Music

Whether it's your favorite local band, a rising star from Northeast Wisconsin, or young musicians full of talent. We're covering the music scene in your hometown. Here are the stories...

Kurt Gunn Meets Stephen King – New Album Puts Classic Vampire Tale to Song

Some stories really stick with you. For Wisconsin singer-songwriter Kurt Gunn, one of those stories is Stephen King’s novel ‘Salem’s Lot. He takes out the book and re-reads it every September 5th – because that’s when the story starts. Now Gunn is putting his own twist on one of King’s earliest published works. He’s created […]

We Didn’t Realize We Got a Standing Ovation: Introducing Folk-Pop Duo Seasaw

It happened during the making of their second album. Melissa Golz and Eve Wilczewski were in the sound booth messing around when Eve grabbed a tambourine and threw it in the mix at the last second. “The look in your eyes tells me this is a bad idea,” were the exact words of their sound engineer. Not only would that phrase go […]

Fill the Stage – How Hosting In-Home Concerts Makes You Way Cooler Than Your Neighbors

Want to throw the best party – the kind that makes you the envy of everyone in your neighborhood? What if you could have some of the most sought-after local musicians perform live in your living room or backyard? That’s exactly the opportunity a new effort called Fill the Stage is offering people in the […]

Fast-Rising Wisconsin Band PHOX Reflects on a Big Year with More to Come in 2015

Six friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin are making waves in the independent music scene playing a fresh sound that’s made them a sought after band. Since releasing their self-titled debut with Partisan Records last summer, PHOX has shown up all over the place. That includes performances at South by Southwest, on Conan, VH1 and a European tour. […]

Green Bay Singer-Songwriter Kurt Gunn Isn’t Giving Up on Original Music

Can I let you in on a little secret? If you haven’t seen Kurt Gunn perform (and you probably haven’t) you’re missing out. Although he’s a respected veteran of the local music scene, for this performer, many nights the crowd is thin. Well, ‘crowd’ might not be the right word. Chuckling, Kurt tells me “When I […]

How the “Dirty Rotten Toy Drive” Uses Music to Help Make Christmas Bright

Before he trimmed his beard, local singer-songwriter Christopher Gold could’ve almost passed as a young version of Santa Claus…with a few extra tattoos and piercings. He lives in Appleton, not the North Pole. And he carries a guitar instead of a sack full of presents. But over the past several years, Gold has found his […]

Royalty Free – Why This Green Bay Native Should Be Rich & Famous for His Music

If you were a composer, and your music was used in close to 1,500 different movies and more than 1-million YouTube videos, you might expect to be rolling in dough with your name in lights. But Green Bay native, Kevin MacLeod, isn’t exactly living in a Malibu beach house with a gigantic, state-of-the-art recording studio. […]

Everything You Missed at Mile of Music 2014

With over 620 live performances, 35,000-45,000 people, and four solid days of original music dominating downtown Appleton last weekend, Mile of Music 2014 was loud, crazy, and utterly fantastic. If you didn’t make it down, here’s what you missed.

See Dozens of Amazing Shots from the 2014 Mile of Music Festival in Appleton

If you drove down College Avenue in downtown Appleton during the second Mile of Music, you heard original songs pouring out of buildings and encountered musicians around every street corner. But the music we heard at Mile of Music was only part of the festival. An extremely important part – to be sure – but there […]

Falling in Love with Music All Over Again: A Songwriter Salute to Tom Petty

With almost 12 solid hours of music from noon to midnight yesterday, Mile of Music is officially in full swing. Picking out a favorite from last night is nearly impossible, but if I had to it’d definitely be The Mile Jam: A Songwriter Salute to Tom Petty. Artists Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Greg Waters, Christopher Gold, and […]