Gig roundup: Reilly does double duty

Published March 10, 2008

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.


Good times still flowing on Cudahy's Packard Avenue

Published Feb. 28, 2008

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.


Emergenza offers Milwaukee bands a chance to shine

Published Jan. 12, 2005

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.


A month of gigs readies Norah for the Milwaukee faithful

Published Sept. 10, 2004

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."


Spoof Fest lets local rockers polish their favorite stars

Published April 15, 2004

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.


Milwaukee rockabilly scene is alive and swell

Published April 9, 2004

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.


Sweettooth fortifies its rock and roll with irony

Published March 17, 2004

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.


Cactus Club hosts up and coming Laguardia

Published Feb. 11, 2004

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.


Enduring Trolley keeps testing musical waters

Published Feb. 6, 2004

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.


Koala hopes success brings them full circle

Published May 23, 2003

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.