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Articles tagged with 'music'


A legendary show that wasn't: Bob Dylan at the Oriental

Published Nov. 20, 2015

This Saturday marks the 51st anniversary of the ill-fated Bob Dylan performance at the Oriental Theater. The concert has become legendary in the city's history - paraphrasing Dylan himself - not for what it was, but for what it wasn't.


Memorable melody: How one song and one show meant so much

Published Nov. 18, 2015

Given all that is black and blue in our lives and the world, certain songs and unique memories can make us smile at, sing to, dance with and hug those that we love and need so much. A writer details one such experience.


Guster: a Milwaukee sort of band

Published Nov. 14, 2015

Guster has toured Milwaukee often and is playing The Pabst on Saturday. We talked to lead singer Ryan Miller about what he likes to do here, where the band is after nearly a quarter-century together and what's next.


7 questions for singer-songwriter Jackson Browne

Published Nov. 10, 2015

Jackson Browne will appear on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Riverside. In a recent interview, he shared some thoughts on his musical influences, his collaborations with guitarist David Lindley and his role in mythologizing an Arizona town in our collective consciousness.


Riverside announces "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert event

Published Nov. 9, 2015

In case 2016 wasn't exciting enough for Trekkies - what with the franchise's 50th anniversary, a new movie and the impending arrival of a new TV show - here's something else: The Riverside Theater will play host to "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage."


Thank you, Mr. Lightfoot

Published Nov. 6, 2015

There was a time that I needed Gordon Lightfoot's music. Something about the words and melodies resonated with me emotionally. So, it was a privilege to hear the great Canadian songwriter and folk rock singer take the stage at The Pabst Theater on Wednesday in Milwaukee.


Twenty One Pilots returns to Milwaukee on July 30

Published Nov. 2, 2015

Heartbroken that you missed Twenty One Pilots' sold out gig at The Rave this past weekend? Perhaps you were there, and now you're just sad that it's over? Well worry not, fans, because the alt-rock duo announced this morning that it will return to Milwaukee next year.


9 questions for the indie pop band MisterWives

Published Oct. 27, 2015

Before the Brooklyn-based indie pop band hits the Turner Hall Ballroom stage Wednesday night, OnMilwaukee chatted with drummer William Hehir about the group's blindingly fast start, writing its debut in a tree house of all places and that time he was starstruck by a "Breaking Bad" star.


Pabst Theater Group adds They Might Be Giants, Victor DeLorenzo to schedule

Published Oct. 26, 2015

This morning, the Pabst Theater Group announced two new additions to its upcoming schedule: a Turner Hall Ballroom gig from alt rockers They Might Be Giants in March, as well as adding Violent Femmes founding drummer Victor DeLorenzo to Rainn Wilson's upcoming Nov. 12 Pabst Theater performance as both moderator and the opening act along with his band Nineteen Thirteen.


A conversation with The Hold Steady's Craig Finn

Published Oct. 21, 2015

Craig Finn may be best known as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Hold Steady, but in the past few years, he's shown that was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his songwriting talents. Prior to his performance at the Cactus Club on Friday night, I talked with him about The Hold Steady opening for one of his favorite bands The Replacements, his growing confidence as a solo artist and why Milwaukee is a special place for him.