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Album Reviews
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 Now living in the San Francisco area, onetime Milwaukeean Yonat Mayer offers sparkling, sometimes danceable folk/R&B hybrid sound. Though Yonat numbers Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill among her formative influences, it takes no great stretch of imagination to envision her sharing an imaginary Lilith Fair bill
Album Reviews
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 If your band is going to be gone for a third of a century, why not return with a grandiose conceptual bang? Sheboygan’s Sunblind Lion know from grandiosity, being arguably the Badger State’s most renowned progressive rock proponents in their heyday. For their comeback, they’ve opted for
Album Reviews
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
 For un-ironic, classic-styled hard rock, with no winks or nods to more modern sounds, not even the metal that would spring forth from it, turn to Milwaukee’s Jasper Rude, who conjure the specters of Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, et al. Throughout the 12 tracks on their latest offering, they
Dining Out
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

La Borincana brings pork and plantains to Milwaukee’s South Side

The couple that owns La Borincana, which specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine, has expansion plans for the establishment they have operated for the past few years. If all goes as planned, outdoor dining should be possible in the building’s backyard this spring, and a liquor license might be in
extreme midget wrestling
Around Milwaukee
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
"I can't believe how extreme this is!"

Be it ironic or an outburst of genuine enthusiasm over the choreographed fauxbrutality on display Friday as the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation took over the Turner Hall Ballroom for a few bouts of fauxbrutality, the above sentence was actually uttered loudly. Specifically, the exclamation was made during an extremely curious insta...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 11, 2014

Robbie Fulks has gotten some lyrical mileage out of his disdain for the country music corporate machine’s general artistic bankruptcy. But if he’s copacetic with the kind of
Music Feature
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
 Nearly 40 years after his first paying gig in the city, there may be no more conversationally colorful character and Milwaukee institution than Paul Cebar. Inherent in Cebar’s verbal floridity, however, is the missionary zeal of a musician whose breadth of taste manifests in his own singular