Folk Music

Lil Rev’s latest release is backed with a full complement of musicians, all of them Milwaukee notables. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:43 PM Album Reviews

The Milwaukee-based Zach Pietrini Band has partnered with local distillery Twisted Path for their Songs & Spirits Living Room Tour, which kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 5. more

Aug 1, 2017 1:34 PM Local Music

We can fetishize the imperfect in art, particularly in music. Patrick O’Laoghaire certainly does on Beneath a Yellow Moon, his first long-player as I Have a Tribe: the squeak of a floorboard or the inadvertently bent last note of a bass cod... more

Oct 25, 2016 2:11 PM Album Reviews

The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need gathers 30 original recordings that shed light on America’s folk music tradition—and its offshoots. more

Dec 28, 2014 7:45 PM Album Reviews

As you drive into Plains states like South Dakota, chances are that you’ll come across barren wilderness like the Badlands, with nothing but seeming desolation for miles. A variety of animals call these areas home, including more

Jul 24, 2013 1:06 AM Local Music

There’s nothing like a crowd to drive ambitious souls in new directions. So while the Brooklyn quintet Punch Brothers is a string band with a long collective pedigree in roots music, they’re also notable for their skill more

Jan 21, 2013 2:43 PM Music Feature

Genuine local folk culture, including folk music, was more common in pre-World War II America before television and the accelerating pace of communication leveled distinctions. Associates of the Library of Congress, especially the more

Jan 10, 2013 11:22 AM Books

The title track of Bob Dylan’s remarkable, 35th studio album delves into the sinking of the Titanic with the innovatively poetic songwriting style developed by Dylan in the ’60s and brought into the 21st... more

Sep 20, 2012 1:10 PM Album Reviews

Getting hitched to a band mate unquestionably has its advantages. For one, spending time together on tour is better than being apart for weeks at a time. Plus, it's an easy talking point for interviewers, allowing them to dig deeper into a ... more

May 2, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

Many people from generations young or yet unborn at the time of the documentary Pete Seeger: Live inAustralia 1963 might find his music a bit drowsy. Dressed in a quasi-proletarian gnarly cable sweater and dockside shoes, Seeger comes across as a.. more

Apr 9, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

  Two mainstays of any state fair’s entertainment line-up are Christian m American Teen ,Today in Milwaukee more

Aug 7, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

December 06, 2007 Ifreports of a "folk music revival" are correct, Mia D BeadStyle ,CD Reviews more

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM Album Reviews

That's like calling it David Duchovny's siganture show...The big news today: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing Showtime over the title of their David Duchovny series "Californication." The lawsuit alleges unfair competition, dilution of .. more

Nov 20, 2007 5:00 AM On Music