A grand goodbye weekend to The Grateful Dead
Another phase of the big American adventure that is the Grateful Dead came to a close in Chicago over the weekend with "Fare Thee Well," a multi-night concert goodbye to the group.
Latest Flame Records schedules farewell shows for October
On Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, Latest Flame Records will host a two-day farewell show at Club Garibaldi, featuring 14 of the label's favorite bands it supported over its dozen years of existence.
A more "innocent" approach boosts U2 experience
U2 is in the midst of an eight-day, five-gig run at the United Center in Chicago as part of its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. We went down to have a look and a listen.
Hello, my name is Larry, and I'm a Stonesaholic
I got hooked on The Rolling Stones back in 1968, at age 11, when I first heard "Jumping Jack Flash" on a tiny red and white transistor radio. Although I began buying their albums like crazy after that, I didn't see the Stones in concert until June 8, 1975 when they played at County Stadium. Flash forward 40 years and two weeks to June 23, 2015. In that span of time, I've managed to see the band 21 times.
Milwaukee band Maritime's new album set to drop in October
This afternoon, Maritime announced the release date for "Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones," the local band's fifth album. The long-anticipated follow-up to the group's 2011 LP "Human Heart," will drop on Friday, Oct. 16, released through Dangerbird Records.
Bay View's Top Shelf Guitar Shop sells Stones' Keith Richards a Tele
Word emerged today that Top Shelf Guitar Shop in Bay View sold the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards a guitar.
Nineteen Thirteen crosses time, space with "Summertime" cover
"Summertime" is a great song - so great that it's been covered 25,000 times since George Gershwin wrote it in 1934. One of the more enchanting - and special - versions of the jazz standard has just dropped from Nineteen Thirteen, an enigma of a Milwaukee band. Featuring Victor DeLorenzo on percussion and Janet Schiff on cello as its two permanent members, you almost have to see this group to believe it.
5-photo (and 1 video) recap: Josh Rouse in Milwaukee
Singer/songwriter Josh Rouse returned to Turner Hall Ballroom - which he helped inaugurate - on Sunday night. Here's a recap in five photos.
5-photo (and 1 video) recap: Noel Gallagher in Milwaukee
Noel Gallagher brought his High Flying Birds back to The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee Saturday night. Here's a recap in five photos.
What's on your Milwaukee summer soundtrack?
The mercury is rising and I'm rolling down the windows and playing some of my favorite summer music. Despite the theme, I do not include the eponymous 1972 Seals & Crofts hit.
From Brady to Nepal benefits quake victims
The Riverwest Aces and David J. Thomas perform at the "From Brady to Nepal" benefit event on Saturday, May 16 at The Hi-Hat Garage, 1701 N. Arlington Pl.
Milwaukee Soundbites: Local radio legend Bob Reitman
Ya-ya, Milwaukee! It's time for our sophomore episode of Milwaukee Soundbites. Episode two brings us to to local radio legend Bob Reitman, and as you'd expect from a man with close to half a century of professional work around the world of music, he's got some fine stories to tell about his best and worst concert experiences, his first album (and its sad fate) and plenty more.
Pabst Theater group announces first show at Colectivo's Back Room
This morning, the Pabst Theater group announced that English singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney would be performing in Milwaukee on Sunday, June 14. In this case, the most intriguing detail for this gig isn't actually the performer; it's the venue: The Back Room at the Colectivo on Prospect.
Tonight's "Nashville" features Hugh Bob and the Hustle's new single
Hugh Bob and the Hustle's new single, "Lost and Found," will be featured on tonight's episode of "Nashville."
Rhythm Lab Radio: New tracks by The Alchemist and Oh No aka Gangrene
In the first hour of this week's Rhythm Lab Radio on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, Tarik Moody debuted a new song from producers The Alchemist and Oh No aka Gangrene. The track features Future Islands frontman Sam Herring and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt. He also featured new tracks from San Francisco's Monophonics, Andreya Triana and newcomer, Alessia with an anthem for introverts.
The Waterboys stayed afloat at Turner Hall
The six piece - fronted by Mike Scott - has 13 studio albums under their belt. And during tonight's concert at Turner Hall, the group played 16 songs, seven of which were from their most recent album.
5 songs we can't stop listening to - Milwaukee edition
5 Songs is a little secret that we tell you. These are the songs that we are passing to each other off-air, between shifts, under desks, in bars. These are the songs that we rip to our phones and play at the gym. These are the songs that we are going to play at the party this weekend. These are the albums that we are going to drop the needle on this Sunday morning, when the party is over.
Hear the compleat works of Mad Man Michaels, the bard of Mitchell Street
Though I was born and raised about 1,000 miles from Milwaukee, I grew up knowing the words to Mad Man Michaels' cream city classics - the A- and B-sides to his 1950s-era single: a "Dragnet" take-off called "The Czarnina Kid" and "Michaels Market (Kobasa Song)." Here his recorded oeuvre here.
WAMI names winners at Turner Hall celebration Sunday night
Last night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its annual awards. Here is the full list of winners.
Milwaukee is a top 5 town for vinyl lovers
As Record Store Day approaches (it's this Saturday), Foursquare and real estate brokerage Redfin combined forces to create some interesting data on the top 10 U.S. cities for fans of record stores. Milwaukee, whose vinyl shops I wrote about in February, clocks in at No. 5, below Portland and Chapel Hill, but above New York and Philly. Not bad.
Milwaukee Soundbites: Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator Brady Roberts
It's Milwaukee Day, and what better day to introduce OnMilwaukee.com's new Milwaukee-themed video series "Milwaukee Soundbites."
Indie rockers Alt-J announce July 29 Riverside gig
This morning, indie rockers Alt-J announced their 2015 North American tour, which includes a stop at the Riverside Theater on Wednesday, July 29.
5 things my friend Frost learned at last night's Neil Diamond show
Frost Williams from VISIT Milwaukee went to last night's Neil Diamond concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Here's five observations and a full list set.
Ain't nothin' like seeing the Stones
On stage there is hardly an act that brings as much energy, sexual power and showmanship as the Rolling Stones.
Talking jazz with Andy Milne
Lindsay Garric chats with jazz pianist Andy Milne about his band Dapp Theory, the details of his Shatner collaboration, Milwaukee's vegetarian culinary fare and more. Dapp Theory gigs at the Jazz Estate on Friday, March 27.