In 1984, Bill Adler and Cey Adams were foundational members and part of the management team of Def Jam Recordings that launched LL Cool J, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, and Run-DMC—among others—from neighborhood hero status to international superstardom. Experience the stories, photographs and video of this defining period in pop culture with an audience Q&A and book signing. Copies of the newly published book, Def Jam 25: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, will be available for purchase. Tunes start spinning at 7:00 pm; program at 8:00 pm.
September 19 2011
1. AMKE News Rundown
The White House is going to propose a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year.
We are back at it again, and this time we have a special lunch time "Studio:Milwaukee" session with Austin's Okkervil River on Wednesday, September 21 at 1pm in The Pabst Pub. They will be playing later that night along with Wye Oak at The Pabst Theater.
September 16 2011
Dinner. A glass of wine. Stimulating conversation. What better way to wind down the day? It's a conversation you've never heard your parents or grandparents have at the dinner table. Adapted from the play by Milwaukee-native Jeffrey James Ircink (Er-sink), this award-winning short film by Tatjana Naj-dan-ovic screens along with 10 other short films during the midnight shorts program of the Milwaukee Film Festival, Saturday, September 24. Tickets are $10, $9 for seniors.
After 5 long years and over 250 shows WiscoJazz Fridays is coming to an end. One of the longest running DJ weeklys in the area the Fridays at The Highbury have been providing music for the Bayview and Milwaukee area. Stop out to hear some of the WiscoJazz Fridays all stars close out the night with proper house music all night long.
The Heads of State parties have grown into legendary proportions that will be forever remembered. From powdered wigs, to togas, to formals, to pajamas, to extraordinary titles the Heads of State parties are not only the result of bold vision but are also on the cutting edge of fashion trends. Come share the last Heads of State at The Highbury with its founding members - DJs lukewarm & Nick Nice along with Highbury favorite DJ Feed Me. It's also the 30th birthday of the Witkowski twins - 2 of the most exceptional twins you will ever meet. Only 2 more WiscoJazz Fridays shows left!
The Vinyl Department originated as a Wisconsin based duo and evolved into a collective. It now has the goal of growing into a community. A love of electronic music and the surrounding culture act as the basis for that community, and the desire to more deeply explore and share the experiences they provide will hopefully supply the food for growth. Come check out the crew's core members: Neyno, TJK, and JBase as they drop the deepest and dopest of dance music with nothing but smiles and party grooves to assist. Only 3 more WiscoJazz Fridays shows left!
This momentous date (11/11/11) is worthy of a momentous sound. WiscoJazz, formed back in 2004, features DJs lukewarm, DJB, & Edd Reynolds. As time passed and each member respectively moved in their separate directions, the gatherings grew fewer by the year and are now rare. This time lukewarm & Edd Reynolds will reunite behind the decks for an evening of downtempo, deep house, disco reminiscient of the grooves that bonded the crew in its early days. Stop out and get your groove on with these two as they take you on a musical journey from then to now and back again.