Larry Penn

Anodyne Coffee was the site for remembering a prominent Milwaukee activist-musician. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Latin arts are honored with a Día de los Muertos celebration in Kenosha and a homage to Juan Gabriel by Jarabe Mexicano. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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Pusha T and Too Short anchor big rap bills, while the weekend-long Holiday Folk Fair International kicks off the holiday season. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s iconoclastic Renaissance man, Rod Eglash, has recently published his memoir, The Ego of Eggo. Read more


Off the Cuff with Brett Kemnitz of The Coffee House, an organization that, since 1967, has been a nucleus of social activism and a performance space for acoustic musicians and poets. Read more

Off the Cuff

Milwaukee old-time music advocate Lil’ Rev leads a tribute to a legendary labor activist. Read more

Local Music

Boris and Doris attended a Local First Milwaukee Buy Local Gift Fair and other holiday events. Read more

Happening Now

Milwaukee’s folk scene lost one of its fixtures thisweek. A staple of local stages and union rallies for decades, singer-songwriterLarry Penn passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. “He was loved in many different communities,” said .. Read more

On Music

Milwaukee folkie Howard Lewis, aka Embedded Reporter, was probably inspired by Phil Ochs (but with a subtler touch), as well as musical funnyman Stan Freberg. Local News has many charms, among them a vocal tone Read more

Album Reviews

A few days ago the Milwaukee Bucks, playing without center Andrew Bogut, were on the brink of knocking the No. 3 team in the Eastern Conference out of the NBA playoffs. But the Bucks' shooting went cold, the Atlanta Hawks' competitive fire ... Read more

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Lollapalooza formally announced its 2010 lineup today, and it's characteristically fantastic. As rumored, main stage headliners will include Green Day and Lady Gaga, as well as the requisite look-which-'90s-alt-band-reunited act, in this case Soun.. Read more

On Music

In an era when most singer-songwriters rarely travel farther then the distance between the War Stories ,CD Reviews Read more

Album Reviews

   Thenumber of worthwhile albums that memorialize politicians can probably be Songs for Frank Zeidler ,CD Reviews Read more

Album Reviews