Music

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Here's the rundown for this weekend's #SaveOurStages Radiothon

Published July 8, 2020

Starting this Friday at 5 p.m., FM102/1 will launch a 24-hour "radiothon" called #SaveOurStages. The mission is to raise funds for Milwaukee's local independent music venues The Pabst Theater Group, The Rave/Eagles Club, Shank Hall, The Cactus Club and The Cooperage.

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10 great records of 2019

Published Jan. 13, 2020

They may not be the best, but these were the records that meant something to me; that provided the soundtrack to my 2019. Some were played so much that I'm surprised the CD player's laser didn't cut a circular groove clear through the plastic, others got less air time but were still memorable.

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The Atomic Spins swirl into Walker's Point

Published June 2, 2019

It's been four years since The Atomic Spins released their self-titled debut album, which makes Friday's drop of their second album, "Mission 2," a much anticipated event for fans. And everyone's invited to the party on Friday to celebrate.

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Eric Blowtorch fires off new mix tape

Published March 22, 2019

Musician Eric Blowtorch celebrates the release of his double cassette masterpiece "Quality Items Radio Vol. 1 & 2" at Brewed Cafe this weekend.

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Present Music names two new artistic directors

Published Feb. 11, 2019

Present Music announced the appointment of local musician Eric Segnitz and nationally recognized conductor David Bloom as its future co-artistic directors. Founder Kevin Stalheim is retiring in June.

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Present Music moves to the Nut Factory

Published Nov. 23, 2018

After nine years in its current location, Present Music will move to The Nut Factory in Riverwest. Check it out at its upcoming holiday party / open house.

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Riverside sets Mellencamp gig for February

Published Sept. 13, 2018

Veteran roots rocker John Mellencamp will perform at the Riverside Theater, 116 E. Wisconsin Ave., on Friday, Feb. 8 as part of his "The John Mellencamp Show" tour, which mixes new songs with longstanding fan favorites.

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The spirit and hope of gospel music moves in Milwaukee

Published July 24, 2018

Greater New Birth Baptist Church is located in a mostly nondescript building on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee but on Sunday mornings when you cross through its doors you are hit with a passionate, ignited sound.

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Why do we love "Weird Al" so much?

Published Dec. 2, 2017

Thirty years since "Eat It" and "Like A Surgeon" and "Weird Al" Yankovic continues to retain old fans, attract new ones and sell out venues everywhere, including Milwaukee. What?! How? Why?!

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Can you remember every song of the summer since 1982?

Published July 26, 2017

It may feel like we're now closer to the end of summer than the beginning, but that doesn't mean the fun in the sun has to stop. And, to help, here's a quick video playlist of the song of the summer across more than three decades.

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New media traces the Beatles in transition

Published Jan. 4, 2017

A pile of new media - music, movies, books - continues to emerge, digging into every aspect of the unprecedented career of the Beatles. We take a look at a few of them here.