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Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
There have likely been other inner city clubs, featuring old school R&B and hip-hop, with early starting times.. But there's only one that offers free food, drink specials and the impeccable taste and inventiveness of the man who warms up the folks who fill seats at Lambeau Field. Throwback Thursdays start at 6 p.m., Jan. 22 at 3041 North (3041 W. North Ave.) with music provided by Dr. B. Th...
Album Reviews
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Good To Be Alive, the Madison-Milwaukee band Old American Junk’s second five-song EP, proffers a chipper take on what might nowadays be described as Americana. But with bouncy melodic hooks that could easily become slowly insinuating earworms, and touches from harmonica and
Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Where else within a reasonable drive from Milwaukee could one eat with a view of taxidermy but Great Lakes Grill at Cabela’s (1 Cabela Way, Richfield)? The semi-cafeteria-styled eatery in the local branch of this chain outdoor sporting goods store may be the kind of culinary convenience
Album Reviews
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Guitarist Jeff Schroedl and keyboardist Raymond Tevich provide instrumental prowess for this Milwaukee blues band while vocalist Jeff Taylor’s seething, smoldering baritone is full of Southern soul. The incorporation of vintage Memphis and Muscle Shoals R&B influences—and an explicit melodic reference to one
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
Some radio DJs build personal personal connections with their listeners more avidly than others. Ernie G., active on Milwaukee's airwaves for over 30 years, knows how to celebrate with his listeners. He's letting them in on his free birthday bash on Saturday Jan. 10 at Club Celebrations, 4740 W. Bradley Road.Unlike his Wednesday evening residency at Celebrations and his Saturday afternoo...
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Milwaukee’s Marvelous Mack derives much of his inspiration from points south. That can be as near as his Chicago hometown, from which he cops some electric blues grind. Mack also takes from as far down the globe as Jamaica, as he gusts through bits of reggae patois. Mostly, though, Mack’s
Dining Out
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
You’ll get cabbage and plantains for a side dish with your entrée at Irie Palace, and you’ll like it. OK, that’s not a demand. But steamy strips of cabbage flecked with carrot and fried slices of the banana’s starchier relative are staples at Irie Palace (7506 W. Appleton Ave.), Milwaukee’s