Category Archives: Oshkosh

Iconoclastic Sunblind Lion still Rocks!


BY Michael Casper In late 1967, five high school lads from Plymouth and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, came together to form a group known as the Love Society. The members included Dave Steffen, guitar; Keith Abler, vocals; Steve Gilles, bass; Mike Holdridge, keyboards; and Mike Dellger, drums. “To back up a bit,” Mike Dellger said “Dave and I were in our ... Read More »

Austin Lucas: A Man, His Guitar, & His Dog


BY Jean Detjen Recently told by another Austin Lucas that he was a “disgrace to the name” for some unknown reason, Country/Folk singer-songwriter Austin Lucas isn’t quite sure if he’s been mixed up with a different Austin Lucas. Perhaps confused with the Christian woman preacher, the baseball player, the gay porn star or maybe the white supremacist? It’s a mystery, ... Read More »

Mile of Music Pick: Dead Horses Local folksters return as trio, and stronger than ever


BY George Halas With the release of their sophomore album “Space and Time” last October, Dead Horses commanded the ears and full attention of roots music fans across the Midwest. From newspaper covers and heavy radio airplay, to headlining gigs, it seemed like the band of twenty-somethings from Oshkosh had finally broken through that invisible but stifling label of “local ... Read More »

Dead Horses Return As Trio Stronger Than Ever


<pBY George Halas In going to the ends of the earth to find the best music, The Mile of Music Festival has not overlooked the Fox Cities. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the appearance of Oshkosh-based Dead Horses, a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years whose sound is equally ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher Viva La France! France is a place of many wonders and has many unique grape growing areas. The Rhone Valley is the oldest established winemaking region in France dating back 600 years before the Romans. Although the Rhone is considered one wine region, it is divided into two distinct parts based on climate and grape variety. The ... Read More »

Burger Time!


By Trish Derge Anybody can squish a few patty’s out of a pound of burger, toss them on the grill and singe the dickens out of them until they’re flavorless and dry as a Saharan paleontologist’s sack lunch. But if you want your guests at your cookout to enjoy their meal, and not collectively roll their eyes in disgust at ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public ... Read More »

Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at EAA AirVenture!


By Jane Spietz WHAT: Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band WHERE: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: 7 PM Friday, July 24 Actor/humanitarian/musician Gary Sinise has enjoyed a multifaceted career. He started out playing in bands as a teenager, but became totally captivated by theater after performing in a high school production of West Side Story. Sinise went on ... Read More »

Short Branch Saloon Goes Long on Music


By George Halas If you have not been to The Short Branch Saloon in Neenah in the last couple of years or so, be prepared to be very nicely surprised at what they’ve done to the place. Walking in the front door, the bar still has the same rustic feel it has always had. Keep walking and the end of ... Read More »

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