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Bobby Tanzilo

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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy -- including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.



Recent Articles
 
 Music - April 16, 2014
 Foy comes out from behind WALL
 Lyla Foy's solo recordings, released under the name WALL, first drew attention to the 25-year-old. Now, signed to Sub Pop worldwide, Foy, has ditched the stage name and issued her full-length debut. Foy opens for Wake Owl Turner Hall Ballroom on Saturday, April 19. The show is the first of her U.S. tour. We talked to her from London about the record and the tour.
 
 Bars & Clubs - April 15, 2014
 Urban spelunking: Regano's Roman Coin bowling lanes
 Milwaukee is awash in rumors about secret bowling alleys, hidden tunnels and former rooming houses. But in the case of Regano's Roman Coin, a family-owned bar at 1004 E. Brady St., it's true. Well, most of it.
 
 Music - April 15, 2014
 Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?
 It's true, the appearance in Milwaukee of an Italian pop star is so rare that a blog post about the event warrants a headline like the one above.
 
 Music - April 14, 2014
 Rateliff returns, but just for a day
 Denver-based singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff - who plays Thursday, April 17 at Shank Hall - loves Milwaukee. So much so that he considered moving here. Find out why he changed his mind.
 
 Music - April 12, 2014
 5 questions for One Horse Towne
 With feet firmly rooted in rock and roll, but with hands in American roots music and post-punk, Milwaukee's One Horse Towne plays down to Earth, gritty music. Think part Replacements and part Son Volt. We caught up with frontman George Mireles to ask him about the songs on the band's six-song disc, upcoming gigs and more.
 
 Kids & Family - April 11, 2014
 Merged program at 81st Street School takes steps forward
 When it comes to schools, communities often know best. Maybe not always, but often. And it looks like in the case of Eighty-First Street School - in the Cooper Park neighborhood on the city's West Side - that's the case. In the first year of the roll out of a new personalized learning curriculum at the school that was merged with nearby 68th Street School two years ago, progress is already being seen.
 
 Kids & Family - April 10, 2014
 If these walls could talk: Saying goodbye to the old South Stadium
 As a group of dignitaries officially broke ground on a new South Stadium today in the shadow of Hayes Bilingual School, it was hard not to look around and think, "if these walls could talk."
 
 Music - April 10, 2014
 5 questions for Milwaukee's The Sleepwalkers
 Last time we met up with the Milwaukee-based band The Sleepwalkers, its members lived in Oshkosh and the band had a longer name. Now, with one more member and three fewer words in its name, The Sleepwalkers make their home in Brew City. We caught up with frontman Ian Olvera as the quartet prepares to launch its new disc, "Lost My Mind in Stereo," at a gig in Riverwest.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - April 9, 2014
 Expansion plan opens up space for museum "bursting at the seams"
 Two days ago the Milwaukee Art Museum officially announced its Plan for the Future, including an expansion of the 1975 Kahler building, which sits beneath and to the east of the 1957 Eero Saarinen-designed War Memorial Center. Yesterday, MAM director Dan Keegan hosted a media event at which he offered more details on the plan.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - April 7, 2014
 MAM announces Plan for the Future
 Milwaukee Art Museum has released its plan for the future, called, well, Plan for the Future.
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Music - August 9, 2009
 Eric Blowtorch & The Welders with special guest Prince Jazzbo
In Jamaica, most musicians have a record label or a record shop -- or both. And most Jamaican labels have phone numbers printed on them. So, if you know the industrious Eric Blowtorch, you'll be unsurprised to know that he has dialed a few of those phone numbers. So, don't be surprised that Blowtorch's new single features some big names in Jamaican music.
Length: 00:01:37
 
Food - February 11, 2009
 OnMilwaukee.com Chef Profile: Umami Moto's Dominic Zumpano
OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo talks to Umami Moto and Charro Head Chef Dominic Zumpano about Milwaukee.
Length: 00:03:06
 
Politics - September 2, 2008
 Mayor Tom Barrett talks about mass transit and Police Chief Flynn
It's been four years since we sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for a Milwaukee Talks interview. So, it was high time we asked Tom Barrett, "what's up?"Here, Barrett talks about two-way streets Downtown, mass transit and Police Chief Ed Flynn.
Length: 00:03:14
 
Movies and Television - August 19, 2008
 John McGivern introduces Garry Marshall at the Bronze the Fonz unveiling
John McGivern introduces Garry Marshall at the Bronze the Fonz unveiling
Length: 00:04:52
 
Music - June 18, 2008
 Marcus Amphitheater: No birds allowed
If you have occasion to venture into the Marcus Amphitheater when it's empty you might think life is imitating Hitchcock.
Length: 00:00:34
 
Music - January 26, 2008
 Track Lacer's "Havin' That Dust"
"Havin' That Dust" is the title track on Milwaukee rapper Track Lacer's new CD.
Length: 00:03:16
 
Music - December 15, 2007
 Tray Gee's "Who a Boss"
Born in Milwaukee, rapper Tray Gee -- aka The Prince of the Mil -- was already rapping in kindergarten. So, it's no surprise that at 16 this precocious talent has morphed into one of the city's best hip-hop talents. Hear a portion of his track, "Who a Boss," from his debut CD, "Youngest in Charge."
Length: 00:03:51
 
Music - November 3, 2007
 Element Everest's "Bombs Away"
Here's "Bombs Away," by Element Everest, from her new disc, "Life Is A Heist." The track was produced by AK and features J-Todd.
Length: 00:05:33
 
Music - April 3, 2007
 OnMilwaukee.com/WMSE local music podcast: April 3, 2007
WMSE's Brent Gohde and OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo spin some local music made by bands with gigs in town this week.
Length: 00:28:58
 
Arts and Entertainment - March 27, 2007
 Jonathan Lethem talks about writing and about his work in progress
Author Jonathan Lethem talks about writing and about his work in progress
Length: 00:01:23