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Articles tagged with 'blues'

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First name Tweed: Area blues band Tweed Funk launches third disc

Published April 5, 2014

In honor of the seven new original tunes on "First Name Lucky," the new CD by Milwaukee blues outfit Tweed Funk, we hit guitarist J.D. Optekar with seven questions about the WAMI Award-winning band, which has released three records in three years.

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JJ Cale was super blue

Published July 30, 2013

John Sieger remembers JJ Cale, who died last week at the age of 74.

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Six questions for The Smoking Flowers

Published July 25, 2013

Nashville duo Kim and Scott Collins are bringing a heady melange of rock, blues, country and some serious Southern Gothic attitude to the Down and Over Pub, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., tonight.

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On the trail of bluesman Blind Blake in Milwaukee

Published April 20, 2013

For years, no one knew what became of legendary and influential bluesman Blind Blake. But a couple years ago, Grafton's Angela Mack Reilly found not only where Blake spent his final years, but where he died and is buried. Here's her own diary of discovery.

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Siegfried singing the blues with his new band

Published Jan. 3, 2013

Misha Siegfried and his band are known for running one of the most enduring jams in the city, every Monday night and the Up and Under Pub. They'll release their second CD this month, a collaborative effort that will showcase a whole new side of the blues.

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Blush gets new ownership

Published Dec. 18, 2012

Sarah Brucker is stepping down as the owner of Blush Beauty Boutique at 249 N. Water St. The boutique's two retail locations will remain open with new owner Jhousy Leon.

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Altered Five's second disc shows a band earning its reputation

Published Dec. 12, 2012

Milwaukee's Altered Five knows that blues is about the vibe and for the group's members - bassist Mark Solveson, singer Jeff "JT" Taylor, keyboardist Ray Tevich, drummer Scott Schroedl and guitarist Jeff Schroedl - that feeling is a mix of traditional blues with a healthy dose of R&B and other styles. The band officially releases its second CD with a gig this week.

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Eric Sardinas coming to Shank Hall

Published Sept. 17, 2012

His soul is retro blues, but he plays with the electricity - literally - of a modern rock star. Eric Sardinas and his band Big Motor are touring the world promoting their latest record "Sticks and Stones," and they'll make a stop at Shank Hall on Sept. 19.

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Love Is ... a new Tweed Funk CD

Published May 8, 2012

Soulful blues outfit Tweed Funk is still a baby, formed just 18 months ago. But in that time, the quartet has become a household name in the Midwestern blues scene. Believe it or not, the group's already got a second disc ready to launch at a release party this Friday at Shank Hall. "Love Is" was co-produced by local guitar giant Greg Koch.

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Caroline's provides jazz, blues, diversity

Published Feb. 29, 2012

Caroline's Jazz Club, 401 S. 2nd St., is one of two jazz clubs in the area - the other being The Jazz Estate on the East Side. Most of the musicians who perform at Caroline's are local, meaning they currently live in town or did at one time.

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Mojo Perry breathes fire, art and psychedelic blues

Published Oct. 1, 2011

Mojo Perry is the product of unconditional love. The multi-genre singer / songwriter has benefactors, the owners of the mansion he's living in, who are patrons-of-the-arts on a scale reminiscent of those who funded artists during the Renaissance.

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Are Milwaukeeans still singing the blues?

Published Feb. 13, 2010

There seems to be consensus that blues clubs in Milwaukee are few and far between. Accordingly, the lack of local venues begs the question, is Milwaukee still singing the blues? In short, the answer is a bit fuzzy, a resounding, "maybe."