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09.24.2014 | 129 days ago | Posted at 02:03 PM

Rock Star Film Debuts at Milwaukee Film

By David Luhrssen
John Ridley is the great success story to come out of Milwaukee in recent years. The writer-director earned an Oscar for his carefully calibrated screenplay, 12 Years a Slave. He returns with a dramatization of a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi: All Is By My Side, which received its local premiere at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Most musical “bio pics,” to use an ugly phras...
06.18.2014 | | Posted at 09:13 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The Isle of Wight festival (1970) was a fiasco from many angles as 600,000 fans (twice the number at Woodstock) refused to pay, surged across the fences and camped out (while mouthing half-baked slogans about liberation). Unruly elements disrespected many of the artists on the multi-day bill, booing and hurling things. But when Jimi Hendrix took the stage, they settled down and ...
Friday, April 12, 2013

Various Artists

 Timbuktu was long a symbol of all things distant and exotic; in recent years the ancient city was the site for an annual international musical event, the Festival in the Desert, and the focal point for an indigenous genre that
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Solstice (RockIt Records & Recording)

 Mark Lansing’s Hendrix-style guitar pyrotechnics took him from Milwaukee to session work in California, although he maintains a consistent presence on the Wisconsin circuit. Solstice heralds his solo debut. And it's solo all the
Friday, March 8, 2013

People, Hell and Angels (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)

 Intended as an authorized companion piece to 2010’s Valleys of Neptune, which unearthed the final studio recordings of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience, People, Hell and Angels explores previously unreleased and often
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love (MoonJune Records)

 The second album from the progressive rock and jazz group douBt begins with “There Is A War Going On,” a spoken-word rant against the infamous One Percent. It’s a startlingly political—and distinctly American—opening
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
Music clubs and concert venues have come and gone in Milwaukee, but every now and then, one hall comes to represent an era in the memories of music fans. When the powerful Balistrieri family opened The Scene in 1965
Monday, March 1, 2010

Valleys of Neptune (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)

The surprising thing about Valleys of Neptune is that it took more than 40 years for this collection of 1969 Jimi Hendrix recordings to surface. Some songs—“Stone Free,” “Fire” and “Red House”—aren’t new, but new versions appear on this 12-cut CD. Other numbers like “Lullaby for the Summer” and “Crying Blue...
Sunday, March 21, 2010

Live at the Riverside

The concert event of the year is coming to Milwaukee! The 2010 Tribute Tour - Experience Hendrix is coming to the Riverside Theater on Sunday, March 21 at 8pm...