By now the critics have spoken, and if you follow music closely, you’ve probably seen at least a dozen lists of the best albums of the year. Funny thing about critics, though: They tend to get things wrong. Returning after a short hiatus to a new venue, Frank's Power Planet, Milwaukee’s
Seven storytellers of widely varying backgrounds will take the stage at
Ex Fabula’s latest Spectacular event, all rising to the same challenge: to win
over the audience with short, autobiographical stories, all told
As self-employed artists, musicians are some of the people least likely to be covered by healthcare and thus most vulnerable to unexpected hospital bills and illnesses that could have been avoided with preventive treatments. The Affordable Care Act should help ease that burden by offering decent individual healthcare plans at a price most musicians might actually be able to afford, but of course t...
The knock against French alternative rockers is that they essentially write
the same song over and over again. That criticism is more or less fair, but
man, the songs “Lisztomania” and “1901” from 2009’s sterling
Summerfest has announced its first 2014 Marcus Amphitheater headliner: Lady Gaga. The pop provocateur's latest album Artpop hasn't been a smash quite on the scale of her previous albums, The Fame Monster and Born This Way, but it still debuted at number one on the charts last month, and has yielded the moderate hits "Applause" and "Do What U Want." The singer will be looking t...
After spending a chunk of time on the road promoting her 2012 collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant, St. Vincent will release a new solo album next year, a self-titled record she recorded with Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss, Midlake's McKenzie Smith and returning producer John Congleton, who brought out her wild side on 2011's Strange Mercy. And where there's a ne...