Talk about hype. Little more than a year ago, people
associated Passion Pit with a little known '80s skin flick. Nowadays, it's the
moniker for a critically acclaimed '80s disco, hipster dance outfit selling out
venues across the country. With the ...
Branded as "diverse music for a
diverse city," 88Nine Radio Milwaukee lived up to the billing during its
third annual Milwaukee Music Awards showcase Thursday evening at Whiskey Bar,
dishing out a healthy portion of jazz, blue...
Annie Clark must
have a thing for Milwaukee.
The St. Vincent starlet has stopped here three
times since June. "You are the shining gem of the Midwest," Clark told the city—charm is a quality that comes easy to
her. Her latest gig We...
Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar hail from
different sides of the tracks. The Death Cab for Cutie frontman is the gentle
romantic type who broods about lost loves, while the Son Volt lead singer is
more of the country punk who wouldn't be out...
In every Rural Alberta Advantage
write-up, three details always seem to overwhelm their image: their Neutral
Milk Hotel-influenced sound, their storied album history and their Canadianism.
Let's set those aside, because this tightknit three-piece s...
The widely shared critique of Common's
2008 album Universal Mind Control is
that it contradicts the artist's hip-hop revivalist past, but even though the
Chicago rapper renounced his virtuous lyrics for misogynistic, amoral lines,
his beats are as forward-thinking as ever, and they pumped an extra kick into
his University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pantherfest show at the Marcus
Every band’s life span varies. Some buzz
bands garner hype even before releasing their debut album, only to burn out
after an underwhelming follow-up. Other, more established groups feel the
strain of heavy touring, eventually breaking up for divisive creative reasons.
And many outfits don’t survive more than a few...