Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:16:01 CDT
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 CDTHere's some music for Milwaukee jazz fans' ears: DownBeat released its Jazz Venue Guide - a compilation of the year's top clubs from around the globe - with two Cream City locales making the grade: The Jazz Estate and the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:26:00 CDTToday, Summerfest announced a familiar face would be taking the Marcus Amphitheater stage for this summer's Big Gig 50: Zac Brown Band, who will headline the festival on Saturday, July 1.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDTWhat's the point of a cover? Tyler Maas may have created an answer with Local Coverage, a night of Milwaukee bands covering their fellow Milwaukee bands, which hits the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday night.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:06:00 CDTMilwaukee singer-songwriter Lisa Gatewood started out strongly in her music career, but took a few years off to accept changes in her life - some chosen, some not. She is now back with a new EP and a new perspective on her music.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:04:00 CDTMilwaukee County Historical Society opens "Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music" this week at the museum, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. The show, which fills both levels of the building, spotlights two centuries of music and runs through April.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:02:00 CDTClassical music performances aren't what they used to be. Gone are the staid, starched affairs many still (incorrectly) associate with symphony and ensemble concerts, replaced these days with events like the Symphony's pop-up concerts, the latest of which takes place this week.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:02:00 CDTA pile of new media - music, movies, books - continues to emerge, digging into every aspect of the unprecedented career of the Beatles. We take a look at a few of them here.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:01:00 CDTThe years erode my ability to recall what concert four of us from WSUW, the college radio station, drove to Milwaukee to see. I don't know who or where or how I even paid for a ticket. But what I do remember about that night was amazing.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:10:00 CDTThis morning Peter Jest of Alternative Concert Group announced that Patti Smith will bring her band to Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, March 9 at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. The show is Smith's fourth, but her first since 1979.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:46:00 CDTWanna get laid back with Snoop Dogg at The Riverside tonight? You should sip on some gin and juice!
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:46:00 CDTThe public announcement that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working to acquire the former Warner Grand Theatre, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. - an idea that's been swirling around, on and off since it was first floated in 2001 - is big news. Here's why.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:26:00 CDTAccording to a Facebook post from Plum Lounge owner Mazen Muna, star RandB crooner R. Kelly wanted to hang out at the Cathedral Square hot spot after his Sunday night Christmas show at the Riverside. There was just one problem.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:26:00 CDTSummerfest has announced that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline two nights at the Marcus Amp for next year's Summerfest 50. The band will take the stage - along with special guest Chris Stapleton - on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:56:00 CDTEvery few years, we remind you about Chief, the hard-rocking Milwaukee band that you should check out. Why? Not because frontman Chris Tischler compares Chief to Van Halen and Judas Priest, although that's a pretty good reason to give them a listen, since they're excellent musicians.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:00:00 CDTThis morning, the Pabst Theater Group and Alverno College announced the return of Uncovered, the music series born as a part of the now-retired Alverno Presents program, with two shows coming next year, dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest and Stevie Wonder.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:05:00 CDTTop honors at the 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday went to artists representing a variety of styles, including instrumental hip-hop producers Scallops Hotel, rock band Soul Low, Randamp;B singer Lex Allen, synth pop band GGOOLLDD and EDM producers Chris Siegel X Strehlow.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDTMilwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three-year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" on a marquee year.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:03:00 CDTThere was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:02:00 CDTAfter touring its new album around the country, Whitney is in Milwaukee, ready to perform the music band members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek have been working on at Turner Hall this Thursday at 8 p.m. Here's a little preview of the upcoming show.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:02:00 CDTWhen Prince unexpectedly died on April 21 early this year, everyone felt shocked - especially Gabriel Sanchez, the star of The Prince Experience. But he decided to use the sadness to make his show better than ever and ensure the legend lives on properly.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:26:00 CDTDaughter's Friday night headlining gig at the Turner Hall Ballroom exceeded Milwaukee's expectations from the U.K. band - and left the audience hoping they'll continue to ditch Chicago for Milwaukee in the future.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:06:00 CDT"We found each other randomly and here we are doing a full tour in the U.S.," said Daughter drummer Remi Aguilella, amazed. So, it would appear that it's fate that the group is now here doing its second full American tour and stopping in Milwaukee.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:04:00 CDTCole Swindell brings his "Down Home" tour to Milwaukee on Dec. 3. The tour is part of the FM 106.1 Country Christmas Triple Play at The Rave and features Jon Langston. To prepare for his visit, Swindell used OnMilwaukee to find five restaurants he wants to hit while here.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:01:00 CDTSummerfest is already hard at work assembling the lineup for next summer's 50th anniversary - and this morning, it announced the first two Marcus Amphitheater headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:56:00 CDTLet's end this week on an inarguably good note: Summerfest 50 is coming, slowly yet surely, and according to a press release today from Summerfest, the fest will start making some big announcements next week. Watch this new video to start getting pumped.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 CDTFor the first time in almost a decade, iconic rapper Snoop Dogg will perform in Milwaukee, bringing his "Puff Puff Pass Tour: Part 2" - the sequel to his 2001 "Puff Puff Pass Tour" - to the Riverside Theater stage on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:05:00 CDTMilwaukee's Dave Monroe was a passionate fan of The Jam. To mark the anniversary of his passing, his musician friends have assembled a supergroup tribute to both Dave and his favorite band. All Mod Cons makes its debut Sunday to benefit Milwaukee Public Library and Monroe.
Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:09:00 CDTCountry music star Keith Urban's 23-song set Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Downtown Milwaukee was crisp, collected and just flat-out killer. Here are Jeff Sherman's five key takeaways from the show.
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 17:16:00 CDTBefore she comes to Colectivo's Back Room next Thursday night, OnMilwaukee chatted with singer-songwriter Lera Lynn about her time on "True Detective" season two as the world's saddest dive bar singer, her new album and the time she made Colin Farrell cry.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDTBefore the legendary British band hits the Milwaukee Theatre stage on Saturday night, OnMilwaukee chatted with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues to talk about staying together so long, touring then and now, and turning down Woodstock.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:01:00 CDTThis morning, the Riverside Theater announced that RandB star and "Trapped in the Closet" maestro R. Kelly will bring his first ever Christmas tour to Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 11. Milwaukee is one of just seven cities currently set to receive the tour.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDTSpending her days spent as a supervisor of operations at MATC, Mary White also maintained the title of first female blues singer in Milwaukee. She has long since retired from her full-time position - but her more highly recognized title will remain.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:01:00 CDTThis morning, the Riverside Theater announced that Lauryn Hill will perform in Milwaukee for the first time in 15 years on Saturday, Feb. 4, as a part of The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! tour.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:08:00 CDTHerb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall will visit The Pabst Theater on Oct. 16, and at 81, the legendary trumpet player still looks forward to pleasing his audience and leaving them smiling. His career spans five decades and he's still going. We caught up with him prior to his show.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:37:00 CDTHalfway through the bass-thumping, sweaty hot mess that was the Die Antwoord show at The Rave in the Eagles Club ballroom Wednesday night, I shouted, my words barely audible over the screaming Afrikaans rap, "How the hell am I going to write this review?"
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:36:00 CDTIt didn't take much convincing to get indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids on board Lampedusa: Concert for Refugees, a concert event featuring Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Ruby Amanfu and special guest Robert Plant playing tonight at The Pabst Theater.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:05:00 CDTDJ Shawna (Nicols) serves as the house DJ at Walker's Pint and also is the official DJ of Marquette Women's basketball. She also recently signed on with a talent management company, Karben Studios in Chicago. What else? She dares you to be great.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:07:00 CDTCountry music mega-couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced that they will hit the road on a 65-city tour next year - including a stop at Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, June 16, 2017.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 CDTThis morning, the Riverside Theater announced that pop/rock legend Brian Wilson will extend the final performance run of his current "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour" - including a new stop in Milwaukee on April 19.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDTThrough numerous programs, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra connects with 40,000 kids and families every year. This weekend, as part of the MSO's family programming series, the symphony performs the music to scenes from Disney's original "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000."
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 18:06:00 CDTBefore his Milwaukee Theatre show tonight, legendary rocker Alice Cooper chatted with WKLH's Steve Palec about his earliest and biggest hits, "competing" with fellow music greats, trading jokes with Gene Wilder and - 'tis the season - politics.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 16:06:00 CDTThe latest episode of Milwaukee Soundbites chats with radio personality Steve Palec, who chats about how "Walt Disney's Three Adventures of Davy Crockett" impacted his current radio show and admitting his appreciation of disco.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:56:00 CDTJohn 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:37:00 CDTEMI 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:16:00 CDTLooking 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:02:00 CDTGrowing 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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:02:00 CDTNO/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.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:07:00 CDTEcho 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDTrtists 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.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:02:00 CDTThis 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.