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bliss and alice
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Since the genre’s earliest days, MCs have described rap as poetry, an assertion that once seemed bold but now seems indisputable. Of course rap is poetry. It's a uniquely insular strain of poetry, though, more interesting in quoting itself and inventing its own language and traditions than it is in quoting the classics, so it’s rare to find a rapper who cites literary poetry as a direct influe...
Arctic Monkeys
On Music
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Including Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, Ingrid Michaelson and Brother Ali

Summerfest is still a few weeks away from announcing its side-stage schedules, but in the meantime the festival is continuing to reveal more headliners. In addition to the more than 70 acts the festival revealed last month, today the festival announced more than a dozen more, including alternative rockers Arctic Monkeys and Phantogram, rockers Rick Springfield and John Hiatt and a pack of Rhymesay...
Music Feature
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Intelligence was a point of pride in ’90s hip-hop. From Q-Tip, Nas and Common on down, many of the best rappers of the era spoke important truths, contending that rap could and should be a force for societal betterment. By the mid-’00s, though, conscious rap had grown hopelessly
die kreuzen
On Music
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Conceived as a national campaign to lure customers back to brick-and-mortar record with exclusive, limited edition releases, Record Store Day has evolved from a sales event into something more like a bona fide holiday in Milwaukee, where independent record stores have turned the promotion into daylong hang-outs. This year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19 should be no exception. Below is ...
celebrated workingman mark waldoch
On Music
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
When The Celebrated Workingman announced their final show last winter, there was no doubt that singer-songwriter Mark Waldoch would carry on as a solo act. The fate of the music the boisterous indie-rock band had been working on between their 2011 album Content Content and their sudden breakup, however, seemed far less certain—by all evidence Waldoch had put The Celebrated Workingman behi...
usher climax
On Music
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wedged in the middle of a busy year that includes a season of the NBC hit "The Voice," a starring role in a Sugar Ray Leonard biopic alongside Robert De Niro and—if all goes well—a new album this fall, Usher's 2014 summer tour will skip the United States, with one exception: Summerfest. Today the festival announced that the R&B star will return to Milwaukee for the first time since 2010 fo...