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The British are coming (again)! A chat with Peter Asher

Published March 1, 2015

It's been about 50 years since a bunch of bands made their way across the pond to America, sending the nation's teenagers into a tizzy - as well as their parents into a harrumph. Now, many of the figures from the era of the British Invasion - including Peter Asher, a renowned producer and the former half of the duo Peter & Gordon - are hitting the American road yet again for a 50th anniversary tour, coming to the Pabst Theater on Friday, March 6.

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Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee

Published March 1, 2015

Rory Ferreira, aka Milo, has always been on the move. When he was a kid, he moved around a lot. Here, he moved up in the local rap scene, and with his name growing clout, he moved yet again - as many hopeful young artists do - to Los Angeles. And as many hopeful young artists do, he soon found the cold part of the industry. It became time to move again, back to the town he previously left: Milwaukee. So far, he's picking up right where he started.

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A conversation with Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo

Published Feb. 28, 2015

Moon Duo is well accomplished for a young band. Having formed in just 2009, it already stands with five albums under its belt. Each album has maintained that fine line between adrenaline-fueled and rhythmic ADHD, creating an addictive quality also found in the duo's lyrical value. Curious about the pair's unique brand of sound, I spoke with Ripley Johnson about their creative process and more before the band's show Sunday, March 1 at the Cactus Club.

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Influential MKE jazz band Clamnation prepares one final show

Published Feb. 27, 2015

After a quarter of a century as Milwaukee music mainstays, Clamnation is coming to an end, bringing things to a grand close Friday night at the Nomad World Pub beginning at 9 p.m. There tends to be an assumption of the worst when band members go separate ways, but that's far from the case here.

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GGOOLLDD rush: Getting to know the growing MKE music pop phenoms

Published Feb. 25, 2015

If you've kept an ear to the local music scene over the past year or two, the odds are good that you've heard about GGOOLLDD. The band hits the Company Brewing (the former Stonefly Brewery) stage on Saturday night as a part of Arte Para Todos. Before that, however, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with the group to learn more about Milwaukee's latest music obsession.

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Manilow's BMO Harris Bradley Center gig rescheduled for March 2

Published Feb. 23, 2015

Bad news for Barry Manilow fans. This afternoon, the classic crooner announced that he was rescheduling three shows on his current "One Last Time!" tour, including his upcoming gig at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The show - once scheduled for tomorrow evening - will now be Monday, March 2, at the same time, 7:30 p.m.

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WMSE's Crawford talks Rockabilly Chili and more

Published Feb. 22, 2015

What started out as a conversation about chili turned into one about life. And death. And Milwaukee and Black Sabbath and babysitter crushes and bird watching and socks that smelled like smoke. This is what happens when you get WMSE station manager Tom Crawford talking.

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Local band Eagle Trace keeps flying toward its rock music dreams

Published Feb. 18, 2015

Local rock band Eagle Trace has a new EP - "Off in the Night" - primed for release this weekend at a show at Anodyne Coffee in Walker's Point on Saturday, Feb. 21. For the guys, it's exactly the step forward they're hoping for. It's an understandably exciting one after about a year of drama and tension for Eagle Trace. And not just because of the predictable brotherly bickering - though there's some of that as well.

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Good guys take over: MKE-bred rhythm section produces newest Ghostface album

Published Feb. 16, 2015

One of the many reasons Wu-Tang Clan star MC Ghostface Killah has remained musically vital has been his musical diversity. In 2014, Ghostface recorded and released "36 Seasons," enlisting Brooklyn-based production squad the Revelations, featuring Milwaukee-born and -bred multi-instrumentalists Gintas Janusonis (who also sings angelically on the album's cover of the Persuaders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate") and Josh Werner.

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Talking Kanye West, Woody and work with folk singer-songwriter Ellis Paul

Published Feb. 11, 2015

Ellis Paul has a refreshingly old-fashioned manner to his work and music. Part of that vibe comes from his music itself. Part of it also comes from his old school musician's work ethic, doing 200 shows a year across two decades in the business. In the midst of his busy schedule, Paul found the time to chat with OnMilwaukee.com about his crazy work life, his love for Woody, the state of the industry ... and, of course, Kanye West's award show theatrics.

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Gonzales rocks bartending, music, friends and faith

Published Feb. 7, 2015

Matty Gonzales moved to Milwaukee to work in a bar when he was 17 years old. Twenty years later, he now owns a bar, has fronted a couple of the city's most beloved bands and is starting to reflect on the future.

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Bradley Center adds Imagine Dragons gig in June

Published Feb. 5, 2015

It appears the love story between Milwaukee and Imagine Dragons will unsurprisingly get another chapter. The Top 40 rockers announced today that they are returning to Milwaukee, bringing their "Smoke + Mirrors Tour" to town this summer for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, June 13.