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DownBeat names two Milwaukee jazz venues among the world's best in 2016 Image

DownBeat names two Milwaukee jazz venues among the world's best in 2016

Published Monday, Jan. 16

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. 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 EP releases Gatewood's grief and ceases music hiatus Image

New EP releases Gatewood's grief and ceases music hiatus

Published Wednesday, Jan. 11

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Lisa Gatewood started out strongly in her music career, but took a few years off to accept changes in her life - some chosen, some not. She is now back with a new EP and a new perspective on her music.

Exhibit traces 200 years of Milwaukee music Image

Exhibit traces 200 years of Milwaukee music

Published Tuesday, Jan. 10

Milwaukee County Historical Society opens "Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music" this week at the museum, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. The show, which fills both levels of the building, spotlights two centuries of music and runs through April.

Latest MSO pop-up creates arts happening at Central Library Image

Latest MSO pop-up creates arts happening at Central Library

Published Monday, Jan. 9

Classical music performances aren't what they used to be. Gone are the staid, starched affairs many still (incorrectly) associate with symphony and ensemble concerts, replaced these days with events like the Symphony's pop-up concerts, the latest of which takes place this week.

New media traces the Beatles in transition Image

New media traces the Beatles in transition

Published Wednesday, Jan. 4

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.

The night Reitman introduced me to a music legend Image

The night Reitman introduced me to a music legend

Published Tuesday, Jan. 3

The years erode my ability to recall what concert four of us from WSUW, the college radio station, drove to Milwaukee to see. I don't know who or where or how I even paid for a ticket. But what I do remember about that night was amazing.

Milwaukee Theatre announces Patti Smith gig Image

Milwaukee Theatre announces Patti Smith gig

Published Tuesday, Jan. 3

This morning Peter Jest of Alternative Concert Group announced that Patti Smith will bring her band to Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, March 9 at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. The show is Smith's fourth, but her first since 1979.

Urban spelunking: The Warner Grand Theatre, potential new MSO home Image

Urban spelunking: The Warner Grand Theatre, potential new MSO home

Published Tuesday, Dec. 13

The public announcement that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working to acquire the former Warner Grand Theatre, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. - an idea that's been swirling around, on and off since it was first floated in 2001 - is big news. Here's why.

Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp Image

Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp

Published Friday, Dec. 9

Summerfest has announced that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline two nights at the Marcus Amp for next year's Summerfest 50. The band will take the stage - along with special guest Chris Stapleton - on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6.

Catching up with Chief Image

Catching up with Chief

Published Thursday, Dec. 8

Every few years, we remind you about Chief, the hard-rocking Milwaukee band that you should check out. Why? Not because frontman Chris Tischler compares Chief to Van Halen and Judas Priest, although that's a pretty good reason to give them a listen, since they're excellent musicians.

Pabst Theater Group, Alverno resurrect Uncovered concert events Image

Pabst Theater Group, Alverno resurrect Uncovered concert events

Published Monday, Dec. 5

This morning, the Pabst Theater Group and Alverno College announced the return of Uncovered, the music series born as a part of the now-retired Alverno Presents program, with two shows coming next year, dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest and Stevie Wonder.

Diverse genres dominate honors at 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards Image

Diverse genres dominate honors at 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Published Friday, Dec. 2

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.