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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 »

The Gold Watch Trio: This Sunday at Woodland Pattern

What: The Gold Watch Trio, performing at Woodland Pattern Book Center  Who: The Gold Watch Trio=Glenn Kotche (drums), Jason Roebke (double bass), John Corbett (guitar) When: Sunday, November 29th @ 7 p.m. Where: Woodland Pattern Book Center is located at 720 E. Locust Street. More info at Woodlandpattern.org. Why: -Before Glenn Kotche became involved in Wilco (he’s currently their drummer), he was… Read more »

Tonight: AA Bondy (Oh, and Jesus Lizard and Electric 6, too)

  Tonight couldn’t get much busier for the fine folks at WMSE Radio (we’re sponsoring not one, not two, but THREE shows!): the Jesus Lizard is at Turner, Electric 6 is at Mad Planet and AA Bondy will be at Club Garibaldi’s. How do we manage to be in three places at the same time? Magic, my friends. Magic. Whichever show you choose to see tonight, make sure to… Read more »

Brendan Benson/Cory Chisel Stop at Exclusive Co. Before Playing Turner Hall Tonight

Remember Brendan Benson? Yeah, he’s the dude from The Raconteurs, but before he traded riffs with Jack White and Co. he was penning hook-y pop songs left and right on his own, winning the affections of fans of his own with his super-catchy and big-chorded songs on his early 2000′s releases Lapalco and The Alternative to Love. Benson will be… Read more »

Dinosaur Jr.’s New Era of Rock

  Dinosaur Jr. may have banded together well over two decades ago, but their latest release, Farm, has proven that nothing has shaken loose over that course, despite band mate flip-flops and a brief hiatus in the late 90′s/early 00′s. One of the first bands to make it big in the burgeoning indie alternative scene in the 80′s… Read more »

Local Singers/Songwriters Take the Stage Tonight at Linnemans

Linnemans Riverwest Inn is a regular host to singer/songwriters (their acoustic open mic night on Wednesdays is a testament to this). Tonight, Linnemans throws together some of the best in local indie folk, country and rock in a showcase which shows off local talent in a relaxed and inviting environment. The line up for the evening… Read more »

Casino Versus Japan Tonight @ CMJ

In the final hours of the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, Milwaukee’s (now by way of Kentucky) IDM ['intelligent dance music'] wizard, Erik Kowalski (Casino Versus Japan) will be performing tonight at midnight at the Cameo Gallery for Carpark Records’ 10th anniversary party. Kowalski got his start sampling music from television shows as a kid and moved onto found sounds, eventually… Read more »

Recap: Bon Iver at The Riverside, 10/11/09

Last evening, the much-heralded, world-traveled Bon Iver [Justin Vernon] returned home to Wisconsin for a cap on an extensive tour. Vernon received a proper celebratory welcome at the vast Riverside Theater. His final song of the evening, “Wolves”, began with shout-outs to his fans and current Volcano Choir collaborators (Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees) and eased into… Read more »