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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Shane Olivo, Jessi Nakles and Tim Frank of Milwaukee’s plucky keyboard-driven rock band The New Loud seem pretty comfortable in their slow shift from indie rock pros to a synth-layered, computer-geek pop machine. The now-trio has ditched the bass and amps they used for nearly a decade in favor of high-octane computer techniques...
Local Music
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
Though 80-something owner Doug Moody considers the release of the Burning Sons’ debut 7-inch a “one-off, fun” project, being on Moody’s famed California label Mystic resonates strongly for the new Milwaukee hardcore punk band, which was inspired by the label’s early singles. “We’re going to be on the same label as some of the bands that influenced us—Battalion of Saints… All these...
Music Feature
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After an introspective record, the pop group returns to the upbeat

“I feel like even if The New Pornographers weren’t around, I’d still be making music. It’s shocking to think that this would become a career,” says Carl “A.C.” Newman, head of indie-pop pros The New Pornographers. “I’ll get checks in the mail and feel like I’ve won the lottery. I don’t feel like it’s real, sometimes.” Though Newman may still be in that euphoric, sleepwalking state that follows a practicing musician who becomes a working musician...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 17, 2010

May 16, 2010

Prom Night. Some aim to forget. Some aim to re-live. It’s apparent that last Friday evening at First Avenue in Minneapolis that prom night is an even to not only be relived for some, but an event to be reconfigured. “The Las...
Concert Reviews
Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 20, 2010

The Bay View VFW Post is best known for mozzarella sticks and weekend karaoke hosted by Bay View’s older crooners—not exactly the epitome of wild and crazy. So when wild and crazy comes knocking at one’s door in the form of Monotonix, three Israeli men who seem unassuming given their...
Local Music
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
“Lightning From the North is, in a nutshell, a response to people asking us what a bunch of Yankees are doing playing bluegrass,” Derek Dunn, guitarist of Milwaukee’s self-dubbed “streetgrass” quartet, the .357 String Band, explains of their newest release. “To me, Americana, country, bluegrass music...

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