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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly chat with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we share some of our favorite Milwaukee concerts of 2014, fondly recalling for performances from Lorde, Rural Alberta Advantage, Maxwell, Miley Cyrus and Alverno Presents. Along the way, Matt and Ryan talk about how their show-going habits have changed over the years, I take the chance to talk about D'Angelo's i...
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stream the first single, "News From Wino"

Milwaukee's post-rock big band Group of the Altos (sometimes simply Altos) will release a new album in late February on Mini50 Records, the label announced today. R U Person or Not is the band's follow-up to 2012's Altos, an alternatingly lush and imposing record, and if the first single from the album, "News From Wino," is any indication, this one promises to be a typically intense ...
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Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Milwaukee rapper D. Bridge turned some heads last year with "Origami," a single featuring one of the year's breakthrough acts, Chance The Rapper. The two rappers share some similarities: Both have a slightly squawky, jazzy quality to their voices, though D. Bridge never pushes his as far as Chance does. At his core he's a much more traditional rapper, with a commercial mindset and punchy flow that...
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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
In an even more competitive year than usual for local music, Field Report took home top honors at this year's Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, winning Band of the Year as well as Album of the Year and Critics' Choice recognition for their beatific folk-rock album Marigolden. The winners were announced last night at a lively awards ceremony at Radio Milwaukee's Walker's Point studios, which fea...
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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Fewer critical consensus albums of the last five or six years have done less for me than Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, a record I find downright cloying. But despite my distaste for that album, with its sickly tones, bleating vocals and drum-circle wonkiness, I do understand its appeal. It conveys a real sense of abandon, a sort of "dance like nobody's watching, sing like ...