May 2 Foster Fest fetes two years of Hotel Foster
Milwaukee will get the chance to celebrate Hotel Foster's second birthday with Foster Fest 2013, a four-day musical festival beginning on May 2.
Five questions for Chasing Mars
Good things are happening for Chicago-based electro rock/synth pop band Chasing Mars. Their sound is reaching a whole new audience with the release of their self-produced album, and they're embarking on their first big tour with a stop in Milwaukee on Sunday, March 24.
WAMI announces Hall of Fame inductees
The 2013 inductees into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Hall of Fame have been announced.
Homophobic Shocked still scheduled to play Madison
After singer Michelle Shocked went on an anti-gay ramble during a show in San Francisco of all places on Sunday, every venue canceled her tour dates - including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Harmony Bar & Grill in Madison is the only venue that has not canceled on Shock.
Emmylou lets her hair down
The crowd at The Pabst Theater knew they were seeing something rare, a gem of a band, a star who usually maintains her well-deserved place center stage, letting her hair down and sharing a little of the limelight. Make no mistake about, in any sane country in the world, Emmylou Harris would be considered a national treasure and all her experiments are worth catching.
P!nk coming to BMO Harris Bradley Center
It was announced today that punk-rock superstar P!nk will be performing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Nov. 3.
It's official: RadioMilwaukee is moving
In November, OnMilwaukee.com reported that 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 FM) would most likely move to a new location in the Fifth Ward and it was officially announced today that it will happen. A new Stone Creek Cafe will open on the ground floor.
Hallelujah, Leonard, I'm your man!
I was a lukewarm Leonard Cohen fan until last night, but now I'm close to red hot. I always respected the man's work, chuckled at a few of his best lines and adored, along with generations of Americans, his song "Hallelujah."
Jam for Jamaica announces line-up
The fourth annual Jam for Jamaica Music and Camping Festival will be held May 16-19 in Sullivan. Almost 40 musical acts spanning a wide variety of genres and styles have been announced to headline the event, says event founder Craig Baumann.
Tegan and Sara powered up The Pabst
Tegan and Sara played for an enthusiastic audience in an almost-full Pabst Theater last night. They drew heavily from previous albums, but peppered the set with new tunes from "Heartthrob," their seventh studio album, which came out last month.
Leckrone marches to the beat of his own drum
OnMilwaukee.com catches up with Mike Leckrone the veteran composer and director of the UW-Madison Marching Band, to discuss his long tenure at Madison and what has changed since the early years - and to see if he really does remember the names of all his former players.
Imagine Dragons and Milwaukee: A love story
Imagine Dragons may be from Las Vegas, but the band has developed a special connection with Milwaukee.
WAMI nominees announced
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual Awards show ceremony, to be help Sunday, April 14 at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St.
TV's Pentatonix puts on five-star a cappella performance
I used to be in an a cappella group, and after seeing Pentatonix, the season three winners of NBC's "The Sing Off," perform Sunday night at The Pabst Theatre, I'm glad I'm no longer in it. The singing stars are so ridiculously talented, vocally skilled and ludicrously creative that if I was still in an a cappella group, I'd be so depressed.
Musicians band together to aid Christensen
When a musician faces tough times in Milwaukee, often his or her peers will step up to the mic to ask for help. A group of musicians here is doing just that on Sunday, March 24 with a benefit concert for bassist Gary Christensen.
Help local jazz/pop artist win $10k
Help local musician Roxi Copland win $10,000! The Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter is currently ranked #3 in ArtistSignal's February competition. Her soul-infused jazz/pop sound has garnered over 16,000 votes so far.
Milwaukee band makes top 50 list
Semi-Twang, the veteran Milwaukee band led by John Sieger, has been named one of the top 50 bands in the country by Alternate Root magazine, a national publication that keeps track of American roots music.
Cream City Soundcheck releases new video
Cream City Soundcheck announced today the release of its new music documentary featuring the band Kane Place Record Club.
Brady Street to host first Eastside Music Tour
We all love our bar crawls here in Milwaukee. But what about a music crawl? Over 50 bands. More than 25 local businesses. One street. One day. $15.
WAMI ceremony slated for April 14
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards are returning to Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., on April 14 for the organization's annual awards show.
Dave Matthews Band coming to East Troy
Dave Matthews Band is coming to East Troy, Wis. on July 5 and 6 at Alpine Valley Music Center preforming their Away From The World album.
Die Kreuzen reuniting for Milwaukee concert
Beloved hardcore legends Die Kreuzen have reunited and are returning to Turner Hall Ballroom for a show on May 26 at 7 p.m.
Milwaukee jazz ensemble to compete in NYC
The Batterman Ensemble of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's Jazz Institute has been selected as a finalist to compete in the Charles Mingus High School Jazz Competition in New York City. A concert will be held to help raise funds for the trip.
Violent Femmes to reunite for Coachella
Milwaukee's native sons, the Violent Femmes, may not be done quite yet. The band, which has been broken up since 2009 after infighting and litigation, will reunite for Coachella 2013 on April 13 in Indio, Calif. No word yet if this is a one-off reunion or part of a bigger effort.
No more karaoke for theater's favorite hangout?
Wednesday night at the Newsroom Pub may well be the best karaoke in town. It would be a crying shame if it came to an end because the two negotiators couldn't reach an agreement.