Prog Rock

Nick Beggs began his musical career as the bass player in Kajagoogoo and co-wrote that band’s 1983 smash single “Too Shy." Nearly a quarter-century later, he’s built a diverse more

Jul 3, 2017 3:32 PM Album Reviews

On Neotolian Song, the duo at the heart of Neotolia (born in Turkey but living in Boston) frame musical traditions of their homeland in late-20th-century settings that suggest everything from ethereal prog rock to the exoticism of Dead Can ... more

May 2, 2017 1:30 PM Album Reviews

Keyboardist Jeffrey Konkol recently released Tales from the Electric Ocean, a solo album recorded under the name Thoughtstorm. If the title of this instrumental blend of electronic soundscapes, prog rock and classical music sounds similar t... more

Nov 22, 2016 4:02 PM Album Reviews

It’s possible to describe Mortgage Freeman’ssophomore album Streetcrusher in asingle word: busy. Using one word to describe an album this bountiful, however,almost feels like an insult, since brevity has nothing to do with this record’sprog-ad.. more

Nov 3, 2014 11:00 AM On Music

On the new CD by Milwaukee’s Into Arcadia, subdued grooves—that nevertheless veer toward the martial—mesh with chordal gauze and sheen as singer-guitarist Otto Ohlsson soul baringly wails in existential despair. They may more

Jul 24, 2013 12:36 AM Album Reviews

Though it will always claim a diehard following, prog-rock remains one of music’s most maligned genres, dismissed by rock purists who reflexively turn up their noses at any composition that smacks of overwork or indulgence. more

Apr 10, 2013 12:13 AM Local Music

Opera singers train on a standard set of 26 arias composed for 26 separate Italian operas in all the styles that have arisen since the form was invented in the Renaissance. Milwaukee Opera Theatre, with a new vision and energy, will present... more

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM Classical Music

#1: By Jason Alba, Courtesty of "Jason, you have to remember one thing. HR can smell blood from a mile away."&nb ,News more

Nov 14, 2008 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

A Woodstock, N.Y., band with a search-engine-defying name, 3—or is it spelled Three The End Is Begun ,Today in Milwaukee more

Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Not unlike Marjane Satrapi from the graphic novel and film Persepolis, Iranianguitarist P The Nation ,CD Reviews more

Feb 6, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews

WMSE is the rare radio station where the programming actually becomes better during pledge drives. During its on-air drive, WMSE DJs host all manner of special and themed shows, and break out music rare even by the station's already esoteric stand.. more

Dec 31, 1969 11:00 PM On Music