Brett Newski


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Following Courtney Barnett’s Summerfest performance, an astute listener suggested, “This is what Nirvana would sound like had they existed in 2019 and their front man was a woman from Australia.” Read more

Concert Reviews


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Nomadic Milwaukee songwriter Brett Newski is always looking for new ways to stand out. Read more

Local Music

Even as his profile has grown and he's shared stages with bands like the Violent Femmes, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Brett Newski has stayed true to his busker roots. Read more

On Music

Drawing from some of the hookiest sounds of '90s alternative, Newski's "The Stars Are as Good as a Nightlight" features some of his catchiest songs yet. Read more

On Music

The Violent Femmes have always saved some of their best concerts for their home state. Last time the trio launched a tour of small Wisconsin theaters, they got a live album out of it, 1999's Viva Wisconsin. Read more

On Music

Milwaukee Psych Fest is back for three days, while the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery kicks off the summer street party season a little early. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

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

For his jovial latest EP, Brett Newski teamed with producer Victor DeLorenzo “to make some rock ’n’ roll songs.” Read more

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Brett Newski imposed strict limitations on himself while working on his latest album, American Folk Armageddon, which he recorded at Shane Hochstetler’s Howl Street Read more

Local Music

This article is about a band that does not exist. Last month Loup released their posthumous, self-titled debut album on Bandcamp through Milwaukee’s Breadking Collective. According to frontman Brandon Miller, the functionally disbanded grou... Read more

Music Feature

Sometimes a two-hour concert feels like being transported on a long, rich journey. Such was the case at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening in the vast expanses of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and Act I of Wagner’s Die... Read more

Classical Music