I clap my hands as H2Bro takes the stage, but in an instant myapplause is drowned out by the hollers and shrieks of the fans of “Wisconsin’smost hydrated cover band.” Brothers Willy and Billy McHydro pose withcharismatic smirks behin.. Read more



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It’s always a pleasure being able to go and review a show with my daughter Amalia. As she is only in the shadow of a half a decade old, there aren’t that many opportunities to bring her to the theater. Thankfully, First Stage has a series of k.. Read more


The Shepherd Express is proud to present the 23rd edition of the original, largest and most coveted Best of Milwaukee Readers’ Choice Awards. There is no one better than Read more

Best of Milwaukee

  There was not any mention of it in Mark Bucher's curtain speech this past weekend. At least, not on Saturday night. His production of The Last Romance will be one of the final show was staged at the Boulevard Theatre. Somewhere in the mix of thi.. Read more


In a city chock-full of outdoor festivals, the first one typically signals the unofficial start to summer and the official confirmation to commence the partying. Due to the cancellation of RiverSplash's weekend-long ruckus a few... Read more

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It's not entirely clear what the annual South By Southwest music festival accomplishes anymore. Once an industry shindig where buzz bands played in hopes of landing a record deal, the four-day event (10 days, counting the film and interacti... Read more

Music Feature

If Eileen Worman's medical problems are somewhat unusual, the financial problems that followed have become altogether too familiar. A Milwaukee musician who played keyboards in several local bands in the '80s, Worman has endured three years... Read more

Local Music

Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke barely made it through the Democratic primary in September and now faces the Republican candidate for Milwaukee County sheriff, Steven Duckhorn, on the Nov. 2 ballot. Duckhorn is a 16-year... Read more

News Features 5 Comments

The Milwaukee Brewers complete their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight with a 7:10 p.m. game. Read more

Today in Milwaukee

At the peak of last decade’s zombie revival, George Romero returned to his Night of the Living Dead franchise for 2005’s Land of the Dead , which he followed with two quick, lower-budget sequels: 2007’s Diary of the Read more

Today in Milwaukee

In the Boulevard Theatre’s season-opening production of Fourplay: 4 Comedies of Seduction , four romantic comedy shorts by four different playwrights play out on a nearly empty stage. Three brisk contemporary comedies exploring teen Read more

Today in Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Inova/Kenilworth Gallery remains quiet on a Friday afternoon. An Art History graduate student, Neil Gasparka, watches over the back gallery in solitude. His art history degree focuses on contemporary art,.. Read more

Visual Arts

Just as I was beginning to think that turning 34 years of age was going to happen on an otherwise uneventful weekend, I get word of a new show that’s been announced by Bite Theatre—the newest company in town. On the first weekend after winter.. Read more


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Art for Art's Sake

In a review that reads largely like a preview for the upcoming Volcano Choir album, Pitchfork's Grayson Currin gave a strong 8.0 to Milwaukee drummer Jon Mueller's Physical Changes, writing that its a rare experimental album with potential mass ap.. Read more

On Music

This Week in Milwaukee Friday, Dec. 26 Oh My God w/ Guido's Racecar @ The Cactus Club, 10 p.m.,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

   Listening to "Rev," the first song on the Elusive Parallelograms' n and everything changes ,Local Music Read more

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Malcolm Michileslooks out his apartment window. It has begun to snow, and he studiesit, Sports Illustrated ,Local Music Read more

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