Norah Jones returned to her roots throughout her return to the Riverside Theater. more

Jun 5, 2017 10:31 AM Concert Reviews

If you can get past the cheesy cover and lead-off title track, you’ll discover that Life’s A Party—the new album from Milwaukee singer-songwriter/guitarist Jackie Brown and her band—is a smooth and sophisticated blend of catchy pop, rock an... more

May 16, 2017 3:36 PM Album Reviews

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Lex Allen produced his latest single "Never Look Back" out in Los Angeles, and it certainly sounds like it—it's the kind of slick, radio-minded, big-budget pop single that you won't find many Milwaukee artists attempting. That's in part because it.. more

May 5, 2017 4:40 PM On Music

The harp is seldom heard in contemporary rock or pop, but the instrument casts a bewitching spell over Amelia Romano’s debut album, New Perspectives, a fresh take on an ancient instrument. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:49 PM Album Reviews


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Windy City quintet The Flat Five looked to the bright folk, pop and rock of yesteryear during a loving near-capacity show. more

Jan 9, 2017 9:44 AM Concert Reviews

Milwaukee’s Max Devereaux is determined to keep releasing decadent, oddball pop albums, even if hardly anybody is listening more

Dec 20, 2016 2:44 PM Music Feature

The latest LP from the Milwaukee septet Gauss is an exhilarating blur of punk, math-rock and indie-pop. more

Nov 22, 2016 4:27 PM Music Feature

With his group Lyric Advisory Board, Allen Coté honored The Beatles to raise money for the families of the Pulse nightclub victims. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:19 PM Local Music



And just like that, NO/NO’s recorded output has doubled. Sound and Light is the Milwaukee dream-pop band’s first full-lengthalbum after a pair of brief, wonderful EPs, and this is historically wherebands stumble. Bands that sound fresh in small .. more

May 31, 2016 6:05 PM On Music


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“This might be the best show of the tour,” Carly Rae Jepsen remarked between songs. “Bob Saget is here!” more

Mar 14, 2016 8:00 AM Concert Reviews

More than a decade after their premature breakup, the Kenosha-based pop-rock band Rainy Day Crush is back with a new EP. more

Jan 12, 2016 3:57 PM Local Music

Trolley’s latest album looks to the spirit of the ’60s, while borrowing a few tricks from today. more

Dec 1, 2015 8:03 PM Local Music

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"No Exceptions"

Milwaukee songwriter Martha Cannon has been takingher time on a follow-up to her debut album as Lady Cannon, 2012’s biting Whiskey Dear . There’s stillmore waiting ahead: Lady Cannon's sophomore album, Ourselves in Time, Through Utility , won’t.. more

Sep 29, 2015 4:00 PM On Music

I love how the title sounds like an abstract performance art piece. 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is actually a contemporary 5-woman comedy written by Evan Linder and Andre Hobgood. Set in a community center basement in 1956, the show is 75 m.. more

Sep 15, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Milwaukee songwriter Max Devereaux nurses an achy heart on his latest album, How To Show Love. more

Sep 8, 2015 4:13 PM Local Music 2 Comments

One Direction, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Miller Park, pop, Green Bay Packers, Go Pack Go, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson more

Aug 26, 2015 8:00 AM Concert Reviews


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Testa Rosa took their time getting around to their third album, Testa Rosa III, but once the songs came, they came fast. more

Aug 25, 2015 8:43 PM Local Music

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Pop music is inherently divisive, particularly because of its culturalreverberations. So as Alt-J whizzed through a 70-minute set Wednesday night ata sold-out Riverside Theater, the band’s tendency to constantly shape-shiftresonated as a clever.. more

Jul 30, 2015 6:51 PM On Music

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Alt-J proved that they're on to something special Wednesday night, but also that there's still more work to be done. more

Jul 30, 2015 11:00 AM Concert Reviews

Charli XCX has what it takes to be one of pop’s biggest stars. She’s just not sure if that’s what she wants. more

Jul 28, 2015 8:49 PM Music Feature