Dave Lombardo discusses his transition to hardcore and why Mike Patton puts cookie-monster vocalists to shame. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:42 PM Music Feature

With the release of Superbitch, Milwaukee’s Black Belt Theatre concoct a welcome tonic countering the emotional direness of current commercial radio hard music. more

Aug 29, 2017 2:58 PM Album Reviews

It was another chaotic day of piercings, anger, activism and ignored "No Crowd Surfing" signs at the Warped Tour's annual Milwaukee stop. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:41 AM Concert Reviews

“I don’t like young people," Melvins leader King Buzzo says, as he discusses the band’s ambitious new double album. more

Jul 11, 2017 1:45 PM Music Feature


One of the reasons Brewers fans have taken so quickly to Eric Thames—aside, of course, from his historical April, his ridiculous production, his movie-caliber redemption story, incredible beard, genial personality and all that—is that he genuinely.. more

May 12, 2017 8:30 PM On Music 1 Comments

Patience was key to last night’s concert from black metal innovators Deafheaven, which only featured eight songs. more

Mar 20, 2017 12:04 AM Concert Reviews


Four varied Milwaukee bands proved that metal heads have a sense of humor about the music they love. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:54 AM Concert Reviews

The Milwaukee band Sacred put a contemporary spin on aggressive ’90s rock. more

Dec 6, 2016 2:52 PM Local Music

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James indulges his psychedelic side, while a bunch of local blues players get the old gang back together. more

Nov 22, 2016 4:05 PM This Week in Milwaukee


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The experimental jazz trio Noh Band pushed their sound to metal-esque extremes for a sold-out show at the Sugar Maple. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:02 PM Concert Reviews

The Chicago stoner-thrash outfit Oozing Wound plays the Riverwest Public House on Thursday, Oct. 13 with Platinum Boys, Christmas Bride and Powerwagon. more

Oct 11, 2016 3:39 PM Music Feature

A planned reunion of Megadeth’s classic lineup didn’t work out quite the way that Dave Muscatine hoped. more

Oct 4, 2016 3:30 PM Music Feature

The Milwaukee punk label Triple Eye Industries celebrates its two-year anniversary with two nights of shows at the Cactus Club. more

Aug 23, 2016 3:15 PM Local Music

A modest but reverential crowd turned out to see the cult Texas metal trio King’s X deliver their complicated take on the genre. more

Jun 28, 2016 10:00 AM Concert Reviews

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The Body

The Body, The Old Northwest, Owlscry, metal, Quarter's more

Jun 6, 2016 2:04 PM Concert Reviews


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Cult metal heroes Voivod got an assist from Die Kreuzen vocalist Dan Kubinski at a packed Metal Grill concert. more

Feb 26, 2016 10:00 AM Concert Reviews


All ages venues come and go. It's what they do. Most fizzle out almost immediately, as the organizers run afoul of city codes or realize the difficulty of keeping a DIY operation in the black, and even the successful ones tend to have short shelf .. more

Feb 19, 2016 3:00 PM On Music

The Milwaukee quartet Volcanos drew from their long histories in the D.I.Y. scene for their heavy self-titled debut LP. more

Jan 26, 2016 4:56 PM Music Feature

Mercy Isle will celebrate their debut EP Friday, Oct. 30 at The Metal Grill in Cudahy. more

Oct 27, 2015 9:16 PM Local Music


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If Ministry's ribcage-rattling show at the Rave Saturday was meant as a farewell, it was a fittingly unsentimental one. more

Jun 1, 2015 10:00 AM Concert Reviews