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Monday, March 19, 2012
Haitian Invasion: After two years of planning, Milwaukee hosted the multi-day “Haiti 2012 Dreams and Reality” conference (“Pays Rêvé, Pays Réel”) featuring that nation's artists, filmmakers and writers. The group was treated to a welcome dinner at...
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009

Today @ Center Street, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Unlike the Harley-Davidson celebrations that periodically fill Milwaukee with the sounds of Steppenwolf, the annual Rockerbox Motorcycle Show and Street Party, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Center Street near Humboldt Avenue, attracts a different, more youthful kind of biker counterculture, drawing in particular those side-burned, rockabilly throwback types who reside in the bars of Riverwest...
Monday, June 29, 2009

Tonight @ Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest, 9:30 p.m.

The Wildbirds, an Appleton ensemble that spun dirty blues into tidy, rootsy pop songs, was one of the area’s most commercially promising bands, but the group’s time together was cut short by an abrupt break-up after a tour behind the group’s last record, Golden Daze. A little time apart did the guys some good, though, and now they’re back together, looking to tour and adding new songs to their repertoire. They headline Summerfest’s all-local...
Monday, June 22, 2009
"It was like hooking up with an ex-girlfriend; it was like, 'Why did we break up?'" Nicholas Stuart reflects on that one, chance occurrence after a major breakup. This particular occurrence? An impromptu practice. The major breakup? His roots-rock band, The Wildbirds. After calling it quits following a tough time on the road, a musical rendezvous with former band mate Hugh Masterson was clearly the right...
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ Brady Street - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Once the hub of Milwaukee counterculture, Brady Street has gentrified over the years, becoming in the process a commercial powerhouse and one of the East Side’s most revered destinations. Similarly, the annual Brady Street Festival has calmed down somewhat, becoming a popular, well-attended family festival . . .
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

Tonight @ The Cactus Club - 10 PM

As a general rule, Bay View doesn't go out of its way for New Year's Eve. For the most part, the neighborhood's many corner taps and hipster hideouts treat the night like any other, perhaps throwing in a champagne toast as an afterthought. The Cactus Club in particular is a refuge for those just seeking alcohol and live music, not party hats and noisemakers.