Category Archives: Musicians

Returning to the Meyer: The Lone Bellow


In June, the Brooklyn-based Lone Bellow visited Green Bay while on tour with Brandi Carlile. Come Jan. 22, the band returns, this time as headliners, to bring their county-infused sounds to the Meyer Theatre. Supporting the band for this Near Water Concert Series Event will be Count This Penny. We at Scene were fortunate enough to catch up with Lone ... Read More »

Guitar for hire: The return of Scott Dercks


By George Halas One of the recurring themes of The Inquisition is that Fox Cities Inquisitors (FCI) have a myriad of entertainment choices in a rich and varied musical environment, particularly when it comes to jazz. The rich environment got a little richer recently when guitarist and Appleton native Scott Dercks returned home after a successful and productive 20-year stint ... Read More »

Christmas with the Oaks


By A.C. Kruse-Ross The Oak Ridge Boys pull their sleigh into Green Bay for two festive shows at the Weidner Center on December 22. An “Oak Ridge Boys Christmas” promises to be the areas premier event to ring in the holidays. Speaking with us in support of the Christmas show is none other than Oak Ridge Boy bass Richard Sterban. ... Read More »

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades


By Gwen Fabbiano The very beginnings of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades are rooted here at the college, and from the dorms and house parties of the past, the band emerged and evolved, yet still holding the importance of just having a good time and leaving your worries behind. Adam Gruel, lead guitarist and singer, took some time out to chat. ... Read More »

Otto & The Elevators celebrates 40 years


By Michael Casper If you remember Otto & the Elevators, you were hip to the Milwaukee music scene in the mid-70’s, but odds are you never saw the “band” perform. Gary Tanin “is” Otto & the Elevators. The band is his inspiration. His music points to him being an incurable romantic while simultaneously being a rockin’ blues musician. Think Elvis ... Read More »

New UWO Service Connects Music Students with Shows


By Kristin Stockheimer You’ve got an event. Maybe even a party. And a DJ won’t do. You’re going with live music – good stuff… artsy stuff. Frankly, any stuff. But “live” and “quality” are key. The musicians at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have a developed a new service that has just about anybody in the region covered. It’s ultimate ... Read More »

Abner Who? …and Subsequently: What? Where? When? How? and Why?

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By Alisa Levi-D’Ancona Abner Who? No really, that’s the name of one of the Fox Valley’s very own bands that’s breaking out into the music industry big leagues. If the “Who?” part is still tripping you up, fear not; I’m here to explain. They might’ve slipped under your radar, since they currently reside in L.A., but Abner Who? is comprised ... Read More »

Danny Mitchell Brings Christmas Back Home Again


Something to keep in mind while you are busy prepping for Christmas: it’s important to take some time out and catch some great holiday music with some friends. Danny Mitchell, Nashville based pianist and singer-songwriter is playing 2 shows in Stevens Point this month, so it should be easy to make some time for an event like this one. Returning ... Read More »

That band’s all blues


By James Moran The Jimmy’s, Madison’s “Blues Performer of the Year,” and winner of Madison Magazine’s “Best Band in Madison,” will be blowing their horns in Fond du Lac at the Thelma on Friday, December 13th for a 8pm performance that is sure to knock your socks off. Kevin Miller, Executive Director at the Thelma is anticipating The Jimmy’s return. ... Read More »

On Velvet and Beyond

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By Blaine Schultz ’ll be your mirror, reflect what you are in case you don’t know.” Lou Reed, who died October 27, wrote those lyrics early in his career with the Velvet Underground.  For better or worse, in many ways he lived them. To many listeners the Velvets’ four studio and two live albums set the standard for intelligent rock ... Read More »

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