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Daughter exceeds expectations at Turner Hall Ballroom

Published Nov. 19, 2016

Daughter's Friday night headlining gig at the Turner Hall Ballroom exceeded Milwaukee's expectations from the U.K. band - and left the audience hoping they'll continue to ditch Chicago for Milwaukee in the future.

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Avett Brothers fill the Amp with superb strumming, if not spectators

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.

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Old-fashioned folk fiends Punch Brothers tap the BMO Harris Pavilion roof

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.

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Getting close with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

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.

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The adventure continues for folk band Lord Huron

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).

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