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North American Tour with Poison and Tesla


    April 19 – Resch Center  “Animal” live video from new concert DVD and There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit  Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America. The Live ... Read More »

‘Milestones’ – Vic Ferrari Symphony On The Rocks


By George Halas Vic Ferrari Symphony on The Rocks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new CD, “Milestones.” Produced, recorded and mixed by Vic Ferrari keyboards player Aaron Zinsmeister at White Raven Audio in Appleton, the album contains 10 classic rock songs that have been featured in the band’s symphony concerts. While technically “covering” these classic rock favorites, the ... Read More »

Jim Liban and Short Stuff to the WAMI Hall

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By Michael Casper Jim Liban has had the blues for a very long time.  Raised in Milwaukee, he first took an interest in the drums before discovering the sweet, sometimes sad, but always mellifluous sounds created when a harmonica is breathed into, and massaged ‘just so.’  Liban and his blues band Short Stuff are being inducted into the Wisconsin Area ... Read More »

Big Snow Resort Spring Skiing


By Mary Schmidt Just about the time down-staters are thumbing through garden magazines, spring means only one thing to skiers—longer days for downhill sports. In the weeks between wind chill warnings and ice breaking up on Lake Winnebago lays the sweet spot for spring skiing in the Western Upper Peninsula. Some of the Midwest’s best spots for spring skiing are ... Read More »

Youth Garage Bands Rockin’ Wisconsin


State Finals to be conducted at Summerfest Dennis Graham Associates, in association with the not for profit MAMA (Madison Area Music Association), are kicking off their 13th year, producing a statewide youth garageband competition, featuring bands of all musical genres, which is the only program of its kind in the nation. ROCKONSIN will invite twelve (12) statewide Wisconsin high school ... Read More »

KWT Featuring Tom Washatka Plays Jazz at the Trout


  By George Halas One of Wisconsin’s best bands, KWT Featuring Tom Washatka, will perform at The Trout Museum of Art on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jazz at The Trout series. The group includes Scott Dercks, guitars, Kevin Wells, bass and Tony Taylor, drums as well as Washatka, arguably Wisconsin’s best saxophone player who ... Read More »

The Wildwood Film Festival – The Next Generation


By Joshua Grover and David Patterson   Part 1: The Art of Sharing Art Although it’s possible to create art in a vacuum, most artistic creations, whether it’s a painting, a song, or a movie, are designed to be shared. “Shared” is the key word in that sentence.  We teach little kids to share their toys.  We share a meal. And ... Read More »

Journey Has Never “Stopped Believin’”

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By Jane Spietz Iconic San Francisco-based rock band Journey is going strong with no sign of letting up after making energetic music for over 43 years. The band’s achievements include 25 Gold and Platinum albums and 19 Top 40 singles. Their Greatest Hits album gained Diamond status by going platinum 15 times. Some of Journey’s major hits include “Don’t Stop ... Read More »

Heid Music Collaborates with Guitars for Vets


Non-Profit Organization Provides Free Guitars and Lessons to Veterans Heid Music announces a new collaboration with Guitars for Vets, a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that provides free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar, and accessories to veterans struggling with physical injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional distresses. Heid Music will soon begin managing the online, local and event-based resale operation of donated guitars and musical instruments for Guitars for ... Read More »

Unsung Heroes of Milwaukee Rock and Roll – Justin Perkins

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By Blaine Schultz Justin Perkins makes his way through a sold out, packed-like-sardines Cactus Club in Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood. No one pays him any mind. This is the guy who mixed and mastered former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s new Bash and Pop album. Then he was asked to play bass on the tour. Ten minutes later the Cactus Club is even  ... Read More »

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