Greg Bach makes up for lost stage time

Stand-up comedy is widely considered to be among the most difficult forms of entertainment to master. Like anything, the earlier one starts, the more lumps he or she can incur on the way to developing a set tha...

Christopher Schmidt finds growth in versatility

If Milwaukee's comedy scene was a baseball team, Christopher Schmidt would be the trusty utility man—able to be slotted anywhere in the batting order, moved virtually everywhere on the diamond, brought in cold ...

Mike Brenner vs. Milwaukee

//Last month, upstart beer baron and longtime provocateur Mike Brenner (you may know him from such films as The Great Bronze Fonz Dust-Up Of 2007) stayed true to his shit-starting ways by penning a doozy o...

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...

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...