Lil Rev

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

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Lil’ Rev and Josh Fox join Penny and Dave Fox in a night of folk-blues. Read more

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Starting with ¡paLABra!, Jefferson Starship and Abby Jeanne, there are many opportunities to go out this week in Milwaukee. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

David Luhrssen, Bruce Cole and Phillip Naylor, editors of 'Milwaukee Rock and Roll, 1950-2000: A Reflective History,' will discuss their book at Boswell Book Co. on Dec. 19. Read more



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Local club owners reflect on their long careers in promoting music. Read more

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

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The Hawaiian roots of this populist instrument are honored in a day-long event. Read more

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

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Lil’ Rev’s latest album, Claw and Hammer, focuses on ukulele and includes a mixture of vocal and instrumental numbers. Rev sings the material with more authority than ever, and is joined by a cohort of local friends including John and Mike ... Read more

Album Reviews

Multi-instrumentalist and Milwaukee native Lil’ Rev (Marc Revenson) is best known for his work with the ukulele. He will promote his latest book on the instrument, Essential Strums & Strokes for Ukulele: A Treasury of Strum-Hand Techniques,... Read more


Bucky Halker, Anywhere but Utah: The Songs of Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Lil’ Rev, Bay View Historical Society, Beulah Brinton House, David Cochran Read more

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

Local Music

Recent years have found folksinger Lil’ Rev as the principal torchbearer for Milwaukee’s ukulele revival. Read more

Local Music

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

Since the 1990s Lil’ Rev has been a mainstay of Milwaukee’s folkie Americana scene and in the ’00s, he became a leading figure in the nationwide ukulele subculture. 10th Anniversary collects tracks from a pair of old albums, Uke Town and Th... Read more

Album Reviews

Lil’ Rev has built an under-the-radar national musical career. Touring the U.S. by car, he plays a circuit of folk clubs and festivals and a string of house parties, elder homes and Jewish community centers; he’s released a dozen CDs and ei... Read more

Off the Cuff

On his 13th album, Milwaukee's beloved proponent of old-time Americana, Lil' Rev, places himself on new ground. It's his first collection of all-original songs and the first time he has recorded with a drummer. “I've usually been Read more

Album Reviews

As a prolific, nationally touring performer and recording artist for the past 15 years, Lil’ Rev has been among the busiest of Milwaukee musicians. Later this year Rev will release a CD with one of his local heroes, folk singer Larry Penn, ... Read more

Off the Cuff

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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