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Brian Posehn

In Milwaukee, it's easy to get overwhelmed when choosing which summer festivals to attend. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating "Ten Years of Funny!" August 6-8 .

Billed as Wisconsin's largest comedy event, the annual festival features performers from across the United States and Canada, and takes place at the Next Act Theatre, and for the first time at the Historic Turner Hall.

Album of the Week: The Traveler By: Rhett Miller

May 6, 2015

There are two important words that come to mind when I think of what makes a musical artist popular and able to maintain his or her fan base while causing it to expand. Those two words are consistency and credibility, which naturally play off of one another. It also helps if you are considered to be one of the pioneers of a genre of music, namely, alternative country. Front man of the band, Old 97’s -- Rhett Miller, has released six solo-albums dating all the way back to 1989.


More often than not, music artists take a good amount of time to think, write, record and produce a final product in the form of an album. It is typically a process that evolves over the course of its creation, but occasionally, everything will align perfectly and an album is created in a much shorter period of time; three days to be exact. One of these albums is the upcoming eighth release, Like the 1st time, from Clarence Bucaro.

Lex Allen with the Non-Family

Apr 15, 2015

  Rachel Owens interviewed Milwaukee’s own Lex Allen singer/songwriter when he stopped by the WUWM@Nite studio. He performed a few tracks from his E.P. Anonymous Vibes with  two other members of the New Age Narcissism "Non-Family" Q the Sun and Lorde Fredd33 helping out.

Milwaukee Comedy: Johnny Beehner

Apr 15, 2015

Recently, Milwaukee Comedy's Matt Kemple and WUWM's Rachel Owens had the pleasure of sitting down, chatting and laughing with comedian Johnny Beehner. Beehner is from Milwaukee and has been working on perfecting his craft since his College years. He found himself spending most of his Thursday nights doing stand-up at The Safe House restaurant downtown.

In-Studio Session: Hero Jr.

Apr 8, 2015

We just recently had the pleasure of talking with Indianapolis –based band, Hero Jr., in the WUWM studio. The band, which consists of four members, Evan Haughey (Guitar/Lead Vocals) Matthew Haughey (Drums/Vocals) David DuBrava (Bass/vocals) Ken Rose (Guitar/Vocals), likes to think of themselves as creating “meat and potatoes rock and roll.”


 With such a bevy of Americana/folk rock artists like ‘Mumford and Sons’ or ‘The Lumineers’ just to name a couple, it is quite a thing for a band to stand out in the genre. So how does the Arizona-based band, ‘Jared and The Mill’, stand-out from their already established musical peers? Well, as the members of the band would tell you – sticking to their roots has a lot to do with it.

Album of the Week: The Damnwells

Mar 25, 2015

With inspirations drawing from the likes of: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Sam Cooke, Billy Dee Williams and…Han Solo and E.T. (Yes, that one alien from the movie), it’s no surprise that singer/songwriter, Alex Dezen, is capable of creating music that can touch on any number of topics. Just about 15 years ago, Alex and three others came together and formed a band, The Damnwells, who would go on to be pretty successful.  Seven years ago marks the last time anyone has seen a new project from the band and its original members.

Album of the Week: Great Lake Drifters

Mar 11, 2015

After years of making rounds at music festivals, bars and other miscellaneous concert venues, a Milwaukee alt. country and roots rock band is gearing up for their first full length release. Great Lake Drifters are about to put themselves on your music radar with their upcoming album, Radio Picture Show. With a sound that never quite sits contently within one genre, the band is able to maintain the attention of your ears.

Ex Fabula: Oops!

Mar 4, 2015
Art Montes

Oops, we did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. Our February Story Slam, Degrees of Separation, was our second sold out show of 2015!