Blackberry Smoke

The sorrow most associated with country and bluegrass is more often derived from romantic heartbreak and sentimentality than the sadness Joseph Huber proffers on The Suffering Stage. Read more

Album Reviews

Brett Newski releases a cheerful new album and The Jayhawks and The Naked and Famous return to the city while Bay View welcomes an unusual new venue. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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Blackberry Smoke brought back the spirit of classic Southern rock Thursday night at the Eagles Ballroom. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Milwaukee bands The Bang Bang, Platinum Boys and Soup Moat celebrate new releases this week. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

A very large crowd had come to the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre. A quick look out across the theatre during Brian Vaughn’s opening speech confirmed only scattered single seats available. It was opening night of the Milwaukee Rep’s Pride and Preju.. Read more


When Eric Haywood left Milwaukee in 1994 to pursue a career as a music video director, Atlanta made perfect sense as a destination. Several Milwaukee rappers and hip-hoppers made the trek to Atlanta in wake of Speech, who was enjoying the peak of.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Missy Higgins @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Endlesslycompared to Sarah McLachlan and Vanessa Carlton because, w,This Week in Milwaukee, Blackberry Smoke, Shank Hall, Turner hall, Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

While diverse stylistic range is often the hallmark of profound musical study, sometimes there’s something equally admirable about cornering and perfecting a specific niche. That’s the path taken by Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke, who’ve wholehearted... Read more

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