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Vic and Gab to play MKE Unplugged this Thursday

Vic and Gab to play MKE Unplugged this Thursday

The "Take One at TCD" alumni, supporting their sophomore album "Love of Mine," are set to take the stage Thursday night for UWM's MKE Unplugged series.

Midnight Reruns celebrate release of debut album at Cactus Club

Midnight Reruns celebrate release of debut album at Cactus Club

The "Take One at TCD" alumni prepare for the release of their debut album, celebrating with a show at the Cactus Club this Saturday evening.

Built to Spill carry the zero to Turner Hall Ballroom

Built to Spill carry the zero to Turner Hall Ballroom

With a new lineup on board, Boise ID's Built to Spill make their return to Milwaukee.

Salford Lads Club returns to Turner Hall for Pablove Benefit

Salford Lads Club returns to Turner Hall for Pablove Benefit

Milwaukee's favorite Smiths and Morrissey tribute act return to Turner Hall for their annual Pablove benefit show.

The mighty Melt Banana returns to Milwaukee

The mighty Melt Banana returns to Milwaukee

The wildly experimental Japanese band takes the Cactus Club stage tonight.

Third Coast Percussion performs again with Present Music

Third Coast Percussion performs again with Present Music

The fantastic quartet returns to Milwaukee this Saturday at Vogel Hall, after tremendous success performing in Present Music's season opener, "Inuksuit." Member David Skidmore speaks to Sahan Jayasuriya about their unique and transfixing style.

MFF13: “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”
MFF13

“Big Star

The fantastic biopic looks at one of the most legendary cult bands in rock history, Memphis, Tennessee's Big Star.

Volcano Choir making a rare appearance at the Pabst

Volcano Choir making a rare appearance at the Pabst

Fresh off the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this collaboration of Wisconsin musicians will return to town as part of the tour for "Repave," their new album.

MFF13: “Enter the Dragon”
MFF13

“Enter the Dragon”

The classic martial arts film, starring Bruce Lee, gets a special screening at this year's film festival.

The Zombies return to Milwaukee, this time at the Pabst

The Zombies return to Milwaukee, this time at the Pabst

The classic '60s band might have been a footnote in history, were it not for their masterpiece "Odessey and Oracle," a post-breakup album that would later be the defining Summer of Love sound.

Youth Lagoon to play the Pabst Theater tonight

Youth Lagoon to play the Pabst Theater tonight

The indie pop act is set to perform at the Pabst Theater this evening, touring in support of their new album Wondrous Bughouse.

Chicago quartet Disappears rematerializes at Cactus Club

Chicago quartet Disappears rematerializes at Cactus Club

Touring in support of their new album "Era," the band's solid reputation and fascinating blend of post-punk and psychedelic sounds should have you headed down to Bay View Friday night.

The Melvins and Mudhoney to perform at Turner Hall Ballroom

The Melvins and Mudhoney to perform at Turner Hall Ballroom

The Seattle grunge pioneers will share the stage this Sunday to commemorate the Melvins' 30th anniversary.

Fountains of Wayne to play Shank Hall

Fountains of Wayne to play Shank Hall

With the band set to take the Shank Hall stage this weekend, Sahan Jayasuriya examines their discography, finding much more than "Stacy's Mom".

Milwaukee Psych Fest brings the sunshine to Cactus Club

Milwaukee Psych Fest brings the sunshine to Cactus Club

Sahan talks to Andrew Shelp, organizer of the very first Milwaukee Psych Fest.

Milwaukee Day returns for a third year

Milwaukee Day returns for a third year

Sahan Jayasuriya talks with Milwaukee Day organizers Andy Silverman and Timm Gable in anticipation of Sunday's celebrations.

Stars to shine on Turner Hall

Stars to shine on Turner Hall

Touring in support of their latest album The North, the Canadian indie rock group will be playing Turner Hall Ballroom Monday evening.

Back in Your Head: Tegan and Sara return to the Pabst Theater
Back in Your Head

Tegan and Sara return to the Pabst Theater

The Canadian alternative pop duo returns to Milwaukee in support of "Heartthrob," a slick album that marks a new chapter without betraying their old sound.

Tame Impala: Far from loners at Turner Hall Ballroom
Tame Impala

Far from loners at Turner Hall Ballroom

The Australian psychedelic pop outfit made their return to Milwaukee, playing an impressive Turner Hall show Sunday.

Take One At ThirdCoast: Episode Three – Vic & Gab
Take One At ThirdCoast

Episode Three – Vic & Gab

Milwaukee's own songwriting sister duo Vic & Gab stopped in at the ThirdCoast Digest offices to play a few tunes.

Sahan’s Valentines Day Albummers

Sahan’s Valentines Day Albummers

This quintet of cathartic records is perfect for anyone opposed to Valentine's Day on emotional grounds – or Valentine's Day-lovers with a weird sense of humor.

The Vaccines set to take Turner Hall stage tonight

The Vaccines set to take Turner Hall stage tonight

The UK post punk revivalists make their Milwaukee debut tonight at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Yo La Tengo’s got it right again with “Fade”

Yo La Tengo’s got it right again with “Fade”

The New Jersey trio, still relevant and interesting after almost three decades, performs at Turner Hall Saturday.

Happy Belated: Paper Holland at the Down and Over Pub
Happy Belated

Paper Holland at the Down and Over Pub

Milwaukee quartet Paper Holland celebrated the release of debut album "Happy Belated" at the Down and Over Pub on Friday night.

TCD 2013 Countdown: Sahan’s Seven Albums
TCD 2013 Countdown

Sahan’s Seven Albums

Sahan Jayasuriya runs down a list of albums to get excited for in 2013. PLUS: an exclusive stream of new song from Milwaukee band Fable & The World Flat.

In Threes: Sahan’s Unranked Favorites of 2012
In Threes

Sahan’s Unranked Favorites of 2012

Sahan Jayasuriya shares his favorite albums, singles and shows of 2012.

Happy Holidays from ThirdCoast Digest!

Happy Holidays from ThirdCoast Digest!

A behind-the-scenes look at TCD's window decoration at the Shops of Grand Ave, and holiday greetings from our editorial staff.

Riverwest Fest: 60+ bands, two days, one neighborhood
Riverwest Fest

60+ bands, two days, one neighborhood

With the local music festival gearing up for its third year, Sahan Jayasuriya talks to organizers Kelsey Kaufmann and Sean Heiser.

Revisiting “Frame & Canvas”: Braid’s Todd Bell
Revisiting “Frame & Canvas”

Braid’s Todd Bell

With the band set to take the Turner Hall stage this Friday, TCD sits down with bassist Todd Bell to talk about their classic album, Frame & Canvas.

Take One at ThirdCoast: Episode Two – Midnight Reruns
Take One at ThirdCoast

Episode Two – Midnight Reruns

Midnight Reruns stop into the TCD office to perform two brand new songs from their forthcoming album.

An interview with Sean Williamson, director of “Heavy Hands”

An interview with Sean Williamson, director of “Heavy Hands”

"Heavy Hands," Sean Williamson's debut feature film, premieres Thursday at the Oriental Theatre. TCD sat down with Williamson for an in depth interview.

Still “Popular”: An Interview with Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws
Still “Popular”

An Interview with Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws

Sahan Jayasuriya talks with Nada Surf's Matthew Caws in anticipation of their upcoming Turner Hall apperance.

Take One at ThirdCoast: Episode One – The Midwestern Charm
Take One at ThirdCoast

Episode One – The Midwestern Charm

Connor LaMue of The Midwestern Charm performs inside TCD's office at the Shops of Grand Avenue in the first episode of Take One at ThirdCoast.

Low, masters of minimalism, take Turner Hall

Low, masters of minimalism, take Turner Hall

The echoey concert hall and a respectfully silent audience provided the perfect setting for Low to play a resonant, career-spanning set.

Pabloveable: Salford Lads Club at Turner Hall Ballroom
Pabloveable

Salford Lads Club at Turner Hall Ballroom

Sahan Jayasuriya catches up with Marc Solheim to preview this Friday's benefit for the Pablove Foundation at Turner Hall, the Salford Lads Club.

Chan Marshall’s Sonic Explorations: Cat Power at Turner Hall
Chan Marshall’s Sonic Explorations

Cat Power at Turner Hall

Touring in support of new album "Sun," Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) brought a variety of styles to the Turner Hall stage on Monday night.

Records, Dogs and Birthday Cake: An Interview with Acme Records’ Ken Chrisien
Records, Dogs and Birthday Cake

An Interview with Acme Records’ Ken Chrisien

Sahan Jayasuriya talks with Ken Chrisien, owner of Milwaukee's newest record store, Acme Records & Music Emporium.

The xx, nothing short of fantastic, at the Pabst Theater

The xx, nothing short of fantastic, at the Pabst Theater

A stunning stage show at the Pabst completed the "perpetual twilight" sound of the xx, and the group's first time live in Milwaukee was a true success.

In Bloom: Beach House at the Pabst Theater
In Bloom

Beach House at the Pabst Theater

Beach House brought their washed out dream pop to the Pabst Theater on Wednesday evening, playing to a nearly packed house.

Latest Flame Records: Ten years and running
Latest Flame Records

Ten years and running

This weekend, Milwaukee's Latest Flame Records celebrates its ten year anniversary at the Cactus Club. TCD talks with owner Dan Hanke about the past, present and future of the label.

Skating with heart: “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography”
Skating with heart

“Bones Brigade

Professional skateboarder Stacy Peralta's documentary shows the sport from an emotional angle, and presents the athletes first and foremost as people.

Dirty Projectors make a triumphant return to the Pabst

Dirty Projectors make a triumphant return to the Pabst

The critically-acclaimed band brought their unique brand of warped pop to Milwaukee Sunday, touring in support of new album Swing Lo Magellan.

Photo Gallery: Portraits of Bay View Gallery Night
Photo Gallery

Portraits of Bay View Gallery Night

TCD spiced up the neighborhood's night of art with a photobooth and crafts from TCDIY's Carly Rubach.

Post Paradise bring Ft. Collins to Milwaukee

Post Paradise bring Ft. Collins to Milwaukee

Ft. Collins' Post Paradise sat down with TCD to talk about their upcoming show, tonight at Linneman's with I'm Not a Pilot.

“Bad Brains: A Band in DC” at the Milwaukee Film Festival
“Bad Brains

A Band in DC” at the Milwaukee Film Festival

Over five years in the making, this film documenting these heroes of hardcore is definitely worth the wait.

Interview: Mission Of Burma’s Peter Prescott
Interview

Mission Of Burma’s Peter Prescott

Sahan Jayasuriya talks with Peter Prescott, drummer of legendary post punk act Mission of Burma, in anticipation of their upcoming Shank Hall show.

Interview: Swans’ Michael Gira
Interview

Swans’ Michael Gira

TCD's Sahan Jayasuriya talks with Michael Gira, founder of legendary experimental music group Swans, in anticipation of their upcoming appearance at Shank Hall.

MKE Unplugged: Previewing the Peck School’s new music series
MKE Unplugged

Previewing the Peck School’s new music series

TCD previews UWM's new, free concert series, MKE Unplugged, featuring stripped down sets from local and national artists.

Cream City Soundcheck: YACHT
Cream City Soundcheck

YACHT

Next up in the Cream City Soundcheck series is YACHT performing at Turner Hall and "having a really cool across-Milwaukee experience." The (free!) Celebration is tomorrow night at Turner Hall.

Mondo Lucha: A wild variety of absurd fun
Mondo Lucha

A wild variety of absurd fun

Bringing together pro wrestling, live music and burlesque performers, there's no other event like Mondo Lucha at Turner Hall. Photo Gallery by Lacy Landre.

The Song Remains the Same: Paul Hammond Gets The Led Out
The Song Remains the Same

Paul Hammond Gets The Led Out

TCD talks with Paul Hammond, guitarist of Led Zeppelin cover band Get the Led Out, performing at the Marcus Center Saturday night.

Cream City Soundcheck: Holy Shit!
Cream City Soundcheck

Holy Shit!

Cream City Soundcheck caught local hardcore punk band HOLY SHIT! live at Club Garibaldi and playing video games at home in Riverwest.

10 Must-See Fall Concerts

10 Must-See Fall Concerts

From the Pabst to the Cactus Club, TCD presents your guide to the 10 must-see concerts in Milwaukee this fall.

Cream City Soundcheck: Maritime
Cream City Soundcheck

Maritime

Cream City Soundcheck catches up with Milwaukee's indie pop heroes Maritime, where they talk music, families, careers and being able to juggle all of them at once.

Cream City Soundcheck: I’m Not a Pilot
Cream City Soundcheck

I’m Not a Pilot

This week's Cream City Soundcheck debut features Milwaukee indie pop quartet I'm Not a Pilot.

On Stage 08/21: Bonnie Raitt, Laura Linney, Gutenberg! The Musical
On Stage 08/21

Bonnie Raitt, Laura Linney, Gutenberg! The Musical

The Marcus Center hosts Raitt, Linney's at Ten Chimneys, hi-jinks at the Stackner, Emancipation art at the Haggerty.

Cream City Soundcheck: Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Cream City Soundcheck

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Cream City Soundcheck checks in with local legend Paul Cebar in the DJ booth at WMSE, at Cafe at the Plaza, and performing live at Turner Hall.

On Stage 8/14: Danceworks’ Art to Art, Alchemist’s Time Travelers
On Stage 8/14

Danceworks’ Art to Art, Alchemist’s Time Travelers

Multi-disciplinary dance, sci-fi theater and festivals as the summer season winds down.

TCD Showcase Artist: Angela Morgan
TCD Showcase Artist

Angela Morgan

Photographer Angela Morgan listens for the music in the image.

Q&A: Major Henry “Schadow” Schantz, F-22 Raptor Pilot
Q&A

Major Henry “Schadow” Schantz, F-22 Raptor Pilot

Major Henry Schantz talked with TCD about this weekend's Milwaukee Air and Water Show, his personal background, and piloting the F-22. Photo gallery by Lacy Landre.

Cream City Soundcheck: Mortgage Freeman
Cream City Soundcheck

Mortgage Freeman

Cream City Soundcheck caught up with Milwaukee rock 'n' rollers Mortgage Freeman for a little bit of talkin' and rockin'.

Review: The Tallest Man on Earth at the Pabst Theater
Review

The Tallest Man on Earth at the Pabst Theater

Tallest Man on Earth albums don't always do justice to the incredible voice of Kristian Matssen, but the Pabst Theater most certainly did.

On Stage 8/07: Summer tap, 1000 Clowns, a kiss in a garden…
On Stage 8/07

Summer tap, 1000 Clowns, a kiss in a garden…

Lots to do in Milwaukee's late summer, most of it outdoors.

Hometown Heroes: Howl Street Studios’ Shane Hochstetler
Hometown Heroes

Howl Street Studios’ Shane Hochstetler

Recording studio owner and self proclaimed "audio nerd" Shane Hochstetler has been one of the most in-demand studio engineers in Milwaukee for the last five years. Shane talks with TCD about the process of turning his childhood dream job into a reality.

Cream City Soundcheck: Kings Go Forth
Cream City Soundcheck

Kings Go Forth

Visiting bands, docUWM and TCD partner in a new video series. We Go Forth with the Kings.

On Stage: 07/31: Live Jazz, Free Day at MAM, and more
On Stage

07/31

What's the magic word in Milwaukee? Free! It comes up a lot in this week's On Stage.

On Stage 07/24: Gallery Night Gala, and the shows must go on
On Stage 07/24

Gallery Night Gala, and the shows must go on

Off the Wall and Sunset Playhouse soldier on with a farce and a musical, and Gallery Night celebrates a quarter-century.

Review: King Tuff at Quarters
Review

King Tuff at Quarters

At a sweaty, sold-out show at Quarters in Riverwest, King Tuff delivered the type of set that summer is all about. Photo gallery by Erik Ljung.

Review: Liars at Mad Planet
Review

Liars at Mad Planet

Twelve years in, Liars have done everything but repeat themselves. On Wednesday night, the Brooklyn band shook the room at Mad Planet.

ComedySportz celebrates a year of T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical)

ComedySportz celebrates a year of T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical)

ComedySportz continues to innovate with T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical). The improv group celebrates T.I.M.'s successful first year on Thursday night.

On Stage 7/17: Elton John’s “Billy Elliot” at Uihlein
On Stage 7/17

Elton John’s “Billy Elliot” at Uihlein

The Marcus Center presents "Billy Elliot, The Musical," the story of a boy and ballet; Holly Hughes is Theatre Gigante's guest.

On Stage 07/10: Hey! Let’s go outside and play!
On Stage 07/10

Hey! Let’s go outside and play!

Gathering on the Green, Starry Nights, Bastille Days, Florentine at the Lake... or stay inside with Alchemist's "Juliet and Romeo."

On Stage 7/3: Dancing, fireworks, drums and bugles
On Stage 7/3

Dancing, fireworks, drums and bugles

Kalpana/Draves Dance at UWM, Moses and Patterson dancing on a roof, and the day of Red White and Blue.

Live in Milwaukee: 10 local bands to see this summer
Live in Milwaukee

10 local bands to see this summer

Live music is everywhere this time of year, and Sahan Jayasuriya looks at 10 up-and-coming local acts to see live in the Brew City this summer.

Century Days: The Story of Die Kreuzen
Century Days

The Story of Die Kreuzen

Lest We Forget at Turner Hall features Die Kreuzen's first live performance in almost two decades. TCD chronicles the history of Milwaukee's hardcore pioneers.

Interview: Melvins drummer Dale Crover
Interview

Melvins drummer Dale Crover

Before the band's Turner Hall show with Unsane, TCD talks with Melvins drummer Dale Crover about the band's new EP and what's next for the grunge pioneers.

Behind the Gatefold: A Preview of Record Store Day 2012
Behind the Gatefold

A Preview of Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is celebrating its fifth year, and TCD checks in with Milwaukee's local independent record stores before Saturday's sales and celebrations.

Milwaukee Pride: Milwaukee Day 2012
Milwaukee Pride

Milwaukee Day 2012

TCD chats with Milwaukee Day organizers Timm Gable, Brent Gohde and Andy Silverman about "The Greatest Day in the World."

Punk Rock Spoken Word: Henry Rollins at Turner Hall
Punk Rock Spoken Word

Henry Rollins at Turner Hall

Henry Rollins delivered humorous anecdotes and powerful social commentaries in his three-hour performance at Turner Hall.

RadioMilwaukee Music Awards: Showcasing a diverse sound
RadioMilwaukee Music Awards

Showcasing a diverse sound

Milwaukee's diverse music scene was honored last night at Turner Hall Ballroom for the 5th annual RadioMilwaukee Music Awards.

Perfect Strangers: The “All Messed Up Again” experience
Perfect Strangers

The “All Messed Up Again” experience

Last weekend, 64 musicians got "All Messed Up Again" at Linneman's. TCD Intern Sahan Jayasuriya shares his experience playing in the unique musical experiment.

Crate diggers unite: WMSE Collector and Gear Show
Crate diggers unite

WMSE Collector and Gear Show

Show-goers had the chance to dig through all kinds of collectables at WMSE's Collector and Gear Show, from rare records and memorabilia to guitars and amps.