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Pale Waves moves crowd with powerful performance

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

On Nov. 23 I was delighted to attend the Pale Waves concert at the Rave/Eagles Club. Finishing up the tour for their new album, “My Mind Makes Noises,” this was their second time in Milwaukee, and the first time I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live. The four members of the indie-pop band -...

Courtney Marie Andrews tells about people

Courtney Marie Andrews tells about people

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

January 24, 2019

Courtney Marie Andrews is no stranger to change. Moving from Arizona, where she grew up, to Seattle, she has been touring on the road since she left home at 16 to pursue her singing career. Despite a small crowd at Turner Hall on Nov. 12, Andrews impressed with her big voice. Her singing was soulful,...

Emotions flow through Nicki Bluhm’s concert

Emotions flow through Nicki Bluhm’s concert

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

January 24, 2019

With a glass of red wine in her hand, and swaying to the music, Nicki Bluhm impressed the crowd at Shank Hall with her great vocal range on Nov. 9. Bluhm, who left the group the Gramblers, is debuting her new solo album, "To Rise You Gotta Fall." Commenting on her leaving the Gramblers, Bluhm said,...

Indie Pop Band Bad Bad Hats, brings good, good vibrations.

by Peace Speaks, Times Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018

On the 9th of Dec. Bad Bad Hats made their third appearance at Colectivo’s Back Room. The venue was rustic, dimly lit and intimate. A beautiful silver electric guitar propped against a speaker reads: “Nancy Drew ’90.”  This Band brings the nostalgia of the 1990s and quickens us to the timeless...

Raye Zaragoza as the opening is opening eyes

Raye Zaragoza as the opening is opening eyes

by Peace Speaks, Times Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018

On Dec. 1 the National Historic landmark, Turner Hall Ballroom, made way for the award-winning singer-songwriter and performer Raye Zaragoza. On the tail end of a summer-long tour opening for the band Dispatch, the 25-year-old, multinational (Native American, Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese) Manhattan, New Y...

Thunderpussy puts on incredible show

Thunderpussy puts on incredible show

by Gregory Zeller, Times Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

Seattle-based band Thunderpussy rocked Milwaukee at the Rave on Oct. 19. The crowd was young, energetic and enthusiastic. I’ve never witnessed a crowd that was so alive and in tune with a band’s music like this one. With every song opening with a drum solo, the crowd seemed in tune every second....

Carlie Hanson lights up the stage

Carlie Hanson lights up the stage

by Maribel Guarin, Times Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

Pop singer Carlie Hanson graced the Eagles Ballroom with her catchy music and a memorable stage presence to match on Oct. 20. The La Crosse native, who with Kim Petras served as an opener for Troye Sivan, began the show with “Why Did You Lie?”– a song with tropical elements that was met with approval...

Hobo Johnson swings into song

Hobo Johnson swings into song

by Greg Zeller, Times Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

Hobo Johnson, a revolutionizing artist out of Nashville, Tennessee, brings an interesting perspective to hip-hop music. While Hobo Johnson performs with live instruments and an entire band, his style of music portrays more of a poetry vibe. Fans were waiting anxiously for Hobo Johnson to come onto the ...

The return of Bad Bad Hats

by Maribel Guarin, Times Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018

On December 8th Bad Bad Hats will be back in Milwaukee to preform at the Back Room @Colective. The Band, originally from Minneapolis, is currently touring the country to promote their sophomore album, "Lighting Round". For vocalist Kerry Alexander, being a musician is a dream come true. "When I was...

Nicki Bluhm graces the stage at Shank Hall

Nicki Bluhm graces the stage at Shank Hall

by Kirsten Schmitt, Senior Editor

November 7, 2018

Nicki Bluhm will grace the stage of Shank Hall on Friday, Nov.9, 2018 at 8 pm. Admission is $15. Gill Landry (formerly Old Medicine Show) will open for Bluhm. Bluhm is promoting her new solo album, “To Rise You Gotta Fall.” The MATC Times was able to ask Bluhm a few questions about her...

Wisconsin native Carlie Hanson is just getting started

Wisconsin native Carlie Hanson is just getting started

by Maribel Guarin, Times Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

It wasn’t too long ago when pop singer Carlie Hanson was living in Wisconsin and working at McDonald’s. Now, the 18-year-old is touring across the country with some of the biggest names in music today—something she has yet to get used to. “Just recently, it hit me,” she said when asked about the mo...

Thunderpussy

Thunderpussy

by Gregory Zeller, Times Contributor

October 3, 2018

If you're wondering who Thunderpussy is, you're definitely missing out.  This young, talented and newly emerging band has a sound just as unique as their name.  Led by vocalist Molly Sides, this hard rocking group brings in an abstract sound that can't be compared to anyone else.  Thunderpussy has...

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