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Articles tagged with 'Music'

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Sherman Park officer posted rap video with violent lyrics

Published Aug. 18, 2016

The officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith Saturday afternoon, now identified as MPD Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, also moonlighted as an amateur rapper - as seen in a 2015 YouTube video now making the rounds on social media.

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Kid Rock docks in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 3, 2016

After being spotted yesterday floating around the shores of Mackinac Island on a 198-foot yacht - reportedly appraised at $100 million - Robert "Kid Rock" James Ritchie apparently docked in Milwaukee later that same day.

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The pursuit of "Happiless" brings together two Milwaukee musicians

Published Aug. 1, 2016

Milwaukee-bred musicians Mike Benign and Allen Keller teamed up for "Happiless," a self-titled ten-song collaboration. But while the connection between the two songwriters would seem to be obvious, the path to getting to this point was less than simple.

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Genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots brings big energy to the big stage

Published July 31, 2016

In 2013, the musical duo Twenty One Pilots took the stage at Summerfest as a simple opening act. A few years and several gigs later, the two have made themselves no strangers to Milwaukee - as proven by the sold-out BMO Harris Pavilion show Saturday night.

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Electric love fills the air at B√ėRNS' Pabst Theater show

Published July 27, 2016

One year ago, the name B√ėRNS might have slipped by unnoticed on Milwaukee's concert calendar. Not so much any more, as proven Tuesday night at Garrett Borns' musical brainchild's sold-out Pabst Theater concert - its first headlining gig in Milwaukee.

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Looking back at The Hollow Men

Published July 26, 2016

Spacehog's Jonny Cragg heads back to 1987, when he was heading home from his first trip to the United States and, unbeknownst to him, heading on his way to playing with and recording an album with The Hollow Men.

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Bostyx fuses two classic rock bands into Festa Italiana

Published July 21, 2016

Boston and Styx may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italian culture and heritage. But what Bostyx lacks in Italian cred, they hope to make up for in rocking classic tunes at their Festa Italiana set this weekend.

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Icelandic band Kaleo brings soaring sounds to the Turner Hall stage

Published July 21, 2016

Stuck in a limbo between rock and jazzy blues, Kaleo might be a band that you haven't heard of yet. Named after the Hawaiian word for "the sound," the group brought more than just a single sound to Turner Hall Wednesday night. Kaleo brought many.

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A Summerfest 50 wish list

Published July 18, 2016

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

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Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup

Published July 18, 2016

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up - featuring acts both local and national - and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

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Adele gives Milwaukee fan a birthday to remember

Published July 11, 2016

Did you have a good weekend? Yes? Well, Milwaukeean and Adele fan Kathleen Dohearty's was better, as she got to join the crooning pop star on stage for a duet of "Someone Like You" last night in Chicago.

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Elle King reigns supreme over an unpredictable Summerfest show

Published July 9, 2016

From country to rock to blues to ... a Nick Jonas/The Weeknd mash-up (?), Elle King's Summerfest set was full of zigging when you expected it to zag. Yet through it all, with King leading the charge, it all worked and totally made sense.

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The Decemberists give Summerfest a much-needed change of pace

Published July 8, 2016

The expected rain stayed clear of Summerfest on Thursday and made it a perfect night to sit back and enjoy the lovely, indie-folk music of The Decemberists. I didn't really know what to expect, but I think that made me enjoy the concert even more.