The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

A moment that took almost a decade to arrive lived up to the hype last night when The Lonely Island finally reached Milwaukee for their first stage performance as a group in the area. The sketch team/ridiculous comedy hitmakers headlined the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee to one of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in the years I’ve been attending. The Santana … Continue reading The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

GGOOLLDD at Empty Bottle 12/16/17

A couple nights ago The Empty Bottle hosted one of the best nights of music I saw all year. Two Chicago bands, The Gold Web and Yoko & The Oh No’s, opened for Milwaukee’s GGOOLLDD. The excitement and fun was felt right off the bat. The Gold Web’s keyboardist/percussion player was shooting confetti all over the place. At one point balloons were released that lingered … Continue reading GGOOLLDD at Empty Bottle 12/16/17

Tech N9ne at The Rave, Milwaukee 4/29/2016

Last Friday night rapper Tech N9ne performed at The Rave in Milwaukee. I was in Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival, but Cindi Huang was there to capture the show for us. You might recognize Cindi by her Instagram handle m3andmylif3-if you subscribe to Subterranean’s newsletter you’ve seen her photos headlining their mailings. This was her first show shooting for Music.Defined. and we hope … Continue reading Tech N9ne at The Rave, Milwaukee 4/29/2016


   I think I may have finally found something to fill the Smith Westerns-shaped hole in my heart, and it’s the new single from Jaill. “Getaway” is fresh, fun, and catchy as hell. There’s a lot going on but it never gets in the way of the melody, and the performers put just enough on the parts without going over the top. The Milwaukee band … Continue reading Jaill-“Getaway”