Two or three decades ago, the music industry was a very different place than it is today. World class rock musicians belonged to one band, and the lifecycle of that band pretty much went like this: record and release album, tour to support album sales and spread the new music …Read More »
Live Review + Gallery: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. 03.20.2019
Bob Weir, of Grateful Dead fame, brought his trio, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., and their unique interpretation of Grateful Dead material (amongst other songs), to Milwaukee on 3/20/19 for one of the final dates of their second tour. The group, which includes Jay Lane on drums and Don Was …Read More »
Live Review + Gallery: Metallica at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, IL on October 16, 2018
Metallica kicked off the second leg of their tour in support of their recent album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, in Milwaukee on 10/16/18. At least the promo email I got called it the opening of the second leg of the tour. But it seems hard to believe this is only the …Read More »
Gallery: Foreigner at Wisconsin State Fair 8/11/18, Milwaukee, WI.
70’s/80’s rock powerhouse Foreigner finished their summer tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s “Led Zeppelin Evening,” by reuniting with the original lineup for a show in Sturgis, South Dakota, and two additional shows in the midwest. The band rocked the Wisconsin State Fair main stage on August 11th, playing the …Read More »
Gallery & Review – Alice Cooper at Milwaukee Theatre 10.06.16
It could be argued that calling Alice Cooper a “Legend” would be an understatement. His recording career began 47 years ago, in 1969, and since that time he has seen it all and done it all, several times over, to be sure. And here he is in 2016, still full …Read More »
Interview. The Living Statues take New York.
The rock n’ roll pride of Milwaukee Wisconsin The Living Statues just finished a three city tour (Chicago, New York City, Toronto) supporting Wolfmother. I recently caught up with three members of the Midwest quartet before their set at Webster Hall in New York on July 15th. 1.This is …Read More »
Gallery: Violent Femmes at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO on 7.14.16
Interview: Dez Fafara from DevilDriver
Dez Fafara is known for his powerful vocals, tireless work ethic, and down-to-earth personality. These qualities, partnered with the success of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber, have helped solidify a reputation for excellence in today’s metal industry. With the release of the brutally honest Trust No One (Rocked review here) and …Read More »
Album Review: Unintimidated – Musicians Against Scott Walker Compilation Album
If there is one thing the rest of the United States should know about Wisconsin, it’s this: Wisconsinites are proud. Wisconsinites are defiant. They do not like to be ****ed with. And if Unintimidated: Musicians Against Scott Walker is any indication, there is a growing population of Wisconsinites disgruntled with …Read More »
Vinyl Theatre at Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO on 3.8.16
Interview: The Living Statues
In their own words, Milwaukee rock foursome The Living Statues (Tommy Shears, Chris Morales, Alex Thornburg, and Zak Rickun) sound like they “inhaled the sounds of ’64 off an LP of A Hard Day’s Night and coughed up Jack White’s blood onto Cream City brick.” I recently caught up with …Read More »
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