Music

Tracklist: 10 infamous Milwaukee concerts

// In a perfect world, music or comedy shows go something like this: fans show up to a venue, artists show up to a venue and perform for fans, fans leave venue happy. Only in the real world do pissed-off fa...
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Death Blues: Ensemble

There’s a moment in the making-of documentary of Magnolia where writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is moments away from shooting the film’s first scene. “So this is the first shot of the movie,” he says. “I t...

Sylvan Esso plays it right at Pabst Theater

On the wings of its outstanding self-titled debut album, Durham dream-pop duo Sylvan Esso has enjoyed a swift and well-deserved rise to prominence that’s included ample NPR attention, an unforgettable performan...

The Disclaimer: 2014 fall concert preview

Every Wednesday at noon, WMSE’s Ryan Schleicher, Shepherd Express’ Evan Rytlewski, and Milwaukee Record’s Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called T...

Unrehearsed MKE is a practice in improvisation

For close to two years, an eclectic cast of classically trained musicians hailing from Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and as far away as New York has convened on stage the first Sunday of each month to collaborat...

Wealthy Ghost unveils new song, announces EP

Last year, Wealthy Ghost came out of nowhere with its chilling, bare bones, and deeply-personal debut, Good Luck. The pet project of Milwaukee musician Pete Kostrivas earned sporadic local praise, and saw the s...