The whole reason I wrote this post was that I discovered, in 2022, that The Violent Femmes are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which completely blew my mind. For some reason, I assumed they were from England.
As a result, I decided to spend an evening going through my playlists to see which of my favorite singers, bands and artists were from the Midwest.
Here they are in no particular order.
Violent Femmes (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Favorite song– Blister in the Sun
Favorite song– American Music.
Garbage (Madison, Wisconsin)
Favorite song- Stupid Girl
Smashing Pumpkins (Chicago, Illinois)
Favorite song- Ava Adore
My Morning Jacket (Kentucky-interestingly enough, it’s considered part of the Midwest)
Favorite song– Feel You
When it isn’t…
Favorite song– Rocket Man (their version)
Chance the Rapper (Chicago, Illinois)
Favorite song- All Night
Bon Iver (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)
Favorite song- Hey, Ma
Andrea von Kampen (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Chris Stapleton (Lexington, Kentucky)
Favorite song- Starting Over
Akenya (Chicago, Illinois)
Favorite song- Decay
Sufjan Stevens (Detroit, Michigan)
Favorite song– Carrie and Lowell
Dead Horses (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
It’s an unusual band name, but their story is worth reading.
Favorite song– Turntable
Louis the Child (Winnetka, Illinois)
Favorite song– Interstellar
Angel Olson (St. Louis, Missouri)
Favorite song– All Mirrors
Eminem (Detroit, Michigan)
Favorite song– The Real Slim Shady
The Afghan Whigs (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Favorite song– Algiers
Teamonade (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Favorite song: Do & Die
Favorite song: Invisible
Prince (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
I miss him.
Favorite song- Diamonds and Pearls
Favorite song– Purple Rain
And because it’s snowed two times already:
While I was writing this, I came across this fun article:
What are some of your favorite bands from your area?