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Canadian brewed rock show

Canadian brewed rock show

by Samantha Denner, Times Contributor

February 10, 2017

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

A down-home chat with Charlie Parr

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 18, 2016

Musical storyteller Charlie Parr, from Minnesota, talks to the MATC Times via telephone about his Red House Records’ Stumpjumper Tour. Times: Hello, and thank you for this interview. How did you find yourself doing this genre of music? Parr: Well, when I was young, my folks were both really into ...

Josienne Clarke, Ben Walker bend ears at Back Room

Josienne Clarke, Ben Walker bend ears at Back Room

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 7, 2016

Liv Mueller (of The Lovelies) rocked the crowd as a special guest and awesome opener for Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker at Colectivo Coffee’s Back Room on Sept 18. The star duo consists of gifted guitarist, Walker, and the pristine voice of Clarke, accompanied by two microphones and a soft spotligh...

Josienne Clarke talks ‘Overnight’ to the MATC Times

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

October 7, 2016

Times: Hello, and thank you for joining us. So, why don’t you tell me about your latest endeavor? Clarke: Hello and yes. The album is called “Overnight.” It’s got a loose concept, in that it goes from the afternoon, right into the darkest part of the night, and back into the dawn again. Tim...

Loving Lydia Loveless even more

Loving Lydia Loveless even more

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Scene Editor

September 21, 2016

Colectivo’s Backroom was the hot spot to be on Sunday Sept. 11, for the Lydia Loveless concert. Opening was Will Courtney and his band, serving up the classic flair of something set in stone like the style of Kenny Rogers. Courtney’s story-telling song, “A Century Behind,” from his 2013 album with the ...

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