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With Kenny Baldwin's passing, Milwaukee loses a scenemaker

Published Sept. 21, 2015

Though Kenny Baldwin was a drummer with local bands like Colour Radio and Locate Your Lips, he was most influential behind the scenes at his family's club, The Starship, and for his many years of production work at Summerfest. Beloved by everyone who knew him, Baldwin lost a long battle with cancer on Friday.


11 dead and buried Downtown rock clubs

Published March 5, 2015

Sadly, there is plenty of parking on the dancefloor in Downtown Milwaukee these days. Hard as it is to believe now, there have been a number of happening rock and roll joints in the heart of the city over the years. Here are a few of them...


What's shakin' with The Shivvers?

Published June 17, 2014

One of the bands in late '70s/early '80s Milwaukee that seemed most primed to succeed on a bigger stage was The Shivvers, a melodic pop rock band that featured the distinctive voice of lead singer Jill Kossoris. Part Blondie, part Rapsberries, The Shivvers released a single back then, but the group's long-playing power pop masterwork -- the eponymous "The Shivvers" would have to wait years to see release. Now that it's out on wax, we caught up with Kossoris to check in.


"Cease is Increase" documents alternative music scene

Published July 11, 2013

Sadly, little has been written about some of the most fertile periods in Milwaukee rock and roll history. Now, Steve Nodine, who was part of the scene during that era as a member of Dark Facade, has self-published "Cease is Increase: An Oral History of Milwaukee's Punk and Alternative Music Scene."


Richard LaValliere, role model: A personal remembrance

Published Feb. 14, 2012

That headline may seem a bit tongue-in-cheek. And certainly, while typing the words "Richard LaValliere, role model," I couldn't help but smile and shake my head; this is, after all, the man who wrote and performed both "City of Cleavage" and "Naked-on-the-Internet Polka." Yet for those of us who were privileged to know both Richard and his work, and who found in him a shining example of how to follow one's own path, the "role model" designation is accurate.

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