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Articles tagged with 'concerts'

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7 questions for John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

Published Sept. 25, 2016

John Darnielle turned to a surprising place for The Mountain Goats' latest record: professional wrestling. Before the band's show Tuesday night, we chatted with the storytelling frontman about his wrestling inspiration and digging through nostalgia.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 22-25, 2016

Published Sept. 24, 2016

The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is the OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. Lights! Camera! Action! This weekend you can take in the Milwaukee Film Festival, marvel at Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk the First Flight," explore Harvest Fair, Maker Faire or Milwaukee Fashion Week, and much more!

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Eric Church plays Bradley Center April 14, 2017; two full sets, no support act

Published Sept. 21, 2016

EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring his "Holdin' My Own Tour" to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 14, 2017. For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between.

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NO/NO says yes to Rock the Green and sustainability

Published Sept. 16, 2016

NO/NO has performed all over the city, and this weekend you will be able to see the Milwaukee electro-pop rockers as one of the many bands performing at the third annual Rock the Green Festival. They take the pedal-powered stage this Saturday at 2:20 p.m.

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Echo & The Bunnymen brought the hits and the feels

Published Sept. 16, 2016

Echo & The Bunnymen played a passionate nostalgia show for a sold-out crowd tonight at Turner Hall Ballroom. It was the first time the band played in Milwaukee since performing 32 years ago at the Northwest Side's now-defunct Uptown Theater.

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Return to Pandora: "Toruk" reunites audiences with the world of "Avatar"

Published Sept. 14, 2016

There's no denying the impact of "Avatar" and its ability to tell a universal story in a revolutionary way years ago. Now, it's up to Cirque du Soleil to bring that immersive world and universal message from the screen to the stage with "Toruk - The First Flight."

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Public Enemy and Run-DMC in Tosa ... wait, what?

Published Sept. 12, 2016

This past weekend a Tosa resident staged a huge party at Red Dot on North Avenue in East Tosa with Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Rakim, EPMD and others. I was there for the first night of the two-day jam. Here are some images.

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Lydia Loveless talks being real, being filmed and being in Milwaukee

Published Sept. 5, 2016

Before she brings her direct songwriting sensibility to Milwaukee, we chatted with alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless to get direct answers directly from the source - about "Real," about being real and about that time Milwaukee gifted her chicken wings.

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Nordic Thunder brings air guitar to new heights

Published Aug. 30, 2016

Nordic Thunder opens for Grand Funk Railroad, Friday, Sept. 2 at the House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave., as part of the Milwaukee Rally, which runs from Sept. 1 through 4. Here's a preview of the show.

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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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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 BØRNS' Pabst Theater show

Published July 27, 2016

One year ago, the name BØRNS 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.