music

Michael Reilly / johnstatz.com

You can take John Statz out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of John Statz.

Zakir Hussain / facebook.com

At first blush, the combination of sounds in Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections band might seem unlikely.

www.lizlongley.com

Honest transparency isn’t the easiest thing to come by in musicians these days. Often times, music is shrouded by a façade to fit a certain image or appeal. This is definitely not the case with singer/songwriter Liz Longley. The Nashville-based artist takes pride in the honesty of each track she writes. Having lived in and out of minivans for a large part of her musical journey; she never has a shortage of true stories to depict.

Chris Monaghan

Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass is in town tonight to play at the Pabst Theatre. We get an exclusive preview of their tune The Four from Lake Effect's performance studio.

Scythian

Ukraine has been in the news quite a bit lately, but not necessarily for its music. Fortunately, the band Scythian is able to remedy that situation with their blend of Ukrainian and Celtic traditions.

Update: Citing illness, Barry Manilow has postponed his Milwaukee show until Monday, March 2nd.

There was a time – in the late 1970s and 1980s – when Barry Manilow’s music was ubiquitous. 

Edel Muñoz

Among the many cultural events that Milwaukee’s Latino Arts has put on over the years, the musical offerings are among the most distinctive.

http://wuwm.com/post/album-week-you-and-your-lion-delta-routine

A bluesy, classic-rock sound is rolling out of the Midwest. With a sound that could fit into categories with bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones, Milwaukee-based band, The Delta Routine, is definitely on to something. With a style that borrows from so many genres and bands, the group makes sure that they can’t be put under any one category exclusively. Their sound is fresh, rough, charging, infectious and incredibly unique.

Christine Lalla

Every month, Lake Effect​'s Bonnie North chats about music with internationally renowned cellist Robert Cohen.

Milwaukee Fine Arts Quartet / Fine Arts Quartet

  

This Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee's Fine Arts Quartet – the resident string quartet of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – will continue their 2014-15 season. 

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