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.
For many people, music is essential during a time of pandemic, so business has been strong at Dave's Guitar Shop thanks to curbside pickup and online sales. But the day-to-day chats between musicians can't be replaced right now.
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.
Did you know there was a rock star living right in Bay View? And that his band Dashboard Confessional will take the Summerfest stage Friday night at the BMO Harris Pavilion?
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.
Musician Eric Blowtorch celebrates the release of his double cassette masterpiece "Quality Items Radio Vol. 1 & 2" at Brewed Cafe this weekend.
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.
It's no secret that female composers are often overlooked and underemployed. Milwaukee's Present Music puts an end to that.
The Gufs play The Pabst Theater Dec. 29 (sold out) and 30 with special guest Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe. Other friends of the band may also make special appearances. Both shows start at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.