Nearly 50 years after they helped usher in the era of progressive rock, King Crimson is continuing to evolve — exploring new musical boundaries, adding new members. At a concert Sunday night in Milwaukee, the band demonstrated just how this combo continues to thrive.
As if many Wisconsinites’ longing for summer wasn’t already overheating, the lineup for Milwaukee’s Summerfest music festival was announced on Wednesday morning.
Like the hobbled hero from some Hollywood movie, a clearly ailing Levon Helm rallied his strength during Tuesday night’s performance to give those who gathered at a downtown Milwaukee casino an enthralling lesson in American roots music.
Bon Iver’s sold-out show at the regal Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee was an all-out feting that included standing ovations and the reading of a proclamation that it was “Bon Iver Day” within the city limits.
Ten years after he reconvened his E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen now seems ready to indulge in a little nostalgia as he salutes the high points and long-overlooked gems of his discography during a concert Sunday night in Milwaukee.
Challenged with overcoming his own mental health issues and musical limitations, Daniel Johnston has persevered by creating pure and simple pop songs. The cult singer-songwriter demonstrated the magnetic qualities of his music during his set in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
With a new album already in the can, singer-songwriter Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, decided to debut most of it at a one-off performance Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater on Thursday night.