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Saving Our Democracy for the week of April 5-11, 2018—the Shepherd Express’ list of activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian actions and policies of President Donald ... more

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Bandmates and admirers of Peder Hedman paid tribute to his music at a joyous show that underscored what a rare talent he was. more

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Eight bands, all created by luck of the draw, made the most of their silly circumstances during All Messed Up’s eccentric annual showcase at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. more

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Old World Third Street welcomes a new vintage arcade bar, while Anodyne Coffee welcomes two sensational Milwaukee Americana acts. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a long history of LGBTQ poets, including two, Antler and Jeff Poniewaz, who served as the city’s poet laureate. more


A scroll through the Locust Street Festival’s 1991 program illustrates just how much, and how little, the festival has changed over the years. more

Music Feature

The first Rocket Paloma EP, Great, found singer Joanna Kerner bemoaning lost love and kvetching about frenemies. On Rocket Paloma’s four songs she’s a cagier, more cryptic observer of the relational goings-on around her, and sounds as if sh... more

Album Reviews

Talk about a curious double bill: a chamber string ensemble sharing the stage with a reggae-ska act? more

Local Music

A Milwaukee open-mic staple, Chris Haise credits trial and error for his efficiently folky debut EP. more

Local Music

The latest installment of “Milwaukee’s randomized musical experiment" yielded flute solos, mathy post punk, and covers of Afroman and Katy Perry. more

Concert Reviews

Some of Milwaukee’s finest roots, rock and country acts set out to honor the spirit of Gram Parsons at a marathon six-hour tribute show. more

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Poet’s Monday has been a steady home to a dizzying variety of different styles of thought and performance over the years. The venerable open mic/featured performer venue has been around for over thirty years, surviving the shut-down of a c.. more


The Dayna Clay Band will headline Linneman’s (1001 E. LocustSt.) April 25 Poet’s Monday . Theevent will benefit RAINN, the nationslargest anti-sexual assault organization, and The Kennedy Forum/One Mind, a mentalhealth nonprofit. Door.. more

Around MKE

“Rip Van Winkle Eyes” is an appropriate opening song for Kirk McFarlin’s self-titled CD. The drummer-multi-instrumentalist disappeared from music somewhere near the end of the last century and reemerged this month with his first solo pro... more

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The Tritonics channel the mellower sounds of reggae’s past on their John Sieger-produced debut LP. more

Local Music

Milwaukee songwriter Allen Coté describes his trilogy of “Sublimative Sessions” EPs as a series of stories. more

Music Feature

Milwaukee’s Young Revelators have beaten the sophomore album jinx. On All I See, the band’s roots remain firmly in ’70s-era blues rock, complete with tour de force slide guitar on some numbers along with Hendrix-style incendiary funk rock more

Album Reviews

Trolley’s latest album looks to the spirit of the ’60s, while borrowing a few tricks from today. more

Local Music


A stacked lineup at Linneman’s on Friday night proved why Halloween is the best holiday. more

Concert Reviews

“I only know how to party, that’s what I’m best at,” says Rio Turbo’s Joey Peterson. more

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