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On Music
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Stephen Malkmus has a new album out, Wig Out At Jagbags, and it's a lighthearted, often sleepwalky ride that reinforces every popular opinion about the former Pavement frontman's solo career. It's the kind of album that feels like it should come with free nachos you can munch on when you listen to it, but not fancy nachos or anything—the kind with just chips and melted cheese.

Ther...
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On Music
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with Trap-A-Holics’ Certified Trap mixes. If you’ve never heard them before, they’re gleefully ridiculous, featuring dubstep makeovers of recent trap-rap tracks. Basically, DJs take some of the loudest, least subtle rap of the moment and rework it in the style of some of the loudest, least subtle electronic music of the moment, but there’s someth...
cold tuesday morning in milwaukee
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Updates on cold-related closings and promotions


Milwaukee Public Schools and many area businesses remained closed Tuesday as the city endured another day of near-record cold. High temperatures are expected to top off at just zero degrees, and wind chills remained at -30 and -40 below this morning, though those winds are expected to taper as the day goes on.

In the face of its most frigid air in nearly 20 years, Milwaukee took it easy...
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Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

WMSE's biggest fundraiser returns for year 12

WMSE's ever-growing Rockabilly Chili fundraiser will return to the Kern Center for a 12th year on Sunday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it's planned some considerable expansions. To reduce crowding, this year the competition, which features more than 50 Milwaukee-area restaurants and caterers, will be held on the first and second floors of the Kern Center. The extra space will be used to add...
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On Music
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
It's been a while since Radio Milwaukee DJ Tarik Moody has put together a program for his Unlooped project, but this spring Unlooped returns with its most ambitious bill yet. Curated by Moody, "Unlooped Presents: Marvin Gaye," the latest offering from an incredible season of Alverno College's Alverno Presents series, reinterprets the soul singer's densest, most emotionally fraught album, 1978's
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

UPDATES: MPS closes schools for second day; the city lifts overnight parking rules


Milwaukee Public Schools announced that they will remain closed Tuesday, as the coldest air the region has experienced in over a decade continued to freeze the city. Monday's expected high temperature of just -8 degree ties Milwaukee's all-time record for lowest high temperature on this date. Lows of -15 are expected tonight, with wind chills dropping to a life-threatening -30 to -50 degrees.<...
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Around Milwaukee
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Miller has never met a container it couldn't fiddle with—the brewery's recent experiments have included such unloved innovations as the vortex bottle and the can you stab with a key and nothing happens—but this winter the company finally stumbled on a winner. This month the brewery began selling cans of Miller Lite in the beer's original packaging, a simple design featuring hops, barley and th...
township worn ep fond du lac band emo
On Music
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
You’ll find a lot of genre tags on Worn, the debut EP from the Fond du Lac band Township: alternative, indie, rock, pop punk, grunge, etc. And none of them are inaccurate, per se, but all of them bury the lede, because make no bones about it, this is an emo album—an unapologetic, Tell All Your Friends-ass, So This Is The New Year-ass, Why Does Hum Keep Teasing Us With Reunion Shows But ...