The Paragraphs are Milwaukee's premiere found-text band. Deriving their lyrics from published texts, The Paragraphs dip into an age-old tradition of story-telling through musical performance. Each concert performance is punctuated by theatrical elements.

Their current set features words spoken by George W. Bush! Click on the pictures and download the songs to get a sense of what a Paragraphs performance is like.

The commercial we made for for our next album can be viewed here or by clicking on the above picture.

Song available for download:

The Lives Of Iraqi Citizens

And That Is The Cause (Of Our Urgent Concern)

The Tour That Was:

October 27 in Chicago, IL (The Hideout)

October 28 in Bloomington, IN (Collins)

October 29 in Champaign-Urbana, IL (The Iron Post)

October 30 in Madison, WI (The Slipper Club)

October 31 in Superior, WI (Twin Cities Brewery)

November 1 in Minneapolis, MN (Malas)

November 2 in Milwaukee, WI (Mad Planet)

Some Past Performances:

August 7 in Madison, WI (The Slipper Club) with Violet United and Sailor Harlette.

June 19 in Madison, WI (The Barrymore Theater). We performed before Democracy Now! host, Amy Goodman.

June 11th in Milwaukee, WI (Corn Club)

A person from posted a review of our current show here: (12/20/03 - The Paragraphs Lift Bush For Lyrics)

For booking information, please contact:


These MP3s are from their latest complete recording, The Cloud Of Unknowing, a guide book for the contemplative life.

Chapter 15. "You might believe me."

Chapter 52. "In all this make-believe."

These full-length (but lower quality) 1 MB MP3s are taken from The Paragraphs first recording on Neapolitan Records, which is available here or the link below.

The Cloud Of Unknowing (2002, Neapolitan Records)

Mostly Midwest (compilation) (2002, bottlefedrecordings)

"A Cover to Cover Band" by Nicholas Frank for

"These Paragraphs tell their detailed story in song" by Gemma Terlach for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"The Bowels Of Rock n' Roll" by Trent Hanson for The Milwaukee Orbit.