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The Sam Llanas Band with Sean Williamson, Mike Hoffmann and Matt Rhyner performs at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn on Feb. 7. Read more

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Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center put forth cultural events, while the Tonic Tavern, Gobbler Theater, Riverwest Radio and Linneman’s Riverwest Inn prepare holiday concerts. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee


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

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Performers Paul McComas and Amee Binder tour with a version of Sam Shepard’s play, the tragic comedy ‘Fool for Love.’ Read more

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As Linneman’s Riverwest Inn hosts Old Earth and Acoustic Anarchy concerts, the Backstreet Boys, Guida and Penn & Teller play Milwaukee. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn hosts Howard Levy and a Bob Dylan show for the Alzheimer’s Association, while the first Canni Fest is starting. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Johnny G. is chasing his demons in his haunted voice and leaving a raw collection of songs in his wake. Read more

Album Reviews

Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Results varied as always at Linneman’s latest showcase of randomized bands, but as one act put it, “Fuck it all, we did our best.” Read more

Concert Reviews

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 ... Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

Album Reviews

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

Local Music

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

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