Concert

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June 18th is Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday.  It was almost a year ago when the former Beatle and his band played a triumphant concert in front of Miller Park’s biggest crowd ever.

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Once upon a time, the rock group Badfinger was seen as the heirs apparent to the Beatles.  

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It was loud, angry, and rough. Punk rock came of age in the mid-1970s and was a direct reaction to the over produced rock and roll of the time.

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The Montreal-based ensemble, Masques, brings you back to a time of powdered wigs and elaborate costumes. The Masques’ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night will bring audiences back to the court of King Louis XV through the performance of the music of Rameau and his contemporaries.

Lake Effect

Styles of music rise and fall in popularity.  Remember disco?  Or if you’re too young, do you remember “Reggaeton”?  Or "Emo?"

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Feb 1, 2013
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There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Learn how to win a copy of Willy Porter's new CD here.

When we were setting up an interview with Milwaukee musician and songwriter Willy Porter, we tried to remember whether he'd ever been on Lake Effect. Then of course, it dawned us: he's on every day - as the writer and performer of our theme music.

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Cory Chisel and his band, the Wandering Sons, got to play some pretty impressive venues following the release of his recent album, “Old Believers.”  And soon, they’ll be off for Europe and Australia.  But in among the many tour dates were a couple of important midwestern concerts – in northern Minnesota and in Appleton, the places Chisel grew up, the son of a preacher.

We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here.  In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers.  Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.