quickly as the ’90s ushered in a new soul-music renaissance, the ’00s put that
renaissance on hold, as some of neo-soul’s brightest talents retreated from the
spotlight. Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo spent much of that decade off the grid,
sidelined by either personal issues or creative
Drummer Jon Mueller has spent a good chunk of the last couple of years recording, promoting and touring behind the latest Volcano Choir album, Repave, but that hasn't kept him from his many other projects. This month he'll release his latest record wit...
The last video from Milwaukee country enthusiasts Hugh Bob and the Hustle was a respectable, gorgeously shot performance video filmed at Yield, but the band's latest video ups the ante with rowdy drunken shenanigans. In the clip for "This Bar is a Prison," a tribute to bad decisions from the group's self-titled album, Hugh Bob and company imbibe eagerly while taking in a show from Milwaukee's favorite/not favorite hard-rock band, The Summertime Dudes.
Young Milwaukee rappers are coming up all the time, so it shouldn’t be news that there’s a fresh crop of up and comers looking to make a name for themselves. That’s always the case. Still it’s hard not to look at the burgeoning talent in the scene right now and come away with the sense that there’s something truly exciting going on. This year has already seen the
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly exchange with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dissect a recent Journal Sentinel piece by Piet Levy about the BMO Harris Bradley Center's slow 2013. The arena booked a pal...
German Fest is trying something a little bit different this year. This July the festival will experiment with a separate, ticketed concert series at the BMO Harris Pavilion, similar to how Summerfest hosts separate ticketed concerts at the Marcus Amphitheater. The festival's new Jams on Tap concert series will feature Bret Michaels, The Plain White T's and Three Dog Night in prime evening slots, a...
Milwaukee's AUTOMatic are masters of the kind of true-head hip-hop that completely proliferated the local rap scene for most of the '00s. Back then there were more rappers claiming to represent "real hip-hop" than there were being accused of making whatever the fake stuff was, but that's gradually changed, as the scene has grown with the times, adopting new, more modern styles and moving past old ...
mid-’80s, The Monkees were far from Micky Dolenz’s mind. Though the singer had
dabbled in a few Monkees tie-in projects in the years following the made-for-TV
band’s split, he eventually put the group behind him as he cobbled together a
busy second career in television