Milwaukee UP: SigNif gives you a Soul Clap
To add a little more support to her well-executed album "Embracing Rejection," NYC-by-way-of-MKE artist SigNif has released a brand new music video directed by her frequent partner-in-crime Darren Cole.
Milwaukee UP: Pizzle goes rapid fire on new song, drops new mixtape
If you've been following Milwaukee rapper Pizzle recently, you've probably noticed that he seems to grow by leaps and bounds with each project or single that he releases.
Milwaukee UP: Dolor drops some dope new doozies
When the mighty Dolor drops something, it's in your best interest to stop what you are doing and listen.
Milwaukee UP: Funny or Die + Logic & Raze + ice bowling tricks = Win
Combining a fantastic hip-hop song with a funny video sequence isn't anything new or necessarily groundbreaking, but there's just something about those two things together that almost always guarantees a huge laugh.
New music from Surgeons in Heat & Group of the Altos
There's some fine new local music on the horizon, including a second EP from Surgeons in Heat and the long-awaited debut of Group of the Altos.
Benign launches "Martha" with Tonic gig
The Mike Benign Compulsion has a new disc and celebrates with a release party this weekend at Tonic Tavern.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires charm Turner Hall
Charles Bradley has the type of golden voice that seems almost exclusive to his generation. While Bradley is a good singer, his strong suit is his ability to howl. In his show Friday night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, Bradley evoked memories of James Brown not only with this soulful voice, but also with his ability to move around the stage.
Milwaukee will have to wait a little longer for Manilow
Due to scheduling conflicts, Barry Manilow's April 28 concert at the Milwaukee Theatre has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 4.
Milwaukee UP: B-Free delivers soulful debut single U & I
Today I have the pleasure of bringing you B-Free, a soul/R&B singer that graduated from MHSA and who now resides in Chicago.
Sam Llanas brings post BoDeans show to Linneman's this weekend
Sammy Llanas brings his post BoDeans show to Linneman's Riverwest Inn this week for two special "belated birthday" shows on Friday and Saturday night. Llanas will do sets solo and with his new band. He'll feature tunes from his entire career and his latest release, "4 A.M."
Milwaukee UP: Gerald Walker, Xavier Ruffin drop great eye candy for PSTFU
I've been talking to music video director Xavier Ruffin about the video for Gerald Walker's "Please Shut The F*** Up" semi-regularly over the last month or so and the conversation was always left at how good the video is going to be and how much I'm going to like it. Today the video premiered on Dailymotion.com's front page and I have to say that Ruffin was right, the video is very good and I absolutely do like it.
Milwaukeean Brian Hoffer is "SoundClouder of the Day"
Local pop musician Brian Hoffer has been chosen as SoundCloud's "SoundClouder of the Day" for music off his debut album "Into The Boulevard."
Milwaukee UP: Big Caption drops new mixtape but it doesn't do his talent justice
I came across Big Caption again while running the independent version of Milwaukee UP through a mixtape release. I was happy with the quality of his bars but wanted to hear him over original beats instead of industry standards.
Dave Matthews Band spends a weekend in Wisconsin on upcoming tour
Dave Matthews Band hits the road for his first North American summer tour since 2010, making a two-day stop at Alpine Valley Music Theater July 6 and 7.
Marilyn Manson brings new tour to The Rave
Gothic shock rocker Marilyn Manson makes a stop at the Eagles Ballroom Saturday, May 19 on tour to promote his eighth full-length album, "Born Villain."
Milwaukee UP: The NightKrawlers show their DJ some love, release two new songs
Some rappers like to give the drummer some, but a good amount of rappers also like to give the DJ some. One of the NightKrawlers' new tracks gives plenty of love to their crew's DJ, LoveLess.
LaValliere was a true original
A dull beat-up van slowly pulled into the driveway and an interesting looking skinny man wearing a beret and walking with a distinctive bounce in his step approached the front door. Richard politely introduced himself to me and my parents. My mind began to race.
Wisconsin artists win Grammys
Adele took the cake at last night's Grammys, but she did leave room for a slice of Wisconsin recognition. Bon Iver won both "Best New Artist" and "Best Alternative Album" for his self-titled album that came out in March 2011.
Milwaukee UP: Two new Gerald Walker tracks, two more spots in The Source and XXL
Every week or two a new Gerald Walker track hits the internet. Recently Walker has taken some time to feature on other artist's music.
Milwaukee UP: Some new Adebisi and SigNif for your eyes, ears
Our resident NYC-by-way-of-MKE emcees Adebisi - now known as Blax - and SigNif have both released new tracks recently.
Ciao Pezzettino, welcome ZETI
Maybe you've noticed Pezzettino has been silent lately. And maybe you've seen ZETI all over Twitter. It's not coincidence. Erstwhile Milwaukeean and current Brooklynite Margaret Dearden has laid Pezzettino to rest and is preparing to release her first ZETI digital EP next month.
Interview with a Heartless Bastard
I got to chat on the phone today with Erika Wennerstrom, the lead singer and guitarist for the alt.country-garage rock band Heartless Bastards, which will play a show at Historic Turner Hall on Thursday night.
Milwaukee UP: Unlooped vs. Dilla drops new single, preps for NONCLASSICAL
In honor of the late and great producer Jay Dee's birthday - which was yesterday - Tarik Moody's brainchild, Unlooped vs. Dilla, released a single called "See You Cry" that gets the UvD band back together for a tasty single cut. UvD isn't stopping there though.
Milwaukee musical legend Richard LaValliere is gone
News of the passing of punk rock-era Milwaukee musical legend Richard LaValliere on Wednesday has appeared on Facebook.
Milwaukee UP: Radio Milwaukee 2012 Best Of award nominees heavy on the hip-hop
Yesterday 88Nine Radio Milwaukee went live with their nominations for their fifth annual "Best Of" awards, and this year sees continued growth and recognition of the Milwaukee hip-hop community.