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WAMI announces 2017 awards nominees

Published Feb. 28, 2017

Today, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for the organization's 37th annual awards show, hosted this year at the Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

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PHOX hits The Pabst for its last Milwaukee show - for now

Published Feb. 2, 2017

PHOX came to The Pabst Theater to perform in Milwaukee one last time Wednesday night before going on a hiatus. But if they decide to come back, there would be a lot of happy Milwaukee fans to welcome them back, judging by the vibrant swan song.

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PHOX brings on the phun with solid, quirky perphormance

Published July 3, 2015

PHOX's Summerfest performance was exactly what you'd expect from a slightly irreverent indie band whose self-titled Partisan debut has been called one of the best underground-pop records of 2014.

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PHOX's Matt Holmen rephlects phondly on Summerfest and the phuture

Published June 30, 2015

After traveling the globe in support of its star-making self-titled debut album, PHOX's tour is bringing the band right back to where its journey started in the first place: Wisconsin. Before it heads home to Baraboo, the band is dropping by its "home away from home" of Milwaukee to play Summerfest, opening for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on Thursday, July 2. Before then, we talked to Matt Holmen about his own fond Big Gig memories.

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Shakey Graves delivers powerful jams despite sound obstacle

Published June 26, 2015

Shakey Graves maintained passion and intensity throughout his 75-minute performance on the BMO Harris Stage at Summerfest tonight. Unfortunately, the sound ranged from muffled to fuzzy and eventually to merely average.

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WAMI announces 2015 awards nominees

Published March 12, 2015

This afternoon, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for its 35th annual WAMI Awards. The show itself will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sunday, April 19 at Turner Hall Ballroom, with a nominee celebration several weeks before on Sunday, March 29 at Papa's Social Club.

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Phox prepares to keep its hot streak rolling into 2015

Published Jan. 9, 2015

2014 was an awesome year for breakout bands from Wisconsin, from Sylvan Esso hitting it big to Phox exploding into commercials and getting plugged nationally by the likes of NPR and Entertainment Weekly. For the Madison-based Phox, what comes now is the terrifying part: the year after.

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Catching up with Wisconsin-based phenom Phox

Published Aug. 2, 2014

The band has been touring for the last several weeks, but next week marks a happy return to the Midwest for Phox, with gigs lined up in Minneapolis, Madison and a Turner Hall show on Wednesday, Aug. 6. OnMilwaukee.com caught up with guitarist Matthew Holmen to chat about returning home, life on the road, the new album and what's up next.

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Phox's Monica Martin copes with the Wisconsin band's newfound phame

Published June 25, 2014

What once merely began as a little six-member folky neo-soul group started up in Baraboo and Madison has grown into a nationwide hit, one of the darlings of the Wisconsin music scene as well as the overall independent music scene. Emotionally, it's been quite a journey for lead singer Monica Martin, one filled with supreme success and excitement, as well as struggle.

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WAMI announces 2014 award winners

Published April 28, 2014

Last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its awards for 2014.

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IndieMKE2 attempts to gather together a city's growing music scene

Published Feb. 18, 2014

The burgeoning Milwaukee music scene is waiting to explode out of the Third Coast. The fuse has already been partially lit by the MilwaukeeHome stage team, who are in the midst of bringing some of the city's music down to South By Southwest down in Austin. Another fuse, however, is being lit right here in town by IndieMKE2, a compilation album featuring 20 songs from 20 locally based bands.