New Year's Eve


Photo courtesy of The Ambassador Hotel

This year, the Ambassador Hotel is planning “A Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve” and their annual New Year’s Eve party is shaping up to be “The Bee’s Knees.” It will be a night filled with live music, dancing, gaming and a variety of great food and drink. Read more


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The uplifting Milwaukee synth-pop band ushered in 2018 with three sets and guests including Lex Allen, a string section and a dance troupe. Read more

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Jim Gaffigan is sitting this New Year’s Eve out, but you can always YouTube his Hot Pocket routine on the way to one of these events instead. Read more

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Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

“Guys like me don’t get nominated for Grammys,” Milwaukee native Chris Vos thought after his blues-rock band’s Best Contemporary Blues Album. Read more

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Fresh starts in life can happen at any time, so the whole mythology of the “New Years’ Resolution” is kind of a set-up. How can you make some resolutions without quickly failing at them all? Read more

On the Couch

Ahead of their Turner Hall Ballroom NYE gig, the Milwaukee synth-pop favorites release a hard-edged new track. Read more

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21 Savage

The truth is expectations are pretty low for rappers touring the club circuit. All they have to do is show up, perform a few songs for a crowd that’s been very much primed to enjoy them, then enjoy a fairly generous paycheck—it’s possible to be in.. Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, this old year 2016 is practically expired and I’m thinking the less said about it the better. Try as I might, I can’t t,Art for Art's Sake Read more

Art for Art's Sake

Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is a remembrance of the year past with a hopeful eye towards the one to come. But, if you can’t wait for this awful year to end and are dreading whatever is lurking just past the horizon, all the more reason to... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we dig into our favorite Milwaukee albums of the year. It's always one of our favorite shows to do, and this year l.. Read more

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On Thursday, Milwaukee County District Attorney charged former MPD officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown with one felony for fatally shooting Sylville Smith in the Sherman Park neighborhood in August.Here's the criminal complaint:STATE OF WISCONSIN, pla.. Read more

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Theconcert documentary The Last Waltz begins with a song from the end of theperformance, an encore of “Don’t Do It.” Clearly, director Martin Scorsesewasn’t just trying to be clever. As he conceived it, The Last Waltz was.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Earlier this month producers Chris Siegel of KIINGs and Strehlow of Noh Life landed a Radio Milwaukee Music Award for their summer jam "This is How." For their latest joint track, the two have tapped a similarly sunny feel. Recorded with singer Si.. Read more

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Justin Gaar admits to “a heavy dose ofskepticism” when he accepted a job editing footage purporting to show UFOactivity around Monterey, Calif. Hour after hour of footage, shot obsessively byChristo Roppolo, who turns out to.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

It’s hard to find anyone in downtown Milwaukee as excited for Christmas as Anna Lardinois, founder and guide of the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Tour. It’s certainly easy enough to spot Lardinois, dressed in a full-onSanta’s elf costume as she lea.. Read more

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Audiome>Listen to the latest PressureCast on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play or Direct Link.VideoLet us know what you think. Leave us a voice or text message at 954-947-7377, email us at or tweet at us @PressureCastPod Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Summerfest's most frequent Marcus Amphitheater headliner is coming back for more. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are returning to play the venue for not one but two shows this summer, as part of a 34-date 40th anniversary tour Petty announced on .. Read more

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“Doyou even care about your future?” a high school counselor asks. The Land openswith a sequence of troubled students shuffling through her office, respondingwith aggressive apathy. The question of what’s in store for The L.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood