Results tagged with 'folk'
Published July 5, 2015
It shouldn't have come as a surprise to see the Marcus Amphitheater a maybe generous 50 percent full - albeit an extremely enthusiastic and appreciative 50 percent - on Saturday night for The Avett Brothers. But while the bluegrass folk rock band had apparent problems filling the venue with fans, the band had no problem whatsoever completely filling the venue with strong, soulful music on the Fourth of July.
Published June 27, 2015
The old-school folk group Punch Brothers tried something different and set their goals somewhere new Friday night at the BMO Harris Pavilion. Lead singer and maniacal mandolinist Chris Thile said their mission was not to raise the roof, but "tap the roof," delicately nudging the ceiling with his pointer fingers. Well, congratulations Punch Brothers; you tapped the roof Friday night at Summerfest. And then some.
Published April 28, 2015
The cover photo for the new album "Middle Western" - featuring a dusty cowboy riding, what else, a deer - tells you most of what you need to know about the Wisconsin band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The group will bring that playful mix of new and old to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, May 1. Before then, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with guitarist and vocalist Adam Greuel about the new tunes.
Published April 23, 2015
Lord Huron doesn't quite trek to the stars like it said it might on its new album "Strange Trails," but the folk band is still going places. Its dreamy musical vistas have nabbed a big audience -- so much so that demand moved the band's return to The Pabst Theater on Saturday, April 25 over to the Riverside. Before then, I got a chance to chat with frontman Ben Schneider about "Strange Trails," the stories that come with it and going to space (at some point).
Published Dec. 31, 2013
"Woody Sez," the story of folk hero Woody Guthrie and his fascist-killing musical machine, hits the Rep's Stackner Cabaret starting Friday night. The show is a passion project for David M. Lutken, its star, music director, choreographer and "co-devisor." OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with Lutken to see what he has to say about "Woody Sez."
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Award-winning singer-songwriter duo Barb and Tom Webber will be performing songs from their 5th full length CD called "Between You And Me" along with other original songs as part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Coffeehouse Series. They will joined on stage by their acoustic band "...
Some Milwaukee area residents going about their normal Monday morning routine today might find themselves amazed by the unorthodox musical styling on a local morning show.
Waukesha native Tony Memmel, 22, will be making his second appearance on "The Blend" this morning to...
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