Bay View Bash


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Provocative Mexican alt-rock band headlined this year’s Bayview Bash. Read more

Down by Music

Dear Ruthie forgoes her advice column this week in order to share a plethora of late-summer bashes, shows, festivals and more taking place this week. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Bay View Bash is back, along with Neidhoefer, Les Filles de Illighadad, Bristlehead and the Queen-inspired musical ‘We Will Rock You.’ Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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The new Milwaukee Bucks arena hosts its first comedy show, while Bay View hosts one of the city’s great neighborhood festivals. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Dear Ruthie gives advice to a reader and shares events of interest to Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community for the week of Sept. 12-19. Read more

Dear Ruthie

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The unconventional Brooklyn musician and Nick Cave collaborator headlines the Bay View Bash’s Rush-Mor Records stage Saturday night. Read more

Music Feature

Ruthie answers a question from a reader with an old but legitimate work grudge. Exciting upcoming events include: Street Eats at Catalano Square, Sept. 15; Bay View Bash, Sept. 16; Steer Queer “Byke" Ride at Sprocket Café, Sept. 17; Hurr... Read more

Dear Ruthie

On the docket this week: A couple of big comedians, a ton of indie-rock, a tattoo convention and one enormous Bay View street party. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

“I think there should be more bands with kids our age. It inspires people.” Read more

Local Music

Amid heavenly weather, The Pukes, Brain-Bats, Bad Grades, B Justice and Urban Waste delivered some invigoratingly loud music to the Bay View Bash. Read more

Concert Reviews

The Bay View Bash, Rock The Green and Doors Open Milwaukee highlight another beautiful September weekend in Milwaukee. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s first mental asylum was founded in 1860. This was a time when women were institutionalized for behaving in ways that were simply unacceptable to men. Not exactly a pleasant point in history, but it needs to be acknowledged. Co-Operat.. Read more


The Bay View Bash and Global Union keep Bay View busy, while Calexico, Beach House and Viet Cong keep indie-rock fans happy. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Bob Mould, Foster the People, Bay View Bash and more! Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

I can’t pull myself away from the television. From “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” to “Snapped” marathons and “Quacker Factory” specials on QVC Read more

Hear Me Out

Sorry this is just now being posted. I was in Madison for the night last night and couldn't access the blog mobile-y. Here's the thing - this story is so damn jumbled I'm not sure I can write you a coherent post about it. The entire thing is bas.. Read more

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While staying true to its roots as a working-class, residential neighborhood, over the last decade Bay View has emerged as one of Milwaukee's most fashionable... Read more

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