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Milwaukee’s Paladino began with ambitions of being a bluegrass act. Their lush latest album, though, is the work of a very different band. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:29 PM Local Music

Sarah Vos of the Milwaukee/Oshkosh folk ensemble talks about recording their latest album with former Uncle Tupelo and Wilco drummer Ken Coomer. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:49 PM Local Music 1 Comments

Lydia Loveless would like to dispel the notion that she’s a badass. more

Sep 6, 2016 3:41 PM Music Feature

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The Bottle Rockets did double duty Friday night, playing an opening set and also backing headliner Marshall Crenshaw. more

Jan 12, 2015 2:15 PM Concert Reviews

When Peter Jest opened Shank Hall in 1989, he was adamant about what he didn’t want the space to be: a bar. The club would serve drinks, of course—this is Milwaukee, after all—but it was to be a concert venue more

Nov 4, 2014 8:11 PM Music Feature 2 Comments

If many of Wisconsin's alt country/Americana practitioners skew toward honky-tonk good times and general hilarity, Green Bay's Midwestern Charm brings grim equilibrium on the band’s self-titled debut. Loneliness, regret, angst... more

Oct 14, 2012 2:31 AM Album Reviews

Madison's Old American Junk creates folksy Americana/alt country with melodic hooks and introspective lyrical depth. Vocalist Shane Hardwicke sounds like a lost Midwest cousin of Feargal Sharkey from the superlative '70s Irish pop punk band... more

Sep 5, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

No ticket details on this one yet, just the bare-bone basics: Perennial draws Wilco will return to the Pabst Theater for a pair of shows in April. The alt-country pioneers will perform on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15. more

Feb 16, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

If nothing else, the new version of The Day the Earth Stood Still spurred the reissue of the original 1951 film as a two-DVD Special Edition. The second disc includes interesting bonus material, especially a biography of screenwriter Edmund Nort.. more

Dec 9, 2008 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

A distinctly Madison band, alt-country rockers Blueheels have won accolades from that cit Isthmus ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jul 18, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

  Havingbuilt a reputation on their sweaty and raw live marathons, Scott and Seth Av Emotionalism. ,Concert Reviews more

May 13, 2008 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Griffin House, a Nashville singer-songwriter more interested in the pretty and polished p There Will Be Blood ,Today in Milwaukee more

Feb 24, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Milwaukee expatriate Kevn Kinney, who left the city for warmer weather and a recording car Preapproved ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 18, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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