Local music

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More than 40 local creatives team up for "MKE Strong" anthem

Published July 24, 2020

After a group of Louisville musicians released a civic celebration in song called �oeLift Up Louisville,” bourbon city�TMs Mayor Greg Fischer challenged other cities to do the same and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett encouraged Radio Milwaukee and Imagine MKE to give it a whirl. The result is �oeMilwaukee Strong.”

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MKE Band Camp: Field Report at Turner Hall Ballroom

Published Dec. 13, 2018

Your favorite local band is home for the holidays! Don't miss an evening with Field Report and friends this Friday, Dec. 14 at Turner Hall Ballroom. Here's everything you need to know going into the show.

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No Quarter would make Led Zeppelin proud with rockin' Shank Hall set

Published April 14, 2018

They might not have Robert Plant's flowing golden locks or Jimmy Page's signature "windmill" guitar moves, but Milwaukee band No Quarter, formed in 1998, brought Led Zeppelin's music to fans with an intensity and passion on Friday night at Shank Hall.

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Your guide to Milwaukee music at Rock the Green 2017

Published Sept. 8, 2017

Rock the Green's third installment - after a three-year hiatus - was especially Milwaukee-centric, and 2017's lineup is continuing the Milwaukee music tradition. So, who are the local musicians playing the eco-friendly festival this weekend?

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WAMI announces 2016 awards nominees

Published March 1, 2016

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees and Hall of Fame inductees for its 36th Annual Awards Show. This year's event will take place Sunday, April 17 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.

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Milwaukee rapper WebsterX keeps ensnaring fans locally and nationally

Published July 2, 2015

Barely two years after his first show in 2013, WebsterX is now living his dream world he created of being a rap star. The 22-year-old rapper has risen to become one of the Milwaukee music scene's biggest stars, grabbing local and national headlines and, most recently, opening for global superstar Lupe Fiasco at the Miller Lite Oasis on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

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Milwaukee band Maritime's new album set to drop in October

Published June 23, 2015

This afternoon, Maritime announced the release date for "Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones," the local band's fifth album. The long-anticipated follow-up to the group's 2011 LP "Human Heart," will drop on Friday, Oct. 16, released through Dangerbird Records.

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GGOOLLDD rush: Getting to know the growing MKE music pop phenoms

Published Feb. 25, 2015

If you've kept an ear to the local music scene over the past year or two, the odds are good that you've heard about GGOOLLDD. The band hits the Company Brewing (the former Stonefly Brewery) stage on Saturday night as a part of Arte Para Todos. Before that, however, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with the group to learn more about Milwaukee's latest music obsession.

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Nine questions for Milwaukee band Antler House

Published Feb. 10, 2015

Making your debut album isn't exactly easy work. Just ask the young Milwaukee folk rockers Antler House. The band began recording its debut "Through The Dirt" in early 2013. Finally, over a year later, the finished product emerged. And for many in the Milwaukee music scene, the wait turned out to be pretty much worth it. Now, for the three-man band out of Shorewood, it's simply a matter of keeping that momentum up.