Karaoke

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Live Band Karaoke celebrates 10th anniversary making so-so singers sound good

Published Oct. 15, 2019

It was 2013 the last time we told you about Live Band Karaoke. A lot has changed for the professional musicians who take regular old karaoke to the next level, not the least of which is a major upgrade in venues. This Friday, Live Band Karaoke will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free party at the freshly renovated Paulie's Pub and Eatery, 8031 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis.

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It's quirky. It's fun. It's Punch Bowl Social. Take a look.

Published March 7, 2019

The clock is ticking. In fact, it's almost time for the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social. But before you go, we've got a peek at the food, the digs and the fun you can expect from the newest eatertainment venue on the block.

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Hidden gem: Mainstream Bar & Grill

Published Feb. 22, 2019

In addition to being a lively, friendly bar with live music, karaoke and trivia, Mainstream Bar & Grill in the heart of Waukesha's lovely, walkable downtown, has the best burger in town.

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Tha Circle moves into former Treats Tavern

Published March 27, 2017

Tha Circle recently opened in the former Treats tavern space, 2221 N. Humboldt Blvd. The sports-themed bar also offers DJ and karaoke nights on Wednesdays.

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What are your karaoke go-to songs?

Published March 14, 2017

Whether buzzed on Miller Lite and belting out "Pour Some Sugar On Me" or completely sober and crooning "Let's Get It On," karaoke is a crapton of fun for many people. We'll share our go-to songs - will you share yours?

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High Note Karaoke Lounge opening Downtown

Published Aug. 29, 2015

In 2014, OnMilwaukee.com reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar. The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.

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Brass Monkey evolves into slightly new breed of bar

Published June 26, 2015

In May, longtime employees Frank Zoborowski, John Mackowski and James Conlon took over ownership of the West Allis-based Brass Monkey bar and grill. The new owners have big plans for the place and the changes will roll out between now and mid-July.

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Karaoke bar guide

Published June 2, 2014

Some use it to practice singing in front of an audience. Some use it to embarrass their drunk friends. Whatever the reason, singing -- or watching someone sing -- karaoke can be quite entertaining, and now we've got a guide to some of the best karaoke bars in Milwaukee.

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Are you Milwaukee's next rock star?

Published April 29, 2013

It's pretty thrilling to get on stage in front of a live band, facing a cheering audience, putting your personal spin on beloved cover tunes. The idea that you could win $1,000, studio recording time and a gig at Red Rock Saloon is practically gravy, right? The Red Rockstar II competition runs for four weeks in May, kicking off this Wednesday.

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Karaoke contest starts tonight at Potawatomi

Published March 5, 2013

The road to karaoke glory begins tonight at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., at 7 p.m. Andy Tarnoff, Bobby Tanzilo and Molly Snyder of OnMilwaukee.com will be among the judges.

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Live band karaoke turns the fun up to 11

Published Feb. 19, 2013

You haven't done karaoke until you've tried live band karaoke. Singing along to a CD is cheesy. Singing alongside a professional backing band is exhilarating. You can expect a little polite applause when you're up there by yourself. You can expect a raucous ovation when you're singing live. If all the world is a stage, live karaoke is like standing front and center. With drink service.