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Big Gigantic fills Riverside with energy

Big Gigantic fills Riverside with energy

by July Carranza, Times Photographer
March 15
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Big Gigantic delivered an energetic show the night of Feb. 24 at the Riverside Theater to a packed house. Dominic Lalli, DJ and saxophonist, first made his appearance when he joined their special guests, Brasstracks, on stage and had a sax duel with their Ivan Jackson, who plays sax for Brasstrack...

Turner Hall crowd jumping to Illenium’s show

Turner Hall crowd jumping to Illenium’s show

by July Carranza, Times Photographer
March 15
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It was definitely all about the bass the night of Illineum’s show at Turner Hall. Nick Miller, aka Illenium, had everyone jumping and dancing on March 2 with their hands in the air the entire night. You could feel the floor at the venue shake. Not only was his music high energy, the amazing light show...

Tesla connects with fans on Milwaukee stop

Tesla connects with fans on Milwaukee stop

by July Carranza, Times Contributor
March 8
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 In the middle of their North American tour, Tesla stopped to rock with their Milwaukee fans at the Pabst Theater on the night of Feb. 8 in front of a nearly sold-out crowd. The audience was a mix of old die-hard fans who have followed Tesla since the “good ol’ days,” and new faces of people who we...

A ‘Disgraced’ dinner with dessert

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager
February 10
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For the 2016/2017 season the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is offering students and community   members some serious food for thought in producing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Disgraced,” that premiered Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 12. The show has become the “toast of the town,” all over ...

Canadian brewed rock show

Canadian brewed rock show

by Samantha Denner, Times Contributor
February 10
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Stepping into the warm, infamous Colectivo coffeehouse off Prospect Ave., to get away from the wet wintery mix outdoors, you would likely be surprised to know a rock show is due to begin. This music venue was different right from the first steps inside. Rather than being welcomed by loud grunge and th...

Hawk delivers fire and desire

Hawk delivers fire and desire

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
December 2
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This weekend, I had a chance to listen to a band by the name of Hawk, and their remastered coming classic, “I’m on Fire,” which is a project stemming from David Hawkins of the band, Be. The entire album has a special, old rock marriage of Hendrix-y and Rolling Stones-y strings with a unique, lead si...

90th Annual Holiday Parade a Milwaukee success

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
December 2
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On Sat., Nov. 19, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade took to the streets with a tradition that has been standing strong for 90 yrs. Since 1927, Milwaukeeans have enjoyed the free event. The turnout on the cold brisk day included bundled spectators holding hot chocolate, cameras, blankets and joy in their hearts....

Turner Hall Illuminated with Peter Hook and the Light

Turner Hall Illuminated with Peter Hook and the Light

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
November 15
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On Oct 29, Peter Hook and his band, The Light, irradiated the Turner Hall stage. “The Substance Tour” is to keep the lantern lit on ‘80s rock band New Order and the masterpieces in the late ‘70s Joy Division hits. These are both groups he was affiliated with in his long, 40-plus- years musical caree...

Interview with David Huckfelt of The Pines

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
November 4
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The album, "Above the Prairie," by The Pines was released back in Feb 2016. David Huckfelt, member and writer for the group, talks to us about this project and the tour. Butler: What made you guys decide to do this genre of Folk style? Huckfelt : This is really just the music we grew up with and...

A top travesty is in ‘Denial’

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
November 2
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On Oct. 20, the AMC Mayfair 18 theater in Wauwatosa held an exclusive, special, advance (by invitation only) screening of “Denial.” Based on a true story, it opens with Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt (played by Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz) being upstaged by self-proclaimed, Holocaust historian Brit, David...

The Pines serenade Milwaukee crowd

The Pines serenade Milwaukee crowd

by Caravaughn Frizzell, Times Staff Reporter
November 2
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The Pines; hear the name and picture Pacific Northwest woods in fall – the air cool, the crisp leaves. A man’s plaintive wailing voice telling us where she went, and how she’s doomed to shiver the whole night through. Hailing from Iowa, Alex and Benson Ramsey, along with lead David Huckfelt, exist...

Porch politics of Charlie Parr’s Stumpjumper Tour

Porch politics of Charlie Parr’s Stumpjumper Tour

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor
October 18
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On Oct. 6, Charlie Parr took to the Linneman’s Riverwest Inn stage in Milwaukee, for his Stumpjumper Tour. With rolled up jeans and a “Guess what” chicken t-shirt, Parr opened his show with the rolling, swiftly played strings and roaming words in “Mastodon,” a song about one feeling so unwelco...

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