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Ackerson’s groups The 27 Various, Polara and BNLX were no strangers to Milwaukee clubs like The Unicorn, The Toad Café, Shank Hall and Club Garibaldi. Read more

Music Feature

Metal vocalist Lance King has come a long ways since his days of playing T.A. Vern's in the early '90s with the Minneapolis-based band Gemini. Over 21 years, he has fronted several other bands (most notably, Balance of Power)... Read more

Album Reviews

It seems almost quaint to think there was a time not that long ago where most Americans thought about rap and hip-hop in terms of an East Coast/West Coast binary. To be sure, even then it wasn't representative of the whole picture, but in t... Read more

Concert Reviews

Ghosts, the third album from the young Minneapolis band One For The Team, is part break-up record, loaded with all the recriminations that term connotes, and part escapist fantasy about befriending a ghost. It’s a bittersweet pairing: Having a spi.. Read more

On Music

Speaking as someone who has been forced to see a lot of touring shows coming-in from New York, it’s always nice to see smaller touring shows coming through town from other places. It would even be nice to see one of these shows some time . . . al.. Read more


With the end of the school year approaching, there are a number of student projects that are making it to the stage in the next several weeks. Here are a couple of highlights:As a part of its Alternative Theatre Festival, Marquette University is p.. Read more


Insurgent Theatre took its recent production on the road punk-style, performing Paint the Paint the Town ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

  Who knew that in 1889 an anti-Chinese riot broke out in Milwaukee after a pair of l Chinese Milwaukee ,Books Read more


Joining a growing Midwestern tradition of infusing otherwise tried-and-true genres with an indie-electro sensibility, Minneapolis' Ruby Isle, who play the Cactus Club tonight at 9 p.m., utilize particularly,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee