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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.