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 […]

Was Cabaret Singer Hildegarde the Most Romantic Wisconsin Woman of All Time?

Imagine the lights dimming at a Wisconsin supper club. People dining on prime rib and sipping on brandy old fashioneds look up to see a striking blond take the stage. Wearing glamorous and slightly seductive clothing, she sits down at a piano surrounded by roses. With a twinkle in her eye and a bit of […]

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 […]

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.

Nine Can’t Miss Shows at The Meyer Theatre

Are you sick and tried of plopping yourself in front of the TV night after night or can’t remember the last time you and your spouse did something other than dinner for date night? If you said yes to either of these questions, it’s time to experience the grandeur of the Meyer Theatre.

5 Rockin’ Independent Record Stores in Northeast Wisconsin

Don’t call it a comeback. Though the music industry isn’t the titan it once was, a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl has breathed new life into independent record stores. Vinyl sales have jumped dramatically from their 2008 levels going from 1.9 million units to 4.6 million units. Meanwhile, 2012 saw vinyl sales grow for the […]

12 Bands You Need to See at Mile of Music in Downtown Appleton [Videos]

It’s time to discover your new favorite band. Mile of Music in downtown Appleton is less than two weeks away. By now you’ve probably heard of the festival, but you may still be asking yourself, “Why the heck should I go, I’ve never heard of any of these bands?” To help you find out what […]

12 Photos That Will Make You Kick Yourself for Missing Near Water’s Free Concert

You should be kicking yourself for missing the Near Water Concert Series’ free anniversary show. Fort Frances, Hugh Bob and The Hustle, and PHOX put on a rockin’ concert that is a reflection of the music that’s been filling the Meyer Theatre for the past 12 months.

Near Water Announces Hey Marseilles and an Amazing Deal!

How do you feel about stealing? Your mother probably told you it’d get you locked up. Well, she’s wrong. The kind of “steal” I’m talking about is a two concert deal from the Near Water Concert Series. For just 20 bucks, you can go crazy to the music of both Hey Marseilles and The Mogwli’s. […]

Don’t Miss The Mowgli’s at the Meyer Theatre

If you’re looking for the perfect band to add to your summer mix list, look no further than The Mowgli’s.  This Los Angeles -based band will showcase their contagious collection of songs at the Meyer Theatre on Thursday, June 27th at 8 p.m.