It's been a while since Victor DeLorenzo released a solo album. One of the founding members of the Violent Femmes, and now half of the duo Nineteen Thirteen, DeLorenzo has put his attention toward the former: a unique blend of drums and cello that you have to hear to believe. But the itch to record something with more than two instruments brought DeLorenzo back into the attic studio behind his East Side home.
After surviving a snow-filled winter and a rain-clogged spring that's still draining, you deserve a special concert. And Miller Brewing Company is going to give it to you, as this morning it announced its third annual "Cheers to Milwaukee" free concert.
A whole host of Milwaukee musicians will get together on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Turner Hall Ballroom to mark the 10th anniversary benefit show for the Pablove Foundation, which raises money to battle childhood cancer.
The Killers' Brandon Flowers didn't want to blow the roof off of the city's new $524 million dollar arena, but he sure wanted to test the foundation a little during the arena's first concert on Tuesday night. Lucky for Milwaukee, the building held up just fine while The Killers put on a fittingly memorable performance for the special night.
The Killers are christening the brand new Fiserv Forum alongside a Milwaukee gem, the Violent Femmes, this Tuesday, Sept. 4. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Here's everything you need to know going into this historic show.
The new Bucks arena has booked its venue-opening act. The Killers will perform the Grand Opening at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center on Sept. 4, and the concert will also feature Milwaukee natives Violent Femmes.
Who says you can't go home again? Violent Femmes drummer John Sparrow is finding his way back to his alma mater, South Milwaukee High School, as part of the band's five-city Viva Wisconsin tour this month. We went back to the school recently to find his old locker.
On the heels of the band's recent live album release, "2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged in America," the Violent Femmes have announced a five-city tour of Wisconsin in October.
After writing about everything from secret societies to Milwaukee punk rock, the Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen has now written the "Encyclopedia of Classic Rock." We asked him about what went into writing this authoritative tome with Michael Larson.
The BMO Harris Pavilion and The Pabst Theater Group announced today that signature '80s rock groups Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen will co-headline the lakefront venue on Friday, July 21, as a part of their summer tour.
Four folks with roots in the local music scene banded together to create "Brick Through The Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984," an exhaustive tracing of the scene in Milwaukee from its earliest gasps for air.
Recently, OnMilwaukee received one of its favorite Milwaukee request of all time, sent via Facebook Messenger.
By the time we were nine songs in, I was ready to give the Barenaked Ladies a solid grade of "Meh," but after that, the band hit their stride. They kept up that enthusiasm, the crowd kept up theirs and the show as a whole became more entertaining.
The thousands of us who came to the Violent Femmes' show Thursday night at Summerfest were attracted for many of the same reasons. But mostly, we came to connect with the trio that made Milwaukee music famous.
Shortly after Prince's sudden and tragic death early this afternoon, OnMilwaukee met up with Victor DeLorenzo, who had a fun story and a few thoughts to share about the late musical icon.