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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milwaukee’s blues-rock titan releases new album

 Greg Koch describes his new album as “a dream.” The title, Plays Well
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Love Is

Among other things, Tweed Funk is about consistency. The Milwaukee band's sophomore album again mixes blues, R&B, salsa and what-the-funk else. Singer Joseph "Smokey" Holman shouts, growls and croons like a soul man with an urge to dance...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

From the Attic (Pepper Cake/ZYX Germany)

Milwaukee veteran blues rocker Greg Koch is among the few musicians from the city with a foreign label deal. His latest trio outing on a European imprint delivers textural and lyrical diversity with a blue-collar sense of humor that makes it difficult to understand why Koch doesn't have a domestic record contract...
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Greg Koch, PrideFest, Junip w/ Decibully, Brazzaville and Locust Street Festival

Versatile trumpeter Jamie Breiwick is joined in his project Choir Fight by veteran players from Milwaukee acts like Kings Go Forth, De La Buena and Clamnation for a sound that artfully harkens back to the mellower side of Miles Davis’ electric years, both in composition and in character. The group’s recent live shows...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Greg Koch

Few Milwaukee acts better conjure the sound of gritty, electric Chicago blues than Greg Koch, a guitar virtuoso. Koch is one of Milwaukee’s most prolific players, performing guitar clinics and t
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

There’s always a shelf of instructional books at music stores that teach everything from classical guitar to African drumming. If you’re looking to learn the blues, one of Greg Koch’s books might come in handy—he’s one of Milwaukee’s most visible blues guitarists. Koch usually shreds solo, but tonight he’s playing with the help of his band, Nation Sack, to better show off his slick, roaring licks.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Jan. 29, The Paul Collins Beat w/ Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ Club Garibaldi, 10 p.m. The Paul Collins Beat—an American group once known simply as The Beat until the British band of the same name created brand confusion, forcing the change— was one of the lucky late-’70s power-pop bands granted...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007
Excuse me, was that Greg Koch?" asked a woman at an Alterra coffee shop, overhearing our conversation. It wasn't that she recognized the 6-foot-plus guitarist by sight as he ambled off to the counter for his latte. Turns out she recalled Koch's mock basso profundo voice from hearing him on WMSE.