It's been four years since we last heard new music from the elusive Milwaukee post-punk outfit, but now they've shared the first taste of their upcoming album. more

Mar 15, 2018 9:21 AM On Music


Illustration: Melissa Lee Johnson

The Milwaukee punk band’s stunning third album is a 90-minute rock opera featuring guest contributions from Laura Stevenson and members of The Hold Steady, Fake Problems and Less Than Jake. more

Nov 14, 2017 4:32 PM Music Feature

The issues the Milwaukee punk band Fox Face address may be depressing, but their music is anything but. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:49 PM Local Music

“It made sense to push this duck thing as far as possible, definitely further than it needs to go,” Quinn Cory says of her unorthodox band. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:42 PM Local Music

Milwaukee rockers Indonesian Junk enjoy wallowing in scuzz, but they can write a damn catchy pop tune when they want to. Between its power-pop riff and singer/guitarist Daniel James' Joey Ramone-esque drawl, the group's latest single "I'll Run Awa.. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:36 PM On Music

It was another chaotic day of piercings, anger, activism and ignored "No Crowd Surfing" signs at the Warped Tour's annual Milwaukee stop. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:41 AM Concert Reviews

Milwaukee’s Kate Moths began with the ambition to be a punk band, but it has grown into something a lot less conventional and harder to pigeonhole. more

Jul 18, 2017 2:59 PM Local Music

“I don’t feel offended when people call us a pop-punk band," says Sin Bad’s Ben Woyak, “but I certainly don’t think of us that way." more

Jun 6, 2017 3:05 PM Local Music

The sax-addled Milwaukee avant-garde trio, Evacuate The Earth, dial up the intensity on their new, self-titled album. The group hosts a listening party for their record on Saturday, June 3, at Puddler’s Hall. more

May 30, 2017 3:20 PM Local Music

Cris Kirkwood talks about the ups and downs of his long-running band, and beams about the group’s latest member: Elmo Kirkwood. more

May 2, 2017 3:19 PM Music Feature

Pop-punks Direct Hit! were joined by a horn section during a rare all-ages show at the Cactus Club. more

Apr 24, 2017 10:33 AM Concert Reviews

With their heaving riffs and soccer chant cadences, Milwaukee’s Bad Bread could easily be mistaken for a London punk band circa 1978. more

Apr 18, 2017 2:55 PM Local Music

Madison might not care much for Static Eyes’ concise garage-punk, but they’ve found a following for it here in Milwaukee. more

Mar 14, 2017 2:59 PM Local Music


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Returning after a 38 year absence, Patti Smith urged the audience to fight “the power" at her Milwaukee Theatre concert. more

Mar 10, 2017 9:37 AM Concert Reviews


After eight eventful years, Milwaukee road warriors Expire are calling it quits with a final show this weekend. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:39 PM Local Music

Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi talks about the band’s new album and why, despite what you might read online, rock is not dead. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:01 PM Music Feature


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Milwaukee surf-punks The Pukes celebrated the overdue vinyl release of their debut album with a colorful show Friday night. more

Jan 30, 2017 8:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

On display through April 29, “Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music” tells the story of Milwaukee music. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:48 PM Music Feature

One of punk’s pioneering voices and rock’s most respected songwriters, Patti Smith is making her long-overdue return to Milwaukee. Smith will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre on March 9 at 8 p.m., the promoter announced today. It’ll be her first c.. more

Jan 3, 2017 11:01 AM On Music