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Dr. Dog Gives MKE a Dose of Sweet Pop This Thursday

words by Shannon Stroud Dr. Dog performs tomorrow at Turner Hall alongside the Growlers. This tightly-knit group of friends often have had their music compared to the classic pop sounds of the sixties, and will have listeners turning off their collective minds and letting go. Their influences include the sunny pop harmonies of the  Beach Boys and also visit elements of the Beatles,… Read more »

Jonathan Burks Comes to Circle A This Sunday Armed With New Songs

Jonathan Burks is a man with a lust for life, but his equally lusty, down and dirty country drinkin’ songs contain this energy not just because of what they’re fueled by. Burks’ energy lies solidly in his playful take on life, his lyrics full of colorful  local characters and locales, revolving around a social-centric, thrifty and innovative lifestyle with a bit of… Read more »

The Frode Gjerstad Trio Plays the Sugar Maple This Saturday

Milwaukee’s Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln) is a continuous host to musicians of the avant garde realm. This Saturday, the home of both craft brews and untraditional and innovative jazz welcomes the Frode Gjerstad Trio (Frode Gjerstad on alto saxophone and clarinet, Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and Nick Stephens on double bass). The Sugar Maple sums it up in… Read more »

Local Folk Catches the Genre’s More Experimental Side

Current folk has been going the way of experimental for a while, and current ‘experimental’ folk rock conjures up references to artists such as Megafaun, Bon Iver and Alela Diane. This experimentation still renders the genre as traditional in the sense that it utilizes the original storytelling songwriting roots, and leaves the compositions both vocal and guitar-centric, as folk songs… Read more »

Jail(l) Goes to WMSE

  So. There’s a new band that’s been ushered into the Sub Pop fold. And they’re from Milwaukee. If you’re immersed somewhat in the local music scene, you might have heard that local band Jail (from now on, ‘Jaill’ for legal reasons) has signed to the west coast grunge and indie pop label monarch, Sub Pop Records (the announcement… Read more »

Bay View Brewhaus Goes ‘Pop’ This Friday

Two pop bands with local ties are joining up this Friday at Milwaukee’s newest spot to see live music — the Bay View Brewhaus — for a show that will showcase lots and lots of new material. Champaign, Illinois’ Headlights, promoting their latest release, Wildlife on Polyvinyl Records, has given its fans another hit of their trademark sweet pop filled with plenty of… Read more »

Stop by Hot*Pop This Friday for Hot and Fresh Local Vinyl

Release shows are naturally celebratory, but local musician Pezzettino (Margaret Stutt) knows more than anyone that all that hard work warrants a total party — especially when vinyl is involved. This Friday, Stutt releases her first wax tracks, with special attention going to her new single, “You Never Know”, of which the song (and video above), documents… Read more »

Milwaukee Pays Tribute to Brian Barney this Saturday

The Milwaukee music scene has its standout members — those who are in it for the love of music, itself, and nothing more. Brian Barney was one of those persons. Barney was both involved in local music as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist for bands such as The Buggs and Guidos Racecar (aka Lane Klozier) and also took the… Read more »

Mashing it Up With the Hood Internet

The way of the mash-up is something that Milwaukee is familiar with judging by the huge turnout for the in-the-limelight, one-man-show of Girl Talk’s 2008 election night gala. The crowd not only came and saw, they participated in Girl Talk’s high energy mixing, hovering and dancing over and around the skinny  kid in the sweatband as he… Read more »

Tonight at Mad Planet! The King Khan & BBQ Show!

  Fresh out of hot water and into the delightfully cool environs of Milwaukee and the Mad Planet, the King Khan & BBQ Show will be making a near-ending tour stop tonight in celebration of their latest release Invisible Girl. The duo, known as much for their combination of doo-wop and garage-rock as for their stage antics and extracurricular shenanigans, have… Read more »