Wisconsin music

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New WAMI Hall of Famers include Cebar, Realm & The Chordettes

Published Dec. 11, 2018

The winners of the 39th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards will be announced at the awards show, to be held Sunday, April 14 at Turner Hall. At the same time, WAMI will induct three artists into the WAMI Hall of Fame: Paul Cebar, The Chordettes and Realm.

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Here are the 2017 WAMI Award winners

Published April 24, 2017

Wisconsin's top musicians and industry notables were recognized for their contributions to the state's diverse music scene at the 37th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show, held Sunday night at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.

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WAMI announces 2017 awards nominees

Published Feb. 28, 2017

Today, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for the organization's 37th annual awards show, hosted this year at the Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

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WAMI announces 2016 awards nominees

Published March 1, 2016

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees and Hall of Fame inductees for its 36th Annual Awards Show. This year's event will take place Sunday, April 17 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.

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PHOX's Matt Holmen rephlects phondly on Summerfest and the phuture

Published June 30, 2015

After traveling the globe in support of its star-making self-titled debut album, PHOX's tour is bringing the band right back to where its journey started in the first place: Wisconsin. Before it heads home to Baraboo, the band is dropping by its "home away from home" of Milwaukee to play Summerfest, opening for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on Thursday, July 2. Before then, we talked to Matt Holmen about his own fond Big Gig memories.

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Getting close with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Published April 28, 2015

The cover photo for the new album "Middle Western" - featuring a dusty cowboy riding, what else, a deer - tells you most of what you need to know about the Wisconsin band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The group will bring that playful mix of new and old to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, May 1. Before then, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with guitarist and vocalist Adam Greuel about the new tunes.

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WAMI announces 2015 awards nominees

Published March 12, 2015

This afternoon, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for its 35th annual WAMI Awards. The show itself will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sunday, April 19 at Turner Hall Ballroom, with a nominee celebration several weeks before on Sunday, March 29 at Papa's Social Club.

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Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2015 awards show set for April

Published Jan. 29, 2015

The winners and nominees of the 35th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards will be saluted, alongside a remarkable slate of special Hall of Fame honorees, at the upcoming Awards Show returning to Milwaukee on Apr. 19 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

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Phox prepares to keep its hot streak rolling into 2015

Published Jan. 9, 2015

2014 was an awesome year for breakout bands from Wisconsin, from Sylvan Esso hitting it big to Phox exploding into commercials and getting plugged nationally by the likes of NPR and Entertainment Weekly. For the Madison-based Phox, what comes now is the terrifying part: the year after.

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Phox's Monica Martin copes with the Wisconsin band's newfound phame

Published June 25, 2014

What once merely began as a little six-member folky neo-soul group started up in Baraboo and Madison has grown into a nationwide hit, one of the darlings of the Wisconsin music scene as well as the overall independent music scene. Emotionally, it's been quite a journey for lead singer Monica Martin, one filled with supreme success and excitement, as well as struggle.

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Madison producer Silent Man Standing going places after new EP

Published May 13, 2014

With the progress made on his new EP "The Watcher of Thoughts," it seems Madison-based drummer and producer Craig Walkner, who performs and records under the moniker Silent Man Standing, might be ready to make some noise soon.

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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.

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Sound Pass: The Jeffrey Foucault Sessions

Published May 26, 2010

Whitewater native Jeffrey Foucault developed and honed his rootsy Americana sound playing at the Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson. It remains a regular and favorite stop during Foucault's tours, and in December, he and three friends sat down to catch up and play some tunes in this episode of "Sound Pass."