Rock N' Roll


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Having cranked out three records in 2019, young indie act Negative/Positive plays the X-Ray Arcade on Feb. 21. Read more

Local Music


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It’s homecoming for Drivin N Cryin’s Kevn Kinney whose long journey into rock music began on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side. Read more

Music Feature

Lead vocalist/guitarist has described his Beach Slang efforts as “fawning over the Replacements,” and that’s as evident on 'The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City.' Read more

Album Reviews


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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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The North Mississippi Allstars bring their brand of Americana blues-rock to Turner Hall Ballroom on Jan. 15. Read more

National Act

David Luhrssen, Bruce Cole and Phillip Naylor, editors of 'Milwaukee Rock and Roll, 1950-2000: A Reflective History,' will discuss their book at Boswell Book Co. on Dec. 19. Read more


Local authors cover the sounds of the city from 1950-2000, and they will discuss Milwaukee Rock and Roll at Boswell Book Co., Dec. 19. Read more

Local Music

Mark Lanegan’s hands aren’t clean; nor is his voice, yet Somebody’s Knocking has something pure in spirit. Read more

Album Reviews


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Eau Claire’s Them Coulee Boys play an album release show with opener Joseph Huber at Turner Hall Ballroom on Aug. 30. Read more

Local Music

Life becomes a musical in this adaptation of the songwriting star’s career. Read more

Film Reviews


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A rejuvenated Walk The Moon plays Summerfest’s Uline Warehouse Stage on June 26. Read more

Music Feature

A Boy from Tupelo is the most complete collection of those early recordings, made in the Sun Records studio under the tutelage of producer Sam Phillips or taped from radio broadcasts in 1954 and ’55. Read more

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Two new DVD releases of Frank Sinatra’s Timex-sponsored TV specials have been released: “The Frank Sinatra Collection: The Timex Shows Vol. 1" and “The Frank Sinatra Collection: The Timex Shows Vol. 2." Read more

Home Movies

The sound may be slicker, but Milwaukee rock ’n’ rollers the Platinum Boys are still letting it all hang out on their latest LP. Read more

Music Feature

For me The Platinum Boys are so synonymous with summer, redolent as they are of rolled down car windows, coolers of beer and all that, that it almost feels a little disorienting listening to them off season. But we'll take new Platinum Boys music .. Read more

On Music

Published in Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, Jim Walsh, the Minnesota writer-musician, is a good and heartfelt essayist and memoirist. A cross-section of his work is collected in Bar Yarns and Manic Depressive Mix Tapes, and despite th... Read more


On Los Niños Sin Miedo, The Parrots, a punky, garage-reverb rock trio from Madrid, hold their songs together with spit and moxie. In a mere 26 minutes, they argue sloppily, yet well, for primitivism over professionalism. Read more

Album Reviews

On Mid-Century Modern, Rhode Island-based vocalist and cornet player Al Basile merges bouncy old-school, horn-fueled soul music with contemporary arrangements and flawless production. The arrangements also are stacked with mighty blues guit... Read more

Album Reviews

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars display command over the basics of rock ’n’ roll on Gulfstream, and offers echoes of New Orleans R&B, Creedence Clearwater Revival swamp boogie and zydeco shuffles. Read more

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