Trapper Schoepp

As a music writer I’m used to being spoiled withfree tickets to concerts, festivals and other events that I’d happily shell outmy own money for. No event makes me feel more pampered, though, thatRadio Milwaukee’s annual SoundBites fundraiser, a.. more

Feb 10, 2017 5:11 PM On Music

From iconoclastic hip-hop to open-hearted rock ’n’ roll, Milwaukee delivered this year. more

Dec 13, 2016 1:59 PM Music Feature

Milwaukee roots-rocker Trapper Schoepp tells tales of couples “on the road and on the move” on his latest record. more

Mar 29, 2016 4:12 PM Local Music

Folk-rocker Trapper Schoepp's latest single is a ripping track about a Swedish immigrant who, headed to the American West with his bride via covered wagon, dug a hole into South Dakota and literally lived underground for days to escape winter's bi.. more

Jan 20, 2016 4:00 PM On Music


Photos by CJ Foeckler

Thomas Michalski pays a visit to the latest Pabst Theater Foundation venue, a small corner stage in the back of a coffee shop. more

Oct 27, 2015 9:00 AM Concert Reviews

Tyler Friedman: You’vereferred to yourself a number of times as a member of Fluxus. Many artistsreject these labels, classifications, and –isms, feeling that they’reunnecessarily restrictive or just marketing tools. Of course the word ’Fluxus’.. more

Nov 22, 2013 8:04 PM Visual Arts

Formed by former Trapper Schoepp and the Shades guitarist Graham Hunt, Milwaukee's Midnight Reruns play a relentlessly agreeable kind of rock 'n' roll heavily indebted to early Replacements—which is to say, they sound a whole lot like a whole lot .. more

Nov 12, 2013 8:00 PM On Music

By the time Jon Phillip sloshed off his plane at Mitchell International, he was blackout drunk. more

Jul 9, 2013 10:36 PM Music Feature

Though it’s only been part of WMSE’s busy calendar for four years, the WMSE Backyard BBQ has quickly... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:00 AM Concert Reviews

<p> Trapper Schoepp and the Shades earned local accolades for last year\'s <em>Run Engine Run</em>, a rustic rock \'n\' roll album anchored by Schoepp\'s autobiographical songwriting and Heartland values, including Album of the Year honors at this.. more

Jul 18, 2012 4:00 PM On Music

While they're certainly not the biggest of the bunch, street festivals go a long way toward rounding out Milwaukee's prized image as the “City of Festivals.” But they're not all created equal. There are certainly reliable, ever- more

Jun 25, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

In this era of digital downloads, home recording programs and file-sharing options like SoundCloud... more

Apr 25, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

Wu-Tang Clan always wanted to take over the world. From the very beginning, the New York rap crew loaded their collective persona with a lot of tribal rhetoric and continually reiterated the idea of building an empire for themselves and not... more

Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

I'm not much of a fan of Christmas music, but over the last few years I've nonetheless learned to appreciate the form. If nothing else, it's a curiosity: No other holiday has spawned its own genre, with its own motifs, conventions and even its own.. more

Dec 17, 2010 8:41 PM On Music

What is truth?It’s the sort of deep, philosophical question that can keep college kids arguing passionately and earnestly far into the night.One thing is clear, however, about the nature of truth in Wisconsin’s current political campaigns: more

Oct 6, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 3 Comments

“Milwaukee is a great city, with all these great clubs,” says Trapper Schoepp, “but unfortunately it’s really hard to play out a lot when the frontman of your band can’t even buy a drink at a bar.”It’s a sentime more

Feb 3, 2010 12:00 AM Local Music

The Kansas City-based three piece came to The Cactus ClubSaturday night to play, as su Tragic Boogie ,Concert Reviews more

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

The Alchemist Theatre is bringing the most famous vampire of all time back from the dead once again in its production of Dracula: The Undead, which runs through Nov. 7 and, in typical Alchemist fashion, promises not to skimp on comely, youn... more

Oct 25, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

There’s a whole lot of weird going on tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom, which hosts a bill headlined by Sleeptime Gorilla Museum, an act that is part band, party traveling circus. The performers slather themselves in paint and occasional... more

Apr 14, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee