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WAMI announces 2014 award winners

Published April 28, 2014

Last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its awards for 2014.


Musicians band together to aid Christensen

Published March 1, 2013

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.


Roller digs into the spirit of "Milwaukee Garage Bands"

Published Feb. 18, 2013

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."


Grassel-Jensen duo's CD debut taped at brunch gig

Published March 18, 2010

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.


Milwaukee Talks: Daryl Stuermer

Published May 21, 2001

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.