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The Nashville quartet’s set at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom offered a master-level class in the music that turned into what came to be known as rock ’n’ roll. Read more

Concert Reviews

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Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter Tae presents an album release party at Between Two Galleries on Jan. 9. Read more

Local Music

Although most members are relative newcomers to The Spinners, the R&B artists put on an entertaining run through some of the group’s best songs from the ’70s and early ’80s. Read more

Concert Reviews

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The Milwaukee rapper's soulful band takes center stage in his new Gonzales Visuals-directed video. Read more

On Music

One of Van Morrison’s best latter-day albums, The Healing Game (1997), has been reissued as a three-CD set, with Morrison’s poetic sensibility evident throughout. Read more

Album Reviews

If fans didn’t leave with a souvenir after Ginuwine and Tyrese’s concert Thursday night, they weren’t trying very hard. Read more

Concert Reviews

A variety of authors explore the diversity of 20th century American music. Read more

Books

Within an aesthetic that bridges Stax/Volt-styled soulfulness and psychedelia, Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams Jr.) comes tantalizingly close more than once to becoming a star commensurate to the size of his self-effacingly weird talent. Read more

Album Reviews

The amorous Milwaukee R&B singer proves you can have it all ways on his wildly entertaining new album. Read more

On Music

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The New Grey’s fusion of rock, funk, R&B and hip-hop sounds like little else coming out of Milwaukee right now. Read more

Local Music

Latrice McGlothin’s second CD, is rich with mature lyrical perspectives that could fit easily on adult R&B radio as well as soul/gospel programming. Read more

Album Reviews

Mr. J’s Lounge is an immaculate gem of a space featuring a Spartan, albeit excellent, menu and some of the best rotations of live jazz, blues and R&B in town. Read more

Short Order

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Reenergized by his Grammy win this year, the 83-year-old blues survivor reflects on a career spent breaking barriers. Read more

Music Feature

Summerfest's constricted side stage wasn't the ideal location for the R&B star. "Do not go in there," fans warned. Read more

Concert 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.. Read more

On Music

The Los Angeles experimental R&B duo THEY. may hail from the sunshine state, but their sound has always borrowed generously from the Midwest (you don't have to strain to hear how much they borrow from Jeremih). It makes sense, then, that the group.. Read more

On Music

Milwaukee’s Kyle Feerick identifies the music on his second album, Heart, as folk rock, but if that’s the case, the music ain’t what it used to be. Feerick’s tenor singing tops an assortment of acoustic goings-on indebted to folk, but with ... Read more

Album Reviews

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Lauryn Hill's first Milwaukee show in 15 years was a hot, flabby mess, until suddenly it wasn't anymore. She was glorious. Read more

Concert Reviews

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Klassik and his assembled cast demonstrated why A Tribe Called Quest’s music remains as vital as ever Friday night. Read more

Concert Reviews

This fall Milwaukee singer B~Free dropped one of the best Milwaukee R&B albums in recent memory, Ode 2 A Luv Affair , a highly personable set of neo-soul pitched somewhere between Jill Scott and J Dilla. For those who missed her release show at Co.. Read more

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