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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...
02.12.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Contemporary country is woefully short on proud progressives. Though Brad Paisley doesn’t try to fill the void, he happily spoke for the more open-minded contingent of country audiences on his bright-eyed 2009 album American Saturday Night, which looked beyond pickup trucks and small-town values to celebrate American marvels that his country peers sometimes ignore, including multiculturalism, ma...
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 11, 2014

Robbie Fulks has gotten some lyrical mileage out of his disdain for the country music corporate machine’s general artistic bankruptcy. But if he’s copacetic with the kind of
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Dec. 6, 2013

Rarely can one witness the critical stature of an artist rise perceptibly in the course of one concert. But such happened for country music critical darling Kacey Musgraves at her show at The Rave F
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Dec. 5, 2013

Chances are, if you’ve been conscious during the last 15 years or so, you’ve heard a Sheryl Crow song. In fact, you’ve probably heard more than one—Crow is the Grammy-winning writer of such
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
 Holiday music seems to get played earlier each year. These days, yuletide standards seem to hit department store speakers and regular terrestrial radio rotation the morning after Halloween. Christmas came extra early this year for The Whiskeybelles—April, to be exact
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
06.06.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Sometime between tour dates this winter, Milwaukee country-rock workhorses Hugh Bob and the Hustle swung by Daytrotter's Illinois studio to record a four-song session for the site, which went live this morning. Paid subscribers to the site can stream or download it here. Since releasing their self-titled debut last year, Hugh Bob and company have stayed mighty busy. Earlier this week they performe...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 When guitarist Brian Venable of the Memphis band Lucero visits Milwaukee or Wisconsin to play a show or see friends, he’s always fascinated by the many historic and unique buildings dotting

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