Made up of former members of the popular roots-rock outfit The Wildbirds, Hugh Bob and The Hustle bring a purist’s eye to a different, often misunderstood genre: country. Playing jaunty honky-tonk tunes about
the past five years, the off-kilter sound of Milwaukee-based John the Savage
has been a constant in a scene often wracked by dramatic turnover. While the
band was never exactly prolific, they did manage to record
Milwaukee celebrates “Banned Books Week” with a fund-raiser for local libraries to replace frequently stolen controversial books. The event includes free distillery tours, a book-themed silent auction, a cash bar and samples of two oft-banned delicacies: raw-milk cheese and absinthe...
FM 102/1’s fourth annual Big Snow Show concert celebrates the harder end of the Milwaukee alternative radio station’s spectrum. There’s no Death Cab for Cutie this year; instead, the headliners are Breaking Benjamin, the hard-edged post-grunge mainstays from Pennsylvania who this summer released their fourth album, Dear Agony...