Marquette Wire

New Music Monday: Jon Chacon

New Music Monday: Jon Chacon

Mackane Vogel, A&E Assistant Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Artist Interview, Artist Live, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, MUTV, Radio

Podcast by Alec Fischer, Video by Ian Schrank As a sophomore in high school, Jon Chacon nervously performed Pink Floyd's classic song "Wish You Were Here," in front of his classmates. It was his first time playing the guitar and singing in front of his peers, and while it was a bit nerve-wracking, Chacon a...

Fitz and the Tantrums headline homecoming

Fitz and the Tantrums headline homecoming

Ian Schrank, Radio General Manager

August 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Radio, Wire Featured

Fitz and the Tantrums is currently touring to promote their 2017 self-titled album, featuring the hit single “Handclap.” AJR has toured with Fitz and the Tantrums before as well as other artists such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony and last year’s Homecoming artist, American Authors.

Look to the Trees: An Audiotree Music Festival Preview

Look to the Trees: An Audiotree Music Festival Preview

Jimmy Drenovsky, Radio, Assistant General Manager

August 24, 2017


Filed under Featured, Radio

The state of modern music festivals has made the often-referenced “Festival Season” equal parts abhorred and celebrated. What’s not to love about all your favorite music being played outside? The big ones (e.g. Lollapalooza, Coachella, etc.) tend to get wide-ranging artists and even wider-ranging...

Breakup band no longer: Foxygen’s triumphant return

Breakup band no longer: Foxygen’s triumphant return

Morgan Hughes, Executive Opinions Editor

August 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio

In my mind, Foxygen is a breakup band. Every time I hear "How Can You Really" I think of the way my sad-sack ex texted me non-stop for months after we called it quits, and how the lyric "How can you love someone who can't love you," was probably written about somebody a lot like him. But my own wry...

Fitz and the Tantrums provide perfect summer soundtrack

Fitz and the Tantrums provide perfect summer soundtrack

Ian Schrank, Radio General Manager

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CD Review, Featured, Featured, Marquee, Music Reviews, Radio, Wire Featured

Have you been looking for some new summer jams? Do you need a new album to listen to in order to get you through the work week? If you enjoyed the latest hit from Fitz and the Tantrums, “Handclap,” then the band’s latest album might be exactly what you are looking for. The self-titled albu...

Roger Waters Us + Them is exhilarating experience from start to finish

Roger Waters Us + Them is exhilarating experience from start to finish

Dennis Tracy, Executive Entertainment Producer

July 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Radio

“Together we stand, divided we fall” — Roger Waters from “Hey You” off of Pink Floyd’s album, “The Wall,” in 1979. 8 p.m., as people are finding their way to their seats, the projector turns on and we find a woman sitting on the beach. Thunder's rolling out in the distance, clouds...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 bring riffs and laughs to the Pabst Theater

Mystery Science Theater 3000 bring riffs and laughs to the Pabst Theater

Ian Schrank and Dennis Tracy

July 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Featured, Radio

The Pabst Theater welcomed the cast of critically acclaimed TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000” to Milwaukee this weekend. Dennis Tracy and Ian Schrank of the Marquette Wire give their thoughts on the show and the "Watch Out for Snakes!" tour. Dennis Tracy: I really wished I could have been ...

Wilco is trying to break your heart

Wilco is trying to break your heart

Morgan Hughes, Executive Opinions Editor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Concert Review, Events, Featured, Radio

I wonder what it must feel like to be on the other side of this, down on the stage looking up at all the people who are in love with you? I've loved Wilco for a very long time. I used to think Jeff Tweedy needed me to save him, the way I used to think all tortured musicians needed saving. But Jeff...

Paul Simon is still crazy after all these years

Paul Simon is still crazy after all these years

Dennis Tracy, Executive Entertainment Producer

June 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Concert Review, Music Reviews, Radio

Reader, I was a dumb child. For some inexplicable reason, I really hated Simon and Garfunkel growing up. Why? I don’t know, I just knew whenever my dad played “Cecilia” I remember groaning and asking him to turn it off. Then, flash forward to junior year of high school, where I’m discovering...

HUGHES: Music is for Everybody

HUGHES: Music is for Everybody

Morgan Hughes, Executive Opinions Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Radio

My torrid relationship with rock and roll began with a children's First Act guitar. My younger brother had an affinity for hitting things with other things, my older sister was passionate about being in charge and at 9 years old, I had always wanted to be in a band. This became the foundation upon which...

Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brings new life and personality to “American Idiot”

Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brings new life and personality to “American Idiot”

Ian Schrank, Radio General Manager

June 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Radio

The Tenth Street Theater next to Straz Tower is a spot many students miss when they walk through campus, but it was impossible to miss last weekend when Milwaukee Rock Theatre Company brought Green Day’s "American Idiot" to the stage. The Tony-award-winning musical is based on the band Green Day’...

Hoops showcase new album in Milwaukee debut

Hoops showcase new album in Milwaukee debut

Jimmy Drenovsky, Radio, Assistant General Manager

June 4, 2017


Filed under Concert Review, Featured, Music Reviews, Radio, Wire Featured

On this Friday’s Bay View Gallery Night, there was plenty to do along Kinnickinnic Avenue. With businesses all down the street opening their doors to music, art, and evening perusing, the neighborhood was full of Milwaukeeans young and old enjoying one of the first beautiful weekends of the summer. ...