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Album Reviews
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

“You Can't Take a Train”

Milwaukee folkie and bluegrass bandleader Mud River Lee takes a break from his usual style for this CD single, a pissed-off tune lamenting Gov. Scott Walker's nixing of tax funds for the high-speed passenger railroad between the Badger State's two most...
Dining Out
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Short Orders

Strictly speaking, bistros and buffets are different dining concepts, but Tazinos Pizza & Salad Bistro provides the intimate impression of the former while maintaining the self-serve approach of the latter. The Wisconsin-based chain has three locations...
Album Reviews
Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Leftover Monsterface (Kribber Krown)

The second record from the Milwaukee four-piece The Fatty Acids has the ambitious scope of a concept album, though it could just be an especially inspired stream of consciousness. Somewhere between The Flaming Lips' epic neo-psychedelia...
Album Reviews
Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Seven Sins

Milwaukee hard rockers The Heroes Lie follow up last year's debut album with six songs on a trajectory toward rock radio's mainstream. Funny as it may be to say about a band that could easily enough play Ozzfest, The Heroes Lie's most endearing...
Album Reviews
Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Love Is Waiting

Appleton Christian pop folkie Danen Kane approaches the faith angle broadly enough to make it onto adult contemporary and adult alt playlists. Rich, detailed production and a voice reminiscent of Gavin DeGraw give him mojo beyond the church market...
Dining Out
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Short Orders

The flags of the United States, Mexico and Greece fly in front of Tello's Grille & Cafe (200 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington), telegraphing the staple cuisines of this roomy, quirky establishment in the city's downtown. A recent dinner with friends found...
Album Reviews
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Deep End of the Bottle

The second album by the Milwaukee band Honky Tonkitis continues to mix equal parts snark and twang into something resembling a Bizarro World set at the Grand Ole Opry. Singer John Steffes' twisted sense of humor about matters of inebriation...