Monthly Archives: January 2017

NRBQ – High Noon (A 50-Year Retrospective)


By Blaine Schultz NRBQ originally stood for New Rhythm and Blues Quintet. But most often Quartet. Except when the band backed up Carl Perkins, it briefly stood for New Rockabilly Quartet. They have been known to add the two piece Whole Wheat Horns.  Old bumper stickers for the band simply read Q. So what to make of this band that ... Read More »

Grand Cru Offers a Grand Taste


By Ben Rogers Spotted Cow. It’s what separates Wisconsinites from the rest of the country. A staple in any bar worth its liquor license, Spotted Cow is held in high esteem not only here, but also outside of the borders of the America’s Dairyland. While the beer is’s easy to get used to its great taste, Spotted Cow is ... Read More »

Destihl Brewery’s Flanders Red Wild  Sour Series


By Steve Lonsway As many people know, the craft beer industry is growing like crazy.  We now have more breweries in the United States than ever before with plenty more in the planning stages.  Back before prohibition, it was not uncommon to find a brewery in many small towns and many breweries in large towns.  Those “good-ole-days” are returning.  Many ... Read More »

Art Garfunkel

By Jane Spietz WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM Friday, January 20, 2017 COST: $59.50, $49.50 INFO: Singer poet Art Garfunkel rose to fame as one half of the Grammy-winning folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel with childhood friend Paul Simon. The two were responsible for putting out classics such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Sound of ... Read More »

Billy Gardell is Back Where He Started…


By Michael Casper After a wildly successful sitcom run with Mike & Molly, and a short Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game show hosting stint, comedian Billy Gardell is back to doing what he was born to do...stand up. In part due of his TV notoriety, he’s not having to slug it out in clubs in front of drunk hecklers who think ... Read More »

Interactive Beatles at the Grand


  By Ben Rodgers  There are certain songs that stick with a person throughout life. These songs bring back memories, either good or bad, but the one constant is that the music stays the same. When Billy McGuigan and his brothers Ryan and Matthew wanted to put together a show, they decided to focus on the one band that brings ... Read More »

Yomawari: Night Alone

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  By James Page     Game of the Month: Yomawari: Night Alone Developer: NIS America ESRB: Teen Release Date: 10/25/2016 System: PS Vita Player’s Page: Yomawari: Night Alone Video games can serve as a nice escape from the monotony of everyday life. Just like the avid reader, who lives one life for every story they pick up; the avid ... Read More »

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