Category Archives: Oshkosh Beats

Symphony Plugs into Trans-Siberian Orchestra Talent


BY JOY WICK School residency program will culminate in community concert. Sometimes you need a big name to electrify a community. Or a generation of musicians. That’s what the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is hoping will happen when recording artist and electric violinist Mark Wood visits the city for a weeklong school residency program that culminates with a community concert. Wood ... Read More »

The Big Torch is Passed to Planet, Washatka, Dylan


BY George Halas While the province of The Inquisition is typically mirth and intellectual stimulation, on this occasion we take a moment to bid adieu and God’s Speed to Fred Sturm. While not as knowledgeable as some Inquisitors, it has been impossible not to notice that mirth and intellectual stimulation always seemed to be in the same room as Fred. ... Read More »

A Massive Choir Concert

Local artist Leif Larson completes a life art painting at the Spring 2014 Oshkosh Music Artist Series, which was live auctioned off for $205.the Fall 2013 Oshkosh Music Artist Series.

By Justin Mitchell You know the old rule: when you are going to have a choir concert, you ought to go massive.  Well, maybe you didn’t know that, but the Oshkosh Music Artist Series is fully vested in it for the November 15, 2014 choir concert at Beckets City Center Atrium. The fifth concert organized by the Oshkosh Music Artist ... Read More »

Wisconsin Symphonic Winds at UWO, August 24


The Wisconsin Symphonic Winds presents 2014 summer concert on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.  The group's conductor and artistic director, Dr. Rob McWilliams, describes his eleven seasons with the wind ensemble a true privilege to work with some of the best wind and percussion players from the Fox Valley and wider region. “WSW gives these fine musicians an ... Read More »

Miles and Miles to Go – Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators


By George Halas First, a couple of disclaimers/spoiler alerts… If you are fully committed to being in and staying in a bad mood, do not listen to this album. If you are looking for some music to help put you to sleep, this is probably not your disc either. If your toes work, they will almost assuredly be tapping. Having ... Read More »

The Sleepwalkers: Fact or Fiction?…Fact!


By Anthony Montalvo   I got to sit in a long, blue band van behind the Reptile Palace on a beautiful May night with Ian Olvera, Connor La Mue, Ryan Gracyalny, and newly added member, Ryan McCrary, of the very talented Fox Cities band, The Midwestern Charm…Scratch that, it was the Sleepwalkers. Although three fourths of this band, minus Olvera, ... Read More »

We Will Give This World Away


By Justin Mitchell We Will Give This World Away, the second album from Holly & Plastic, will be released on June 20, 2014  at the Oshkosh Masonic Lodge as part of a full line-up of music including Christopher Gold, Mark Steven Hillstrom, Holly&Plastic, Sunday Flood and Self-Evident. Holly & Plastic is the solo project of Oshkosh rock n roll staple ... Read More »

Local Music Talents Combine with Businesses to Bolster Future Generations of Musicians


BY CHELSEA DRUSCH With the dual goal of recognizing exceptional music skills and supporting local school music education, the Oshkosh Music Artist Series (OMAS) was born. A labor of musical love, Oshkosh Scene editor Justin Mitchell and Heid Music’s Kristin Masarik developed the concept of the series: Biannual concerts featuring varying genres of music that generate revenue for different Oshkosh ... Read More »

Spring 2014 Oshkosh Music Artist Series Line-Up Announced


By Scene Staff Dipping into the immensely popular local folk-rock scene, the Spring 2014 Oshkosh Music Artist Series concert will feature multi-instrumentalist Dorothy Zerbe, followed with sets by The Guilty Wanted and Copper Box. Set for Saturday, April 19, 2014, the show will again be hosted in the candle-lit intimate setting of the historic Algoma Club at 103 Algoma Blvd, ... Read More »

Oshkosh Prog Rock At Its Finest!


By Anthony L. Montalvo I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with four of the six members from Bon Sage, a local band rooted in Oshkosh, with members from four cities. All donning leather jackets, sipping beers and old-fashioneds, in the growing light of Oblios, I conversed with Jason Bank (guitar, slide guitar, mandolin), Kyle Merckx (guitar, keys, theremin), ... Read More »

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