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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...

‘In the Heights’ draws audience into performance

by Victoria Alexander, Times Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Scene

The musical “In the Heights” is based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the popular musical, “Hamilton.” This production of the show was performed at the Quadracci Powerhouse in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and was directed...

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...

There’s nothing rotten about ‘Something Rotten’

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Scene

A very original musical, “Something Rotten!” follows two brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, playwrights in Elizabethan London who are trying to be better than William Shakespeare. The play opens with a man singing on stage, setting the scene. It’s a little hard to understand everything he’s saying becau...

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...

Fall Experiment brings art, music, technology, film together

Fall Experiment brings art, music, technology, film together

by Shane Potter, Times Photographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Features, Final Focus, In the Community, News, Scene, showcase, Top Stories

The Fall Experiment is a place for Wisconsin’s aspiring artists, inventors, engineers and imagineers to meet, learn and create together. The free-of-charge public event offered something for anyone interested in learning more about the latest creative and tech trends. The event, tooks place...

‘Something Rotten!’ takes the stage

‘Something Rotten!’ takes the stage

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Senior Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Reviews, Scene, showcase

“Something Rotten!” is coming to Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 16-21. It’s an original musical comedy not based on a movie, book or other source material; it’s originally directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (“Mean Girls,” “The Book...

‘Nate the Great’ makes its musical premiere

‘Nate the Great’ makes its musical premiere

by Kayla Farris, Times Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Area, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Reviews, Scene, showcase

From the children's book written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Nate the Great is a junior detective that's on a mission to find his friend Annie's missing painting. He makes his world premiere as a musical on October 12 at the Todd Wehr Theater presented by First Stage. If you love pancakes, comedy and...

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