Milwaukee folkie Samso charms on his eponymous debut effort. Read more

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Sadly, a gaping hole appeared in the Summerfest schedule when Megadeth cancelled its July 4 amphitheater show. However, there are plenty of other great acts to see including indie rocker Courtney Barnett and hip-hop from Vic Mensa. Read more

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The powerful music of Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen updated The Beatles and U2. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Holy Pinto’s Aymen Saleh never planned to move to Milwaukee, but the British emo-pop songwriter is glad it worked out that way. Read more

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Kurt Vile admits his last show in Milwaukee wasn’t his best. He promises to make up for it this time around. Read more

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The Australian indie-rock band made their Milwaukee premiere with a raw, high-energy performance of hits off their debut album Read more

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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry discusses her songwriting and the glossier sound of the band’s latest album, “Love is Dead.” Read more

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Frankie Cosmos’s Greta Kline discusses the unlikely inspirations behind her songs. Read more

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The long-running Milwaukee indie-rock band announced its breakup. Read more

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The indie-rocker describes her acclaimed new album “Historian” as a song cycle of loss, perseverance and, ultimately, optimism. Read more

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The personable electro-pop duo delivered a set fit for the hugest festival stages at their kinetic Pabst Theater show this weekend. Read more

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“It is an overwhelming sad honor,” Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner says of bonding with listeners through traumatic experiences. Read more

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The Milwaukee duo's gleefully unromantic new EP flaunts some seriously great songwriting. Read more

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The Nashville indie-rock outfit shared some all-too-relatable songs Sunday afternoon for a rapt crowd. Read more

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Fourteen years into their reunion, the reinvigorated indie-rock legends returned to Milwaukee with a renewed sense of purpose. Read more

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Ahead of the band’s show at Summerfest, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor talks about their latest album and reflects on their New York roots. Read more

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Surgeons in Heat’s endearingly odd third album “Bored Immortals” is the result of some unusual studio tinkering. Read more

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In a wide-ranging interview, Hop Along singer Francis Quinlan discusses songwriting, John Steinbeck, Built to Spill, the Bible and painting. Read more

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The iconic former Pavement frontman stayed true to his laidback ways at Saturday night’s sold-out show. Read more

Concert Reviews

The veteran indie-rock band will make their long-awaited return to Milwaukee July 31 at the Riverside Theater. Read more

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