Flowers for Agatha
It is September 1979. I am in high school in Horsforth, a suburb of Leeds, England. My friend Pete had the kind of drum kit every young rocker dreams about - a black Premier Elite with a full battery of single headed concert toms (very Phil Collins). I was hooked.
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee hip-hop duo The Sounds Of Time
The Sounds Of Time expertly create retro-laden hip-hop gems, filled with a bit of disco, soul and lots of references to everyday life in their hometown of Milwaukee. WMSE's Local/Live talked to the duo about how they came together and the songs that influenced them.
Arte Para Todos announces the lineup for its second annual extravaganza
Last year marked the debut of Arte Para Todos, a local music event spread over three days and three neighborhoods, with 100 percent of the proceeds spread equally to three local schools. And for year two, it has managed to become even more awesome.
State Fair adds three more main stage acts - including "Happy Days: Live"
This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair added three more acts to its main stage lineup, including Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson, Newsboys and The Fonz. Wait, what was that last one?
Springsteen concert raises record $18,036 for Hunger Task Force
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band teamed up with Hunger Task Force to raise funds for the hungry during the band's BMO Harris Bradley Center show on March 3. The concert raised $18,036 in cash donations, an all-time record for Springsteen concert fundraisers.
WMSE Local/Live: Milwaukee rock trio WORK
Many musicians claim being in a band is like having another job. Milwaukee's (relatively new) rock trio WORK, the first band profiled in this new WMSE blog series about Milwaukee band influences, spell this out literally in their name.
WAMI announces 2016 awards nominees
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees and Hall of Fame inductees for its 36th Annual Awards Show. This year's event will take place Sunday, April 17 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.
Violent Femmes picked up a new band member last night: Stephen Colbert
The Milwaukee-born alt rock band took the stage on last night's "Late Show" to promote its upcoming album "We Can Do Anything" - complete with a guest verse on "Blister In The Sun" from Stephen Colbert himself.
Former Disney stars unite as DNCE joins Selena Gomez's Summerfest gig
The opening night of Summerfest this year will offer a double dose of former Disney stars, as Joe Jonas' pop group DNCE will join Selena Gomez as a special guest for her Marcus Amphitheater show on Wednesday, June 29.
The Beach Boys and more added to State Fair's main stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair added a smorgasbord of performers to its list of 2016 main stage headliners, with eight notable musicians from three different eras and genres spread across three different evenings.
Brewers postgame concerts return with Andy Grammer, Kip Moore
The Milwaukee Brewers are bringing back their postgame concert series with two performances set for the 2016 season: pop star Andy Grammer and country performer Kip Moore.
Searching for the Beatles, but finding Bowie
It was the beginnings of a long, hot and life-changing summer of 1972 when I got the news. I had just graduated from high school the previous fall, and as a graduating present my parents and my cousins parents agreed to send my cousin Cree and me to France and England to see a bit of the world and then escort Cree's sister Barbara home from her studies at the university of Lyon in France.
First Look: The Gobbler Theater
After two years of anticipation, OnMilwaukee checked out The Gobbler Theater in Johnson Creek last night for a private party. The retro-looking building, which was a supper club from 1969 to 1992, was remodeled into a 405 seat music venue.
State Fair adds Rascal Flatts and Halestorm to main stage lineup
Yesterday, the Wisconsin State Fair announced its first main stage performer: pop star Shawn Mendes, playing at the festival's opening night. Today, the fair added two more bands to its lineup: country stars Rascal Flatts and hard rockers Halestorm.
Wisconsin State Fair announces pop star Shawn Mendes as opening night act
This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair announced that teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes will serve as the festival's opening night Main Stage act at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Dave Matthews Band returns to Alpine Valley for two shows in July
This afternoon, the beloved jam rock band - celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - announced its summer tour with, indeed, an extended stop at Alpine Valley for two nights of shows on July 1 and 2.
Country star Alan Jackson comes to the UWM Panther Arena on April 29
The longtime, Grammy-winning country star will bring his 25th anniversary "Keepin' It Country" tour to the UWM Panther Arena stage on Friday, April 29.
Field Report releases new single for charity
This morning, Milwaukee-based band Field Report released a brand new single called "Your Friend Tia." It's a good tune - one for an even better cause.
Sting and Peter Gabriel set to headline closing night of Summerfest 2016
This morning, Summerfest announced that Sting and Peter Gabriel will serve as Marcus Amphitheater co-headliners on Sunday, July 10, the final night of the 2016 Big Gig.
Lee Brice bringing "Life Off My Years" tour to Milwaukee Theatre
In 2016, Lee Brice will headline the "Life Off My Years" tour, and bring his show back to Wisconsin to the Milwaukee Theatre on April 7.
Summerfest adds Weezer, Panic! to Marcus lineup
Weezer and Panic! At The Disco announced their 40-plus city co-headlining tour in support of their respective new albums "Weezer" (self-titled) and "Death Of A Bachelor" - including a stop at the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 9 during Summerfest 2016.
Milwaukee bands tribute Milwaukee bands at Friday's Local Coverage
The second annual Local Coverage Concert, featuring a full slate of Milwaukee bands, takes place Friday night at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Crossing paths with the Thin White Duke
It's 1977, I am 10 years old and I buy my first single: "Sound and Vision" by David Bowie. It's an oddity of a track, all wandering instrumentation, sparse vocals and washy synth. But it was the beginning of my relationship with the Thin White Duke.
Keith Urban sets November stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center
This afternoon, Keith Urban announced that he will bring his upcoming "RipCORD" world tour, as well as his numerous chart-topping songs, to Milwaukee, performing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, Nov. 4.
Luke Bryan returns to Summerfest as Marcus headliner
For the third time in four years, Luke Bryan will hit Summerfest as a Marcus Amphitheater headliner. This morning, the Big Gig announced that the country star, alongside opening act Frankie Ballard, will return to the music festival on Thursday, July 7.