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Winners in the Milwaukee Music category for Best of Milwaukee 2018 including subcategories like Best Electronic Artist, Best Vocalist, Best Metal Band and more. Read more

Best of Milwaukee 2018

The divisive metal band demonstration their soft power and unwavering emotion at their return to Milwaukee. Read more

Concert Reviews

Melodic and monolithic, the Scottish doom-metal band King Witch makes its full-length debut with Under the Mountain, and this one’s a doozy. Read more

Album Reviews

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Concert Reviews

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

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.. Read more

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

Concert Reviews


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

Concert Reviews

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Music Feature

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

Music Feature

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

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. Read more

Concert Reviews

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The Body

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

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. Read more

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 .. Read more

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