Milwaukee history

shankhall.com

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.

North Point Lighthouse

The North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee's Lake Park neighborhood is a treasure trove of maritime history set off the beaten path of Milwaukee tourist destinations.

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

The streets and shops of a Milwaukee gone by come back to life at a local museum.

jsonline.org

A Madison writer helps a remarkable Milwaukee woman tell her story of a lifetime’s search for justice.

Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Facebook

A team at UWM is working to publish an authoritative compendium of Milwaukee history and firsts.

Why Do We Love the Racket of Garage Bands?

Feb 19, 2013
Image courtesy from 1960sGarageBands.com

Starting at adolescence, kids start looking at popular icons for inspiration. They want to grow up; they want to have independence and control. One popular way, especially among boys, is by forming garage bands. Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College and the author of Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock, delved into the garage bands that made so much noise in Milwaukee.

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