With a miserable, Stephen King-esque fog still hanging over the city after forcing the cancellation of both days of the Air and Water Show this weekend, Summerfest has rescheduled its opening night Big Bang Fireworks Show. The fireworks will now take place tomorrow night, on Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 p.m.
"The best available forecast data indicates there will be limited visibility late toda...
If Milwaukee rockers Hot Coffin don't sound quite as you remember them, it's not just you. Since releasing their debut albumLaw last February, the group has swapped original singer Sean Williamson for Chris Chuzles,
Anybody who follows live music promotion knows that it's not unusual for an upstart music festival to be scrapped after one year. Nor is it uncommon for troubled concerts to be canceled a few weeks out because of poor ticket sales. But the unlucky attendees at this weekend's Rockesha concert in Waukesha witnessed something truly unique: a music festival canceled mid-show.
Over their many years together, Austin indie-rockers Spoon developed a reputation for consistency, releasing a highly acclaimed album every couple of years or so, including four great albums in a row during the ’00s (or five great albums in a row, depending on how you view 2010’s divisive Transference). That’s a streak any band would be envious of, but funny thing about consistency: I...
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, it's our annual Summerfest preview show. We offer our day-by-day picks for the Big Gig, throwing out as many recommendations as we can cram into a half hour. Ryan finds some interesting acts on the underrated Johnson Controls World Sound Stage and discovers that the dude from Live is playing the Miller Lite Oas...
It's been a while since we've heard anything new from the Midwest Americana act The Wooldridge Brothers, but fresh material is on the way—two albums' worth of it, to be exact. Brothers Scott and Brian Wooldridge are finishing up their seventh album together, a full-band affair produced with John Munson of Semis...
musicians about the difference between their first and second albums, and
they’ll often say the same thing. Debut albums are frequently a long time
coming, collecting songs that artists wrote and refined over long stretches.
Sophomore albums, on the other hand, stem from clean
South has been the dominate creative force in rap music for so long now that
it’s easy to forget that when Outkast first emerged in the ’90s the region had
been dismissed—and even shunned—by the greater hip-hop community. On albums
like 1998’s rich, funk-drenched Aquemini