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Articles tagged with 'music'

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UK duo Royal Blood quickly climbing its way to rock royalty

Published July 26, 2014

For just two guys, Royal Blood is certainly making a lot of noise. With the band's debut album set to arrive next month, the raucous duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher is now on the road, with a stop at The Rave Monday, July 28 next up on the schedule. Before then, however, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with Thatcher about the band's origins, its inspirations and the all-too-deservedly forgotten '90s band Aqua.

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A chat with chamber blues creator Corky Siegel

Published July 19, 2014

All musicians create new music. Even the most derivative Top 40 hit features a new combination of notes and lyrics. Very few, however, can claim to have come up with a whole new genre of sound. Chicago blues extraordinaire Corky Siegel is one of those few.

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Milwaukee artists cover the Wooldridge Brothers on "Cover Up"

Published July 18, 2014

As of July 5, the Wooldridge Brothers' Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for not one, but two new records - the band's next studio album and Scott Wooldridge's solo album - was a success. However, fans won't have to wait long for new Wooldridge Brothers music. Well, new-ish music.

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Johnson makes deep grooves in Milwaukee radio, schools and families

Published July 17, 2014

Barry Johnson is a 34-year veteran DJ at WMSE and the host of Saturday afternoon's "The Boogie Bang." But it's his commitment to family, work, church and Milwaukee Public Schools that make him one of Milwaukee's many unsung heroes. This song's for you, Barry.

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Believe it: Journey returns to Milwaukee in September

Published July 14, 2014

With two performances - Vampire Weekend in June and Lorde coming up in September - already in the books, the BMO Harris Pavilion, in collaboration with The Pabst Theater, announced yet another big performance for 2014 this morning: Journey.

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ZZ Top brings the beard back to Milwaukee for two shows

Published July 11, 2014

ZZ Top will be back not once but twice this year to play two different kinds of shows: July 26 at the Washington County Fair in West Bend and Oct. 7 to play Milwaukee's Riverside Theater. Prior to the band's return to the Badger State, we asked Billy Gibbons some questions about what keeps them going, making new music and how he keeps his trademark beard intact.

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Summerfest 2014 by the numbers

Published July 10, 2014

This afternoon, Summerfest announced growth in revenue, attendance, sponsorships and international media coverage for the 2014 edition of the music festival.

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Fall Out Boy and Paramore put on a pop punk powerhouse show

Published July 6, 2014

If you happen to be a Fall Out Boy hater, an early six-word proclamation from Pete Wentz was likely more chilling than a tornado siren. Then again, if you happen to be a Fall Out Boy hater, you were also likely nowhere near the Marcus Amphitheater Saturday night, where the pop/punk rockers teamed up with Paramore. It's too bad because the duo put on quite the show, a nearly four-hour burst of music that left the crowd happily exhausted.

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Summerfest serves as homecoming for Latin music guitarist Steininger

Published July 5, 2014

When Domenic Marte and the rest of his Latin music band takes the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage Sunday night at 7:30, the crowd will be expecting strong, musically complex, catchy pop-infused bachata music (a particular brand of romantic Latin music that originated in the Dominican Republic and spread from there). There's one thing they might not be expecting however: Clay Steininger, the group's guitar-slinging "gringo."

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Fitz and the Tantrums provide their own funky Fourth of July fireworks

Published July 5, 2014

Two years and several more hit singles since their last visit, Fitz and the Tantrums finally wound up on a stage - the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard - worthy of their endless live electricity. There, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick and company accepted their promotion and the demands of a bigger stage head on, delivering yet another contagious, explosively energetic set.

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Questions for Summerfest headliner Bear Hands

Published July 3, 2014

Some bands run away from being classified as pop music with the same fear and desperation usually reserved for an episode of "The Walking Dead" The Brooklyn-based band Bear Hands, however, has no problem being called pop music. According to them, the problem lies in people's limited definition of pop music, not the actual genre itself.

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Remembering R&B/soul legend Bobby Womack

Published July 1, 2014

A true R&B and soul legend, Bobby Womack died last week at the age of 70. Womack played African World Festival here in Milwaukee maybe 18 years ago. It was a hot muggy night, not unlike tonight.

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Cowboy Mouth brings a bit of the bayou up for Summerfest

Published July 1, 2014

Summerfest offers its crowd a taste of just about everything - spiral dog, anyone? - including a little Creole-spiced kick thanks to the presence of New Orleans-based rockers Cowboy Mouth, who will hit the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Thursday, July 3.