Results tagged with 'Mark Shurilla'
Published Feb. 18, 2013
Milwaukee has always had a good rock and roll scene. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the three-chords-and-the-truth spirit has been fueling Brew City garage bands from the days of The Bonnevilles and The Nomads in the 1950s through today. If you don't believe me, check out local musician Peter Roller's new book, "Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock."
Published May 25, 2012
Whether you were a part of the MIlwaukee music scene or not during the late '70s and 1980s, this weekend's "Lest We Forget" mega-gig at Turner Hall Ballroom is a must-see. With performances by a baker's dozen Milwaukee veterans, the show will either be a walk down memory lane or a lesson in Brew City beat 101.
Published May 18, 2012
It's been a sad week for music of all varieties. But here in Milwaukee, it's safe to say we'll miss our own Mark Shurilla the most.
Published May 14, 2012
Mark Shurilla, an intimate part of the music scene in Milwaukee, died today. Heart problems is all I know. This world is a sadder place with Shurilla gone. He helped a lot of musicians in this town and was always full of optimism and spirit, two qualities in notable short supply in the world of music.
Published March 4, 2010
Maybe you saw the first two lists of great Milwaukee music makers and talked back with your suggestions. In this final list, for now, we assemble more landmark music makers in Milwaukee across the decades, but we also add in some of the folks who have had an important influence on the local scene regardless of whether or not they've ever played an instrument in public.
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Above picture is Deb and Gary at Conway's Smokin Bar and Grill, and unnamed saxophone player- okay he DOES have a name, but I do not know it, but according to him, he had a true love affair with my fav First Lady of Jazz, Ms. Nina Simone....
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