As part of its celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry is launching a new way to honor the folks who have made the biggest impact on the music industry in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its annual awards. Here is the full list of winners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its awards for 2014.
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."