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06.09.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Every night during Summerfest's run, thousands of fans spill into the streets of Milwaukee after the festival ends looking for something to do. It’s always a little surprising how few Downtown bars try to capitalize on that opportunity by offering late-night entertainment of their own, but since 2011 Fire On Water has done its part to correct that by opening its doors to the post-Summerfest crow...
04.01.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

A lot, actually

By Evan Rytlewski
They say eyes are the window into the soul, but for my money, music tells you way more. At the start of each Brewers season I scour the team’s entrance music searching for clues into what each pick says about the players’ tastes, mindsets and prospects for success, and this year’s roster is loaded with some particularly cogent selections. Here’s a rundown of what each song tells us about t...
Monday, June 17, 2013

June 16, 2013

There’s perhaps another club or two that can claim to be as dark and musty, but Sunday night John C. Reilly and his bluegrass band performed at the only venue in the city that boasts its own hous
Monday, March 18, 2013

March 15, 2013

Leonard Cohen held his audience spellbound through a three-hour show Friday night at the Milwaukee Theatre. His 3,700 fans spanned generations, much as his two long sets spanned the decades, covering favorite songs
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Jan. 26, 2013

 Those familiar with Kelly Hogan will undoubtedly recognize her sterling vocals. Not merely soulful, Hogan interprets lyrics with such vibrant savvy. She’s startling and beguiling. The Georgia-born and Midwest-lived Hogan is best-known for being the singing sidekick to one Neko Case
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
 Greendale Community Theatre delves into modern suburban middle-class drama as it presents the contemporary musical Next To Normal. Under the direction of Brian Bzdawka, the cast renders a very believable family dynamic
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
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

 Last year, the inclusion of rapper Kool Keith on Milwaukee’s winter concert calendar caused something of a stir. That was due in part to the fact that the rapper, born Keith Thornton, hadn’t played cream city in recent memory
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
The poems in High Art & Love Poems by Keith Gaustad are striking with their smart language and unique lyrics. These concise and deliberate chapbook poems are submerged in deep feeling while being accessible to all readers by offering a...

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