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51. 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.
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. 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.
55. 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.
56. 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.
57. 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.
58. 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.
59. Vote for 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards
The only thing approaching faster than the end of the year is end of the year awards. One such celebration is the annual Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, hosted at 88Nine's Walker's Point studio. But before the celebration begins and the awards can be dished out, the event is looking for your help in crowning 2014's winners.
60. 6 Milwaukee record shops I miss
I've been a record store rat since I was about 9 (no, I won't tell you how many years ago that was), but I've whiled away countless hours in the dens of wonder, from sea to shining sea and even beyond. Luckily, there are still some great record shops in town, but not nearly as many as there used to be. Here are six lost Milwaukee places that I wish were still here ...
61. Meet Hunter Hayes, help fight hunger
We have another meet and greet opportunity for you. Just click here to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hayes' show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and a meet and greet with the rising country star.
62. NO/NO is not The Delphines (but it used to be)
The Delphines' club shows were frequent and album releases were fast and furious. Eventually a full length album called "Hush" was released, but shortly afterward the band quietly broke up. Disappointment followed. How could we allow this to happen? This band felt like it was composed of sun-bleached driftwood, waiting for a match to drop and set fire to the music scene. It was a band that made Milwaukee's music scene vibrate. So I was surprised this morning when my phone lit up with a message...
63. How (and why) to crowdsource a record
My band, Spacehog, was lucky: We made enough money selling our re-recorded hit "In The Meantime" to Guitar Hero and Rock Band to finance its production. But there was the small matter of promoting our new release - something we had taken for granted that would be performed by the rank and file of a large record company.
64. Dylan Ryan/Sand kicks off "Circa" tour here
You may know drummer Dylan Ryan more for his work with Cursive, Icy Demons and Chicago's Herculaneum -- he's also in an L.A. electro band called Rainbow Arabia these days -- but he's also got his own outfit called Dylan Ryan/Sand, which just released its second record and has hit the road. The first stop? Sugar Maple in Bay View.
65. Sleater-Kinney show moved to Riverside
Because it sold out so quickly the Sleater-Kinney performance on Sunday, Feb. 15 has been moved from Turner Hall to the Riverside Theater. Tickets go on sale today.
66. Llanas headlines Conservatory's Festival of Trees & Music
Iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist and songwriter Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) is one of 11 highly anticipated acts set to headline during the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's 11-day Festival of Trees & Music Nov. 13-23.
67. One Direction adds Miller Park concert in 2015
Hide your hair products and parents, grab your scream-repellent ear plugs; One Direction is coming to Milwaukee.
68. Pearl Jam connects with Packers, Bucks
Pearl Jam returned to Milwaukee after nearly two decades, and it made connections to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks, dedicating songs to Aaron Rodgers and Bobby Dandridge and sporting jerseys. Members of the current Packers were in attendance, too, and Matt Flynn got the experience of a lifetime.
69. Riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney sets first show in Milwaukee since 2000
This morning, influential riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney announced that it would be returning to Milwaukee for the first time since playing The Globe 15 years ago. The announcement comes quickly on the heels of the release of the group's first new song, "Bury Our Friends," and news of its first new record - "No Cities To Love" - since "The Woods" in 2005.
70. Pink Floyd tribute show Brit Floyd returns to Milwaukee in March
This morning, Brit Floyd - the self-proclaimed world's greatest Pink Floyd show - announced that it will return to The Riverside after selling out the venue for a show this past March.
71. Bizarre engagements
A funny thing happened on the way to the merch tent ... This week I'm going to take you through some of my more bizarre, err, engagements over the years.
72. Three nights of Widespread Panic
Just click here and begin bidding on a three-night True Spreadhead package for all three Widespread Panic shows at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 24, 25 and 26.
73. Vanity Fair's Bissinger profiles Milwaukee's "Stradivarius Affair"
Buzz Bissinger profiles the Milwaukee "heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter" online and in the November print edition of Vanity Fair.
74. Adams delivers an energetic and honest performance
Ryan Adams performed an extraordinarily solid and heartfelt show tonight. Known as eccentric and erratic - in both good and not so good ways - the prolific North Carolinian continues to serve up a hearty slice of the very best in roots, folk, rock and Americana. But the beauty and the curse of Adams is you never know what you're going to get.
75. Milwaukee skyline immortalized in wax
For a mere $40, you can get a silhouette of the Milwaukee skyline immortalized in wax. In PVC that is.