The Classic Rock Show delivers a blast from the past at The Pabst

Published Feb. 27, 2017

The genre of classic rock sparks love in people's lives from either growing up in its prime or having the musical influences bestowed upon them by others. Both types were in the crowd that gathered at The Pabst Theater last night for The Classic Rock Show.


Andra Day rises to the occasion with soul-baring Summerfest set

Published July 7, 2016

Andra Day may not yet be a household name, a fact evident in the small crowd that gathered at the BMO Harris Pavilion. But after her Summerfest debut Wednesday evening at the BMO Harris Pavilion, there's little doubt in my mind that her time is coming.


Spacehog drummer's top 5 concerts ... ever

Published March 12, 2015

As a jobbing musician, talent buyer, venue manager, etc., seeing live music is a frequent occupational pastime. It's easy to get jaded, but every now and again someone or something blows your mind.


Mullen and The Works will rock you

Published March 17, 2014

When frontman extraordinaire Freddie Mercury passed away in late 1991, the opportunity to experience the sound, fury and spectacle of Queen live appeared to be gone for good. But in 2000, a young singer named Gary Mullen appeared on the British TV talent show "Stars in Their Eyes" doing his remarkable impersonation of Mercury. Two years later, he created "One Night of Queen."


Reunited Brit rockers The Darkness believe in a thing called fun

Published Jan. 24, 2013

After hitting it big across the globe with their 2003 falsetto-blasting hit, "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," The Darkness became a name relegated to one-hit wonder countdowns and early '00s nostalgia trips. But the lights couldn't stay down on the heavy metal glam rockers for long.


Mix tape: Going way back

Published July 24, 2011

There is never a shortage of reissues flooding record shops - real and virtual - but recently there have been a few that are especially notable.


OnMedia: "Glee" and the radio biz

Published June 9, 2010

The wide play list on Fox's successful "Glee" isn't mirrored on any radio station ... Expect one more TV season of "Entourage" after this one -- and then a movie ... Is there a rapper in the White House?


Ren Faire factoids

Published July 20, 2008

Recently, I took my kids to the Bristol Renaissance Faire and learned a few (useless) factoids.


Wauwatosa East H.S. band plays London

Published Dec. 28, 2006

The Wauwatosa East High School marching band makes its way across the pond in order to play London. The band was invited by the Queen to be the Honor Band for this year's New Year’s Day parade.