Milwaukee's AUTOMatic are masters of the kind of true-head hip-hop that completely proliferated the local rap scene for most of the '00s. Back then there were more rappers claiming to represent "real hip-hop" than there were being accused of makin.. more

May 29, 2014 8:00 PM On Music

With their debut full length The Tightwire, out late last year on Cavetone Records, Charleston, Illinois boy/girl bass/drums duo The Ex-Bombers made a rather bold more

Jul 22, 2013 11:43 AM Concert Reviews

 This year's Milwaukee Comedy Fest slips into the classy Next Act Theatre Space on 255 South Water Street with a very slick professionalism that makes it feel kind of like a comedy convention. One half expects to find booths from various comedy v.. more

Aug 4, 2012 11:05 AM Theater

The U.S. Postal Service isn't the only operation that's been hit hard by digital delivery. For more than a century, bicycle messengers have rushed sensitive documents through downtowns all over the country, but they have seen business... more

Jul 10, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

A sort of poetry slam without poetry—or, for that matter, slamming—The Moth was conceived in 1997 as an evening of storytelling, with each performer recounting a 10-minute autobiographical yarn, sans notes. Celebrities like Moby and Ethan..... more

May 17, 2012 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

 I’d told my wife about this wedding a friend of mine was having at the Alchemist this weekend. Evidently the wdding will be performed by Clownvis.“Clownvis?” She said.“Clownvis.” I said.“Excuse me, I though you said Clownvis…like a clown Elv.. more

Mar 30, 2012 12:04 PM Theater

An oft-employed mentality these days seems to be the back-to-basics approach, where bands unearth straightforward... more

Mar 7, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

On Friday, Feb. 18, much of the world had been thrown into turmoil. While thousands of protesters converged on the state Capitol in Madison, pro-democracy activists took to the streets on the other side of the globe in countries like Libya ... more

Feb 21, 2011 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Well, this must be frustrating. After years in the shadow of erstwhile rival Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera finally forged a clear identity of her own with 2006's Back to Basics, a double album that imaginatively updated classic swing and soul.. more

Jun 4, 2010 3:06 PM On Music

  Spoken word is probably on the bottom rung of the performing arts hierarchy in any community. While the local music scene in any major city is perpetually fed by people looking to make a living with their music, there isn't any kind of preced.. more

May 19, 2010 11:31 AM Theater

Sabor (777 N. Water St.) is the only Brazilian restaurant in this area, let alone the only Brazilian churrascaria. Arrive hungry: For one price, you can gorge on grilled meats. Most are cuts of beef, but there are chicken, pork and lamb as ... more

Mar 30, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview

I’m reluctant to admit it, but I don’t listen to much independent or alternative hip-hop these days, or at least not nearly as much as I did in college, when Rhymesayers, Def Jux and Stones Throw records were as much a part of my diet as ramen noo.. more

Mar 10, 2010 7:12 PM On Music

It’s been established that Newton’s vision of a clockwork universe is wrong. That’s okay. The guy was still a genius. Time is relative. So I guess we can be a little vague with the date and pretend it’s still his birthday this week—maybe next wee.. more

Mar 2, 2010 10:24 PM Theater

Since their rapid-fire, tongue-twisting verses and ultra-smooth choruses made them the biggest stars to emerge out of Ohio in the mid-’90s (outside, perhaps, of Drew Carey), Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have had a notoriously rocky career, falling ... more

Sep 25, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

A small exhibition of Joe Hamesiter's oil on linen paintings recently opened at Tory Folliard Gallery last Friday. Tutored and mentored by painter and former UW-Milwaukee professor Tom Uttech, Hameister graduated with a BFA in painti.. more

Jun 26, 2009 4:00 AM Visual Arts

Though he hasn’t promoted himself as aggressively as his peers in No Request Sound have, DJ Deadbeat quietly established himself as a pillar of Milwaukee’s rap scene last year, filling in as the,Today in Milwaukee more

Feb 6, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments

The Milwaukee rock trio The Delta Routine conjure the sound of vintage Rolling Stones and old punk bands like The Stooges and New York Dolls in an attempt to return to the basics of rock 'n' roll. The band ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 30, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

When he arrived in Washington in 1945 as the Member of House of Representatives for Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell was denied service at most of the capital’s lunch counters and bars. He left office a quarter-century later under clouds of controvers.. more

Jan 28, 2009 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

The Candliers are as fitting a band to spend New Year's Eve with as any. Candied with trumpet, banjo and Wurlitzer, the group's starry-eyed love letters to the people, places and sounds of America's past co,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 3 Comments

On Oct. 4, 1957 the world was startled when a new moon entered the Earth’s orbit. It was an artificial satellite, the first space probe, and its name was Sputnik. The US was frightened because its Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union, developed Sput.. more

Dec 26, 2008 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood