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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...

In Tall Buildings takes on the U.S. in celebration of new album, ‘Akinetic’

by Hannah Stoffield, Times Scene Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

I could feel the anticipation in the air as I entered the Back Room on March 23.  As luck would have it I ended up sitting pretty close to the stage. The lights dimmed, revealing a man with white-rimmed glasses that introduced himself as J.E. Sunde, the opening act. He began to fingerpick a complex ...

Rostam, Joy Again, captivate audience at Turner Hall

Rostam, Joy Again, captivate audience at Turner Hall

by Lauren Adlam and Lucia Balistreri, Times Photography Editor and Photography Assistant Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

A few talented artists hit the stage at Turner Hall Feb. 12. The opening act was a pop band called Joy Again based out of Philadelphia. These boys rocked the stage and  got the crowd pumped up for the opening act, Rostam. Rostam Batmanglij is formally known as the lead singer for Vampire Weekend, but as of r...

Music for the soul, from the soul

Music for the soul, from the soul

by Lucia Balistreri, Times Assistant Photo Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Final Focus, Music

“The family that plays together, stays together,” said Greg Davis, husband of Ollie Davis, and father to Andre, Aaron and Artemas. The Davis Family Band brought their talent and family culture to MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee campus cafeteria on Feb. 14 to perform, and share soul food with studen...

Bonnie Raitt’s ‘reincarnate’ Rachael Yamagata travels the U.S.

Bonnie Raitt’s ‘reincarnate’ Rachael Yamagata travels the U.S.

by Hannah Stofield, Times Scene Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

A concert to remember It’s about 7:50 p.m. and people are gathered in the intimate Back Room at Colectivo in Milwaukee Feb. 5. We’re waiting anxiously for the concert to start. Then we see Hemming walk across the stage, her guitar slung over her shoulder. She slowly finger picks a few notes a...

Ekko reverberates throughout Milwaukee

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Music, Scene

Mikky Ekko’s voiced echoed throughout the Riverside Theater Jan. 26. The audience sang along as Ekko ended his set with the song “Stay” by Rihanna featuring Ekko that made him known. His song with Rihanna charted him in multiple countries worldwide. Before he began his last song of the night, E...

Galantis brings the Rave to life

Galantis brings the Rave to life

by Lauren Adlam, Times Staff Photographer

January 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Music

Grammy-nominated EDM group Galantis took the Rave by storm Nov. 18 with a mind-blowing performance.   This DJ duo consisting of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow are best known for their biggest hit singles, “Runaway (U & I),” “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “No Money.” Right from the mome...

Kamasi Washington – A true musical journey

Kamasi Washington – A true musical journey

by Mara Cook, Online Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Scene

Kamasi Washington, who I was not familiar with, is a jazz musician that I had the privilege of seeing perform in concert at Turner Hall on Nov. 7. This venue fit the mood of the evening. Although it looked large, when the people started to fill the hall and the concert got underway, it was transforme...

Billy Strings the crowd along

Billy Strings the crowd along

by Lucia Balistrer, Times Staff Photographer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Music, Scene

Michigan-bred bluegrass genius Billy Strings continues to turn heads with his  superb finesse of his guitar. Strings, (aka William Apostol) eats, sleeps and breathes bluegrass music and is just 24 years of age. His love and knowledge for bluegrass music showed in his performance on Oct. 12 at the Back Room at Colectivo ...

‘They Call Me BIG AL’

‘They Call Me BIG AL’

by Michael Dozier, Times Photo Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Scene, showcase

I recently listened to a CD of a Milwaukee native named Big Al Dorn titled, “They Call Me BIG AL.” This was a very delightful and feel-good CD. Big Al is an alumnus of MATC and found his niche in music, after being inspired by just- blues greats, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, The Three Kings an...

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