Matt meixner

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Two veteran Milwaukee musicians, 1,000 Umbrellas

Published Feb. 23, 2014

Drummer Brian Wendlandt and guitarist Allan Williams have been part of the scene for years, playing in their own bands, recording and live mixing for other bands, and working as sidemen, too. But the pair celebrates a milestone next week when it launches "re:thingk," the first CD from their two-piece band, 1,000 Umbrellas.

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5 questions for Milwaukee's Doghouse Flowers

Published Jan. 22, 2014

New Milwaukee band Doghouse Flowers - set to release its debut CD this week with a gig at Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall - is the fruit of the meeting of a Brew City music scene veteran and a new man in town.

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Hudson makes Estate debut

Published March 15, 2012

It seems kinda hard to believe, but when Hudson plays at The Estate Friday night at 9:30, it will be the first time any of the band's long-standing members - Matt Liban, Bryan Mir, Paul Jonas and Matt Meixner - have played the East Side club.

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After 15 years, James is ready to rock again

Published Sept. 8, 2010

Fifteen years elapsed between the release of Peggy James' new disc, "Joan of Arc," and its predecessor. So, you'll understand why she's doing the release party up right. James launches the 10-song "Joan of Arc," produced by Jim Eannelli, on Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Marcus Center's Vogel Hall.

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Richards brings "weird pop rock" to Tonic

Published March 21, 2010

Every Sunday evening, Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., showcases a singer / songwriter. The free event has featured some of Brew City's most talented musicians, like Todd Richards from Recycled Future, who takes the stage with a host of "friends" on Sunday, March 28.

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Hudson jazzes up instrumentals with lyrical flavor

Published March 14, 2005

The jazzified Milwaukee rock group, Hudson, featuring Paul Jonas, Chris Tishler, Matt Meixner, Jeff Benske and Matt Liban started out purely instrumental and funky until deciding to add some rockin' lyrical flavor to its repertoire.

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Jonas steers Hudson in new direction

Published Aug. 21, 2003

Paul Jonas claims he became the frontman of Hudson by default, but it's a role he's taken very seriously as the band is now on the cusp of a new sound, a new record and new venues. They play tonight at the BBC.