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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:16:02 CDT


Roger Waters to bring tour to BMO Harris Bradley Center on July 29

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Roger 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.

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Before Riverside show, Ben Folds talks beating up pianos and his fave MKE place

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Before 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.

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State Fair adds rock legend John Mellencamp to Main Stage lineup

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:05:00 CDT

Today, 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.

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The real winners and losers at the Grammys

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:16:00 CDT

Adele 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.

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Legendary jazz singer and Milwaukee native Al Jarreau dies at 76

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee-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.

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Cloud Nothings prepares to perform its first Milwaukee show at Turner Hall

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:36:00 CDT

Wake 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.

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Milwaukee Soundbites: FOX6 news anchor Ted Perry

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:06:00 CDT

The 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."

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Milwaukee's most influential punk bands, according to the experts

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Four 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.

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Fan requests Femmes' show without audience singalongs

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:45:00 CDT

Recently, OnMilwaukee received one of its favorite Milwaukee request of all time, sent via Facebook Messenger.

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Luke Bryan headlines Summerfest for the second straight year

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:16:00 CDT

Summerfest 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.

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John Legend returns to Milwaukee in June for Riverside Theater show

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 06:31:00 CDT

This 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.

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PHOX hits The Pabst for its last Milwaukee show - for now

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:06:00 CDT

PHOX 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.

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Take a fantastic voyage to see Coolio at Mad Planet on Feb. 24

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Coming 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.

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Blowtorch's collaboration with reggae greats takes on plight of immigrants

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:16:00 CDT

Milwaukee'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.

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American Family Insurance partners to sponsor Summerfest, new amphitheater

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:36:00 CDT

This 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.

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Sweet Sweet reissues a slew of Milwaukee music to advance reunion gig

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDT

On 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.

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State Fair announces first 2017 headliners

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:00:00 CDT

Today, 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.

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Fourth annual Gospel Jubilee testifies for a great cause

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:26:00 CDT

For 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.

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Michael Jackson fans celebrate his legacy at the Riverside with MJ Live

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:56:00 CDT

In 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.

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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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