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11.06.2014 | 18 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
And the first Marcus Amphitheater headliner of 2015 is… a country act. Florida Georgia Line will anchor the amphitheater on Summerfest’s opening day Wednesday, June 24, as part of their Anything Goes Tour with supporting acts Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard. Last month the country duo released their second album, Anything Goes, which the website Saving Country Music memorably chastised as “...
10.15.2014 | 40 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's been nearly three years since Milwaukee's Head On Electric released their last record, Sleep Slaughter Sheep, a fitfully scorching album of grunge-kicked garage-punk, and there's still no target date for a formal follow-up. Last month the band posted something that should help ease the wait a bit, however: a nine-song set called Daddy's Home that's too unfinished to be considered an official ...
09.08.2014 | 77 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The pickup truck is the most loaded image in country music history. Country singers adopted it decades ago as a symbol of American pride and rural gumption, but over time it instead became a symbol of the genre’s insularity, one of the most overused, ham-fisted plays to country music’s base. It's significant, then, that the video for Field Report’s “Home (Leave The Lights On),” an uplift...
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May 31, 2014

Conor Oberst didn’t leave the sold-out crowd at the Pabst Theater hanging too long Saturday night. Just three songs into his set he played the first of what would turn out to be a very generous he
05.30.2014 | | Posted at 11:25 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The last video from Milwaukee country enthusiasts Hugh Bob and the Hustle was a respectable, gorgeously shot performance video filmed at Yield, but the band's latest video ups the ante with rowdy drunken shenanigans. In the clip for "This Bar is a Prison," a tribute to bad decisions from the group's self-titled album...
04.10.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Norman Ware
Port Washington’s Fish Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer on Saturday, July 19, and today the festival revealed its headliner: Josh Thompson, the Nashville by way of Cedarburg, Wis., country singer who has scored hits with brew-themed songs like “Beer on the Table” and, more recently, “Cold Beer with Your Name on It.” Billed as the largest single-day outdoor fish fry an...
03.27.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
If you were to graph a Venn diagram of shared interests between Milwaukee eastsiders and CMT listeners, you probably wouldn't find a whole lot of overlap, but there's at least one band both groups can agree on: Hugh Bob and the Hustle. This week the Milwaukee honky-tonk revivalists entered regular rotation on CMT Pure—the music-video-centric offshoot of CMT, which like MTV stopped playing videos...