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CHIEF drops new single in advance of concept album, "The Galleon"

Published April 30, 2020

If there ever was a time for a power-rocking concept album about a mysterious ship helmed by a frightening being ... Milwaukee's CHIEF, a trio led by Chris Tishler, thinks that time is now. And on Friday, the band drops the first single from the 15-song album, "The Galleon." "For Those Who Live A Light" will be released on Bandcamp, with the full-length double album coming June 20.


New All Mod Cons supergroup salutes The Jam in honor of Dave Monroe

Published Nov. 8, 2016

Milwaukee's Dave Monroe was a passionate fan of The Jam. To mark the anniversary of his passing, his musician friends have assembled a supergroup tribute to both Dave and his favorite band. All Mod Cons makes its debut Sunday to benefit Milwaukee Public Library and Monroe.


Social Circle: Favorite Milwaukee musician?

Published Jan. 20, 2013

Milwaukee is and has been home to a plethora of amazing musicians so it isn't easy to identify the best of the best. However, when the Social Circle was posed with the question this week, they came up with a diverse array of past and present Brew City talent.


Coverpalooza finds The 5 Card Studs sharing a bill

Published Oct. 31, 2011

Usually, when you see The 5 Card Studs, the band is the evening's sole entertainment. But that's not the case this weekend, when the Studs not only share the stage, but alternate sets with Radio Radio on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Bay View Brewhaus.


Farewell to the Chief?

Published May 25, 2011

It's been two years since we caught up with Milwaukee's own rawk rawyalty, namely Chief - a band I like to compare to Thin Lizzy but which frontman Chris Tischler has likened to Van Halen, UFO and Judas Priest. The media silence is mostly because the trio - comprising hard working Brew City music scene stalwarts Dave Benton on bass, Matt Liban on drums and singer and guitarist Tishler - has been on hiatus, keeping itself silent, too.


JoJo's Lounge lets local bands rock the Big Gig

Published May 14, 2010

Summerfest is known as The Big Gig for a reason. To local cover bands, a slot at JoJo's Martini Lounge is a highlight of the summer festival season. Here is the lineup for JoJo's. Summerfest runs from June 24 to July 4.


Jonas' Tonic Tavern raises bar on KK pub scene

Published June 16, 2009

Even if you live in Bay View, there's a good chance you're not familiar with the building that houses the new Tonic Tavern. Set back from the street, the converted horse stable is made up of a garage and back building. Together, they now form an "L" shaped space that opens into a corner for live music or area with bench seating.


Tonic Tavern looks to build on solid KK bar scene

Published Jan. 27, 2009

When musician Paul Jonas opens The Tonic Tavern on April 1, there's a good chance he won't have to build his customer base from scratch. While he hopes the live music, relaxed vibe and ample outdoor seating at the new bar, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will be enough of a draw, he's plugging his new venture at every sold-out 5-Card Studs show from here on out -- just in case.


For those of you that want to rock...salute the Chief!

Published Jan. 21, 2009

A hard-rockin', three-piece rock and roll outfit, Chief got together about three years ago when guitarist Chris Tischler and drummer Matt Liban -- who have been in numerous local bands over the years -- joined bassist Dave Benton and sort of unwittingly became a band. Chief celebrates a new EP with a CD release gig Friday, Jan. 23 at Frank's Power Plant in Bay View.


5 Card Studs stay sexy with live DVD release

Published Nov. 27, 2006

It's not every day a cover band puts out a live concert DVD. Then again, not every cover band is like the 5 Card Studs. The band will be the first to admit that "So Big It's Alive" is, in fact, larger than life.


Hudson jazzes up instrumentals with lyrical flavor

Published March 14, 2005

The jazzified Milwaukee rock group, Hudson, featuring Paul Jonas, Chris Tishler, Matt Meixner, Jeff Benske and Matt Liban started out purely instrumental and funky until deciding to add some rockin' lyrical flavor to its repertoire.


Nomad throws a big party for its 10th birthday

Published Feb. 24, 2005

Brady Street's popular Nomad World Pub, 1401 E. Brady St., lavishly celebrates its 10th anniversary next month featuring 26 live performances, a two-day block party, a toga party, live recording sessions and more.