Regrouped and revitalized, Thrice returns to music and Milwaukee

Hiatus or breakup, the last time around it was as if Thrice wouldn’t be returning for good. Fast forward a few years and out of nowhere the heavily melodic alt-rock group hit with To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere and a tour to top it off.

Zakk Wylde’s ‘Book of Shadows II’ tour turns to Milwaukee

Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde has hit the road again in support of his Book of Shadows II tour. Dialed way back in comparison to other endeavors such as those with Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne, Wylde’s current tour is zeroed in on his solo gritty Book of Shadows 2 album.

A fiery KISS make explosive return to Brew City

After over five years away, KISS made an explosive return to Milwaukee for their “Freedom to Rock” tour. They’ve been around since then, however, making stops at Tinley Park in Illinois, and the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, though Milwaukee has stayed off their radar until now.

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 […]

This Will Destroy You bring instrumental wonder to Turner Hall

A well hidden gem in live music scene this week, This Will Destroy You and The Velvet Teen performed at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom for nothing short of an awe-inspiring epic to a modest and mesmerized crowd.

Up close with John Butler Trio, Pabst Theater

Weaving in and out of music festivals and one off indoor shows, John Butler Trio extended their reach the Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater, performing with Ethan Tucker for a near-capacity show in the historic 3-level venue.

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.

Rock USA fires away at 5th year in Oshkosh

Now in its fifth year, Rock USA, the sister festival to the long-running Country USA music festival in Oshkosh, WI, pressed on into 2015 with Alice Cooper and Queensryche beginning a chilly and wet week of classic rock with other headliners Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, and Def Leppard.

A summer favorite, 311 plays Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s love affair extends far beyond rock and country music. 311’s alternative reggae rock has been a silent center of the city’s Summerfest music festival for many years while also making appearances at various historic venues to familiar faces.

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