Herbie Hancock

For two ecstatic hours, Hancock and his intergenerational compatriots blended jazz, R&B, funk and hip-hop into an experience that was as unclassifiable as it was triumphant. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Janet Jackson, Kesha, Pinegrove and Girlpool highlight a week of big concerts in Milwaukee. Read more

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In advance of Don Cheadle’s biographical film on Miles Daviscomes the release of Miles Ahead: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack . Cheadle,who directs as well as stars as the jazz innovator, chose to mingle some newmusic recor.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Jaco Pastorius made his name as a jazz-fusion bassist but his influence reverberated well beyond those circles. Along with home movies and concert footage, Robert Trujillo Presents Jaco includes testimonials by everyone from Herbie Hancock ... Read more

Home Movies

On April 26th, 2014 a group of corporate-backed excavatorsand a horde of journalists gathered in the town of Almogordo, New Mexico to digup a landfill which reportedly contained thousands of unsold copies of E.T. TheExtra-Terrestrial for the At.. Read more

Happening Now

Miles Davis enjoyed a long tenure with the annual Newport Jazz Festival. At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 collects performances from that event. Read more

Album Reviews

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Video Games are Dumb


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Axiom Verge is a rare breed of video game. While many titles borrow aesthetic and gameplay elements from their peers, Axiom fully embraces it’s influences in an effort to recreate a prior work. In a word, it’s a homage. Anyone familiar with the .. Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Bruce Springsteen’s adulatory address at U2’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is reprinted as the introduction to this band biography. His remarks about their search “for the same kind of combustible force that fueled the expa... Read more


The Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio, a live amalgam of R&B, hip-hop and jazz taking... Read more

A&E Feature

The Basilica of St. Josaphat is one of the few public places in Milwaukee that conjures the city’s soul, past and present. Awe-inspiring as it is, performances in the Basilica are chancy, to say the least. Unaccompanied choral music works b... Read more

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One of life’s immutable truths is that once you find your groove, everything else seems effortless and free. Credit Herbie Hancock for being the master teacher of that truth.The 70-year-old, Chicago-born, multiple-Grammy-winning jazz pianis... Read more

Concert Reviews

Herbie Hancock emerged as one of the great pianists of the post-bop era while supporting Miles Davis. By the ’70s, Hancock was a respected solo artist and leader of the jazz-fusion movement, recording the 1973 masterwork Head Hunters Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Quentin Tarantino’s violent, iconoclastic epic Inglourious Basterds posits an alternate history of World War II where Jews bring down Hitler’s Third Reich. The 2009 film became Tarantino’s highest grossing to date, drawing huge audiences Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Imagine a jazz CD by piano virtuoso Herbie Hancock that isn’t entirely—or, in this case, even primarily—instrumental and you’ll have a sense of where The Imagine Project is going. But it takes repeated listening to understand how f Read more

Album Reviews

Joni Mitchell may bemore revered by jazz players than by her pop-music peers. PianistHer River: the joni letters, ,CD Reviews Read more

Album Reviews

Pssst, gamblers: Want to know how to which disc that Grammys will crown Album of the Year for future reference? It’s easy: Examine the list of those nominated, and pick the least relevant one. This year, the award show that once gave a Steel.. Read more

On Music

The Danger were born of Kenosha's rigid punk scene, but soonrelocated to Milwaukee to exp A Northern City Shift ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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