Break into the Big Gig is back
The flurries are flying and it's hard to picture ourselves with a beer at the Big Gig, but the folks at Milwaukee World Festival are working at fever pitch on Summerfest and so is Roy Henning, who has organized an annual battle of the bands competition that leads to a performance at Summerfest for the past eight years.
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.
FUN. coming to Summerfest
Summerfest just got a little more FUN. Festival officials announced today that the band will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 27.
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.
Johnson Controls to sponsor stage at Summerfest
Johnson Controls and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. have entered into a three-year sponsorship agreement beginning this year with Summerfest 2013.
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.
State Fair adds four more headliners
State Fair announced four more Main Stage headliners today, including Heart and the Happy Together Tour.
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.
Jazz in the Park line-up announced
Jazz in the Park returns to Cathedral Square this summer, and the 2013 line-up has just been announced.
Tom Petty to headline Summerfest
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 28, Summerfest officials announced today.
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.
Summerfest to get "Uline Warehouse" stage
This year's 46th annual Summerfest will mark the beginning of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and Uline, Inc., it was announced today. The stage sponsorship gives Uline naming and promotional rights to a major stage located on the north end of Henry Meir Festival Park, which will be known as the "Uline Warehouse."
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.
Rush headlines Marcus Amphitheater on July 4
Summerfest officials announced this morning that Rush will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, July 4.
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.
New Kids On The Block coming to the Big Gig
New Kids on the Block headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 2 with special guests, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
Tim McGraw to headline at Summerfest
Tim McGraw will headline the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest on Friday, July 5, festival officials announced this morning.
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.