Local band Wooldridge Brothers to tour Midwest with The Baseball Project
In between putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new album, the Milwaukee-based Americana folk rock group the Wooldridge Brothers will tour around the Midwest with The Baseball Project, including a stop in Milwaukee.
Icelandic band Kaleo brings soaring sounds to the Turner Hall stage
Stuck in a limbo between rock and jazzy blues, Kaleo might be a band that you haven't heard of yet. Named after the Hawaiian word for "the sound," the group brought more than just a single sound to Turner Hall Wednesday night. Kaleo brought many.
Megadeth coming to UWM Panther Arena on Oct. 8
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena has announced that Megadeth, with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok, will perform one night only at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
Paul McCartney and his band rehearsed in Milwaukee yesterday
Rumors are floating around that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was in Milwaukee at least a day early to run his band through its paces in advance of his Summerfest-headling concert tonight at the Marcus Amphitheater.
As a Brit in the U.S. I have watched the whole Brexit referendum unfold with some interest. I watched on in disbelief as my spiritual homeland rejected the concept of being bound by the European Union. I shouldn't be too surprised, I suppose.
Milwaukee band Direct Hit! releases third album, "Wasted Mind"
For those who've been craving their next hit of Milwaukee's own pop punk rockers Direct Hit!, we have some good news: The band will release its third album, "Wasted Mind," on Friday, June 24 with an album release show in Cudahy the next night.
Electronic band M83 makes first stop in Milwaukee on Oct. 19
Somehow, electronic rockers M83 have never performed in Milwaukee before. Thankfully, that odd oversight will be amended this fall, when the "Midnight City" hitmakers will take the Riverside Theater stage on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Meet "Tank," a Kenny Chesney roadie
His name is "Tank," and he drives a big semi - one of 30 that will be in Milwaukee for Kenny Chesney's show at Miller Park Saturday night. He took my Uber ride and provided a little look into what it takes to keep a show like this one the road.
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee glitter rockers New Boyz Club
In the latest chapter of WMSE Local/Live, Milwaukee "glitter rock" band New Boyz Club frontwoman Johanna Rose talks about why tUnE-yArDs and "Bizness" are big influences on her own music.
Sat. Nite Duets inks deal for new CD
Milwaukee's own Sat. Nite Duets have signed a deal with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records and will release a new full-length CD, "Air Guitar," in September. You can hear a track from it, called "St. Yuppie," now.
Richard Riehle of "Office Space" appears in new Trapper Schoepp video
Xtra Mile Recordings and Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp are excited to announce the release of the music video for "Settlin' or Sleepin' Around." Richard Riehle ("Office Space"/"Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas") makes an appearance in it.
Sprecher brews BoDeans Original Ginger Beer to celebrate band's anniversary
To help celebrate 30 years of "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams," the T-Bone Burnett-produced debut by Milwaukee's own BoDeans, Milwaukee-based Sprecher Brewing is releasing BoDeans Original Ginger Brew.
Julius La Rosa dies ... in Crivitz?!
To you, Julius La Rosa was the guy who was famously fired on the air by Arthur Godfrey. To me, he's that guy singing "Eh, Cumpari" and "Mama Rosa" on 45s I inherited from my grandmother. La Rosa died last week at age 86 ... in Crivitz.
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee indie rockers Antler House
Antler House frontman Sean Anderson talks to WMSE Local/Live about how the Milwaukee post-punk trio Absolutely got them to shake up the band's own sound from their first release to their second, "Across the Waves."
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee alt country rockers The Cow Ponies
The Cow Ponies would be right at home in a proper honky-tonk, their classic country-meets-rockabilly sound crafted for simultaneously dancing up a storm and chasing life's storm clouds away in a tall glass of something non-liver-friendly.
Summer Soulstice Music Festival announces 2016 lineup
The Summer Soulstice Music Festival announced its lineup of musical performers for its 16th annual summer celebration, hosted this year on East North Avenue on Saturday, June 25 from noon to midnight.
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee hip-hop trio AUTOMatic
Very much influenced by the '90s with its easygoing but conscious hip-hop style, AUTOMatic's output is simply great danceable stuff with a great message. WMSE's Local/Live chatted with the trio's producer TrellMatic about Herbie Hancock and his influence on the group.
XCleavers' Hunnicutt returns to share "Dangerous World"
After a long hiatus from making music full-time, Carter Hunnicutt (of Those XCleavers and Flat Rabbits) is back in the game. He releases a six-track CD, "Dangerous World," at Circle A Cafe in Riverwest on Sunday, May 22. We got him talking...
3 ways to pay tribute to Prince this week, in song and on screen
We're still all broken up about the sudden, shocking death of Prince. Thankfully, several Milwaukee venues are offering opportunities to continue the Prince mourning process this week and pay tribute to his artistic genius in both music and movies.
Reunited Culture Club comes to the Marcus Center on July 23
This morning, the Marcus Center announced that the recently reunited '80s pop act Culture Club - complete with all four original members, including Boy George - will make a stop in Milwaukee on its upcoming 40-city tour on Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
Prince billboards now visible in Milwaukee
In tribute to the passing of Prince, Lamar Advertising created two Prince billboards that are running on digital billboards across the country.
That time Prince gifted the Violent Femmes a song
Shortly after Prince's sudden and tragic death early this afternoon, OnMilwaukee met up with Victor DeLorenzo, who had a fun story and a few thoughts to share about the late musical icon.
David Bowie. Merle Haggard. George Martin. Phife. Glenn Frey - 2016 has been exceptionally cruel and brutal in taking away some of our most universally beloved musicians and cultural icons. This morning, it unfortunately added to its list: Prince.
Will HBO's "Vinyl" touch on these 1979 classics?
Recently I was introduced to HBO's "Vinyl," set amid the world of the 1970s rock and roll business in New York. While I wasn't in the music business, I was an NYC rock fan in the '70s and lately a number of reissues of records from 1979 have transported me back.
Guys, the Kiefer Sutherland concert last night was actually pretty good
Over the course of a 70-minute set, country-rocker Kiefer Sutherland - yep, that Kiefer Sutherland; Jack Bauer himself - won over any skeptics in the crowd with a good show at Shank Hall Thursday night. Yes, a legitimately good show.