What's shakin' with The Shivvers?

Published June 17, 2014

One of the bands in late '70s/early '80s Milwaukee that seemed most primed to succeed on a bigger stage was The Shivvers, a melodic pop rock band that featured the distinctive voice of lead singer Jill Kossoris. Part Blondie, part Rapsberries, The Shivvers released a single back then, but the group's long-playing power pop masterwork -- the eponymous "The Shivvers" would have to wait years to see release. Now that it's out on wax, we caught up with Kossoris to check in.


The Wigs reunite for a hair-raising reunion at Shank

Published Jan. 13, 2009

Local power-pop heroes The Wigs, who left Milwaukee for Los Angeles in the early 1980s, return to town for a combination reunion show and CD release party Saturday night at Shank Hall.


Aimless Blades keep doing what they do

Published Jan. 19, 2008

Talking to Aimless Blades drummer Jim Richardson about his and his fellow band members' previous experience is like a quick lesson in Milwaukee music. Here we asked him about the band's fourth CD, "Rara Avis," out now.


Milwaukee's pop Shivvers get a new lease on life

Published May 19, 2006

Imagine writing a song so memorable that 20 years later a record label appropriates the title for its name. That's what happened to long-defunct Milwaukee band The Shivvers. With a retrospective CD out, the band is finding overdue success in America and abroad.