Give the gift of music

Published Dec. 8, 2017

Every December I remember signs appearing in record shops everywhere that said, "Give the Gift of Music." While the formats have changed - and then changed again and are now changing back to records - the suggestion remains a solid one.


16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia

Published May 24, 2016

Last year, we took you inside the Milwaukee Theatre (formerly the Auditorium) and the Arena to get a look behind the scenes at these local landmarks. This time, we dig into the archives to find treasures from events held in those venues.


Late-night highlight of 2010

Published Dec. 2, 2010

With all due respect to Jay, Dave, Jimmy K., the revamped Conan and everyone else, this was the best bit I saw on late-night TV this year.


"Backstage Pass" is a front-row seat to rock history

Published July 22, 2009

When his band, The Messengers, broke up in 1971, Cavallo put away his drumsticks, picked up a camera and joined his father's photography business. When he wasn't shooting portraits and weddings, Cavallo became a regular at area concert venues and captured some great moments in Milwaukee rock history. Some of his work will be displayed during Gallery Night at at Light Ideas Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St.


Video of the Day: Tegan and Sara's "Boss" cover

Published March 11, 2009

Emo duo Tegan and Sara join forces to make up one of staff writer Molly Snyder Edler's favorite musical acts. Here they are, covering one of Drew Olson's favorite artists, Bruce Springsteen.


Ticketmaster snafu leaves Springsteen seething

Published Feb. 5, 2009

You would think that Bruce Springsteen would be riding high after a solid performance during the Super Bowl halftime show and a new CD that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The Boss was upset, though, when a ticket distributor apparently tried to rip off fans on the day tickets for his next tour went on sale.


Videos of the Day: Merry Christmas from the Boss

Published Dec. 22, 2008

In the spirit of the season, our videos carry a holiday theme. Here is a double-barreled holiday wish from Bruce Springsteen, the E Street Band and a tall guest guitarist.


The Boss called, and he's got something free for you

Published Nov. 24, 2008

Bruce Springsteen's new single "Working on a Dream," the title track of a new CD that hits stores Jan. 27, is available for free download today at the iTunes store and brucespringsteen.net.


Springsteen rocks The Roadhouse at Harley party

Published Aug. 31, 2008

If the folks at Harley-Davidson were at all embarrassed by the reception Elton John received at the 100th anniversary five years ago, they can strut proudly in the wake of a tour de force concert by Bruce Springsteen Saturday night.