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Entertainment > Venues > City of Milwaukee > Downtown > Turner Hall Ballroom

Turner Hall Ballroom [edit]
1034 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall began as a showplace for the panoramic painters and other German immigrant artists who dominated the Milwaukee art scene until the 1920s and throughout the early 1900s. It is the only building in Milwaukee that currently holds the three following honorary architectural and historical designations: a National Landmark, a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a local Historical Landmark. Located in the heart of downtown, across from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the two-story, 7,000 - plus square foot Ballroom is a central hub for a vast array of events in Milwaukee.
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April 27, 2014
VNV Nation with Whitqube 27 April at Turner Hall

Electronic industrial act VNV Nation, promoting their new album, “Transnational”, is joined by techno industrial musicians Whiteqube for a performance at Turner Hall on 27 April. VNV Nation, made up of Dublin native Ronan Harris on lyric, electronic, and vocal duties and England’s Mark Jackson on live drums, is arguably one of the leaders in the realm of their genre. Their unique sound, previously dubbed “futurepop”, is known the world over and their sonic blend is once again recorded on their first album since 2011’s “Automatic”. Ronan and Mark are both known for being very “fan friendly” and lively onstage during their high energy performances. VNV, an acronym standing for “Victory, Not Vengeance”, is known for their comfort level whilst in the public eye. Their professionalism while performing makes for a great experience for their audience, and both Ronan and Mark are known for willingness to chat with fans and pose for photos during and after the show. Ronan’s hypnotic vocals accompany Mark’s beats as they go through their set, which will inevitably include old dance club favorites including “Dark Angel” and “Honour” along with newer anthems “Chrome,” “Perpetual,” and “Everything.” These guys have longevity and there’s a good reason for it. Beginning in approximately 1990 by Harris (some time webmaster of “Side-Line”, a well-known print-turned online music magazine,, and contributor to Brudershaft, an electronic music artist collective that also included alt-electronica artists Sebastian Komor of Icon of Coil on programming and production duties, Covenant’s Joakim Montelius assembling samples/loops, Stephan Groth of Apoptygma Berzerk on backing vocals, and was led by New York City-based DJ Rexx Arkana, and was conceived as a charity project focused on cancer research and treatment) and A.F.I. (American rock band, Ronan appeared on 2006’s “Decemberunderground” album), VNV combines elements of electro-industrial, synthpop, e.b.m., and trance. Joined by Jackson on live percussion since 1994, the band employs additional musicians for live performances. Los Angeles-based duo Whiteqube, embarking on their first U.S. tour and releasing their first EP, “Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt!” in conjunction with the tour, promises to entertain the audience with their music, which they describe as “a combination of elements from electro house, ‘90’s techno, and industrial”. Jason Schary and T. Ryan Arnold, who began this project in 2011, wanted to form a new sound, citing as influences a range of artists from The Bloody Beetroots, The Prodigy, and Knife Party, to Nine Inch Nails and Nitzer Ebb. Promising to present a striking visual experience, also, Whiteqube’s Jason and Ryan are armed with LED video-embossed jackets and a light up LED cube in which they play various electronic instruments. Having ignited crowds from all over with their multi-sensory live set, controlling video along with audio, their highly energetic performances prove that Whiteqube is not an ordinary live electronic act. Of them, LA Weekly wrote “The audience of the largely full room was dancing wildly, screaming whenever there was a moment to breathe in between the songs”. Doors open at 7 pm at Turner Hall, located at 1034 North 4th Street in Milwaukee. Tickets are $18 each and available at All ages are welcome.

May 9, 2014

Story. Stage. You. Ex Fabula is a live, neighborhood storytelling event straight from Milwaukee. ExFabula Season 5 is ending with a mother load of a show at Turner Hall Ballroom. See all your favorite storytellers from this season at the ALL STARS finale event on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:30pm. The audience favorites from each of the previous shows this season will be taking the stage to share new, 10 minute true and personal stories on the night's theme: Mother Load. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online or at the door at the Pabst Box Office. See more at: Audience members will also be able to submit UltraShorts, which are 2-3 line true personal stories also on the night’s theme, and they will be read by the emcee throughout the evening. Then, at the end of the night, the audience will vote for the Season 5 Audience Favorite, thus bringing a close to the end of Ex Fabula’s 5th season. - See more at: Ex Fabula: Story. Stage. You.


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