Ed Sheeran announced as the fourth Summerfest Marcus headliner
This afternoon, Summerfest announced its latest Marcus Amphitheater headliner, pulled straight off the Grammys stage last night: English pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who will hit the Big Gig on Friday, July 3.
Milwaukee's Pawelski, Smythe and Cooley nab Grammys
When the 57th Grammy Awards were presented Sunday night in sunny California, at least three Milwaukee-area folks claimed the coveted prizes.
Bradley Center adds Imagine Dragons gig in June
It appears the love story between Milwaukee and Imagine Dragons will unsurprisingly get another chapter. The Top 40 rockers announced today that they are returning to Milwaukee, bringing their "Smoke + Mirrors Tour" to town this summer for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, June 13.
Rockers rejoice! Europe, Black Star Riders and Randy Bachman set for NLT
Heads up headbangers. Milwaukee will be one of only three cities (two tiny little places called Chicago and New York are the others) to see the fantastic double bill of '80s hair-metal heroes Europe ("The Final Countdown") and the amazing new band Black Star Riders (with former members of Thin Lizzy).
Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2015 awards show set for April
The winners and nominees of the 35th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards will be saluted, alongside a remarkable slate of special Hall of Fame honorees, at the upcoming Awards Show returning to Milwaukee on Apr. 19 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
Summerfest announces Keith Urban as its third headliner
Country fans have even more reason to look forward to this year's edition of Summerfest. First, Florida Georgia Line was announced as Marcus Amphitheater headliners. Now, Keith Urban has been named as the Big Gig's third headliner.
Inaugural Arte Para Todos music event announces a flurry of local talent
The brand new event is a weekend-long local music extravaganza running from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1, with 70 bands and 15 artists spread across three neighborhoods -- Bay View, Riverwest and the East Side -- and 15 venues. If that sounds cool, its motives (besides providing a ton of music) are even more so.
Riverside announces Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens shows
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced two new shows coming to town this spring: Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie.
Mötley Crüe schedules another final Milwaukee show on Aug. 7
For any Mötley Crüe fans who missed the rock band's goodbye tour when it rolled through Summerfest last year, you've been given one more shot. The band is returning for one final show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Aug. 7, accompanied once again by special guest Alice Cooper.
Summerfest and ReverbNation launch free artist submission platform
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation today announced a three-year agreement commencing with Summerfest 2015. This strategic alliance makes ReverbNation the exclusive online submission platform for musical artists interested in performing at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival."
Vince Gill and friends return to Milwaukee Theatre
Vince Gill will share the Milwaukee Theatre stage with Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and daughter Jenny Gill at 8 p.m. on March 22.
Dave Matthews Band announces two Alpine shows
Dave Matthews Band will play two back-to-back shows this summer at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. The 2015 tour kicks off on Tuesday, May 12 in Austin, Texas.
Rock legends Crosby Stills & Nash play May 3 at Riverside Theater
Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced tour dates in Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore in March, followed by their only US tour dates for 2015 in April and May.
MSO will take over The Pabst Theater in May for two weekends of Beethoven
This morning, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced that it will take over The Pabst Theater for two long weekends in May for a bevy of Beethoven.
Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans
A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.
Field Report gifts listeners new track, "On Christmas Eve"
Christmas has come early for fans of Field Report. The Milwaukee-based band premiered a new track called "On Christmas Eve" this morning on Paste Magazine's website.
TV on the Radio coming to The Pabst Theater in March
This afternoon, TV on the Radio announced 10 upcoming tour dates for 2015, including a stop at The Pabst Theater on Tuesday, March 24.
Field Report wins big at the 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards
Chris Porterfield and company had a lot to celebrate last night, as Field Report won three awards at the 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, hosted by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee at its Walker's Point studio complex, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Milwaukee Talks: Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner
Twenty years after Spacehog's Jonny Cragg first met Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, he found himself sharing beers, stories and music with him on the Summerland Tour. That's how he learned that Pirner has a strong Milwaukee connection.
Milwaukee's Mulvey gives stirring voice to Ferguson and the struggle
Music has power. It has power to persuade, but more than that it has the power to give voice to emotion. Peter Mulvey, the Milwaukee singer/songwriter, has given voice to the events in Ferguson, Mo., in a moving song he wrote in just a couple of minutes.
Party to reveal winners of Radio Milwaukee Music Awards
The winners of 88Nine's Radio Milwaukee Music Awards will be announced at a ceremony that's open to the public on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the station's studios, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R. headline Brewers concert series
The Milwaukee Brewers announced Joe Nichols, O.A.R. and the Goo Goo Dolls as the artists for the new Brewers Postgame Concert Series in 2015. Fans can also take advantage of a special Black Friday sale for tickets.
Manilow to perform one last time in Milwaukee
Barry Manilow has announced that he is going to "hit the road" and perform across the country for his "One Last Time!" tour, which will include a stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Feb. 24, 2015.
Indie rockers The New Pornographers deliver an evening of big sound
With a giant replica of their new album's cover above them on the stage, The New Pornographers delivered a delirious set of extra-large pop during Thursday's Pabst Theater performance.
Kinks' Dave Davies' Turner Hall gig offers nothing to complain about
Lester Bangs' "James Taylor Marked for Death" is no doubt popular reading this week in Milwaukee after the singer-songwriter disparaged his recent Brew City audience for its supposedly "wooden" response. It's highly unlikely Milwaukee will have to deal with any post-show digs from fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies, who delighted an appreciative crowd Tuesday night at Turner Hall.