Here’s the full WMSE Backyard BBQ lineup

Last month, before Summerfest, Pabst Street Party, and Corey Feldman's front tooth all came and went, WMSE announced the legendary Alejandro Escovedo will headline the station’s 8th annual Backyard BBQ at Humbo...

Returning to Warped Tour after 15 years away

On July 27, 2002, I attended the first and only Van's Warped Tour of my life. The show, which took place at the Tweeter Center in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, boasted dozens of popular punk, ska, and hard...

Here’s the MishMash Fest 2017 lineup

One event we failed to mention in our otherwise thorough and exhaustive Summer Festival Guide was MishMash Fest. Since The Fatty Acids unofficially christened the inaugural event with an amp fire back in 2011, ...

Jow Nai Fouquet is closing

Add another restaurant to the list of East Side closings. After August, Jow Nai Fouquet will close its doors.In late 2011, owner Aom Nueakaeu opened the tiny Thai establishment at 1978 N. Farwell Avenue, in...

Comedian Rita Landis makes up for lost time

In 1984, Rita Landis went to a ComedySportz show and vowed she'd one day be on stage. Thirty years later, she did. Now 54, the longtime comedy fan has taken the steps to make her improv aspirations a reality. S...

First Impression: Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery

Last August, Milwaukee learned that former Taqueria Aztec chef Francisco Sanchez and business partner Ruben Piirainen were planning to open a restaurant, cafe, and art gallery on Howell Avenue in the former sit...

A day-by-day Milwaukee guide to Mile Of Music

From August 3-6, close to 20 Milwaukee (or Milwaukee-adjacent) bands and solo artists will make the 100-mile trek north on US 41—or I-43, if they want to take the scenic route—to partake in the fifth annual Mil...

First Impression: DiModa Pizza & Hotspot

As Milwaukee struggled to keep pace with the steady stream of news regarding East Side bar and restaurant closings throughout 2016 and up until , the slow demise of Trocadero got sort of lost in the shuffle bac...

I’m Not A Pilot is breaking up

Somehow in all the Summerfest and Fourth of July-adjacent activity, we missed a bit of unfortunate news. Classically-influenced indie rock outfit I'm Not A Pilot will call it quits following a farewell show in ...