop of 1982's "Imperial Bedroom." Elvis comes to Milwaukee in July to focus on the record.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:56:00 CDTPeople dream of seeing legendary rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC and more. Thanks to groups like The Classic Rock Show - coming to The Pabst Sunday night - you can still see these legends and hear their awesome rock anthems come to life.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:06:00 CDTBattling some stage fright is nothing compared to what Tweed Funk frontman Joseph "Smokey" Holman's fought against over the past year: multiple myeloma, an ailment that kept the soulful singer and his band sidelined for over half a year.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:56:00 CDTRoger Waters, one of the key original members of Pink Floyd, will bring his solo "Us + Them" tour to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, July 29.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:56:00 CDTBefore he brings his witty lyrics and whacked-out piano prowess to the Riverside stage Thursday night, we got a chance to chat with Ben Folds about his upcoming show, one of his other passions - photography - and the Milwaukee hot spot he misses most.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:05:00 CDTToday, the Wisconsin State Fair announced it'll bring some R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. to this year's headliner lineup, with heartland rock legend John Mellencamp taking the Main State, presented by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, on Friday, Aug. 4.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:16:00 CDTAdele ended up the champion of Sunday night's diva duel at the Grammys, beating Beyonce in all of their battles and winning a total of five awards at the end of the night. But who were the real winners and losers from last night? Tune in.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:03:00 CDTMilwaukee-raised jazz singer Al Jarreau died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 76. No official cause of death has been reported, but Jarreau had struggled with respiratory problems and last week cancelled all his tour dates due to exhaustion.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:36:00 CDTWake up, travel, perform and go to bed. Cloud Nothings live this day by day as they make their trek on their latest tour. Lucky for us, one of the stops for them is at our own Turner Hall Ballroom this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:06:00 CDTThe latest episode of Milwaukee Soundbites features FOX6 news anchor and reporter Ted Perry, who chats about falling asleep at an Eric Clapton/Muddy Waters concert and the depressing image of a sweaty Don McLean rushing through a performance of "American Pie."
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:03:00 CDTFour folks with roots in the local music scene banded together to create "Brick Through The Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984," an exhaustive tracing of the scene in Milwaukee from its earliest gasps for air.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:45:00 CDTRecently, OnMilwaukee received one of its favorite Milwaukee request of all time, sent via Facebook Messenger.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:16:00 CDTSummerfest announced this morning that, hot off his performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, Luke Bryan will headline Summerfest, hitting the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, June 29.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 06:31:00 CDTThis morning, the Riverside Theater announced that smooth-crooning, Oscar-winning pop star John Legend will return to Milwaukee on Thursday, June 8 for his first show in the Cream City in four years.
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:06:00 CDTPHOX came to The Pabst Theater to perform in Milwaukee one last time Wednesday night before going on a hiatus. But if they decide to come back, there would be a lot of happy Milwaukee fans to welcome them back, judging by the vibrant swan song.