Alex Grindeland

The Seventh Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival came to an end last night. It was an evening of two shows. The early show on the evening consisted of standup followed by improv followed by sketch comedy. The strange trinity of three different comic .. Read more


Somewhere in the middle of the hottest days of the year, the Alchemist Theatre stages a drama set in a run-down little motel on the edge of the great American desert. Fool For Love is an interesting study in artifice. One of playwright Sam Shepar.. Read more


Possibly the cleverest title for a show all year, Al & Jim’s One Man Show also sounds like kind of a clever idea for a show. The idea goes something like this: improv comics Alex Grindeland and James Boland take audience suggestions to creat.. Read more


Drawing from the rumbling bass of post-punk, the bruising guitars of early-’90s alternative rock, the cavernous echo of late-’80s 4AD records and pretty much anything loud and forceful, The Ponys cemented their status as one of Chicago’s Read more

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The weekend had fallen together for me in a very, very strange way . . . I was scheduled to see two shows last night. If I was really going to be able to make it to both of them, things would be tight . . . My first show of the evening was the big.. Read more


Being the least attended of Milwaukee’s ethnic festivals at the Summerfest grounds may be a dubious honor, but it’s also part of what makes Polish Fest such a gem. Without battling incessant crowds or paying inordinate admission fees, patro... Read more

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NeverShoutNever aka Christofer Drew, the trendsetter from Joplin, Mo., has stirred up a fr Me and My Uke ,CD Reviews Read more

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During her years with the bluegrass-revival trio Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins grew into a formidable songwriter, penning sad, traditional country numbers with an unusual sense of drama. But with her small voice and meek stage presence, she wa... Read more

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“Ladies Love Country Boys,” Trace Adkins argued in one of his many big singles Dangerous Man ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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