A Milwaukeean’s guide to Mile Of Music

During last year's Mile Of Music, the second such iteration of the "handcrafted artisan festival" in the northeast Wisconsin city of Appleton, a combined 39 of the 200 bands and solo artists booked to play hail...

Bandsketball 2015 reaches the finals

The second annual Bandsketball tournament has waged since the beginning of July. What started with 32 Milwaukee bands, rap collectives, or solo artists who found friends to play on their team has reduced to jus...

First Impression: La Masa Empanada Bar

Last Saturday, as thousands of people were enjoying music, beverages, BMX demonstrations, and seeing The Lizard Guy in his natural habitat at the Brady Street Festival, one business was celebrating its soft ope...

METZ brings Monday night mayhem to Cactus Club

METZ isn't a particularly difficult band to understand. Amid a modern music landscape that's rife with clunky sub-genre descriptors and acts haphazardly piling 10 pounds of influences into five-pound bags, the ...

Todd Barry quietly kills at Turner Hall

For 27 years, beginning long before the term "alternative comedy" was in circulation, Todd Barry has managed to stand out in the world of stand-up with his dry, sardonic witticisms delivered in his patented sof...