Turner Hall Ballroom

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Chicago band brought psych grooves and heartland rock to their indie sound. Read more

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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

Miscast is a musical revue in which Waukesha Civic Theatre performers sing songs for characters they would never have the chance to play in real life due to their sex, ethnicity or age. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Former First Lady Michelle Obama comes to town, while events related to the upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court election ramp up. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Dear Ruthie dishes out advice for parents of LGBTQ folks then shares her social calendar in the Greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie


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Kurt Vile admits his last show in Milwaukee wasn’t his best. He promises to make up for it this time around. Read more

Music Feature


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Field Report has come a long way since the early 2010s, an era when the search for the next Justin Vernon inevitably led to some of the guys who had played with Vernon. Read more

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Ahead of his concert at Turner Hall, the Oklahoma rock ‘n’ roller discusses his unlikely new Christmas album. Read more

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The benefit concert returns for its fifth year in January, and as always, its features some creative pairings. Read more

On Music


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“Tripping balls” on cold medicine, Liz Phair energetically revisited Exile in Guyville favorites, as well as songs from her entire career. Read more

Concert Reviews


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Fifty years on, MC5's "Kick Out The Jams" has lost none of its visceral power. Read more

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Lou Barlow’s passion offset Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis’s trademark indifference Tuesday night. Read more

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The divisive metal band demonstration their soft power and unwavering emotion at their return to Milwaukee. Read more

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No matter where you are, from the office to a family party, there is always one toxic person trying to ruin it for everyone. At least that’s the theme of comedian and SNL alum Colin Quinn’s newest standup special One in Every Crowd. Read more


The festival features some of the best professional comedy acts from across the country—including stand-up, sketch and improvisational comedy routines—in incredible Milwaukee venues. Read more

A&E Feature

Ruthie answers a question from a reader dealing with roommate issues, and another from a reader dating a guy with a superhero fetish. Read more

Dear Ruthie

In a wide-ranging interview, Hop Along singer Francis Quinlan discusses songwriting, John Steinbeck, Built to Spill, the Bible and painting. Read more

Music Feature

He would also rather direct commercials than have his own TV show. Read more


Ruthie celebrates Cinco de Mayo! Exciting upcoming events include May 5 parties at This Is It and UMOS as well as a Coffee Connection event (May 8) and appearances by Dita Von Teese (May 8) and Trixie Mattel (May 9). Read more

Dear Ruthie

Accompanied by enormous puppets and showgirls, the pioneering DJ found new ways to keep his turntablism routine fresh. Read more

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