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The second edition of 100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die by local writer Jenna Kashou, affords a decent cross-section of things to see and do in town. Read more


The classic lineup of Plasticland is back for its first show in over a decade—and possibly its last. Read more

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Four bands will present very different spins on the sounds of the ’80s at New Wave Fest. Read more

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Play On is a remarkable production from a veteran Milwaukee sonic craftsman whose resume includes studio work with Daryl Stuermer, Cheap Trick and Jerry Harrison. Read more

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The New Orleans sextet previewed their unusual Led Zeppelin tribute album for an engaged crowd. Read more

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The wandering rock ’n’ roller discusses his favorite paintings and books, as well as reuniting with former Modern Lover Jerry Harrison. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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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