Here's your chance to meet country star Sam Hunt
Courtesy of our friends at the Hunger Task Force, we have a meet and greet opportunity for you. Just read on to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hunt's show on April 4 at The Rave and you'll also score a meet and greet with this rising country star.
WAMI Awards announce performers, induct Judas Priest to Hall of Fame
This morning, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced its performers for the upcoming 35th annual awards show on April 19 at the Turner Hall Ballroom. In addition, the WAMI Awards announced that, for the first time ever, it would feature a global "honorary" WAMI Hall of Fame induction.
Northern Lights Theater set shows Allman's a survivor
Gregg Allman may still be playing cards with old man Fate, and he opened Wednesday night's concert by inviting those whom may have lost money in the casino to come in and drown their sorrows in some blues. But God knows Allman has drawn many poor cards in his life, and it's nearly a miracle he survived this long, with an almost savior-like gift for rebirth and renewal.
Bid on 4th row seats for Vince Gill and help the Hunger Task Force
Vince Gill shares the Milwaukee Theatre stage with Ashley Monroe, Charlie Worsham and daughter Jenny Gill at 8 p.m. this Sunday, March 22. Here's an opportunity to score amazing seats!
Present Music introduces new engagement program ComposeMilwaukee
This morning, Present Music introduced ComposeMilwaukee, a new corporate and community engagement program with the goal of promoting innovation, imagination and collaboration.
Ringo Starr returns to Milwaukee for Riverside show in October
Days before the Rolling Stones are expected to announce some concert related news, a Beatle beat them to the punch. The Riverside announced this morning that famed Beatles drummer, Mr. Conductor himself Ringo Starr is coming to Milwaukee in October to play the Riverside Theater.
WAMI announces 2015 awards nominees
This afternoon, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for its 35th annual WAMI Awards. The show itself will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sunday, April 19 at Turner Hall Ballroom, with a nominee celebration several weeks before on Sunday, March 29 at Papa's Social Club.
Spacehog drummer's top 5 concerts ... ever
As a jobbing musician, talent buyer, venue manager, etc., seeing live music is a frequent occupational pastime. It's easy to get jaded, but every now and again someone or something blows your mind.
Bob Dylan returns to Milwaukee for a Riverside show on May 13
The Riverside Theater had some big news late this morning, announcing the return of Bob Dylan to Milwaukee for a show on Wednesday, May 13.
A personal look at Downtown's disappeared rock clubs
This morning we posted a look back at some of Milwaukee's dead and gone Downtown rock and roll clubs. Here, Bobby Tanzilo recalls a few of them.
Violent Femmes announce first new songs in 15 years for Record Store Day EP
Today, Milwaukee-bred rock band Violent Femmes announced it will release its first set of new songs in 15 years, just in time for Record Store Day.
WAMI names 2015 hall of fame honorees
WAMI announces its 2015 hall of fame honorees: The Robbs, originally from Oconomowoc, Sigmund Snopek and Milwaukee-based psychedelic rock band Plasticland.
Naughty by Nature headlines Bucks' '90s night
The Milwaukee Bucks are continuing a fan favorite tradition in 2015 with the return of '90s Night, which will feature a performance by hip-hop group Naughty by Nature on March 28.
Manilow's BMO Harris Bradley Center gig rescheduled for March 2
Bad news for Barry Manilow fans. This afternoon, the classic crooner announced that he was rescheduling three shows on his current "One Last Time!" tour, including his upcoming gig at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The show - once scheduled for tomorrow evening - will now be Monday, March 2, at the same time, 7:30 p.m.
Dietrich jazzes up an old genre
Jazz and youth are not mutually exclusive. Twenty-six-year-old jazz trumpeter and Wisconsin native, Paul Dietrich, is proof of that.
Does deWaart's departure create a "Mozart in the Jungle" moment?
Amazon Prime's "Mozart in the Jungle" is the exact reason why today's news from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announcing that music director Edo de Waart will step down is so very interesting.
Bon Iver and 40 other bands announced for Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival
Grammy-winning, Eau Claire-based Bon Iver, led by Justin Vernon, will play its first show in three years at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is co-curated by Vernon and Aaron Dessner of The National.
Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes top BMO Harris Pavilion's first 2015 show
The pavilion announced this morning that it will kick off its non-Big Gig summer slate of concerts with a visit from the Last Summer on Earth 2015 tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Milwaukee's own Violent Femmes and Colin Hay.
The Replacements announce Milwaukee tour stop in May
The original alternative rock band The Replacements is returning to Milwaukee this spring, bringing the group's "Back By Unpopular Demand" tour to The Rave on Saturday, May 2.
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.
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.