Tom petty


MKE Band Camp: The PettyBreakers at The Pabst Theater

Published Aug. 9, 2018

The nation's top Tom Petty cover band, The PettyBreakers, is in town, and waiting for this show to get here will be the hardest part. Thankfully, you've only got one day left. Here's everything you need to know heading into the show.


Milwaukee musicians salute Petty to support Pablove

Published Jan. 5, 2018

On Jan. 20, a bevy of Milwaukee musicians with get together to salute the late Tom Petty, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last Oct. 2. The show, at Turner Hall Ballroom, will benefit the Pablove Foundation and its battle against childhood cancer.


2017 picks: Molly Snyder

Published Dec. 27, 2017

It had its challenges, but 2017 was definitely one of the "good years" for OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder.


Recapping the Biggest Gig: The best of Summerfest 50

Published July 11, 2017

In the name of taking one last look back before moving on with our Big Gig-less lives, here are all of our reviews and recaps from Summerfest 50 on stage - from country to EDM, from old nostalgia to new energy, from the great to the garbage.


Tom Petty plays 40 years of hits in two hours

Published July 6, 2017

"It's like 40 years of our music is now one big record and we're just gonna drop the needle up and down," Tom Petty told the nearly sold-out crowd at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater tonight. He did not disappoint.


Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp

Published Dec. 9, 2016

Summerfest has announced that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline two nights at the Marcus Amp for next year's Summerfest 50. The band will take the stage - along with special guest Chris Stapleton - on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6.


Kip Moore brings good ol' boy fun to Big Gig

Published June 27, 2013

It's a real pleasure to see an artist who has the talent and stage presence of a superstar but who is still relatively unknown. Moore still has that raw, real world charm and conversational ease. He seemed genuinely in awe of everything he's accomplished, and truly grateful that we all showed up to listen to him.


Rock doc "Sound City" strums a nostalgic number

Published Jan. 30, 2013

Dave Grohl's "Sound City" is a heartfelt, exuberant tribute to the old days of recording that oozes with affection from everyone involved. And if that's not enough, it comes with a kicking soundtrack. Times have been far worse.


The music just keeps coming...

Published Dec. 6, 2010

It seems like there are more great reissues out there this holiday season than in any other in recent memory.


Photo gallery: A look back at Summerfest 2010

Published July 9, 2010

Summerfest closed a successful run on Sunday. Before we look forward to the 2011 edition, which begins June 30, we look back at 11 memorable days through the lens of photographer John Schulze. These photos are from days one through four of the Big Gig. Check back for more and see if you spot your face in the crowd.


Petty, Heartbreakers flex their "Mojo" on new CD

Published June 16, 2010

On his 12th studio record with the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty ditched the notion of overdubs and other studio tricks and came up with a collection of 15 stripped-down, swampy, blues-tinged songs that take listeners on an interesting and somewhat challenging journey. Petty and Co. headline the Marcus Amphitheater for two nights next week at Summerfest.


10 break-up songs

Published May 28, 2010

Grab your bucket of ice cream, booze or whatever else soothes the heart and get a load of this play list.


Update: Tom Petty adds second Summerfest date

Published March 2, 2010

Last week Summerfest announced a Friday, June 25 date with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and ZZ Top. Today they added another show the following night.