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Local Music
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011
Huddled around the bar at the Cactus Club, the members of The Mistreaters are remarkably humble about their place in the history of Milwaukee underground music. In fact, vocalist Christreater notes, with a laugh, that the process of looking back on his band's legacy makes him “uneasy.” When pressed, Christreater will go as far as to admit that “I feel like we were a good band.” As the band gears up to play what they promise is going to be their final show and release a double LP singles collection (on guitarist Kevin Mistreater's Dusty Medical record label)...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Oct. 2, 2011

When the Maryland-based post-rock band Trans-Am released Futureworld, which featured the first use of vocals by the group, in 1999, American culture was in the throes of self-congratulation. In hindsight, the album should have served as the perfect s...
Local Music
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
There is much fanfare surrounding the final show of Milwaukee-based noise-rock act Death Dream, which is a bit strange considering that the band, despite being together for two years, has yet to put out a record of any kind. In fact, the only aural...
Concert Reviews
Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 29, 2011

The line-up for Summerfest 2011 features a number of contemporary heavy hitters: Kanye West, Britney Spears, the Flaming Lips, and Florence + the Machine, to name a few. And while Milwaukee's annual music festival will never be as hip as other gatherings such as Chicago's Pitchfork Festival and the...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 16, 2011

May 15, 2011

On their first two albums (2006's Settle Down City and 2008's Old Wounds), Young Widows proudly wore their influences on their collective sleeve. The Louisville, Ky., veterans drew liberally from such seminal bands as the Jesus Lizard, Helmet and the Melvins, but they approached such touchstones with...