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Articles tagged with 'Bands'


In the meantime, as it is

Published Aug. 21, 2014

Thinking about this blog got me revisiting some of the times I came to Milwaukee with my band, Spacehog -- the countless times we played Summerfest, our appearance at Shank Hall, and random visits to the state to play places like Oshkosh and Sturtevant. The warmth of your average Midwesterner is noteworthy; I knew because I had tended bar with a couple back in New York, none other than Spoon's Rob Pope and The Hold Steady's Bobby Drake.


Silversun Pickups mesmerize The Rave

Published Dec. 10, 2012

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.)


Talking with Patrick Watson of the band Patrick Watson

Published Nov. 30, 2012

Patrick Watson is a great name for a singer-songwriter musician. The only problem is that Patrick Watson isn't a singer-songwriter. Patrick Watson is a Canadian indie band that was formed by lead vocalist Patrick Watson, but it's by no means just Patrick Watson.


Low's minimalist music leads to maximum indie success

Published Nov. 24, 2012

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.


Cursive draws audience in with high-concept indie rock

Published Sept. 14, 2012

For many people, cursive is a type of elegant, flowing writing that most children are forced to learn in grade school. For knowledgeable music fans, however, Cursive represents something far more interesting and a whole lot more entertaining.


The gift of Blarney

Published Aug. 14, 2012

In November 2010, Milwaukee's legendary Irish folk band Blarney lost beloved lead singer Chuck Ward to mucosal melanoma. Now, a year later, Kevin Stapleton and Dennis Murphy embrace the reality of being a duo with typical Irish practicality.


Boston wins over BMO Harris Pavilion

Published Aug. 4, 2012

Boston and Starship delivered rousing, impassioned renditions of classic rock favorites that had every fan on their feet, dancing like it was 1989.


Milwaukee is songwriter's muse

Published July 19, 2012

Singer-songwriter Justin Jagler, 21, never set out to write songs about Milwaukee. But like any artist, he was inevitably influenced by his surroundings. "I live in the Milwaukee area; it just kind of happened," he said. "That's where a lot of the situations took place."


WAMIs announce entertainment

Published April 6, 2007

Gearing up for its 27th annual Awards Show on April 30, the WAMIs announce who will play the Nothern Lights stage at the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino this year. Ten acts will take to the stage as Gene "GNO" Covelli, Toys frontman, emcees the show for the second year.


Spill perfects the art of power pop

Published May 30, 2001

Together since 1997, Milwaukee's Spill has taken its act on the road to destinations such as L.A.'s International Pop Overthrow and Toronto's North by Northwest music festivals. With a following that is growing to national dimensions, these guys remain focused more on the music than the stardom.


Three chords, 20 years later

Published May 23, 2001

Veteran Milwaukee scenesters Clancy Carroll, Scott Krueger, Jeff Menz and Dave Luhrssen have spent the past few years scouring the city for tapes of the best Milwaukee bands of the era for "History In Three Chords: Milwaukee Alternative Bands, 1973-1982," a double-disc set that gets its official launch, Thurs., May 31 at the Cactus Club, 2496 S. Wentworth Ave., in Bay View.