Joey Grihalva

Joey Grihalva

Joey Grihalva is a Milwaukee native. He roller-skated in the Sherman Park Lutheran Preschool gymnasium. He shed tears in the North Central Little League batter’s box. He fell in love with hip-hop during a Roots show at The Rave. He sat in the nosebleed seats at a sold-out opening night screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 at the Oriental Theatre. He spent a decade away in Minneapolis, Scotland and Canada. But he never stopped loving the Bucks. Chelsea Handler has called him stinky to his face. She was not wrong. He longs for the smells of County Stadium.

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Milwaukee Jazz Book Crowdfunding Campaign
Press Release

Milwaukee Jazz Book Crowdfunding Campaign

The history of jazz music in Milwaukee and the contemporary revival will serve as an entry point to consider issues of race, class, culture, hip-hop, and identity in America.

Weekly Happy Hour: Sabbatic Offers 99 Cent Drinks
Weekly Happy Hour

Sabbatic Offers 99 Cent Drinks

Every day from 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Plus a regular Happy Hour, and lots of attitude.

Weekly Happy Hour: Thai-Namite Is a Spicy Treat
Weekly Happy Hour

Thai-Namite Is a Spicy Treat

The food’s great. And the reduced-price beers help cool off the heat.

Weekly Happy Hour: La Masa Is Empanada Heaven
Weekly Happy Hour

La Masa Is Empanada Heaven

During Happy Hour some are just $2 -- and damn tasty -- with $2 off tap drinks.

Weekly Happy Hour: They’ve Got the Goods at Palomino
Weekly Happy Hour

They’ve Got the Goods at Palomino

A killer happy hour deal, scrumptious food and a great patio.

Op-Ed: All Lives Matter? Yes and No.
Op-Ed

All Lives Matter? Yes and No.

Criticism of Black Lives Matter ignores the history behind the protests.

Weekly Happy Hour: Harbor House Is a Waterfront Wonder
Weekly Happy Hour

Harbor House Is a Waterfront Wonder

Great views, elegant atmosphere and 89-cent clams and oysters are hard to beat.

Beer City: The Crowd Rules At MobCraft Brewery
Beer City

The Crowd Rules At MobCraft Brewery

Many beer recipes are crowd-sourced by new microbrewery. The results: very tasty

Weekly Happy Hour: Finally, a Summerfest Happy Hour
Weekly Happy Hour

Finally, a Summerfest Happy Hour

The Big Gig offers small prices on entry fee, drinks and food tomorrow.

Weekly Happy Hour: Riverfront Pizzeria is Great for Summerfest
Weekly Happy Hour

Riverfront Pizzeria is Great for Summerfest

It’s a great hangout before or after the Big Gig, with a better beer selection than on the festival grounds.

Beer City: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Was a Winner
Beer City

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Was a Winner

Peanut butter beer? Bubblegum flavored? Wild variety offered by 100 brewers.

Weekly Happy Hour: This is It! Has Daily Discounts
Weekly Happy Hour

This is It! Has Daily Discounts

City’s longest running gay bar has great drink specials seven days a week.

Weekly Happy Hour: Salas Has Cheap Drinks, Good Burgers
Weekly Happy Hour

Salas Has Cheap Drinks, Good Burgers

There’s no official Happy Hour, but Salas Burgers has cheap drinks all the time.

Weekly Happy Hour: Triskele’s is Quietly Cozy
Weekly Happy Hour

Triskele’s is Quietly Cozy

A culinary destination with a comfortably priced happy hour.

Weekly Happy Hour: Who’s on Third Great for Sports Fans
Weekly Happy Hour

Who’s on Third Great for Sports Fans

With good happy hour deals and the Jameson Black Barrel Club.

Weekly Happy Hour: Karma Has Two Happy Hour Shifts
Weekly Happy Hour

Karma Has Two Happy Hour Shifts

Early and late happy hours, five days a week. Plus some great comedy shows.

Comedy Festival Showcases Midwest Performers

Comedy Festival Showcases Midwest Performers

70 performers at 11 shows in four neighborhoods. And all free.

Weekly Happy Hour: Bosley on Brady Lives Up To Hype
Weekly Happy Hour

Bosley on Brady Lives Up To Hype

With great seafood, Key West ambiance and low happy hour prices.

Weekly Happy Hour: Last Word in Cheesehead Culture
Weekly Happy Hour

Last Word in Cheesehead Culture

Drink Wisconsinbly lays on the local drinks, food and kitsch, with great Happy Hour deals.

Weekly Happy Hour: Best Friendz Klubhouse Is All About Cocktails
Weekly Happy Hour

Best Friendz Klubhouse Is All About Cocktails

It’s also one of 25 venues that host an Arte Para Todos show this weekend.

Weekly Happy Hour: Fire on Water Is Great for Music
Weekly Happy Hour

Fire on Water Is Great for Music

And the happy hour runs four hours, and all night on Tuesday.

Weekly Happy Hour: Art Bar Has 60 Craft Beers
Weekly Happy Hour

Art Bar Has 60 Craft Beers

And a great wine selection. All two-for-one, Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Weekly Happy Hour: 42 Lounge Is Shrine to Nerd Culture
Weekly Happy Hour

42 Lounge Is Shrine to Nerd Culture

Downtown bar has lots of video and tabletop games, along with good happy hour prices.

Weekly Happy Hour: BB’s Has Become a Downtown Mainstay
Weekly Happy Hour

BB’s Has Become a Downtown Mainstay

Offering breakfast, burgers and beer on Wisconsin Ave. with happy hours every weekday.

Happy Hour: O’Lydia’s Offers Plenty of Irish Cheer
Happy Hour

O’Lydia’s Offers Plenty of Irish Cheer

And plenty of drink and food specials.

Happy Hour: Pizza Man Is The Place for Wine
Happy Hour

Pizza Man Is The Place for Wine

The selection is endless and glasses are $5 at its weekday happy hours.

Weekly Happy Hour: Camino Offers Polish Happy Hour
Weekly Happy Hour

Camino Offers Polish Happy Hour

Hey, it’s the South Side. And the prices (and food) are a treat.

Weekly Happy Hour: Stubby’s Has Huge Beer Selection
Weekly Happy Hour

Stubby’s Has Huge Beer Selection

53 beers on tap from all over the world, happy hour deals 3-6 pm Tuesday-Friday.

Weekly Happy Hour: Comet Still Rocks the House
Weekly Happy Hour

Comet Still Rocks the House

A fun happy hour, good food, and a rock vibe: they promote and love WMSE.

Weekly Happy Hour: Try Maxie’s for Mardi Gras
Weekly Happy Hour

Try Maxie’s for Mardi Gras

Celebration starts today, peaks tomorrow. On other days, the happy hour is always fun.

Weekly Happy Hour: It’s All Local at Braise
Weekly Happy Hour

It’s All Local at Braise

The food, beer, even some of the spirits and wine. It’s a tasty happy hour.

Weekly Happy Hour: Juniper 61 Offers 17 Small Plates
Weekly Happy Hour

Juniper 61 Offers 17 Small Plates

And all $1 off, as are taps, wine and rail drinks, at Happy Hour six days a week.

Weekly Happy Hour: Three Cheers for Merriment Social
Weekly Happy Hour

Three Cheers for Merriment Social

$2 off taps and wines, plus dim sum food carts (usually) with great snacks. Sweet.

Weekly Happy Hour: Black Sheep Is For Wine Lovers
Weekly Happy Hour

Black Sheep Is For Wine Lovers

They specialize in boutique, small production wines. Plus beers, ciders, mixed drinks.

Weekly Happy Hour: Brenner Brewing Launches Happy Hour
Weekly Happy Hour

Brenner Brewing Launches Happy Hour

Micro-brewer offers nine of its beers, six guest beers and a “magic” way to lower prices.

Weekly Happy Hour: Safe House Does Do Deals
Weekly Happy Hour

Safe House Does Do Deals

Even if you’re not a spy, you get cut-rate wine and beer on week nights, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Best 15 Local Music Shows of 2015

Best 15 Local Music Shows of 2015

Milwaukee’s music scene keeps getting better, as this list suggests.

Weekly Happy Hour: Highbury Has Morning Happy Hours
Weekly Happy Hour

Highbury Has Morning Happy Hours

Plus lots of soccer. And cider. And the best DJ night in town.

Weekly Happy Hour: Foundation Bar Becomes Cheap Tropical Isle
Weekly Happy Hour

Foundation Bar Becomes Cheap Tropical Isle

Tiki Bar has $3 draft beers and rail drinks but you might prefer splurging on tropical cocktails.

Weekly Happy Hour: Zaffiro’s Has $2 Microbeers, Great Pizza
Weekly Happy Hour

Zaffiro’s Has $2 Microbeers, Great Pizza

City’s original thin-crust pie place has 2-for-1 rail mixers and great $2 micro-beers.

Weekly Happy Hour: La Fuente Warms Up Winter
Weekly Happy Hour

La Fuente Warms Up Winter

Happy hour prices on spicy Mexican food and beer or Margaritas six days a week.

Weekly Happy Hour: Applebee’s For Cocktails?
Weekly Happy Hour

Applebee’s For Cocktails?

Our intrepid reporter actually tries the happy hour at six different Applebee's.

Preview: EL VY Shoots for the Moon
Preview

EL VY Shoots for the Moon

Side project of The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger will play at Turner Hall.

Black Souls Matter

Black Souls Matter

Can challenging shows like ‘The Ballad of Emmett Till’ change how we think about race?

Music: The Final Miltown Beat Down
Music

The Final Miltown Beat Down

Annual Hip-Hop event ends decade-long run Saturday with battle between past winners.

Music Preview: The Salad Days of Mac DeMarco
Music Preview

The Salad Days of Mac DeMarco

The Canadian’s jangly alt pop has made him a rising star, performing at the Riverside.

Weekly Happy Hour: Cactus Club Brings the Bands
Weekly Happy Hour

Cactus Club Brings the Bands

Happy hour includes discounted Bloody Marys, rail cocktails and tall boys.

Rock Out for Halloween

Rock Out for Halloween

Great concerts -- and one book reading -- happening this Saturday.

Weekly Happy Hour: High Dive, Riverwest’s New Hangout
Weekly Happy Hour

High Dive, Riverwest’s New Hangout

Modeled on Bremen Cafe, High Dive offers lots of live music and low prices.

Weekly Happy Hour: $1 Beers Every Weekday at McKiernan’s
Weekly Happy Hour

$1 Beers Every Weekday at McKiernan’s

A classic South Side bar with cheap macro-brews, yet with Guinness and Smithwick’s.

Weekly Happy Hour: Landmark Lanes Is Fun With Films
Weekly Happy Hour

Landmark Lanes Is Fun With Films

It’s a great hangout before or after the Milwaukee Film Fest, with a raft of good drink choices.

Preview: The Rise of Three.Stacks.Eliot
Preview

The Rise of Three.Stacks.Eliot

Sam Lewis talks about the Milwaukee jazz and hip hop band, which plays at Garibaldi’s tonight.

Weekly Happy Hour: BKC Offers Unique Drinks, Snacks
Weekly Happy Hour

BKC Offers Unique Drinks, Snacks

And it’s the perfect place for a drink before Milwaukee Film Fest screenings at the Times.

Weekly Happy Hour: Hotel Foster (The Sequel)
Weekly Happy Hour

Hotel Foster (The Sequel)

East Side bar has a special happy hour for Milwaukee Film Festival goers, plus film/drink pairings.

Weekly Happy Hour: Bryant’s Old Fashioned Charm
Weekly Happy Hour

Bryant’s Old Fashioned Charm

Venerated south side cocktail lounge will be open early for the 5th Annual Doors Open Milwaukee.

Weekly Happy Hour: Horny Goat’s Year-Round Outdoor Fun
Weekly Happy Hour

Horny Goat’s Year-Round Outdoor Fun

Their riverside Hideaway has an enclosed and heated bar that stays open through the winter.

Comedy: Jen Kirkman Delights Turner Hall Crowd
Comedy

Jen Kirkman Delights Turner Hall Crowd

The former comedy writer has become a stand-up champ.

Weekly Happy Hour: Vista King Offers Great Lake Cruises
Weekly Happy Hour

Vista King Offers Great Lake Cruises

And on certain nights, the cruise has a happy hour. It’s my favorite bar.

Weekly Happy Hour: Public Beer Gardens Are Great Fun
Weekly Happy Hour

Public Beer Gardens Are Great Fun

County now boasts four permanent and two traveling beer gardens.

Happy Hour: Ale House Offers a Great List of Beers
Happy Hour

Ale House Offers a Great List of Beers

And the vintage building and riverside setting adds charm.

Happy Hour: Company Brewing is Top Brass
Happy Hour

Company Brewing is Top Brass

New Riverwest microbrewery offers discounted pints, cocktails and wine seven days a week.

Happy Hour: The Exclusive Charms of MAC Deck Bar
Happy Hour

The Exclusive Charms of MAC Deck Bar

NEWaukee Lunar series gives you access to Milwaukee Athletic Club’s 13th floor bar and stunning city views.

Profile: The Musical Journey of Jay Anderson
Profile

The Musical Journey of Jay Anderson

The leader of Foreign Goods, just 23, is a deep thinker and musician.

Review: The Maniac Named Juiceboxxx
Review

The Maniac Named Juiceboxxx

MIlwaukee's rising star, the subject of a new book, was as crazed as ever at Riverwest show.

Weekly Happy Hour: Hi Hat Garage Is Quite a Scene
Weekly Happy Hour

Hi Hat Garage Is Quite a Scene

One of the best deals in town: half-off taps, rail mixers and wine.

Why I Loved the Eaux Claires Festival

Why I Loved the Eaux Claires Festival

Justin Vernon’s inaugural festival boasted great music, dramatic weather and a collaborative ethos.

Weekly Happy Hour: Nessun Dorma Is Great For $2 Beer
Weekly Happy Hour

Nessun Dorma Is Great For $2 Beer

Riverwest Stein and a Czech pilsner are $2 seven evenings a week. Good food, too.

Music: From Their Basement to You
Music

From Their Basement to You

Rising bands Lady Lamb and Soul Low perform at Turner Hall.

Weekly Happy Hour: Von Trier Is Great for Dark Beers
Weekly Happy Hour

Von Trier Is Great for Dark Beers

Try Monday’s $4 German beer night; it goes down great with the many German sausages.

Review: A Week (Nearly) of Summerfest
Review

A Week (Nearly) of Summerfest

The music, the crowd, the politicians, the beer. But mostly it was about the music.

Weekly Happy Hour: Charlies is Perfect Pre-Fest
Weekly Happy Hour

Charlies is Perfect Pre-Fest

Club Charlies is great for grabbing a bite or having a few drinks before visiting the Summerfest grounds.

An Idiosyncratic Guide to Summerfest

An Idiosyncratic Guide to Summerfest

More than 800 bands will play. Here’s my admittedly subjective pick of the best shows.

Review: Summer Soulstice Was a Huge Success
Review

Summer Soulstice Was a Huge Success

My weekend of music also took in the Lakefront Festival of Art, which was pretty cool, too.

Weekly Happy Hour: The Best City View in Town?
Weekly Happy Hour

The Best City View in Town?

Iron Horse has great happy hour, with spectacular view of Milwaukee skyline.

Weekly Happy Hour: Riverwest Pizza Has $3 Slices, $3 Tall Rails
Weekly Happy Hour

Riverwest Pizza Has $3 Slices, $3 Tall Rails

With 12 different kinds of tasty pizza and 12 different tap beers, there’s plenty to make you happy.

Comedy: John Mulaney Is A Rising Star
Comedy

John Mulaney Is A Rising Star

He performs tonight at the Pabst and absolutely killed the audience his last time in town.

Rock: The Rise of Soul Low
Rock

The Rise of Soul Low

The Milwaukee band’s three members are in their early 20s, but they’re winning fans with their assured sound.

Weekly Happy Hour: Wicked Hop Is A Third Ward Staple
Weekly Happy Hour

Wicked Hop Is A Third Ward Staple

Happy hour extends far beyond the seventh inning stretch.

Review: Tangled Up in Dylan
Review

Tangled Up in Dylan

Memories of Bob Dylan and how the legend performed at the Riverside last night.

Weekly Happy Hour: Hooligan’s, Your Place for Canned Beer
Weekly Happy Hour

Hooligan’s, Your Place for Canned Beer

Seriously, the selection is huge and the benefits of beer in cans are many, the bar menu proudly notes.

Comedy: King of the Nerds
Comedy

King of the Nerds

Chris Hardwick, the foremost nerd comedian, performs at the Pabst tonight.

Weekly Happy Hour: Boone & Crockett Is Rustic Yet Sophisticated
Weekly Happy Hour

Boone & Crockett Is Rustic Yet Sophisticated

Half-off unique cocktails and offbeat microbrews and soon a patio where they’ll serve “Gypsy Tacos”

Happy Hour: Tonic Connects Bay View and Riverwest
Happy Hour

Tonic Connects Bay View and Riverwest

Its South-by-Riverwest live music series is great fun, with good drink deals.

Happy Hour: McBob’s Has Good Deals, Great Corned Beef
Happy Hour

McBob’s Has Good Deals, Great Corned Beef

Classic west side bar has a diverse clientele and morning and afternoon happy hours.

Music: Can Bo Triplex Make His Mark?
Music

Can Bo Triplex Make His Mark?

One of Milwaukee's best bassists talks about his new band and life after Kane Place Record Club.

Events: Milwaukee Day Will Have Great Music
Events

Milwaukee Day Will Have Great Music

April 14 (414) will feature good food and beer and a line-up of great bands.

Happy Hour: Vanguard Pairs Great Sausages and Drinks
Happy Hour

Vanguard Pairs Great Sausages and Drinks

Yet it has no official happy hour. But they do have drink specials so you can create your own good time.

Happy Hour: Steny’s Has Milwaukee’s Longest Happy Hour
Happy Hour

Steny’s Has Milwaukee’s Longest Happy Hour

It can’t be beat for sports events, but it’s always got energy and reasonable prices.

Comedy: “I’m Not Thinking At All About Suicide”
Comedy

“I’m Not Thinking At All About Suicide”

Comedian Maria Bamford is slaying audiences with painfully honest jokes. She performs Wednesday night at Turner Hall.

Rock: Have a Party, Take Your Clothes Off
Rock

Have a Party, Take Your Clothes Off

Rio Turbo really likes to rile up the audience. The party reconvenes Saturday night at Linneman’s.

Review: Getting High on Brit Floyd
Review

Getting High on Brit Floyd

No they’re not quite Pink Floyd, but they still left me somewhere on the dark side of the moon.

Happy Hour: O’Brien’s Pairs Perfectly With Brewers
Happy Hour

O’Brien’s Pairs Perfectly With Brewers

The bar on 50th and Vliet offers free shuttle bus to games, along with Happy Hour deals.

Review: TV on the Radio Lives Up to Hype
Review

TV on the Radio Lives Up to Hype

Sell-out crowd at Pabst gets to hear a great mix of its old and new songs.

Weekly Happy Hour: Fink’s Brings the High Life
Weekly Happy Hour

Fink’s Brings the High Life

High quality micro-brews and spirits are half-off for two hours every weekday.

Review: Alabama Shakes Rocks Milwaukee
Review

Alabama Shakes Rocks Milwaukee

Lead singer Brittany Howard has been compared to Janis Joplin, but the band proved uniquely powerful in its own right.

Weekly Happy Hour: Don’t Overlook The Irish Pub
Weekly Happy Hour

Don’t Overlook The Irish Pub

The city’s quieter Irish bar has plenty of charm, and lower prices than other Third Ward spots.

Weekly Happy Hour: 414 Music Live With Cheap Beer
Weekly Happy Hour

414 Music Live With Cheap Beer

Every Thursday Radio Milwaukee features live local music and $1 off Milwaukee beers at adjoining Stone Creek cafe.

My Whirlwind Weekend at Arte Para Todos

My Whirlwind Weekend at Arte Para Todos

Inaugural Milwaukee music festival was three days of great music, cool clubs and fun crowds.

Arte Para Todos: Weekend Music Fest Boasts 70 Bands
Arte Para Todos

Weekend Music Fest Boasts 70 Bands

70 local bands and 15 visual artists at 15 venues over three days in a benefit for school arts programs.

Weekly Happy Hour: It’s Dirt Cheap at Frank’s Power Plant
Weekly Happy Hour

It’s Dirt Cheap at Frank’s Power Plant

The biker-friendly bar offers $2 beers and apple pie shots for four hours Monday through Friday.

Music: The Rise of Twin Brother
Music

The Rise of Twin Brother

The Milwaukee band, which opens tonight for Current Swell at Turner Hall, learned a lot from an East Coast tour.

Weekly Happy Hour: Meraki Offers Snacks And a Show
Weekly Happy Hour

Meraki Offers Snacks And a Show

The new Walker’s Point restaurant/bar offers unique snacks and the chance to watch the chefs at work.

Weekly Happy Hour: Miller Time Pub is Great Fun
Weekly Happy Hour

Miller Time Pub is Great Fun

Filled with Miller memorabilia, it also boosts $2.50 half-liter boots of domestic beer.

Weekly Happy Hour: Public Market’s Plentiful Bargains
Weekly Happy Hour

Public Market’s Plentiful Bargains

Nehring’s has great food and beer and Thief has great wines, all at marked-down prices.

Weekly Happy Hour: Transfer Pizzeria’s Healthy Happy Hour
Weekly Happy Hour

Transfer Pizzeria’s Healthy Happy Hour

Great atmosphere, gluten-free pizza and drinks and bargain prices. What’s not to like?

Comedy: Chris Tucker Toasts the Taxman
Comedy

Chris Tucker Toasts the Taxman

Comedian’s Riverside show was a hoot, even if he’s making all that money for the IRS.

Weekly Happy Hour: Red Lion is a Brit Hit
Weekly Happy Hour

Red Lion is a Brit Hit

For British beer and pub food fans, every Monday through Friday offers two hours of bargains.

Happy Hour: Bremen Cafe Loves Happy Hour
Happy Hour

Bremen Cafe Loves Happy Hour

The bar’s happy hour runs 5 hours a day, 7 days a week. And there’s lots of live music and comedy.

Happy Hour: Pfister Hotel’s Blu Lounge Is Swank Yet Cheap
Happy Hour

Pfister Hotel’s Blu Lounge Is Swank Yet Cheap

Its happy hour offers elegance, great views and three hours of cheap drinks.

Comedy: Jim Gaffigan Kills the Crowd — Again
Comedy

Jim Gaffigan Kills the Crowd — Again

Gaffigan’s annual holiday run at the Pabst showed him sharpening his anti-Chicago barbs.

Weekly Happy Hour: My Office and Swinging Door
Weekly Happy Hour

My Office and Swinging Door

Two venerable downtown bars keep the beer flowing at very low prices.

Theater: <i>Dutchman</i> Offers Powerful, Intimate Show
Theater

Dutchman Offers Powerful, Intimate Show

The racial confrontation in Amira Baraka’s 1964 is still thrilling and relevant.

Weekly Happy Hour: Balzac
Weekly Happy Hour

Balzac

When you want a more elegant happy hour, Balzac offers deals on great wine, beer and food.

Weekly Happy Hour: Riverwest Public House
Weekly Happy Hour

Riverwest Public House

Cheap drinks and hip-hop music on a Friday night for city workers and educators. With free condoms, too.

Weekly Happy Hour: Blackbird
Weekly Happy Hour

Blackbird

Milwaukee’s got something going on. And Blackbird is one of those places where it’s happening.

Weekly Happy Hour: Nomad World Pub
Weekly Happy Hour

Nomad World Pub

The deals here are many, including, of course, the city’s shortest happy hour.

Music: Five Great Bands & Many Designers
Music

Five Great Bands & Many Designers

The FUTURA EXTRA BOLD show featured great music, images of design and lots of futuristic thoughts.

Weekly Happy Hour: Hotel Foster
Weekly Happy Hour

Hotel Foster

It’s way cheap, drinks for just $1, but only for 23 minutes.

Weekly Happy Hour: Yield Bar
Weekly Happy Hour

Yield Bar

It’s a great location with good music and five hours of discounted drinks daily.

Review: Bob Odenkirk Isn’t a Load of Hooey
Review

Bob Odenkirk Isn’t a Load of Hooey

The author and comedian best known for his role in ‘Breaking Bad” reinvented -- hilariously -- the traditional author reading.

Movies: How Jeff Gendelman Created <i>The Surface</i>
Movies

How Jeff Gendelman Created The Surface

Hollywood producer’s 19-year journey leads to film set and shot in Milwaukee, now getting released nationally.

Comedy: The Lighter Side of Tig Notaro
Comedy

The Lighter Side of Tig Notaro

The breast cancer survivor known for her utter frankness was simply funny at Turner Hall.

Comedy: John Hodgman, Humor for White Elites
Comedy

John Hodgman, Humor for White Elites

The longtime “Daily Show” humorist offered a Turner Hall show, most of which might have played better at a Yale reunion.

Review: Bastille Storms the Milwaukee Theatre
Review

Bastille Storms the Milwaukee Theatre

British electro-rockers bring big sound to the Pabst Group’s first production at the old Auditorium.

Review: Lewis Black Still Loves His Fans
Review

Lewis Black Still Loves His Fans

66-year-old comic's Pabst show proves he hasn’t mellowed a bit.

Milwaukee Film Festival: The Sequel
Milwaukee Film Festival

The Sequel

A week’s worth of fabulous film-going, told more or less movie-style.

Milwaukee Film Festival: <i>Hamlet A.D.D.</i> Is a Hoot
Milwaukee Film Festival

Hamlet A.D.D. Is a Hoot

Green-screen sendup of Shakespeare by local filmmakers was ten years in the making.


Milwaukee Film Festival: The Remarkable Story of <i>Finding Fela!</i>

Milwaukee Film Festival

The Remarkable Story of Finding Fela!

The African icon’s life is now a movie built on success of the Broadway musical. The back story of how it happened.

Milwaukee Film Festival (The Movie)

Milwaukee Film Festival (The Movie)

How did I get in this movie? A review of the first week and look ahead at the festival’s second week.

Film Festival Spotlight: <i>Revenge of the Mekons</i>
Film Festival Spotlight

Revenge of the Mekons

An interview with Joe Angio, Marquette grad and director of a new film about the British cult band The Mekons.

Review: Lorde Reigns
Review

Lorde Reigns

The pop sensation closes out Milwaukee’s outdoor music season in style.

Film Festival Spotlight: PURGATORIO – A Journey into the Heart of the Border
Film Festival Spotlight

PURGATORIO – A Journey into the Heart of the Border

An interview with Rodrigo Reyes, director of a dream-like mosaic examining life at our southern border.

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival (The Prequel)

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival (The Prequel)

The city will be blitzed by 275 films. Which ones should you see?

Review: Swardson Brings Laughter and Peace to the Middle West
Review

Swardson Brings Laughter and Peace to the Middle West

Far from Hollywood, the comedian delivers a set worthy of his Midwestern roots.

“The Dude” Does Double Duty

“The Dude” Does Double Duty

Jeff Bridges and The Abiders charm a crowd at the Pabst.

Are Dave & Carole Arts Haters?

Are Dave & Carole Arts Haters?

And should we care about their comments? Reconsidering the value of Milwaukee’s arts scene.

Could Milwaukee Support a Pro Soccer Team?

Could Milwaukee Support a Pro Soccer Team?

How I came to embrace soccer and what it could mean for America and Milwaukee.

In Defense of the Nomad

In Defense of the Nomad

Why all the attacks on Nomad’s “favela” and why it matters.

Taverns: Milwaukee World Cup Bar Guide
Taverns

Milwaukee World Cup Bar Guide

Where should you watch the World Cup? Read on.

Review: Vampire Weekend Draws Blood
Review

Vampire Weekend Draws Blood

Alt rock group wows the crowd despite chilly weather, as our photos show.

Review: Love, Hate, and Skittles
Review

Love, Hate, and Skittles

Comedian Aziz Ansari’s “Modern Romance Tour” tickles fans at the Riverside.

Review: The Wisdom of Rodriguez
Review

The Wisdom of Rodriguez

The rediscovered rock star’s Riverside concert was a love fest with philosophical asides.

Music: The Sound of Baltimore?
Music

The Sound of Baltimore?

Wye Oak is one of several hot indie bands from Charm City. They play tomorrow at Turner Hall.

Review: Crowd Says Yes to Uh Huh Her
Review

Crowd Says Yes to Uh Huh Her

Electropop duo gets the audience dancing at Turner Hall.

Review: Ira Glass Can Dance!
Review

Ira Glass Can Dance!

Sort of. The public radio star mixed stories and dance in his touring show, and it somehow worked.

A Millennial’s Take on Obamacare

A Millennial’s Take on Obamacare

I signed up. But long term, is it worth the cost?

Rock Preview: We Played for Clay Matthews
Rock Preview

We Played for Clay Matthews

Phantogram’s catchy music has been used in ads, but musical hipsters like it, too.

Review: Summoning the Spirit of Jimi
Review

Summoning the Spirit of Jimi

Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour offered over a dozen musicians and lots of sizzling solos.

The Salvation of the Symphony

The Salvation of the Symphony

Last weekend’s Beethoven Festival saved my soul. This weekend’s concert could so the same for you.

Review: “I’m So Good I May Never Come Back Here.”
Review

“I’m So Good I May Never Come Back Here.”

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik's show here was rude, honest and darkly funny. Here's hoping he does come back.

Miley Madness in Milwaukee

Miley Madness in Milwaukee

One man's meditation on Bangerz, the Bucks, blacks and whites at the Bradley Center.