Jaill's Vincent Kircher and Lady Cannon's Martha Cannon team up for a wistful, tropical-tinged take on the holidays. Read more

On Music

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

Local Music

Eight bands from far-reaching corners of the Milwaukee music scene paid tribute to each other at an eventful concert. Read more

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A busy week brings Bryan Cranston, Brand New, Widespread Panic and Tegan and Sara through town. Read more

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Thursday’s supersized Milwaukee Day concert felt like several months’ worth of local shows stuffed into one. Read more

Concert Reviews


I’m not sure that anybody’s outright dismissed Jaill as a joke band before, but there’s always been a perception that the Milwaukee psych-pop band is, at the very least, less than serious. They carry themselves with an innate wryness, so it’s not .. Read more

On Music

Though their unlikely window as posterchildren for the Milwaukee music scene has closed, Jaill quietly had a great year, logging countless miles on the road behind their latest LP Brain Cream , one of the Milwaukee records of the year. There's mor.. Read more

On Music

From politically charged experimental hip-hop to free-spirited rock ’n’ roll, here are the 2015 Milwaukee albums you need to hear. Read more

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AlanLomax is associated with “discovering” Muddy Waters and documenting MississippiDelta blues, with field recordings from the American South and far-flungcountries. Who knew that he also roamed Minnesota, Michigan and Wisc.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Jaill’s latest album Brain Cream marks multiples firsts for the Milwaukee garage-pop band. Read more

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Surgeons in Heat’s lineup may have changed, but they stay true to their core sound on their latest album. Read more

Music Feature

Being the best holiday, Halloween often presents discerning concertgoers with some challenging decisions. Read more

Concert Reviews

Remember when Sat. Nite Duets debuted a few years ago and all anybody could do was compare them to Pavement? It seemed as apt a point of reference as any at the time, but it doesn't even begin to do justice to the hyped-up, jittery, shape-shifting.. Read more

On Music

It's no secret that baseball takes a distant backseat to football as America's sport of choice, and that's especially true here in Wisconsin, where the Packers' off-season vacation plans make bigger headlines than the Brewers even during the heigh.. Read more

Around MKE

The video for Jaill's jangly, deceptively spiteful new non-album single "Pointy Fingers"—their first with their latest latest latest lineup—hit the web yesterday, and with its Lynchian twist, it's a colorful trip through the space-time continuum (.. Read more

On Music

It was only two or three years ago that Milwaukee musicians were flocking to Austin’s SXSW music festival in droves, if not in hopes of capturing a little bit of press or industry excitement then at least for the experience of playing a few memora.. Read more

On Music

 Even winter has its “dog days,” and Milwaukee is in the slushy thick of them. Annoyingly low temperatures, mediocre pro basketball and a slow trickle of live music make these late-winter mon,None Read more

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Milwaukee's summer months bustle with so many festivals, block parties and concert series that it's impossible to catch every can't-miss event. It's an enchanting season but also profoundly maddening. With all that excitement packed into su... Read more

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