Results tagged with 'Milwaukee Bands'
Published July 18, 2014
As of July 5, the Wooldridge Brothers' Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for not one, but two new records - the band's next studio album and Scott Wooldridge's solo album - was a success. However, fans won't have to wait long for new Wooldridge Brothers music. Well, new-ish music.
Published July 15, 2014
Milwaukee music fans - and fans of good music just in general - have been waiting since 2012 for news of a new record from Field Report and frontman Chris Porterfield. Well, wait no longer. Last month, Porterfield and company announced the name ("Marigolden") and release date for a sophomore album, and the good news keeps coming, as yesterday the band unveiled "Wings," the first track off the anticipated record.
Published June 25, 2014
Before Citizen King and the Gufs, before the Bodeans and Violent Femmes, there was Milwaukee's Yipes! The band, which released two LPs as the '70s morphed into the '80s, and toured extensively, reunites for a gig this week at Summerfest. We caught up with them to ask about the band's history and the reunion this week at the Big Gig.
Published June 17, 2014
One of the bands in late '70s/early '80s Milwaukee that seemed most primed to succeed on a bigger stage was The Shivvers, a melodic pop rock band that featured the distinctive voice of lead singer Jill Kossoris. Part Blondie, part Rapsberries, The Shivvers released a single back then, but the group's long-playing power pop masterwork -- the eponymous "The Shivvers" would have to wait years to see release. Now that it's out on wax, we caught up with Kossoris to check in.
Published June 11, 2014
Milwaukee's Wooldridge Brothers have a Kickstarter campaign running for a new record. No, wait. For two new records. Brian and Scott Wooldridge are hoping to raise $6,000 to fund a new record by their eponymous band, but also to make a new solo album by Scott -- who now lives in Minneapolis -- a reality.
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