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Music Feature
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010
Much has been made about Coliseum’s recent jump from metal-heavy Relapse Records to more indie-friendly Temporary Residence. The move is seen as symbolizing a transition for the Louisville-based band, an attempt to become more than just a loud—if innovative—hardcore punk band. June’s House With a Curse, as this narrative continues, is the band’s stab...
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 17, 2010

Unlike many punk pioneers, former X frontman John Doe has managed to remain both alive and relevant. In fact, Doe’s output has increased as he has gotten older. The 21st century has seen him release six albums, the latest being 20...
Local Music
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Three days of under-the-radar music

Lately, the folks who book shows at the Pabst Theater, the Riverside, and the Turner Hall Ballroom have been getting some much-deserved praise for the job they are doing in getting quality...
Local Music
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The average life span of a band in Milwaukee is remarkably short. It seems as if the most promising groups the city has produced during the last few years have broken up right as they appeared poised for bigger and better things. Yet one can take some consolation in the fact that the players from these fractured groups often come together to form new bands...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Re-imagining and rebuilding Milwaukee

Traveling from Downtown to Community Warehouse’s near South Side facility is like exploring some sort of strange historical timeline: Everywhere you look, there is evidence of earlier examples of redevelopment approaches in Milwaukee. Driving through the center of the city one sees the proof of 1960s-era urban renewal in such structures as Juneau Village. Crossing the Sixth Street Viaduct, the Potawatami Bingo Casino...
Music Feature
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010
While hardcore may not be the most female-friendly genre, there is a long history of punk bands using the stage as a sort of bully pulpit to get their fans to think about such issues as domestic abuse, rape, and sexism. As a young suburban hardcore kid...

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