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Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Timeless!

 Milwaukee’s Opus Jazz Band blessedly belies the notion that “fusion” need be a synonym for “smooth.” The half-dozen tracks on Timeless! may hit the ear in an easy manner, but they’re not to be confused with the aural
2013 Wisconsin State Fair Guide
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Saturday, Aug. 3 @ 8 p.m.

  Gary Allan’s 17 years as a fixture of the Nashville hit machine are unique in that—unlike many other country radio regulars—he has very few experiences by which he should be professionally ashamed or embarrassed. The Allan who
2013 Wisconsin State Fair Guide
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sunday, Aug. 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

In a dire commercial country music landscape where ’80s arena-rock and hairspray seemingly bears more influence as the genre’s folk and rural roots, Miranda Lambert provides some hope of artistic redemption. Oh, she rocks when
Album Reviews
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Escaper

 On the new CD by Milwaukee’s Into Arcadia, subdued grooves—that nevertheless veer toward the martial—mesh with chordal gauze and sheen as singer-guitarist Otto Ohlsson soul baringly wails in existential despair. They may
Album Reviews
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Providence EP (An@moly Records)

 How much do you want to bet from the red, yellow and green motif emblazoning the front of The Providence EP’s cover that Milwaukee’s Jake Paul Band have some kind of reggae fixation going on? Consider yourself a winner if
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Party Crew (S.B.S.)

Following in the line of Brewtown’s ’80s hardcore godfathers Sacred Order as well as other acts such as The Angry Samoans and D.O.A., Milwaukee’s Number 9 Hard are all about inebriation and generally benign hooliganism. It can
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More to the morning meal than fried eggs and toast

 A city of Milwaukee’s size and ethnic diversity offers many choices from around the world for lunch and dinner. But for the first meal of the day the pickings get considerably slimmer—unless Canadian bacon is counted