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Blues/rock/funk singer-guitarist Ana Popovic has released a new studio album, produced and co-written by Keb’ Mo’, and will be at Shank Hall on June 11 with her six-piece touring band. Read more

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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

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The Chicago blues ensemble demonstrated their charisma and showmanship Friday night at Shank Hall. Read more

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The Milwaukee blues ensemble teamed with veteran blues producer Tom Hambridge for their latest LP, Charmed & Dangerous. Read more

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The veteran Milwaukee blues guitarist’s new group modernizes the classic organ-trio sound. Read more

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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

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The Shepherd Express and the Hunger Task Force will host Bacon, Bourbon & Blues on Friday, Sept. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at The Cooperage in Walker's Point. Read more

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Backed by Fun Trio members Bob Welsh on piano/guitar and Willy Jordan on percussion/vocals, the album’s 10 cuts don’t break new ground so much as they effectively revisit the classic blues style that swept up 75-year-old Bishop back in the 1950s. Read more

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Jethro Tull founder-flautist Ian Anderson culled through 50 years of releases for this three-CD set, a well-chosen collection representing the band from the beginning through almost now. Read more

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David Bromberg may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of, but his impact on contemporary music is undeniable. Read more

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Just one year after their inconspicuous Summerfest debut, bluesy Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet return with considerably more buzz. Read more

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Despite its unassuming location behind an Olive Garden, the Granville Blues and Jazz Festival didn't skimp on Midwestern talent. Read more

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Joe Jordan, Tonight Only, NuBlu and Altered Five Blues Band will all perform at the second annual Granville Blues & Jazz Fest, happening June 23-24. Read more

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On Three for the Road, 84-year-old English blues icon John Mayall proves that he can still pound the keyboards and blow the harp as well as ever. Read more

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The great contemporary country-blues artist Charlie Parr manages a trick of sly self-portraiture on Dog, which feels like his most personal album yet while his empathic picture painting always rings authentic. Read more

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Milwaukee blues-singer Gerome Durham’s singing is a comfy fit to commercial Southern soul aspirations as heard on his latest release. Read more

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Mr. J’s Lounge is an immaculate gem of a space featuring a Spartan, albeit excellent, menu and some of the best rotations of live jazz, blues and R&B in town. Read more

Short Order

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Reenergized by his Grammy win this year, the 83-year-old blues survivor reflects on a career spent breaking barriers. Read more

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While there’s nothing as outwardly commercial as “Blew Up (The House)" from 2013’s Fight for My Soul on Signs, the singer and guitar slinger Jonny Lang proves that he can still make the blues accessible for newbies. Read more

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Conor Oberst, Jay Som and ZZ Top prepare for big shows, while Rock the Green showcases its biggest lineup yet. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Altered Five Blues Band releases its fourth album, Charmed & Dangerous on the national label Blind Pig with notable producer Tom Hambridge. Read more

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