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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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251. 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.
252. 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."
253. 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.
254. 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.
255. 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.
256. 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.
257. 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.
258. 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.
259. Bronze Fonz as Aimee Mann's muse?
When Aimee Mann performed at The Pabst early in November, she couldn't help but comment on The Bronze Fonz. Now she's mentioned him in a new song.
260. Milwaukee hip-hop duo looking for extras for new video
8th Wonder and Ike (aka real-life brothers KJ and Alex Eichstaedt) are inviting up to 1,000 fans to appear in the video for their single "Doin' It," which will be directed by Justin Clough.
261. Silversun Pickups mesmerize The Rave
It's been a little over five months since the Silversun Pickups left their mark here in Milwaukee when they gave support to mega-rockers Foo Fighters at this year's Summerfest. But the crowd at The Rave on Saturday night was ready for round two, as they patiently waited for and welcomed a headlining tour to return to our neck of the woods. (Pun intended.)
262. A Wooldridge brother's solo debut
Singer-songwriter Scott Wooldridge has a new single and accompanying video called "Hard to Go Quietly." For me, it's hard to read a press release that begins, "Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Scott Wooldridge..." Wooldridge wasn't ours to start with - he moved to Milwaukee from Indiana in the early 1980s with his band at the time, the Squares - and he's long since moved north.
263. Low's minimalist music leads to maximum indie success
Low's band persona neatly encapsulates the stripped down, glamour-free and honest allure of the Duluth-based group's music, which they'll be bringing to the Turner Hall Ballroom tonight.
264. Will 88.9 RadioMilwaukee move?
WYMS-FM 88.9, known as "RadioMilwaukee," hopes to be in a new space by the end of the summer or early fall of 2013.
265. Mann charms The Pabst
Touring in support of her latest album, "Charmer," Aimee Mann returned to Milwaukee for an impressive performance at The Pabst Theater Sunday night.
266. Jason Aldean to headline Summerfest 2013
Summerfest officials have announced Jason Aldean as the first Marcus Amphitheater headliner for 2013.
267. Matt & Kim liven up The Rave
Escaping the grip of an impending winter in Wisconsin, a primarily young crowd packed The Rave Thursday night to see Brooklyn indie pop duo Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, otherwise simply known as Matt & Kim.
268. Soundgarden brings new tour to The Rave
Grammy Award-winning rock group Soundgarden will make a stop at The Rave's Eagles Ballroom Friday, Feb. 1 as part of their Winter 2013 North American tour.
269. Miller Park goes country with Chesney
Kenny Chesney will bring his "No Shoes Nation Tour" to Miller Park on Saturday, May 18.
270. Stone showcases divine, soulful skill at Turner Hall
Allen Stone started his night in front of a Turner Hall audience nearly an hour before his band took the stage, dancing at a distance with a young girl as she gleefully watched him peer over the edge of the balcony. Clad in his trademark hat and glasses, the Seattle native would go on to match his youthful fan's exuberance and energy throughout his marathon two-hour set and encore Wednesday night.
271. West Bend singer competes in Karaoke World Finals
Singer Noelle Braun of West Bend won the title of Female USA National Karaoke Champion on Nov. 3 in Florence, Ky.
272. Passion Pit stages an amped-up return to The Riverside
No stranger to Milwaukee audiences, Passion Pit returned to the Brew City on Thursday night for an energetic performance at the Riverside Theater.
273. Carrie Underwood coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center
Organizers announced today that country superstar and "American Idol" alum Carrie Underwood is coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center May 3, 2013.
274. Sleigh Bells stage a memorable return to Milwaukee
Two years ago, Sleigh Bells came to Milwaukee for a sold-out show at The Mad Planet, a venue that was far too small for their popularity. On Wednesday night, Sleigh Bells returned to the Brew City and performed at the larger Turner Hall Ballroom.
275. Mountain Goats play a "transcendental" set at The Pabst
Touring in support of their latest release, "Transcendental Youth," the Mountain Goats performed at The Pabst Theater Tuesday night.