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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:16:02 CDT


DownBeat names two Milwaukee jazz venues among the world's best in 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Here'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.

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Zac Brown Band returns to headline Summerfest on July 1

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:26:00 CDT

Today, 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.

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Local Coverage ties Milwaukee music community together with covers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDT

What'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.

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New EP releases Gatewood's grief and ceases music hiatus

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Milwaukee 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.

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Exhibit traces 200 years of Milwaukee music

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:04:00 CDT

Milwaukee 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.

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Latest MSO pop-up creates arts happening at Central Library

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Classical 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.

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New media traces the Beatles in transition

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:02:00 CDT

A 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.

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The night Reitman introduced me to a music legend

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:01:00 CDT

The 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.

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Milwaukee Theatre announces Patti Smith gig

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:10:00 CDT

This 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.

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Sip on some gin and juice tonight with Snoop

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:46:00 CDT

Wanna get laid back with Snoop Dogg at The Riverside tonight? You should sip on some gin and juice!

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Urban spelunking: The Warner Grand Theatre, potential new MSO home

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:46:00 CDT

The 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.

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R. Kelly pops into Plum Lounge after his Riverside Christmas show

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:26:00 CDT

According 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.

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Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:26:00 CDT

Summerfest 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.

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Catching up with Chief

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Every 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.

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Pabst Theater Group, Alverno resurrect Uncovered concert events

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:00:00 CDT

This 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.

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Diverse genres dominate honors at 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:05:00 CDT

Top 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.

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Summerfest and ReverbNation partner again on artist submission platform

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee 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.

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Jazz Gallery book traces glorious run of a landmark Riverwest music venue

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:03:00 CDT

There 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.

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Up-and-coming band Whitney to perform debut album at Turner Hall

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:02:00 CDT

After 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.

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Gabriel Sanchez keeps the spirit of Prince alive at the Riverside

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:02:00 CDT

When 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.

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Daughter exceeds expectations at Turner Hall Ballroom

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:26:00 CDT

Daughter'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.

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Daughter prepares to headline its first Milwaukee show

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.

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Cole Swindell's Milwaukee restaurant picks for his Dec. 3 visit

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:04:00 CDT

Cole 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.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink announced as first two Summerfest 50 headliners

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:01:00 CDT

Summerfest 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.

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End the week on a high note and get pumped for Summerfest 50

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:56:00 CDT

Let'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.

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Snoop Dogg announces first Milwaukee show in nine years

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 CDT

For 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.

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New All Mod Cons supergroup salutes The Jam in honor of Dave Monroe

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:05:00 CDT

Milwaukee'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.

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5 takeaways from Keith Urban's BMO Harris Bradley Center show

Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:09:00 CDT

Country 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.

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Lera Lynn is more than the sad dive bar singer from "True Detective" season two

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 17:16:00 CDT

Before 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.

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The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward talks touring and turning down Woodstock

Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDT

Before 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.

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R. Kelly brings debut Christmas tour to the Riverside in December

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:01:00 CDT

This 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.

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Mary White, Milwaukee's first woman of the blues

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Spending 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.

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Lauryn Hill will play first Milwaukee show in 15 years on Feb. 4

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:01:00 CDT

This 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.

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10 questions for trumpet legend Herb Alpert

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:08:00 CDT

Herb 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.

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Die Antwoord live mirrors viral insanity

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:37:00 CDT

Halfway 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?"

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Indie folk duo Milk Carton Kids talks sharing the stage with legends

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:36:00 CDT

It 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.

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Milwaukee's DJ Shawna signs management deal, launches clothing brand

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:05:00 CDT

DJ 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.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill return to Milwaukee on June 16

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:07:00 CDT

Country 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.

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Brian Wilson will perform "Pet Sounds" for last time in Milwaukee on April 19

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 CDT

This 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.

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra reaches out to thousands of local kids

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Through 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."

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Alice Cooper recalls some of his biggest hits and working with Gene Wilder

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 18:06:00 CDT

Before 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.

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Milwaukee Soundbites: Radio personality Steve Palec

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 16:06:00 CDT

The 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.

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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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