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On Music
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Ever since The Bad Plus attracted way more attention than most of their contemporaries could ever dream of over a decade ago with their cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the unexpected cover has been the surest way for a jazz act to garner buzz outside of the usual jazz circles. That's proven to be both a blessing and a curse for the genre. While it's introduced new listeners to a form...
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On Music
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hear some of the most obnoxious Weezer, Nirvana and Oasis covers you could ever imagine

Here's a project that will test the civic pride of even the most enthusiastic young "My Milwaukee" blogger. For his online album Now That's What I Call Milwaukee, Portland, Ore. comedian and performance artist Sean Joseph Patrick Carney has re-recorded 20 pop and rock songs, replacing the lyrics exclusively with the word "Milwaukee." Featuring 414-ified versions of Dio's "Mother," 311's "Do...
Local Music
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DJ Shadow headlines the producer battle’s 2013 finale

 When Jordan Lee, aka DJ Madhatter, started the Miltown Beat Down in 2005, Milwaukee’s hip-hop scene was as segregated as the city itself, divided by geography, race and culture. For years the chasm between East Side rap
Music Feature
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
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On Music
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Pabst Theater Organization isn't letting a very full spring schedule at its three stages stop it hosting a concert at a fourth venue this weekend. The organization, which handles primary booking for the Pabst Theater, the Riverside Theater and the Turner Hall Ballroom, is also promoting Friday's Sara Bareilles concert at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center Auditorium, which seats between...
reospeedwagon
On Music
Friday, April 26, 2013

With Guster, Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon and Silversun Pickups

It looks like Summerfest is going to be rolling out its grounds stage headliner lineups at a steady clip over the next week or two, so get used to them. Today the festival revealed the headliners for its Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, which are listed below.

June 26    10:00 pm    Kip Moore
June 27     9:30 pm    REO S...
groove
On Music
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Here are the The K-Nation/Cascio Interstate Music Stage headliners

Since it premiered in 2007, the small, all-local Summerfest stage originally called the Groove Garage has regularly changed locations, appearances and names, and this year's festival once again finds the stage in transition. It has taken on a new primary sponsor, the Grafton-based artist management company K Nation, who join founding sponsors Cascio Interstate Music and longtime partners WMSE. The...