the past five years, the off-kilter sound of Milwaukee-based John the Savage
has been a constant in a scene often wracked by dramatic turnover. While the
band was never exactly prolific, they did manage to record
are some records that have distinct seasonal feels. Slint’s Spiderland is reminiscent of an ominous
fall evening, while Hüsker Dü’s New Day
Rising sounds like a red-hot summer day. Closer to home, Startled
Formed in 1993, Minnesota-based slowcore pioneers Low have lived through tremendous changes within the world of underground music. Such history affords them elder statesmen status at this point, and the strength
Much has been made of the first couplet on “Ecce Homo,” the lead track on New York-based Titus Andronicus’ latest album, Local Business. “Okay, I think, by now,” rambles vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stickles
It’s often hard to like amazingly talented bands. Talent can breed pretentiousness, and pretentiousness can breed assholes. That’s why bands like Appleton-based Tenement are so noteworthy: They put out great...
To paraphrase the Exploited, punk's not dead—it's just taking a brief vacation in Milwaukee. The upcoming No Coast Mohawk Fest features more than enough first-generation-inspired punk to satisfy even the most die-hard of fans...