Bandsketball preps for second round

And then there were 17. After starting June 22 to accommodate bands embarking on tour, the opening round of the 32-band three-on-three Bandsketball MKE tournament is finally (almost) complete. Calamity Janes An...

Our weird, wonderful weekend of local music

In the wake of a massive music festival that brought hundreds of acts from all corners of the country (and beyond) to town, it would have been totally understandable for Milwaukee to lay low and keep things qui...

Milwaukee Comedy Festival announces lineup

Milwaukee’s comedy scene is truly hitting its stride right now. However, Milwaukee Comedy Festival was way ahead of the game, showcasing stand-up comics, improv troupes, and sketch groups from around the region...

All-improvised Argopelter trusts its instincts

When Milwaukee trio Argopelter begins its debut performance this Saturday, it will be the first time anybody at Club Garibaldi—or anywhere else for that matter—will hear that particular song. And yes, “anybody”...

Exclusive: Stream Comedic Release Vol. 2

Believe it or not, Milwaukee comedy is in the midst of a renaissance. Besides area humorists landing opening gigs for noted touring acts like Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, and Kyle Kinane at traditional v...

First Impression: Fore! Milwaukee

In January 2013, former coach, noted southeast Wisconsin instructor, and scratch golfer Tim Grogan took a financial swing and tried to wedge an indoor golfing range into the Third Ward. Not 18 months later, the...

An entirely local day at Summerfest

Wednesday’s Summerfest lineup scared up a wealth of immensely popular and internationally known talent (and DJ Pauly D) that included the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Ludacris, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Jett, the Wail...

Ed Kowalczyk Lives on at Miller Lite Oasis

You missed it the first time you thumbed through the Summerfest schedule. It’s okay. Virtually everybody missed it.Eventually, people either stopped dismissing the the oddly arranged smattering of consonant...

Last Impression: VIA Downer

More often than not, a restaurant closure comes as the result of some combination of factors like poor sales, health violations, or an irreparably bad reputation, or as a reaction to stiff competition sprouting...

Brewers bullpen stars in awful Will Smith medley

It’s a good time to be a Brewers fan. Milwaukee currently has the best record in the National League, and had the distinction of being the first team to 50 wins. The team’s shutdown bullpen has a lot to do with...

First Impression: Bounce Milwaukee

With 42 Lounge enjoying a downtown stronghold, pinball enthusiasts taking to bars in all corners of the city in droves, and events like the Midwest Gaming Classic thriving in nearby Brookfield (why Brookfield?!...

Off Base: A bevy of bad Brewers bobbleheads

People love bobbleheads. The Milwaukee Brewers were among the first teams in Major League Baseball to realize that an oversized, spring-mounted head propped atop a tiny body translated into butts in seats. For ...

Milwaukee Record’s Summerfest guide…guide

It’s here. After 50-plus weeks away from the lakefront, Summerfest has returned. By now, you’ve already figured out the performers you’re absolutely going to see, and committed those stages and set times to mem...