The Rave illuminated by LIGHTS

It’s been four years since Lights has set foot in Milwaukee. The time prior she found herself in a slightly different setting, Turner Hall Ballroom, and with quite a larger crowd. The indie-pop singer has released a few albums since that time and built quite strongly on the voice that brought her to her fan’s […]

An intimate sit-down with Matisyahu, Pabst Theater

An intimate setting with no opener, Matisyahu and full band returned to the Pabst to lay down stripped back but full bodied takes on much of his discography. The toned down grooves were fresh and entertaining, contrasting Matisyahu’s other visits to Milwaukee to the Pabst Theater and other historic venues in town.

Korn celebrates 21 years with debut album in Milwaukee

In a year of anniversaries, celebrations, and final tours, Korn adds themselves to the list reaching 21 years since the release of the self-titled debut Korn in 1994. The success of the original 20th anniversary shows prompted a quick October tour where fans got a full rundown of the entirety of Korn as well as a wider […]

Motley Crue bid final farewell to Milwaukee

The Final Tour is finally here. After years of toying with a farewell tour and rumors of Mötley Crüe being in their final days, it’s actually here. “The Final Tour” is a lengthy one, hitting cities Crue hasn’t headlined in for quite a while in North America and Europe, eventually wrapping with three shows at […]

Milwaukee welcome Alice In Chains on shortened tour

Returning to Milwaukee on their near-month long summer tour, Alice In Chains spiced up the persistently lacking Rave/Eagles Ballroom lineup. August seems to be a turning point for many indoor venues fighting for talent during the summer months and Alice In Chains helped return the Eagles Ballroom to the powerhouse of rock they are during […]

Dave Matthews Band flaunt 2-day multi-set stop in East Troy

A summer without Dave Matthews Band is a summer incomplete. At least that’s how it goes in Wisconsin. For DMB shows at Alpine Valley in the south of Wisconsin, fans converge from around the nation to see the band play – this year a two-day bill with multiple sets.

A regrouped Van Halen electrify Chicago with summer tour

2015 marks the return of a full fledged Van Halen tour. Launching the two-leg run spanning the States and Canada, Van Halen regroups after having cancelled 31 tour dates on their 2012 tour in support of A Different Kind Of Truth. The 2015 North American Tour opened on July 5 and concludes on October 4. 

Rock USA breaks from classic rock with Avenged Sevenfold

Trading rain for 90 degree temperatures, Rock USA not only took a stern new direction with the weather, but also with their lineup for Friday night. Swapping the classics for a newer generation’s take on rock music, Avenged Sevenfold changed the pace, headlining with support from Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach.

Judas Priest, Lynryd Skynyrd unmatched by torrential rain

Wisconsin festivals have fared pretty well this year avoiding inclement weather in exchange for cooler temperatures, or in some cases, scalding ones. However, night two of Oshkosh’s Rock USA did not have that privilege, instead experiencing near torrential rains on and off throughout the evening.

Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q a curveball for lacking Summerfest

Summerfest’s lack of the hard rock and metal genres is increasingly apparent year after year, but their growing relationship with hip-hop and rap artists has been on the rise for even longer and takes a new turn with Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q.

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