8 Best Milwaukee Songs, Albums To Listen In December, With Trixie Mattel, More

At the end of the year, we’re putting together another batch of new Milwaukee songs and albums for you to check out this month.

But there are a lot of good things to go through – too much to hold on, in fact. So watch out for leftovers during the next roundup in early January. And before that, we’ll have a list of the best Milwaukee albums and songs of 2021 in the Sentinel Journal and on jsonline.com later this month.

The country artist takes a hard look at her failures and regrets, whether it’s holding grudges or building bridges to her “insane price” – and in doing so, becomes a better singer and songwriter, more vulnerable and more honest. Dominguez performs at 8 p.m. on December 4 at the Brick Pub & Grill, 6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale.

Beginning with this blistering rocker on the ruthless impact of addiction, singer Vincent Black and producer Mario Lanza’s new project recalls the greatness of Hozier with darker dynamics and a dramatic voice to match.

Stepping out of the dark but mighty “Bloodlines”, a song about falling victim to the same traps that have doomed loved ones who came before us, singer-songwriter Americana Necci once again delivers a pessimistic yet powerful story, inspired this time by a doomed relationship which is “I crawled like slow death.” Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel open for Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at 8 p.m. on December 31 at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. Tickets are $ 29.50 to $ 35.

Big Wan, one of Milwaukee’s most promising rappers, was gunned down on November 26; he was only 19 years old. Her last song came on the day she died; it’s a sobering showcase for her charisma and spirit, while demonstrating that her sharp flow and pun kept improving. His death is a huge loss to the Milwaukee hip-hop scene, but his legacy, through his music and through his peers in the scene like young protege Lil Trav, will continue.

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Milwaukee rapper Lil Trav (left) and Big Wan released a new song, "Synthetic drugs." Wan was shot dead on November 26.  He was 19 years old.

After a cover EP earlier this year that included a fun rendition of Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun”, the drag superstar is back to his own music with that lively and rowdy retro garage rocker, a likely sign there – down ‘There will be more new music before next year’s tour. Mattel, along with his friend and drag queen Katya, will perform at 8 p.m. on March 29 at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. The show is sold out.

“Home alone”, Reyna

Wham’s 1984 hit! “Last Christmas” set the golden standard for romantic longing in a holiday song, but sisters Vic and Gaby Banuelos’ sweet strummer can even be sweeter, more tender – and ultimately, calmly heartbreaking.

After taking a break in 2015, Appalachia and its members endured great hardships, including a cancer diagnosis and a difficult divorce. But it was through these trials that they decided to get back together. They pick up where they left off, with their 90s inspired and emotionally raw garage rock on this single. The Appalachians perform at 8 p.m. on December 11 at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave. Tickets cost $ 15.

“Seasons”, KASE

Like a walk in a park on a cool spring day, the latest addition to the hip-hop flavored jazz group is an album to be savored. The songs spread out, sometimes exceeding 12 minutes, the artists clearly not being in a hurry to be anywhere other than the moment. And the laid-back experimental nature of “Seasons” sparks several highlights. Singer and rapper Klassik returns to his jazz roots with a guest piano on “Like We Always Do,” while “Soundboy” evolves from dreamy echoes of Jamie Breiwick’s trumpet to a mix of reggae that merges into a forward distortion. guardian and slowed down. (with a few sharp slices from Jordan Lee’s turntable). KASE performs at 7 p.m. on December 4 at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

“Must-Hear Milwaukee Music” takes place on or about the first of each month in the Sentinel Journal and on jsonline.com. If you have a new album, EP or song coming up, contact Piet Levy at [email protected] for review. Follow him on Twitter at @pietlevy or Facebook on facebook.com/PietLevyMJS.

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