phone interview: Huelyn Duvall
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Listen in as “The Good John” chats with legendary musician, Huelyn Duvall before the Northern Lights Theater’s Rockabilly Circus 2!

“Join the party as Rockabilly Circus 2 keeps the music rockin’ all night long with such storied performers as Jack Scott, Narvel Felts, Huelyn Duvall, Marti Brom, Chris Casello Trio and Slim Jim Phantom at The Northern Lights Theater inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.”

Rockabilly Circus 2 takes place at the Northern Lights Theater on Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

interview: Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb @ WMSE
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

“Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb is from DC and Baltimore and it shows. The band has a tendency to barely pull sh*t off, but when they do, it’s a glorious mess. They’re clearly a punk rock band, but they don’t fit neatly into any particular subgenre despite playing basically one style of loud, fast music. A bit too political to be a typical garage punk band, but their songs are more filled with hangovers and post-apocalyptic shenanigans than political manifestos.”

Zero Hour catches up with the band before their show at the Cactus Club.

Rockabilly Circus 2 @ Northern Lights Theater
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

rockabilly-circus2-live-milwaukee-concertWMSE invites you to join the party as Rockabilly Circus 2 keeps the music rockin’ all night long with such storied performers as Jack Scott, Narvel Felts, Huelyn Duvall, Marti Brom, Chris Casello Trio and Slim Jim Phantom at The Northern Lights Theater inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

MSO: Brahm’s “A German Requiem” & Jennifer Higdon’s, “River Sings A Song To Tree” @ WMSE
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MSOWMSE in partnership with WFMT presents, Brahms’s “German Requiem” and Jennifer Higdon’s “river sings a song to trees” from City Scape.

Robert Spano, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Nmon Ford, baritone
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Lee Erickson, director

Leon Russel @ Northern Lights Theater
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

leon-russell-2015-live-milwaukee-concertWMSE presents Leon Russell at the Northern Lights Theater. Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.

Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Steve Winwood and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, The Rolling Stones, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the list goes on and on.

Leon’s musical style is still resonating with his lifelong fans and is inspiring younger listeners who are discovering his music from either the Mad Dogs & Englishmen or Concert For Bangladesh DVDs.

Leon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S. Leon’s son Teddy Jack, and daughters Sugaree and Tina Rose have previously been in his band and toured with him. His bass player, Jack Wessel, has been in his band for 29 years.

MKE Unplugged Don Ross @ Helene Zelazo Center For the Performing Arts
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

don-ross-620WMSE presents Canadian finger stylist Don Ross. Don Ross’ career spans over two decades with more than a dozen releases. Don Ross has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the USA, a dozen European countries, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. He has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany, and collaborated live and on recording with Andy McKee, Canadian singer/guitarist Brooke Miller, & Toronto bassist Jordan O’Connor. He also composes scores for television, radio and film, and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. In addition to acoustic guitar, Don also plays electric guitar, slide dobro and lapsteel guitar, voice, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums. He has just started learning to play the Megatar, a Chapman-stick style instrument. At this point, Don admits that learning a new instrument from scratch at this point in his career is “humbling. I’m a rank amateur Stick player, and I still completely suck at it!”

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Zelazo 250. This event is free and open to public.

Dirty Kid Discount @ Franky's Newport
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

dkd3WMSE presents Dirty Kid Discount. Dirty Kid Discount is a collaboration of music enthusiasts from storied backgrounds hailing from Portland Oregon. They have described themselves as Thrash Grass/Romantic Nihilism/Campfire Crust/Train Hoppin’ Gypsy Punk! This will be a great night of music!

Gallery Night And Day Live Remote With Sonia @ Grohmann Museum
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Forge_WorkJoin WMSE Blues Drive Sonia for a live remote from The Grohmann Theater as a part of Gallery Night and Day. Check out current exhibit – Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz. With more than 30 years of experience in making photographs, with works in many public and private collections, Michael Schultz continues his work creating images of monumental industrial interiors of both foundry and forge. As a follow-up to 2010s Foundry Work, the Grohmann Museum has organized this exhibition which highlights Schultz’s recent work in forging operations the world over. Presses and hammers replace the molds and ladles in his previous work, produced in a way unique to the artist alone. As one of the premiere photographers in industrial art, Schultz continues a long tradition of capturing the spectacle of man and machine in amazing images of industry.

MAM After Dark: Date Night @ Milwaukee Art Museum
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

MAMdatenightWMSE presents MAM After Dark: Date Night

Cozy up with your significant other, or celebrate with a gaggle of friends: It’s Sweetest Day Eve at the Museum!

• Channel your inner artist alongside pros from Wine and Canvas, who will guide your art experience, or paint whatever moves you at the moment (limited space available; $20 fee includes canvas, painting supplies, artistic assistance, and a glass of wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverage)
• Request a serenade for your sweetie, or sing along to a new pop classic with a live performance from Dueling Pianos
• Create a unique flower vessel inspired by Pinterest at the wine vase station
• Taste samples from the city’s Best Wine Bar and Best Bar for a First Date, Balzac, then visit its comfortable and elegant location (1716 North Arlington Place) for the official after-party
• Meet 2015 World Figure Skating Silver Medalist, 2014 Skate America Champion, and fashion designer Madison Chock, visiting Milwaukee to rep 2015 Skate America, Oct 23–25
• View, and purchase, the handmade art of this month’s 414 Artist Katie Ryan who focuses on the juxtaposition of interior and exterior, creating canvases perfect for your home
• Remember this moment forever with a picture taken in the romantic photo booth from Front Room Photography

Have fun in one of Milwaukee’s most iconic buildings.

America’s Blues Panel Discussion @ Azyha Art Gallery
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm