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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

The Milwaukee shop specializes in guitars you won't find elsewhere

Guitar aficionados rank George Harrison’s “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster, hand-decorated by the late Beatle using day-glow enamel paint and nail polish belonging to his first wife, Pattie Boyd, among the most famous celebrity guitars of all time. Originally Sonic Blue, Harrison’s colorfully customized version was first seen in the Magical Mystery Tour
Album Reviews
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
 Back in the ’90s, hotshot guitarist Michael Lee Firkins drew comparisons to Jeff Beck. While the next-big-thing predictions never became reality, Firkins is still at it, and his first album in five years, Yep, features a trio of musicians from bigger bands: Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes and the Allman Brothers Band. A rootsy, bluesy
Album Reviews
Monday, July 15, 2013

Stars Fall Darkly

 The market for instrumental music—particularly sinister, demented instrumental music—remains narrow. But adventurous listeners
Album Reviews
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bourbon & Flowers

Sometimes a record’s title tells you almost everything you need to know. Bourbon & Flowers, the new EP from Milwaukee’s Rectifier, mixes boozy
Concert Reviews
Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4, 2013

With “16,000 songs to play,” as vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee proclaimed, newly enshrined Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush brought to Summerfest’s biggest stage Thursday night a bol

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