The Back Room At Colectivo


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Brooklyn band plays prog-psych-jam set through the Milwaukee blizzard. Read more

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Welsh rock-band The Joy Formidable talks about touring, singing in Welsh and teases their next album. Read more

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Texas trio radiates charm and good times in Back Room performance. Read more

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Chris Shiflett trades arenas for intimate venues on his current tour. Read more

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Fiction writers Taylor Jenkins Reid and Chuck Klosterman are coming to Milwaukee. Read more


The genre-busting “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks” party-band Southern Culture on the Skids plays at The Back Room @ Colectivo on July 11. Read more

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The Dream Syndicate and Eleventh Dream Day performed in Colectivo’s Back Room and brought back alt-rock classics. Read more

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The Dream Syndicate with special guest Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day play The Back Room at Colectivo on May 30—a date to definitely circle on the calendar. Read more

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Lady Lamb singer/songwriter Aly Spaltro discusses her Zen approach to songwriting on her latest record. Read more

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“We allow people to tell about the most intense or meaningful or revelatory moments in their lives. Some of the stories are hilarious, some of the stories are scary and some are really beautiful and tear-jerking.” Read more



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Elton John brings his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum—a highlight of music events this week in Milwaukee. Read more

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The Australian indie-rock band made their Milwaukee premiere with a raw, high-energy performance of hits off their debut album Read more

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The Moth Story Slam may not be a typical comedy shows, but expect to laugh in between having your deepest emotions tugged on. Read more


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A curfew awkwardly cut the indie rocker’s set short Thursday night at the Back Room at Colectivo. Read more

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On his latest tour, Har Mar Superstar pays tribute to Sam Cooke by keeping his shirt on. Read more

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NextGen America hosts a gubernatorial candidate debate targeted toward young voters, and the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission offers a free listening session to find out more about being an immigrant in Milwaukee. Read more

Saving Our Democracy


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The iconic former Pavement frontman stayed true to his laidback ways at Saturday night’s sold-out show. Read more

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For many in the crowd, the intimate show was the first chance to hear material from Damien Jurado’s newest album, The Horizon Just Laughed. Read more

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On Dead Horses’ deeply personal third album, singer-songwriter Sarah Vos attempts to reconcile childhood traumas. Read more

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“I was one of those girls who was called ‘intense,’” Mitski quipped. “But it got me here, so…” Read more

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