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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

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The Chicago blues ensemble demonstrated their charisma and showmanship Friday night at Shank Hall. Read more

Concert Reviews

For Kenny is both a tribute to Kenny Baldwin (who passed in 2015) and a worthy document of the trio in action. Read more

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The Milwaukee blues ensemble teamed with veteran blues producer Tom Hambridge for their latest LP, Charmed & Dangerous. Read more

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The veteran Milwaukee blues guitarist’s new group modernizes the classic organ-trio sound. Read more

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After shaking up their sound by adding piano, the iconic rockabilly act makes their Milwaukee debut as a quartet for the first time. Read more

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The Bottle Rockets, who return to Shank Hall behind a just-released album, have played some memorable shows here over the years. Read more

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Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express delighted the crowd with stories, in-song-banter and sing-alongs. Read more

Concert Reviews

David Bromberg may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of, but his impact on contemporary music is undeniable. Read more

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With Milwaukee’s The Grovelers filling in on opening duties on short notice, outlaw country heir Shooter Jennings shared some fetching new tunes at Shank Hall. Read more

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Midge Ure and Paul Young

Two cult figures from British new wave displayed their range and shared some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories Sunday night at Shank Hall. Read more

Concert Reviews

Three Milwaukee bands and one New York act team up for a bill celebrating synth-heavy ’80s new wave. Read more

Local Music

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, punk legends Stiff Little Fingers demonstrated why they’re still playing together after all these years. Read more

Concert Reviews

How many outdoor festivals can one city cram into a Labor Day weekend? Answer: A lot! Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee ComedyFestival recently announced MichaelIan Black as this year’s festival headliner. The Wet Hot American Summerstar will close out the festival with a Sunday, August 6 show at Turner HallBallroom.Also announced were 40.. Read more

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“It seemed good to make an album of hits that maybe no one had ever heard before," the blues singer says of her latest. Read more

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Country journeyman Kinky Friedman delivered a night of bawdy laughs and pervasive sadness at his return to Shank Hall. Read more

Concert Reviews

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

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Milwaukee musicians pay tribute to Leonard Cohen while a rising Atlanta rapper swings through town. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra takes on Indiana Jones while the Rave’s Stellar Spark New Year’s Eve party kicks off a day early. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Several Christmas tours swing through the city, while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to David Bowie and joins forces with the Celtic Woman vocal quartet. Read more

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