Milwaukee comedians prepare for battle

Milwaukee's stand-up comedy scene is usually overflowing with support. Comics are quick to collaborate and share stage time with anyone capable of cracking a joke in front of a group of people, and open mics ra...

Man catches extra point: The Mike Pantazis story

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have one of the longest and most iconic rivalries in all of professional sports. Over the years, the match-up has yielded no shortage of memorable occurrences. Just looki...

Matt Werner finds validation, happiness on stage

Matt Werner’s introduction to stand-up came by less-than-flattering means. But now more than a year removed from his drunken, material-free introduction to the art form at an East Side open mic, he’s caught the...

Catacombz will play its final show December 6

For close to 10 years, Milwaukee psych-rock outfit Catacombz has been a staple of the local music scene. Formed when most of the members were still teenagers, the band toured extensively, released a series of g...

First Impression: Tornado Brewing Company

Brewing is in its golden age. No matter when you’re reading this sentence, there are currently more varieties and brands of beer on Earth being produced by more brewers of all skill levels than ever before. Eve...
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Eric & Magill: In This Light

Since 2010’s solid debut, All Those I Know, tangential Milwaukee dream-pop duo Eric & Magill (ex-Camden, Decibully, The Promise Ring) has been putting out material at a greater rate and of a higher quality ...

Ramie Makhlouf: From sports talk to stand-up

For thousands of listeners spread from Fond du Lac to Kenosha and all around metro Milwaukee, Ramie Makhlouf's voice is a part of the afternoon drive time commute, a trusted source of athletic information, and ...

A Monday in Cudahy: My third-shift bar crawl

There’s no getting around it: Cudahy is Milwaukee’s punching bag. If you live anywhere in southeastern Wisconsin, you’ve undoubtedly heard dozens of jokes, putdowns, and generalizations cast in the direction of...

Field Report goes all in on Marigolden

You could hear it from the chapel steps. As the volume of the acoustic guitar and the lone singer’s wavering, vulnerable voice subsided, it was overtaken with thunderous applause of close to 500 people seate...