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


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. 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. 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. more

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

Concert Reviews

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. more


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. 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. 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. 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. more

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

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Several documentaries have just been released on DVD or Blu-ray, including Kansas vs. Darwin, Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary, I Am the Blues and Alive and Kicking. more

Home Movies

Thelonious Monk’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses was recorded for the 1960 French film of that name and somehow slipped through the cracks of history. Monk was at a peak during the session, conjuring memories of the blues and turning jazz into Cu... more

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“It seemed good to make an album of hits that maybe no one had ever heard before," the blues singer says of her latest. more

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Paul Kaye was so dedicated to blues that he left New York City and planted roots in Chicago. That dedication is evidenced on his debut album, Playin’ It Cool. Kaye nor his Cartel aren’t reinventing any wheels on Cool, but it’s worth some le... more

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