Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:16:03 CDT
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.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDTComing hot off the heels of Milwaukee visits by R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg last month, Coolio will pop by The Mad Planet to perform at a very special Friday Retro Dance Party on Feb. 24.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:16:00 CDTMilwaukee's Eric Blowtorch has collaborated with numerous musicians over the years, but his latest, a cover of The Clash's "Straight to Hell" recorded with living legends of Jamaican music Horace Andy and Big Youth, is barely short of astonishing, if short of it at all.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:36:00 CDTThis morning, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced a new 10-year partnership between Summerfest and American Family Insurance, making the latter the festival's first naming rights sponsor and the key partner on the new amphitheater.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDTOn Saturday, March 18, Turner Hall Ballroom will host an extravaganza of Milwaukee band reunions, and by the time the six bands hit the stage, four of them will have recently reissued some of their recorded oeuvre thanks to a member of a fifth.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:00:00 CDTToday, Wisconsin State Fair officials announced the first two of its 11 headlining shows slated for the 2017 festival, which runs Thursday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 13 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:26:00 CDTFor the fourth straight year, the Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee will bring together local gospel performers to benefit Progressive Community Health Centers, which provide medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services to underserved and uninsured.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:56:00 CDTIn 2009, the world lost a legend, leaving fans in mourning. However, last night at the Riverside Theater, that legend was alive and well thanks to Las Vegas MJ Live, bringing the spirit of Michael Jackson back to the stage.
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.