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Articles tagged with 'Music'

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Life, death and the music between: A chat with Jon Mueller of Death Blues

Published Jan. 30, 2015

Started in 2011, Jon Mueller's Death Blues is a multi-media performance project taking on the idea of death, the idea that our lives are finite, and using those realizations "as impetus to become more present in each moment." Before its finale, "Ensemble," hits the Pitman Theatre stage Saturday night, I had a chat with Mueller about the project's origins, records, the state of music - and those who consume it - and life after Death Blues.

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Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2015 awards show set for April

Published Jan. 29, 2015

The winners and nominees of the 35th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards will be saluted, alongside a remarkable slate of special Hall of Fame honorees, at the upcoming Awards Show returning to Milwaukee on Apr. 19 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

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Indie rockers Cold War Kids get through the growing pains

Published Jan. 29, 2015

After a little more than a decade under its belt, it seems Cold War Kids are still musically toying around a bit with what it wants to be when it grows up. But according to frontman Nathan Willett, it feels pretty close to now.

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Inaugural Arte Para Todos music event announces a flurry of local talent

Published Jan. 26, 2015

The brand new event is a weekend-long local music extravaganza running from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1, with 70 bands and 15 artists spread across three neighborhoods -- Bay View, Riverwest and the East Side -- and 15 venues. If that sounds cool, its motives (besides providing a ton of music) are even more so.

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Featured bartender: Mario Lanza from Fink's

Published Jan. 25, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in at Fink's for a brandy old fashioned and to talk with bartender Mario Lanza about music, travel, dogs and neck tattoos.

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A musical gumshoe hits the Rep for "The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Stephen Wade has played many roles throughout his life. He's a scholar. He's an author. He's a musician and a performer, bringing banjo and traditional folk music across the nation in one-man shows - including the Rep's upcoming "The Beautiful Music All Around Us." Arguably his most famous role, however, is as a kind of musical detective, uncovering a nation's musical history that's very much alive and very often hiding in plain sight.

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WIFEE and THE HUZz BAND is a happy musical marriage of luck and love

Published Jan. 10, 2015

In music and in love, one needs a little dash of luck and maybe a helpful push from fate. At least, that's exactly the case with singer Ruby James and saxophonist Stephen "Coopy" Cooper - the WIFEE and the HUZz of WIFEE and THE HUZz BAND, a 10-piece old soul, funk and Motown-infused music group complete with a trumpet section born up north in Door County and now coming to Linneman's Riverwest Inn Saturday night at 9 p.m.

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Phox prepares to keep its hot streak rolling into 2015

Published Jan. 9, 2015

2014 was an awesome year for breakout bands from Wisconsin, from Sylvan Esso hitting it big to Phox exploding into commercials and getting plugged nationally by the likes of NPR and Entertainment Weekly. For the Madison-based Phox, what comes now is the terrifying part: the year after.

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Former model heads up music and comedy events

Published Jan. 3, 2015

Years ago, Lena Cole traveled to big cities like Chicago and New York to check out comedy shows and musical acts until one day she decided to bring the talent to Milwaukee. In 2009, Cole started two ongoing events, R&B Live and Funny First Sundays. She also runs her own management and event planning business, Above Average Entertainment.

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Glancing back at 2014 and looking forward with Paul Cebar

Published Dec. 31, 2014

A little less than 365 days ago, Milwaukee music mainstay Paul Cebar and his band, Tomorrow Sound, rang in the new year with a bang, playing a Turner Hall on Jan. 10 in support of the band's newly released album, "Fine Rude Thing." After a productive 2014 promoting the new record around the country, Cebar and company are now coming back to town to crack open 2015 in a similar fashion, playing a set at Shank Hall Friday night.

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The Belle Weather battles the sun and storms of band life

Published Dec. 24, 2014

2013 marked one of the highest of highs for the Milwaukee rock folk band The Belle Weather. It wasn't just that the band released its debut album, "Hold On." It got to celebrate the new record as a headliner in one Milwaukee's finest concert venues, The Pabst Theater. A year after certainly one the band's highest highs, however, came also certainly one of its lowest lows.

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Milwaukee's Whips unleashes a rocking new record

Published Dec. 20, 2014

With its brand of rock music uncoils, cracks and unleashes in sharp, aggressive, raw fashion with a swift dash of sex appeal, Whips is an remarkably appropriate name for the Milwaukee-based rock foursome. And now the quartet has a new LP, "Turn It On," arriving Saturday night at a record release show at the Cactus Club.