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Local Music
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
When it comes to rustic Americana and folk traditions, authenticity and genuine honesty reign supreme. Consisting of longtime friends Casey Stang and Kyle Krueger, the Milwaukee duo The Raykings have used that to their advantage, living in and making the most of each moment. During one of their first gigs opening at Shank Hall early last year, they took the stage as virtual unknowns. But as they showed off their harmony-soaked Americana/folk boosted by melodies from mandolin and guitar, it didn't take long for the crowd...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 22, 2011

Drive-By Truckers' songs speak to hope and turmoil, figuratively traveling the back roads from the band's native South through the rest of the country. Saturday night that road led to the Turner Hall Ballroom, where the Athens, Ga., rock 'n' roll vet...
Music Feature
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
Like many bands, Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets frequently takes refugee in their basement on weekends to experiment with finding the right sounds. While they may not have the most functional gear, the band has thrived in their basement environment, creating scrappy, psychedelic and dirty rock ’n’ roll. It’s in this environment that scruffy guitar riffs wrap loosely...
Music Feature
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
Sometimes it takes a journey into untamed seas to discover riches, while other times treasures can mysteriously wash ashore. When it comes to creating music for the U.K. band Stornoway, named after the Scottish seaside town, there are countless chances to uncover new and exciting surprises. There’s a bit of a seaside atmosphere and sense of discovery that flows through the band’s debut, Beachcomber’s Windowsill...