It’s so difficult for members of Rocket Paloma’s to accurately describe their sound that at one time they used a geological gag to represent their music.
Singer songwriter John Mellencamp has announced a 2019 national tour that will coincide with the release of his new album. The tour, dubbed "The John Mellencamp Show," will showcase some new material from the artists as well as his classics.
When Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Daniel James was upset with more than just the outcome of the election.
Ask Joseph Cannon about some of the overarching lyrical themes on his punk band WORK’s new album and he’ll flip the vinyl sleeve over to reveal the track listing on the back.
A confident, in control and very knowing Trove Sivan returns with the aptly titled Bloom, an addictive 10-track collection of unrushed, synth-rich pop songs.
Big Red Machine is a long-in-the-making project led by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner.
Milwaukee math-rock duo The Gardener embodies its name quite literally.
The Eagles' greatest hits album has soared past Michael Jackson's Thriller to become history's best-selling album of all-time.
For the third year in a row, Boone & Crockett will celebrate one of America’s favorite pairings: rock and roll and motorcycles.
On Aug. 3, California-based alternative-rock band Cake released its first original single since 2011. With popular Cake songs like “The Distance” from 1996 and “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” from 2001 still permeating the radio waves, it was impossible to forget about the band, although fans will…
In rapper Big Dipper’s video for “Lookin,” scantily clad men of all sizes strut their stuff, along with the rapper.
Time Flies continues Jim Lauderdale’s prolonged streak of unfailing quality, memorable songs and great performances.
As a high school graduate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early 1960s, Elvin Bishop earned a National Merit Scholarship, allowing him to attend college anywhere in the United States. He chose the University of Chicago, with plans to study physics.
Monorail Central refuses to stick to one musical path. It experiments with different genres and, in the process, takes Milwaukee metal to new heights.
An aura of romance surrounds the Milwaukee Americana-folk duo Nickel&Rose. Maybe that’s because they cut their musical teeth during a picturesque jaunt through Europe.
It should come as no surprise that Nels Cline has the repertoire to back up his title as one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 guitar players. While he’s best known as a member of Wilco, Cline has played a crucial role in an assortment of projects — bands of all sizes that typically revolve around …
A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock concert have been posted online ahead of the anniversary.
The Carolina Story is one of perseverance — the husband-and-wife duo have traveled a path for the last ten years that has been uncertain and at times unforgiving. Yet the band continues to tour, still in love and still writing music.
Every few years, Milwaukee’s dream-pop band Surgeons in Heat is welcomed back to the spotlight, usually with some new faces in tow. Now, three years after the band’s sophomore release Disaster, comes its third full-length album — Bored Immortals.
Another Brick in the Wall , an opera based on Pink Floyd's The Wall album has made its U.S. debut.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA.
Milwaukee hip-hop artist and New Age Narcissism member WebsterX has announced two events that he states in a press release will be “very next level and very different events” for Milwaukee.
In 2015, Esmé Patterson was best known in mainstream media as the featured vocalist on Shakey Graves’ “Dearly Departed” and as the ex-vocalist for Denver-based folk band Paper Bird. The Colorado musician hasn’t stopped making waves since, and it’s safe to say that after releasing three album…
Before Indie-pop-rock group Varsity ever left their home city of Chicago to tour, they had fans all across the country.
Milwaukee’s favorite psychedelic-chamber ensemble Social Caterpillar have released a six-track split with Colorado-based UTAJAHS. The split — titled Motorcycle in 3 Movements — features three alternating tracks from each artist.
07/14 The Claudettes (album release), The Young Revelators @ Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., 224 W. Bruce St., 8 p.m.
Philadelphia-based Low Cut Connie is a throwback to the origins of rock and roll — when bands were led by pianos and saxophones and performed upbeat, danceable anthems.
It’s been a great year for Milwaukee progressive-folk-rock band Rocket Paloma, and they aren't losing momentum any time soon.
It should come as no surprise that the world’s largest music draws acts from all over the country – and even some from other countries.
07/01 SIN BAD, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghost, Social Caterpillar @Bremen Café, 901 E. Clarke St., 8 p.m.
For many musicians, making a financially-stable career out of a passion for performing is a pipe dream. But that never stopped Wisconsin-native Nora Collins, who in a short period of time went from performing at her local Potbelly’s store to opening for Trace Adkins at this year’s Summerfest.
California band Dawes dip their observant takes on our days of angst deep into a tub of ‘70s folk and soft rock, turning Passwords, their sixth album, into a soothing, sugar-coated collection with a bittersweet lyrical aftertaste.
Sam Smith knows his music is melancholy and emotional, but he’s hoping his live shows will be uplifting and feel “like a fistful of love,” as he put it.
"I did not write this song at all, it wrote itself."
Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.
Miller High Life Theatre announced June 26 that the venue will participate in celebrating Milwaukee’s inaugural Hip-Hop Week MKE.
“It’s really scary to think about people listening to it.”
Now more than ever, social media has become a political war zone. People take to their smart phones to argue their stance on anything from social issues to whether they hear the words “yanny” or “laurel” in an audio clip. Fingers are pointed, exaggerated facts and lies are spread and even mo…
Summerfest brings more than 800 acts to more than a dozen stages.
The New Orleans big band create a festival-like atmosphere, bringing back memories of a Summerfest performance of yore.