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Articles tagged with 'Music'

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Milwaukee Soundbites: Ald. Michael Murphy

Published July 27, 2015

Episode three of Milwaukee Soundbites sends us over to City Hall to chat with Alderman and Common Council President Michael Murphy. But, we're talking music, not politics, as Ald. Murphy recalls his first record, his first concert, that time he shared the stage with Prince and - at the risk of losing potential votes - his guilty pleasures.

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Bryan left it all on the Country Thunder stage

Published July 27, 2015

I know. I like country music. I am a fan of country music. Heck, I'm a huge fan of Luke Bryan's. So it might not seem to carry a lot of weight when I say Luke Bryan killed it. But man, he just totally did.

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Shelton shows off his star power at Country Thunder

Published July 26, 2015

Blake Shelton's Saturday night headliner set at Country Thunder was one of those shows that you hope you catch at some point in your life. It was big. It was high. It was hilarious. It was fun. It still felt intimate even though there were 30,000 people there. In short, it was kinda epic.

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7 questions for country singer Jamie Lynn Spears

Published July 25, 2015

Two years into her newest career endeavor and a year after the release of her debut extended play album "The Journey," OnMilwaukee.com had the chance to catch up with country singer and former Nickelodeon TV star Jamie Lynn Spears before her show at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes on Saturday afternoon. Sitting in the green room, here's what she had to say about her songwriting, inspirations, SaladGate and life lessons learned.

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Bentley brings fire to an already steamy Country Thunder

Published July 25, 2015

When I think about Dierks Bentley, what comes to mind is dedicated, thoughtful, emotional, energetic and loyal. His music is honest, real, sometimes painful, sometimes fun and always country. He delivered all that and more on Friday night at Country Thunder.

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R5's Ellington Ratliff readies for Riverside show and Wisconsin return

Published July 24, 2015

At first glance, Ellington Ratliff may seem like the odd man in the pop rock band R5. He's the only one who's not a member of the Lynch family. He's the only one with a first name that doesn't begin with R (Riker, Rocky, Ross and Rydel make up the rest), and he's the only bandmate not born and raised in Colorado. Instead, Ratliff was born out in Los Angeles and split time in Wisconsin, making the band's Riverside gig Friday night a return of sorts.

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The forecast for Country Thunder? It's raining men

Published July 21, 2015

It was a struggle writing this Country Thunder preview without talking about the giant white elephant in the room: #SaladGate. So. We're gonna talk about the white elephant - the issue? Female country artists get very little airplay on country radio - and then talk about what you can expect, see and do at Country Thunder.

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Brooklyn-based band Lazyeyes makes its way to Milwaukee

Published July 20, 2015

Brooklyn-based indie band Lazyeyes guitarist and singer Jason Abrishami has never been to Milwaukee - let alone any part of the Midwest really. He admits he hasn't even heard that much about the Cream City, but he'll learn about the city firsthand Wednesday night when the band and its shoegaze-laced dream rock makes its maiden trip to the city via a gig at The Mad Planet.

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The Bronx Wanderers roam around, around, around into Festa Italiana

Published July 17, 2015

Every band has at least a small group of devoted fans cheering it on and supporting it on its way to the spotlight. The retro "nu-wop" family band The Bronx Wanderers, coming to Festa Italiana this weekend, is no different - except some of those devoted fans just happen to be entertainment icons from their hometown neighborhood, including Dion DiMucci, Tony Orlando and Oscar-nominated actors Chazz Palminteri and Danny Aiello.

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Summerfest 2015 by the numbers

Published July 7, 2015

Early Tuesday evening, Summerfest announced the preliminary results for this year's Big Gig, and despite delivering 12 days of rocking music entertainment, the end numbers reflected the weather and bus challenges and came in less than rocking.

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My interview with "Marvin Gaye" of "Motown: The Musical"

Published July 7, 2015

Summerfest may have closed its gates for 2015, but following closely after is "Motown: The Musical," a traveling Broadway production of the jukebox musical arriving at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, July 7. Stepping into the soulful shoes of Marvin Gaye is actor Jarran Muse, who OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with about playing an icon, his favorite songs and why Motown music still sings - culturally and socially.

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A grand goodbye weekend to The Grateful Dead

Published July 6, 2015

Another phase of the big American adventure that is the Grateful Dead came to a close in Chicago over the weekend with "Fare Thee Well," a multi-night concert goodbye to the group.