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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
Album Reviews
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Soul Medication (CD Baby)

 On the best of her Soul Medication debut, Milwaukee diva Jameela weds her warm, emotionally resonant alto to a technologically updated re-imagining of early-’80s R&B. English acts of that era with significant United States black radio crossover, such as Junior Giscombe and Loose
Album Reviews
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rise (Atlantic)

Skillet's career move from plaintive guitar-based pop to synthetic industrial rock has allowed them a slow, steady entry into the mainstream as well as the platinum-level sales other acts relegated to the contemporary Christian
2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saturday, July 6 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 Neon Trees’ international breakthrough came a few years after the furor over the neo-new wave revival that saw The Killers and The Bravery vying for the honors of who wore their mascara prettier and who made the catchier dance