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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:16:02 CDT


Imagine Dragons will kick off Summerfest 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:10:00 CDT

Summerfest has announced that Imagine Dragons will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the opening day of the festival, Wednesday, June 27.

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Come together at V100.7's seventh annual Family Affair Expo

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

Gather the entire family together for V100.7 FM's upcoming free seventh annual Family Affair Expo, hosted at a new location this year - the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. - on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Flash Nites photo duo's eerily lit images adorn upcoming Field Report disc

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:40:00 CDT

When you see the new Field Report record, "Summertime Songs," you'll be looking at even more Milwaukee art than you might have thought.That's because the striking photography is the work of Milwaukee photographers The Flash Nites, aka wife and husband Katie and Chris Robleski.

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Summerfest taps Eppstein Uhen Architects to design new amphitheater

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:36:00 CDT

Using a competitive selection process, Summerfest has chosen Milwaukee's Eppstein Uhen Architects as the lead architectural firm to design a new American Family Insurance Amphitheater, expected to be completed by Summerfest 2020.

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Pop star Shawn Mendes to headline Summerfest on July 5

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:31:00 CDT

One big name missing from last week's flurry of concert announcements: the Big Gig. Well, no news no more: This morning, Summerfest announced that pop star Shawn Mendes will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, July 5.

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MSO's "My Fair Lady" is a loverly evening with a classic story

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Under the masterful direction of conductor Yaniv Dinur, the lush score and the exceptional vocals of "My Fair Lady" become even more apparent in this concert setting, almost as if you're hearing the gorgeous melodies for the first time.

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Key change: Dandy Warhols' Zia McCabe pivots from rock to real estate

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:56:00 CDT

For this first column in an open-ended series, I spoke with Zia McCabe, the keyboard player of the Dandy Warhols, a Portland-based band with 10 studio albums over its 23-year career. McCabe, a community activist, DJ and mom, recently added another title to her resume: full-time realtor.

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Summerfest packs Labor Day weekend with Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and BBQ

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:36:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest announced that the country duo of Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will come to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater for Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 1, as a part of their "Summer Plays On Tour."

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The Avett Brothers return to the Riverside for two shows on Aug. 11-12

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:01:00 CDT

OK, fine, one last concert announcement this week: This morning, Pabst Theater Group announced that folk rockers The Avett Brothers will return to Milwaukee for two shows at the Riverside Theater on Aug. 11-12.

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Bill Murray brings a night of music and literature to the Riverside on April 17

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:01:00 CDT

Here's something expected: yet another big concert announcement this week. Here's the unexpected part: The latest major show is beloved screen actor Bill Murray teaming up with cellist Jan Vogler for a night of live music and literature on Tuesday, April 17.

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Steve Aoki talks Milwaukee's underrated EDM scene, "DJ boot camp" and more

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:56:00 CDT

After his high-energy, cake-splattering performance at Summerfest last June, EDM icon Steve Aoki quickly took to social media to make an important announcement: He f*cking loves Milwaukee. Less than a year later, the honeymoon is far from over.

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Rapper Big Sean to perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion on May 29

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:49:00 CDT

There's been no shortage of big concert announcements this week - and here's another: Rapper Big Sean will bounce back to Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 29 - less than a year after co-headlining Summerfest with Migos and Future last July.

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Ed Sheeran will play at Miller Park in October

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:03:00 CDT

On a day top-loaded with major concert announcements, the Milwaukee Brewers have now announced that Ed Sheeran will perform at Miller Park on Tuesday, Oct. 23 as part of the British singer/songwriter's first North American stadium tour.

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Rick Astley to rickroll Milwaukee live at The Pabst Theater on April 26

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:00:00 CDT

He'll never give you up, let you down, run around, desert you, make you cry, say goodbye or tell a lie and hurt you. But one thing '80s pop star and famous internet prank Rick Astley will do is come to Milwaukee to perform at The Pabst Theater on Thursday, April 26.

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Eagles return to Milwaukee for first time since death of Glenn Frey

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:32:00 CDT

For the first time since the passing of founding member and front man Glenn Frey in 2016, legendary country-rockers The Eagles return to Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 18 to perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC).

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Trip Lee comes to Milwaukee Saturday night

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Rapper, singer, poet, author and teaching pastor, Trip Lee, takes the stage at Epikos Church, 6229 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis on Saturday, Feb. 10. He's the header for Epikos' "Big Winter Weekend."

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Justin Timberlake will perform at new Bucks arena on Sept. 21

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:46:00 CDT

One day after he performed for the entire country as the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, the Bucks announced that global superstar Justin Timberlake is coming to Milwaukee on Sept. 21 for a concert at the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center.

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7 questions for Sam Llanas about his new "Goya sessions" project

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

For his new record, "Return of the Goya - Part 1," Sam Llanas both drew inspiration from the return of a beloved type of guitar and finally committed to tape some songs he's long had in his back pocket. We talked to him about making the record, which will get a follow-up later this year.

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George Clinton still brings the funk

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 10:05:00 CDT

On Friday night, OnMilwaukee publisher Andy Tarnoff brought his 9-year-old daughter Mara to see George Clinton at The Pabst Theater for her first real concert, and thus, her first concert review for OnMilwaukee. Here's Mara's take on the '70s funk icon. (Her dad thinks the review is pretty spot-on.)

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Dig dark lyrics and inspiring messages? Justin Furstenfeld is the guy

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:04:00 CDT

On Thursday, Justin Furstenfeld from Blue October brings his one-man show, "An Open Book," to Turner Hall. The show features storytelling, acoustic performance and is billed as "a transparent look at his life, his mistakes and his victories."

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Fifth annual Gospel Jubilee testifies for a great cause

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:26:00 CDT

For the fifth 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 individuals.

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Jason Isbell strums a spectacular storytelling showcase for the Riverside

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:31:00 CDT

What is there to say about Jason Isbell's performance at the Riverside Theater Wednesday night that can truly do it justice? To say Lora Kaelber was blown away is like describing a tsunami as "just a really big wave."

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Elton John will play at new Bucks arena on his farewell tour next year

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:56:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center continues to book high-profile acts ahead of its fall 2018 opening, and on Wednesday announced its biggest name yet: Elton John will play at the new Bucks arena on Feb. 19, 2019, as part of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour.

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Foo Fighters added to concert lineup at new Bucks arena in October

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:23:00 CDT

Foo Fighters' North American Concrete and Gold Tour has just added seven dates to a tour that already boasts more than a dozen sell-outs, and one of those shows is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the new Bucks arena, currently being called the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports center.

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Summerfest sets Journey and Def Leppard as Fourth of July headliners

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:06:00 CDT

You'll get an '80s flashback with your Independence Day fireworks this summer, as Def Leppard and Journey today confirmed a joint tour - complete with a stop at Summerfest as the festival's Fourth of July American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners.

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Cream City covers Cream City: Local Coverage mashes up Milwaukee music

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:36:00 CDT

On Friday night at Turner Hall Ballroom, eight Milwaukee bands will pay tribute to a subject near and dear to their hearts - fellow Milwaukee bands - at the fourth annual Local Coverage concert concoction.

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Jack White will return to The Rave on April 20

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:56:00 CDT

Jack White, one of the most famous names in modern rock, announced today that he will return to The Rave for a concert on Friday, April 20. White's last Milwaukee visit took place in the same venue almost four years ago.

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Dave Matthews Band booked to headline Summerfest on July 1

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:05:00 CDT

Though it hasn't yet been announced by Summerfest, Dave Matthews Band - which is set to release its first studio album since 2012's "Away From the World" this summer - is slated to play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Sunday, July 1.

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You have to see this replica of the Beatles' Cavern Club

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:15:00 CDT

In an unassuming low-slung office building adjacent to a strip mall in suburban Hartland, Wisconsin, local technology entrepreneur and veterans' rights activist Dave Meister has built his own replica of Liverpool's Cavern Club, the Beatles' early hometown incubator.

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Bon Jovi tapped to help close out the Bradley Center's run as a concert venue

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:15:00 CDT

While concert announcements for the new Bucks arena have been trickling out already, don't turn out the lights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center quite yet. The soon-to-be-no-more arena announced today that pop hard rockers Bon Jovi will perform there on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Chasin the Trane to Milwaukee: When John Coltrane did and didn't play here

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians and fans. Did the Trane ever stop in Milwaukee? Yes, but maybe not on the occasion that many people think.

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Summerfest adds Florida Georgia Line as third headliner act

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:30:00 CDT

The hit-making country duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will take the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage on June 30.

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WebsterX primed to take over music world with help of NPR-supported Slingshot

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:36:00 CDT

Any Milwaukee music fan has known WebsterX for a while now. But the alternative hip-hop artist looks primed to fully break out with the news today that the rapper was selected with 19 other nationwide artists to receive support from Slingshot.

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Summerfest adds James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt as its second headliner act

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 05:31:00 CDT

Things are staying hot when it comes to Summerfest updates, as this morning, James Taylor and his band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band were announced as the Big GIg's second headlining act.

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What song is written in those musical notes on the I-794 ramp?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

Recently, my friend Meaghan Heinrich - of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music - asked if I knew what the song was engraved into a concrete wall at the I-794 freeway ramp just outside the Summerfest grounds. I said, I didn't know it, but maybe if she hummed it for me...

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Summerfest announces Halsey and Logic as its first 2018 headliners

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 05:31:00 CDT

The temperatures are finally (somewhat) starting to go up, but you know what would really warm things up? Some Summerfest news - and thankfully, the Big Gig obliged this morning, announcing its first headliners for 2018: Halsey and Logic on June 29.

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Milwaukee musicians salute Petty to support Pablove

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:02:00 CDT

On Jan. 20, a bevy of Milwaukee musicians with get together to salute the late Tom Petty, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last Oct. 2. The show, at Turner Hall Ballroom, will benefit the Pablove Foundation and its battle against childhood cancer.

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Hip-Hop Week MKE receives key support at Common Council committee

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:26:00 CDT

The Common Council's Community and Economic Development Committee voted unanimously today to recommend approval of Hip-Hop Week MKE, an official week of hip-hop related events, displays and activities across the city that would have its inaugural run Aug. 20-26.

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A chat with Milwaukee's own Buffalo Gospel

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:06:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee had the chance to sit down with Buffalo Gospel members Ryan Necci, Nick Lang and Kevin Rowe backstage at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company before their show on Dec. 22, to talk about the band's name, the definition of good and what's next.

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Buffalo Gospel continues its way to the big time with thrilling Anodyne show

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Unlike the last show, where I really wasn't sure what to expect, this time I was expecting a lay-it-all-out kind of show from Buffalo Gospel. They didn't disappoint Friday night at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company.

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The passing of Peder Hedman hits Milwaukee's music world hard

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Those of us lucky enough to have shared stages playing music around Milwaukee in the 1980s - or being there to enjoy it - are low today after receiving news of the passing of talented guitarist Peder Hedman, who suffered a heart attack.

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Summerfest announces a new Uline Warehouse stage

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:31:00 CDT

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and Uline announced today a new capital project that will build a new Uline Warehouse stage at the north end of Henry Maier Festival Park and continue Uline's sponsorship of Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance.

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Why do we love "Weird Al" so much?

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:45:00 CDT

Thirty years since "Eat It" and "Like A Surgeon" and "Weird Al" Yankovic continues to retain old fans, attract new ones and sell out venues everywhere, including Milwaukee. What?! How? Why?!

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We went Christmas shopping with local country singer-songwriter Nora Collins

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:01:00 CDT

It seemed really appropriate that it was Giving Tuesday when I met up with singer-songwriter Nora Collins and her mom, Jenny, to make a couple of kids' holiday dreams come true by doing some Angel Tree shopping at the Brookfield Target.

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The Pabst Theater adds a second night of "Weird Al" Yankovic on April 9

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:46:00 CDT

After already selling out his upcoming Milwaukee stop on "The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" on Tuesday, April 10, The Pabst Theater announced that it's added a second show on Monday, April 9, at 8 p.m.

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Milwaukee: Did you know there's a rock star among us and he lives in Bay View?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

When Bay View-based bass player Scott Schoenbeck takes The Rave's stage on Friday night for the FM 102/1 Big Snow Show 12 with his band, Dashboard Confessional, it will be the first time in a while that he's gigged in his hometown.

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11 places to feed your vinyl addiction

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:56:00 CDT

Just in time for Black Friday Record Store Day, here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.

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Baroques' classic Milwaukee psychedelia gets another spin on vinyl

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:01:00 CDT

The first non-blues or RandB act signed by Chicago's iconic Chess Records was Milwaukee's The Baroques, who released exactly one LP. It's reissued this week for Black Friday Record Store day on electric tapioca yellow vinyl.

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Milwaukee's own Buffalo Gospel warms up a Wisconsin night

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:56:00 CDT

It's reasonable to say my expectations were high as I dropped in to take in Milwaukee-based country act Buffalo Gospel's shortened set opening for The Deslondes Friday night at The Back Room at Colectivo. The group didn't disappoint.

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95.7 BIG FM switches to Christmas music

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:42:00 CDT

Tonight, Milwaukee will go into full holiday mode with the tree lighting and Holiday Lights Festival. And to help you get ready for tonight and the holiday season, 95.7 BIG FM will make its annual switch to holiday music 24/7.

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