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Songs of Eternal Love & Immediate Satisfaction


BY George Halas The great multi-instrumentalist and thought leader Dennis Jones once opined that Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go would have been a hit in any decade of the Twentieth Century. Likewise, Songs of Eternal Love and Immediate Satisfaction is a record that combines and ultimately transcends genres; one can’t help liking it for a bunch of reasons. ... Read More »



BY George Halas Given that one of the songs on this CD has been nominated for an international award, this reviewer believes that he is not going out on a limb in stating that “My Desire of You” is a great album and arguably the best yet from Jamie Lynn Fletcher. She has an excellent voice and tastefully subdued vocal ... Read More »

Jamie Lynn Fletcher on the Rise


BY George Halas The Inquisition and those in-the-know in northeast Wisconsin have known for some time that Jamie Lynn Fletcher is one of the best and most creative singer-musician-composers. But it’s not just Wisco – the world is now taking notice. The Green Bay-based Fletcher was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as one of five 14th Independent Music Awards ... Read More »

Summer Dancin’ and Jazzin’


By George Halas Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the streets. They’ll be dancin’ in Chicago...and in...Neenah! Based on the latest science, The Inquisition calculates that dancing in aisles will be an unavoidable consequence for those who attend the musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at The Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Theater at St. Mary’s Central in Neenah. ... Read More »

Reaching for the Zenith


By George Halas One of the most pleasant aspects of the Wisconsin Brewing Company Concert Series is that, in addition to discovering some fabulous music, each month will provide an opportunity to discover a new beer. At both the June 17th appearance at Peabody’s in Oshkosh by Ho Malone as well as the Walt Hamburger and The Young Guns concert ... Read More »

YO! It’s Ho Malone Time!


If you haven’t yet been exposed to the eclectic sound of Ho Malone from Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes, you’re in for a treat. Ho Malone got its start back in January 2014, when The Hook Up, a band that included Nick Rodello, needed a bass player for a battle of the bands competition. The call when out to Rodello’s friend, ... Read More »

THE MILES BEFORE US Hillary Reynolds Band


By George Halas There are rumors that a wise guy reviewer once answered the question “what kind of music do you like?” with “I like good music.” “Good music” seems like the best way to describe the offerings on “The Miles Before Us” by the Hillary Reynolds Band because it’s otherwise hard to nail down the rich combination of styles ... Read More »



By George Halas May arrivals are not just for flowers. Hillary Reynolds will be gracing the Fox Cities with a new album and a musical career in full bloom. “In May, I’ll be coming back home for a couple of shows,” she said. “On the 14th, I’ll be opening for The Ballroom Thieves at The Vox Concert Series in Marshfield ... Read More »

Tin Sandwich to the Rescue


By George Halas By day, they are ordinary citizens, blending seamlessly into the Wisco-Americana landscape of the Fox Cities. They have jobs, families and they might even be your neighbors. However, when night falls and the call from Commissioner Gordon – or a booking agent – comes in, they immediately don superhero identities and lead the on-going fight against the ... Read More »

Great Memories: Waterfest Retrospective in Pictures


By George Halas Over the past 30 years, Waterfest has grown from a good idea into a full-blown summer music series that is one of the highlights of the season in Oshkosh every year. In addition to bringing some outstanding national acts and showcasing the best local talent, Waterfest has generated other positive outcomes as well. “I’m convinced Waterfest is ... Read More »

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