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

by Shantae Peace, Times Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Area, Events, Music, Scene

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 Shantae Peace, Times Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Reviews, Scene

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


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Scene

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


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Scene

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


Filed under Area, Events, Music, Reviews, Scene

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Scene

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Scene

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


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Features, In the Community, Music, Scene

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, In the Community, Music, Scene

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...

Lord Huron, a memorable mashup

Lord Huron, a memorable mashup

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Scene

The folk-indie-rock-fusion band Lord Huron headlined at the Riverside Theater on April 23, offering a distinct mashup of memorable harmonies, thought- provoking lyrics and jamming acoustics. The opening act, In Tall Buildings, a familiar face in the Milwaukee area that last played at the Backroom @ C...

Michael Pink wows crowds with rendition of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene

Michael Pink has been known for creating and choreographing beautiful retellings of classic fairy tales such as “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Snow White.” He pleased audiences with his new retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.” The ballet was performed April 12-15 at the Marcus...

Mastersons, a duo you don’t want to miss

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

The Mastersons, a husband-wife duo from Brooklyn, took the stage around 8 o’clock in the evening on March 30 at the Pabst Theater. They dressed in fancy outfits with a little country-chic style prominent to the audience. Chris and Eleanor Masterson have been together for years, sharing a common lov...

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