Talking the old days with Billy Bob Thornton
I've gotten away from using the phone. So when I am with the likes of a Billy Bob Thornton, as I was Wednesday before his Monday night show at Shank Hall, I not only think it's cool, but I find myself commiserating about the old days.
Beatles goodies perfect for Record Store Day hunting
Since we're talking Record Store Day this week, I thought I'd rave about two new, high-end Beatles-related gems that emerged recently.
Violent Femmes, Echo & the Bunnymen headed to the BMO Harris Pavilion in July
The BMO Harris Pavilion and The Pabst Theater Group announced today that signature '80s rock groups Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen will co-headline the lakefront venue on Friday, July 21, as a part of their summer tour.
Dave Matthews' label releases Jerry Garcia live CD recorded in Milwaukee
Thanks in part to an energetic Milwaukee crowd, the Jerry Garcia Band played a double-CD-worthy gig at the Bradley Center in 1991. That concert is now available in a nice set from Dave Matthews' ATO Records.
UPAF 50th fund drive: A look at the Milwaukee Children's Choir
UPAF has launched its 50th year of raising funds for performing arts groups in Milwaukee. OnMilwaukee will feature each of the 15 member groups during the 15-week campaign drive. This week, it's the Milwaukee Children's Choir.
Kaye, Daugherty reflect on Patti Smith's "Horses"
The legendary Patti Smith takes the Milwaukee Theatre stage on Thursday, March 9 to perform her 1975 album "Horses." Recently, her guitarist and drummer chatted with Blaine Schultz about making the record and visiting Milwaukee.
Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears team up for Bradley Center show on May 13
The BMO Harris Bradley Center announced today that the impressive throwback double act of Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears will bring their 29-city North America tour to Milwaukee on Saturday, May 13.
Elvis sets up his "Imperial Bedroom" at the Riverside in July
While each Elvis Costello record felt like a new and immediate masterpiece when it arrived, everyone could tell there was something extra-special about the baroque Beatles-esque pop of 1982's "Imperial Bedroom." Elvis comes to Milwaukee in July to focus on the record.
Roger Waters to bring tour to BMO Harris Bradley Center on July 29
Roger Waters, one of the key original members of Pink Floyd, will bring his solo "Us + Them" tour to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, July 29.
Cloud Nothings prepares to perform its first Milwaukee show at Turner Hall
Wake up, travel, perform and go to bed. Cloud Nothings live this day by day as they make their trek on their latest tour. Lucky for us, one of the stops for them is at our own Turner Hall Ballroom this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.
Milwaukee Soundbites: FOX6 news anchor Ted Perry
The latest episode of Milwaukee Soundbites features FOX6 news anchor and reporter Ted Perry, who chats about falling asleep at an Eric Clapton/Muddy Waters concert and the depressing image of a sweaty Don McLean rushing through a performance of "American Pie."
Fan requests Femmes' show without audience singalongs
Recently, OnMilwaukee received one of its favorite Milwaukee request of all time, sent via Facebook Messenger.
Blowtorch's collaboration with reggae greats takes on plight of immigrants
Milwaukee's Eric Blowtorch has collaborated with numerous musicians over the years, but his latest, a cover of The Clash's "Straight to Hell" recorded with living legends of Jamaican music Horace Andy and Big Youth, is barely short of astonishing, if short of it at all.
Fourth annual Gospel Jubilee testifies for a great cause
For the fourth straight year, the Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee will bring together local gospel performers to benefit Progressive Community Health Centers, which provide medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services to underserved and uninsured.
DownBeat names two Milwaukee jazz venues among the world's best in 2016
Here's some music for Milwaukee jazz fans' ears: DownBeat released its Jazz Venue Guide - a compilation of the year's top clubs from around the globe - with two Cream City locales making the grade: The Jazz Estate and the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts.
New media traces the Beatles in transition
A pile of new media - music, movies, books - continues to emerge, digging into every aspect of the unprecedented career of the Beatles. We take a look at a few of them here.
Diverse genres dominate honors at 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards
Top honors at the 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday went to artists representing a variety of styles, including instrumental hip-hop producers Scallops Hotel, rock band Soul Low, R&B singer Lex Allen, synth pop band GGOOLLDD and EDM producers Chris Siegel X Strehlow.
Summerfest and ReverbNation partner again on artist submission platform
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three-year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" on a marquee year.
Jazz Gallery book traces glorious run of a landmark Riverwest music venue
There was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.
Daughter exceeds expectations at Turner Hall Ballroom
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.
Daughter prepares to headline its first Milwaukee show
"We found each other randomly and here we are doing a full tour in the U.S.," said Daughter drummer Remi Aguilella, amazed. So, it would appear that it's fate that the group is now here doing its second full American tour and stopping in Milwaukee.
Cole Swindell's Milwaukee restaurant picks for his Dec. 3 visit
Cole Swindell brings his "Down Home" tour to Milwaukee on Dec. 3. The tour is part of the FM 106.1 Country Christmas Triple Play at The Rave and features Jon Langston. To prepare for his visit, Swindell used OnMilwaukee to find five restaurants he wants to hit while here.
End the week on a high note and get pumped for Summerfest 50
Let's end this week on an inarguably good note: Summerfest 50 is coming, slowly yet surely, and according to a press release today from Summerfest, the fest will start making some big announcements next week. Watch this new video to start getting pumped.
New All Mod Cons supergroup salutes The Jam in honor of Dave Monroe
Milwaukee's Dave Monroe was a passionate fan of The Jam. To mark the anniversary of his passing, his musician friends have assembled a supergroup tribute to both Dave and his favorite band. All Mod Cons makes its debut Sunday to benefit Milwaukee Public Library and Monroe.
R. Kelly brings debut Christmas tour to the Riverside in December
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that R&B star and "Trapped in the Closet" maestro R. Kelly will bring his first ever Christmas tour to Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 11. Milwaukee is one of just seven cities currently set to receive the tour.