Cover band

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MKE Band Camp: The PettyBreakers at The Pabst Theater

Published Aug. 9, 2018

The nation's top Tom Petty cover band, The PettyBreakers, is in town, and waiting for this show to get here will be the hardest part. Thankfully, you've only got one day left. Here's everything you need to know heading into the show.

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Gabriel Sanchez keeps the spirit of Prince alive at the Riverside

Published Nov. 23, 2016

When Prince unexpectedly died on April 21 early this year, everyone felt shocked - especially Gabriel Sanchez, the star of The Prince Experience. But he decided to use the sadness to make his show better than ever and ensure the legend lives on properly.

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Talking music and more with Roxie Beane

Published July 13, 2014

Milwaukee singer and guitar player Roxie Beane has been a musician for as long as she can remember. She gigs about 50 times a year and has upcoming shows at The Lucky Rabbit in Waukesha on July 19 and the Miller Time Pub on July 25, as well as a few outdoor festivals in July.

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1964 the Tribute brings "the Beatles" to The Pabst

Published Oct. 27, 2013

While The Pabst crowd was definitely appreciative of the band, there was never a transformative moment where it felt like this could actually be a legitimate Beatles show. However, since that is impossible, 1964 the Tribute was about the next best thing and made for a highly entertaining Saturday night in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Talks: John Hauser of The LoveMonkeys

Published May 20, 2012

It has been 20 years since John Hauser and a few coworkers formed a band for what they thought would be a one-time-only performance at a company party. Two decades later, Hauser - along with a completely new lineup of musicians - plays more than 100 shows a year as The LoveMonkeys.

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Checking in with U2Zoo

Published March 4, 2009

During the winter, cover bands are less prominent than they are during the festival season. We decided to check in with U2Zoo, one of Milwaukee's most popular tribute acts, and see if they're slacking or gearing up for a busy summer.

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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.

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Introducing Crossfire: Milwaukee’s country rock jukebox

Published June 7, 2006

Polished, three-part harmonies may not be a priority for most local acts, but Milwaukee’s Crossfire is not your average garage band. The band plays a great mix of cover tunes, from Johnny Cash to CCR to Lynyrd Skynyrd.