Mitch Teich

Johnny Solomon had a promising career as a singer and songwriter, and then a promising career in food. But both were derailed by mental illness and substance abuse.

Angela Morriss /

Johannes Brahms wrote his German Requiem as a memorial to his parents.  The mid-19th Century piece is thought by many scholars to be the composer’s most personal work, and listeners frequently connect to its universal themes of loss, as well.

David Paige spoke with WUWM@Nite before his performance at BBC's Upper Level in Milwaukee Friday, Oct. 10.

English renaissance composer, singer and virtuoso lutenist John Dowland is famous today for his refined love songs and his fiendishly difficult solo lute pieces. 

Wolfgang Gauch

Today, we launch a new series on Lake Effect, called “On That Note.”

Renegade Lightning Rebellion: Struck by Swiss Statues

Oct 2, 2014
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

When Brian Stark took a trip to Europe, he stumbled upon the town of Bern, Switzerland. Within the city square are four statues that inspired Stark.

The Secret Sisters

When The Secret Sisters joined us for an interview in the Lake Effect studio three years ago, they promised to come back some day and play for us.

Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

When you take a step back and look at life, you will see how we are just bumbling around on Earth while trying to get from Point A to Point B.

The musical group, Dupond Dupont, named themselves after the bumbling detectives on Rin Tin Tin. They saw how life is an interesting story, filled with little vignettes, and that those vignettes needed to be told through song.

Rocket Paloma's Music Inspired by Life and "Hook"

Sep 23, 2014
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

A Milwaukee musician dabbles in two different genres of music.

Milwaukee Fine Arts Quartet / Fine Arts Quartet

On Sunday, the Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet will play its first concert of the 2014-2015 season. 

John Rogers

Jazz musician John Raymond started out playing piano, but it didn’t take long for him to find his true love - the trumpet. 

Wishbone Ash

There are a handful of bands who are associated with the 1970s genre affectionately known as Prog Rock – bands like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, and…Wishbone Ash.

Natalie Merchant fans were disappointed when the singer had to cancel her July appearance in Milwaukee. 

Ian and the Dream

One of the bands playing at the Yellowphone Music Conference this weekend is Waukesha's Ian and the Dream.

The band has been around since 2008, when guitarist and singer Ian Ash and bassist Chivo met in high school. They've released a couple of EPs since then and are set to release their first full length album Friday night as part of Yellowphone.

Ash and Chivo stopped by the Lake Effect studio to chat and to play a couple of songs from that new album, California Cauliflower

Butch Vig

Butch Vig, a Viroqua native, drummer for Garbage and award winning producer for such bands as Nirvana, Green Day and The Foo Fighters, is in town this weekend.