Last July, The Metal Grill in Cudahy went cold, but there's new activity heating up at the former beloved rock bar: a DIY-oriented music, arts and entertainment venue, as well as a mini-arcade, in the space, located at 5036 S. Packard Ave.
It's time to celebrate the wearing of the green in Milwaukee and no one does that better -- from a musical standpoint -- than Celtic rockers Reilly.
It has been said that you can learn a lot about a city and its residents by visiting its taverns. In the case of Cudahy, and specifically Packard Avenue, that would be a lengthy research project.
Since it opened more than a decade ago, the Ale House has actively supported local music.
The Italian-born music festival -- and competition -- arrives here next week for the first time, pitting a number of area bands of all styles in a competition that will advance the winners on to regional and, perhaps, national and international stages.
By the time Norah Jones rolls into the Milwaukee Theatre on Friday, Sept. 10, she'll have been on the road in the United States for a month, performing the first dates here since the release in February of her second Blue Note disc, "Feels Like Home."
If you think you've spotted Tesla in town, remain calm. More than likely, it's Michael "Tinker" Tierney and his pals, who salute that '80s hair metal band at the 11th annual Spoof Fest, this weekend at Vnuk's.
Defining the term "rockabilly" is as slippery as the grease in Elvis' hair, but an OMC writer and numerous Milwaukeeans into the scene -- including members of the band The Uptown Savages -- give it a whirl anyway.
First there was Spinal Tap. Then there was The Darkness. Now Milwaukee has a rock band that with their influences knee deep in an orgy of ladies, love, .38 Special and irony. They are known as Sweettooth.
The poppy, yet edgy, Pennsylvania-based quartet Laguardia comes to the Cactus Club Thursday night as part of a tour supporting the debut disc, "Welcome to the Middle." See them in a small club while you can.
Although drummer Nick Zahn is taking a leave of absence to explore Asia, Paul Wall and his fellow trolley conductors will enlist some help and get right back to the business of recording its sixth CD.
Within hours of the fire at the West Allis venue, The Rock Shop, Shop Aid was born. The Rock Shop may be physically gone, but the Milwaukee music scene has come out in full force to show that it is not forgotten.
As Koala prepares to release its full-length debut disc on Milwaukee's Sparkler Records, the guitar rockers play a gig Sat., May 24 at Vnuk's in Cudahy.