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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:16:01 CDT


Can you remember every song of the summer since 1982?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:06:00 CDT

It may feel like we're now closer to the end of summer than the beginning, but that doesn't mean the fun in the sun has to stop. And, to help, here's a quick video playlist of the song of the summer across more than three decades.

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Christina Aguilera comes to town for private Northwestern Mutual performance

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:59:00 CDT

Pop diva and "The Voice" coach Christina Aguilera is in Milwaukee today, gearing up for a private concert for Northwestern Mutual at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Jason Aldean and company bring it home on Day Four of Country Thunder

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:06:00 CDT

Jason Aldean took the stage nearly on time - a good thing, too, because the Thunder Bowl was packed, and the Country Thunder crowd was ready to party. And party they did, for nearly an hour and a half to close out the rockin' weekend.

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Country Thunder hosted the ultimate hillbilly hitch-up

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:56:00 CDT

After Day Two's incredible happenings, it was hard to imagine that Day Three of Country Thunder could get any better. But by only 1 p.m., the day has already seen the penultimate of weddings: hillybilly, Country Thunder style.

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Thomas Rhett and company blaze through Day Three of Country Thunder

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:46:00 CDT

With Day Three's lineup at Country Thunder every bit as packed as the day before's, we were drooling with anticipation - and Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and the rest of the lineup did not disappoint.

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Keith Urban and the rest of Day 2 roar through the rain at Country Thunder

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:59:00 CDT

It's a good artist that can push through weather to create a decent set. It's a great artist who can embrace the weather and create an epic set. Enter Dan + Shay and Keith Urban at a rainy Country Thunder Day 2.

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Guns N' Roses sets BMO Harris Bradley Center show for Nov. 7

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:46:00 CDT

The forecast will call for some "November Rain" this fall, as Milwaukee welcomes iconic '80s/'90s hard rock band Guns N' Roses and its "Not In This Lifetime" tour to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Billy Currington brings energy to Country Thunder's opening night

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:21:00 CDT

I completely anticipated a mellow first night of Country Thunder. People are still moving in, adjusting to tent life, and some people still have to work Friday. But instead, there was a pumped-up Billy Currington and a raucous crowd.

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SHAED survives Summerfest storm, surges back for The Rave show

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:06:00 CDT

Still wringing out your clothes from the Summerfest Day 1 downpour? The poppy RandB trio SHAED - who performed that night at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard - feels your pain. But that didn't scare the group off from returning Thursday night at The Rave.

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Country Thunder flies in with a bang

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:06:00 CDT

It's Country Thunder time, friends! The lineup is packed to the busting point with outstanding talent - established, new, classic, dance, pop, all of it country! Here's everything you need to know before you head out to camp.

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Elvis Costello travels back to the "Imperial Bedroom"

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:28:00 CDT

Elvis Costello revisited his much acclaimed 1982 record, "Imperial Bedroom" - as well as songs from other parts of his long career - Sunday night at the Riverside Theater.

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Robin's picks: 6 days of Milwaukee live music musts

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:56:00 CDT

I often get asked - by out of towners and locals alike - what is there to do here? So I've decided to share my weekly picks of cool happenings in and around our lovely city. Here are my places to be for the upcoming week.

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Diana Ross delivers a performance worthy of a diva supreme

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 02:56:00 CDT

Diana Ross, 73, is simply a diva's diva. Eyes closed or open, Ross was practically the same Friday night at the BMO Harris Pavilion as she was physically and vocally almost 60 years ago when she was the lead singer of the Supremes.

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Rock out on the Milwaukee Athletic Club roof with the 2017 AURA Music Series

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Starting July 14, the Milwaukee Athletic Club will host the 2017 AURA Music Series, a weekly series of live performances from both local and national up-and-coming bands taking place on the roof of the Downtown social club every Friday

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Ludacris brings a wild time to the Miller Lite Oasis

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 02:02:00 CDT

Although his set seemed to be cut short - and he disappeared for long periods of time - the audience had a good time at the Miller Lite Oasis stage, jamming out to the rapper and "Fast and Furious" star's tunes.

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Bleachers makes its grand return and doesn't disappoint

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 03:46:00 CDT

Bleachers have come a long way since their Summerfest performance three years ago, and judging by their Miller Lite Oasis show Saturday night, Milwaukee should excitedly await yet another grand return in the near future.

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40 years on "Two Sevens Clash" still captures militant zeitgeist of punk, reggae

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:23:00 CDT

It was 40 years ago today that The Clash, Sex Pistols and other like-minded fellow travelers fueled the punk revolution in the U.K. and the Ramones, Patti Smith and others did the same here. It's also 40 years since the release of Culture's "Two Sevens Clash," which helped bring punks and dreads together.

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Local landmarks glow orange to salute Make Music Day

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:02:00 CDT

New York, Chicago, London, Lagos, Milwaukee, Madison and Platteville. These are just some of the dozens of cities in the U.S., U.K. and Nigeria that are celebrating Make Music Day today. Here, a trio of landmarks will glow orange and there will be music, of course.

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8 highlights of the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism" show in Chicago

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism," which runs through July 30 at Navy Pier in Chicago, includes more than 500 artifacts, nearly 200 original artworks, a room full of flamboyant outfits worn by the band members across the years, videos, photographs, concert posters, guitars and more.

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The Killers hit The Rave on Aug. 2

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:36:00 CDT

For those hoping to creep an early peak at the alt-Americana rockers potential Lollapolooza setlist, The Killers announced today that the band will play The Rave on Wednesday, Aug. 2, barely 48 hours before its major Lolla appearance.

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McGraw and Hill show no sign of going stale at their Bradley Center show

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:56:00 CDT

I wondered though, after twenty years of marriage, three kids and multiple tours together, would Tim McGraw and Faith Hill be ... stale? Tired? Old? I shouldn't have even wondered; their "Soul2Soul" stop Friday night in Milwaukee was none of that.

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Talking cats, Nashville and music with Robyn Hitchcock

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:06:00 CDT

British singer-songwriter and cult favorite Robyn Hitchcock will perform in The Back Room at Colectivo, 2211 N. Prospect Ave., on Sunday, June 18.

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Lorde will kick off her new North American tour in Milwaukee in March

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:21:00 CDT

In addition to releasing "Melodrama," the much-anticipated sophomore follow-up to her hit debut album, "Pure Heroine," Lorde also announced tour dates for the North American leg of her upcoming tour - opening right here in Milwaukee on March 1.

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It was 30 years ago today; U2 reprises "The Joshua Tree" at Soldier Field

Sun, 4 Jun 2017 03:02:00 CDT

Two years after Irish quartet U2 played a string of nights at the United Center in support of its "Songs of Innocence," the band returns to the Windy City - to the even bigger Soldier Field - to rekindle the magic of its classic "The Joshua Tree," released 30 years ago.

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Miller Brewing toasts the city with a "Cheers to Milwaukee" surprise concert

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 05:02:00 CDT

For more than 160 years, Miller Brewing has helped supply Milwaukeeans with gallons of tasty suds - and yet today, they're the ones saying thank you, announcing a special free surprise concert hosted at the Riverside Theater on Friday, June 9.

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Musician Bryan Cherry formally - and informally - invites you to "Tea Time"

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:36:00 CDT

Bryan Cherry will play with Bryan Cherry Band member Sean Williamson on Thursday, June 1 at Tea Time, a weekly music series held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sabbatic, 700 S. 2nd St.

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Beck returns to Milwaukee for Riverside show on Aug. 16

Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:00 CDT

It's been decades since indie alternative icon Beck hit a stage in Milwaukee - a streak that's going to come to a close this summer, as he'll play the Riverside Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

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Update: More MSO news, more Warner Grand photos

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:02:00 CDT

As soon as news emerged that the MSO wants to make the gorgeous Art Deco former Warner/Grand movie palace its new home, we took you inside. Now, we're going back in for more! Here's an update on the project and another peek inside.

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Mr. Big defies gravity with new album, tour

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:06:00 CDT

If you only know Mr. Big because of their worldwide hit, the acoustic ballad "To Be With You," then you don't know Mr. Big. But you can get to know them Wednesday night as their new tour starts at the Northern Lights Theater.

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George Thorogood plans a "Rock Party" for The Pabst Theater

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:56:00 CDT

After performing more than 8,000 shows in a career that spans 40 years, it's easy to envision George Thorogood on autopilot when he hits The Pabst Theater stage on Tuesday, May 30. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Mike Benign Compulsion celebrates a new CD of "mostlys"

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 CDT

The Mike Benign Compulsion has just released its fourth CD. You can celebrate with the band and with the reunited Ball Turret Gunners on Friday, May 19 at Red Dot in Wauwatosa. Cover is a mere $5.

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Katy Perry announces new tour, BMO Harris Bradley Center stop on Dec. 4

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:16:00 CDT

It's been a good Monday for KatyCats (hey, don't look at me; that's what they're called). First, Katy Perry announced her new album, "Witness." She then followed up that news with the announcement of her new arena tour, hitting the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Dec. 4.

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Who stole the show: Hall and Oates or Tears For Fears?

Sat, 13 May 2017 23:31:00 CDT

Such an unlikely pairing. The blue-eyed soul of Hall and Oates, or the Brit pop of Tears For Fears? Who was better Saturday night at the Bradley Center? Depends who you're asking.

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"Music enthusiast" inspires urban youth to create their own music

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Kiran Vedula, known as "Q the Sun" in the band New Age Narcissism, has worked in Milwaukee's music scene for the past 12 years as a musician, composer and producer, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Country star Maren Morris returns to The Rave in October

Mon, 1 May 2017 13:26:00 CDT

The Rave announced today that country music star Maren Morris will return to Milwaukee, bringing her "The Hero Tour" to the Eagles Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 6., at 8 p.m.

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Local soul-pop singer Lex Allen keeps his music and mission movin'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:36:00 CDT

Lex 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.

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Brit breakthrough Bishop Briggs brings her big vocals to Turner Hall Ballroom

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

For 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."

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7 questions for local rapper Vincent VanGREAT

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:56:00 CDT

Before 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.

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Fly your freak flag Friday night with D'Amato at Arte Para Todos

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDT

With 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.

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Tigernite talks Arte Para Todos and being "kind of like Wiccan Lisa Frank"

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:02:00 CDT

There 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.

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88Nine names headliners for its 10th anniversary block party

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

88Nine 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.

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Here are the 2017 WAMI Award winners

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:06:00 CDT

Wisconsin'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.

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Peter Mulvey to release 17th album at Colectivo

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:05:00 CDT

After 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.

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Here are Summerfest's U.S. Cellular Connection Stage headliners

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:30:00 CDT

Last 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.

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11 places to feed your vinyl addiction

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:00 CDT

Here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.

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Talking the old days with Billy Bob Thornton

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:36:00 CDT

I'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.

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Milwaukee's Luhrssen writes the book on classic rock

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:03:00 CDT

After 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.

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Brian Wilson and crew give "Pet Sounds" a warm final bow

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Now 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.

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Music legend Diana Ross will play the BMO Harris Pavilion on July 14

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:02:00 CDT

Music 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.

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Beatles goodies perfect for Record Store Day hunting

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Since we're talking Record Store Day this week, I thought I'd rave about two new, high-end Beatles-related gems that emerged recently.

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