Pert Near Sandstone

Interview and Show Review: Pert Near Sandstone at Colectivo in Milwaukee

Pert Near Sandstone, Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee, WI, May 5, 2022 Interview and Show Review:  The Road to Blue Ox Music Festival Runs Through Milwaukee with Pert Near Sandstone The Blue Ox Music Festival is about a month away!  The bluegrass and Americana-focused festival will be held Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25, […]

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Show Review: Humbird Alights in Milwaukee with its Atmospheric, Ethereal Music

Humbird Alights in Milwaukee with its Atmospheric, Ethereal Music Minneapolis-based Siri Undlin and Humbird gracefully landed in Milwaukee on a spring night in April toward the end of its Spring 2022 tour promoting its sophomore album, Still Life. Humbird was pioneered by Siri Undlin and is comprised of Undlin (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitar), Adelyn Strei (vocals, keyboards, synth, clarinet, and saxophone), Pat Keen (upright and electric […]

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We Banjo 3

Show Review: We Banjo 3 in Milwaukee with Chicken Wire Empire

We Banjo 3 — Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI 3/12/2022 Written and photographed by Brooke Billick We Banjo 3 Receives a Hometown-Style Welcome in Milwaukee Embracing the Crowd with “Celtgrass” What’s in a label? How do you define boundaries between diverse musical categories? Sometimes it’s not possible. And, perhaps, why bother, especially when the music you […]

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Show Review: Grace Potter Lights Up the Night in Milwaukee with Devon Gilfillian

Grace Potter’s Daylight 2020 Tour What can you say about Grace Potter that’s not been said before? Brilliant and immensely talented?—check. Best singer-songwriter of this century?—done. Amazing vocals?—unmistakable. Versatile?—obvious. Warm, personable and relatable?—indeed. She has played with, well, everybody. Potter is equally at home shredding a guitar, dancing over a keyboard, or crooning a loving […]

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Show Review: Mandolin Orange Warms a Midwest Crowd with Their Southern Charm with Kate Rhudy

Southern charms win over a Midwest audience Hailing from North Carolina, Mandolin Orange consists of musicians Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz—a singer-songwriting duo whose music evokes intimacy and warmth that instantly transports a listener to a welcome comfort zone. Spanning the space between folk and bluegrass, Marlin and Frantz sing about the range of personal […]

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