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.
#tbt: Five Card Studs cover "Hello Milwaukee"
As today's the wonderfully-made up "414 Day," or "Milwaukee Day," depending on who you talk to - it's a sexy day to look back at this excellent video from 2014 by the Five Card Studs.
Waukesha BluesFest announces 2016 entertainment lineup
This morning, the Waukesha BluesFest - ringing in its 10th anniversary celebrating American music and art this summer - announced its lineup of entertainment for its milestone edition.
Happy Together Tour, Berlin round out State Fair main stage lineup
Late this morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced its final two main stage headliners: the return of the Happy Together Tour and Berlin featuring original band member Terri Nunn.
Milwaukee Soundbites: Local musician Paul Cebar
The latest episode of Milwaukee Soundbites takes us to a Milwaukee music icon in his own right, Paul Cebar, who reminisces about his first record, his first concert and more.
DiFranco does it again
When perusing the online set lists from Ani DiFranco's shows in the past few weeks, it was no surprise to find that every night was a different mix of tunes. She played Friday night at Turner Hall.
KISS announces Aug. 8 BMO Harris Bradley Center show
This morning, famed rockers KISS announced that the band will make a stop in Milwaukee for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday, Aug. 8., along with opener Caleb Johnson.
Handwritten Doors lyrics set to go up for bid at Channel 10 Auction
The Channel 10 Great TV Auction announced it's got something up for bid this year that will be worth tuning in for - and worth coughing up some serious cash: a set of authenticated, handwritten Doors music and lyrics.
Carrie Underwood returns for BMO Harris Bradley Center show on Oct. 5
One year after headlining Summerfest, country star Carrie Underwood announced today that she is extending her current tour - including a return to Milwaukee for a concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday, Oct. 5.