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251. 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.
252. 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.
253. Leckrone marches to the beat of his own drum 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.
254. Imagine Dragons and Milwaukee: A love story
Imagine Dragons may be from Las Vegas, but the band has developed a special connection with Milwaukee.
255. 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.
256. 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.
257. 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.
258. 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.
259. 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.
260. 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.
261. 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.
262. 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.
263. 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.
264. 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.
265. 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.
266. 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.
267. 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.
268. Hal Leonard to release new Grammy-themed songbooks
Hal Leonard is joining forces with The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards to release a new line of Grammy-themed songbook collections.
269. Upcoming contemporary concert series announced
Present Music, a Milwaukee-based contemporary music ensemble, will begin the second half of its 2012-13 season with a February concert series entitled "In the Chamber."
270. Leonard Cohen returns to town for the first time in 38 years
In what may be the music news of the year already, Canadian folk-rock singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen returns to Milwaukee to perform for the first time in 38 years.
271. Omnivore's classic country 10"s sure are purrty
Ex-pat Milwaukee musician turned record producer Cheryl Pawelski is a good ol' rock and roll aesthete. Sure, she's got a house full of CDs out in L.A., but like the rest of us record geeks, she appreciates the power of the object. That's why she and her fellow Omnivore Recordings co-owners create things like the four 10"s released for Record Store Day this past holiday season. The discs spotlight classic country artists Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson and George Jones.
272. Trumpeter Neufeld brings his quartet home for a gig
Milwaukee native Sam Neufeld brings his jazz quartet home for a gig at VIA Downer, 2625 N. Downer Ave., on Monday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 until 10 p.m. Neufeld currently lives in Brooklyn, and studies jazz at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
273. Mrozak overcomes bullying with music
Like a lot of kids her age, Richfield singer Hannah Mrozak was a victim of bullying in middle school. Now that she has a few years between her and the painful experience, she wants to help other young people going through hard times. Her latest single, entitled "It's In Me," speaks to the power of bullying and the strength of a victim to overcome it.
274. Rockin' and Rolling for Hunger Task Force
Former OnMilwaukee.comrade and lifelong OMC friend Drew Olson has organized a rock and roll benefit for Hunger Task Force that takes place Thursday, Dec. 27 at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave.
275. Well Informed Citizens' new single tapped for "WI MMA Today"
Milwaukee's Well Informed Citizens have released the first single, "Leaders of the Revolution," off their upcoming 2013 album.