Last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its awards for 2014.
The 34th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the local musicians that are scheduled to perform at the upcoming awards show on April 27 in Appleton.
When a musician faces tough times in Milwaukee, often his or her peers will step up to the mic to ask for help. A group of musicians here is doing just that on Sunday, March 24 with a benefit concert for bassist Gary Christensen.
Milwaukee has always had a good rock and roll scene. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the three-chords-and-the-truth spirit has been fueling Brew City garage bands from the days of The Bonnevilles and The Nomads in the 1950s through today. If you don't believe me, check out local musician Peter Roller's new book, "Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock."
It seems like yesterday that Milwaukee jazz guitarist Jack Grassel and his wife, singer Jill Jensen, launched their residency at St. Francis' Carleton Grange Pub. But they celebrate the release of the "Live at the Carleton Grange Pub" CD as they mark their third anniversary performing at the venue's Sunday brunch.
A veteran of Milwaukee bands like Sweetbottom and international acts like Genesis and Phil Collins Band, guitarist Daryl Stuermer has seen the world on a ticket written by six strings and a lot of hard work. Here, the WAMI winner talks to OnMilwaukee.com about his career, working with some of the biggest names in rock, Milwaukee music and more.