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the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, outgoing A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating the best Milwaukee music of 2013. We play some of our favorite tracks from Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Buffalo Gospel, Vic and Gab, Sat. Nite Duets, Paul Cebar and more. (If you missed our individual roundups, here's
2 chainz
On Music
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

With August Alsina

Once again this year, 2 Chainz was inescapable on rap radio, thanks to features on singles by just about every name artist in his genre. He received less attention, though, for his own record, B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time, a smarter, more confident sequel to his 2012 debut. Today the Rave announced that the rapper will headline the venue with another rapper who released his own underrated album th...
sugar stems dusty medical
On Music
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

The resurgent label plans new records from Sugar Stems, Space Raft and more

Remember Dusty Medical Records? During the mid-to-late '00s, the Milwaukee label released some of the city's strongest garage/punk/rock records (and quite a few good ones from outside of the city, too), but save for an occasional release, the label has been mostly quiet over the last year or two. That doesn't mean that it's dead, though. The label is gearing up for a busy 2014, which will include ...
jae ace
On Music
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
I can't say I've ever heard of Jae Ace before, but judging by his new single "Quota," the guy has a great hear for contemporary street rap. It's a banger in the Ace Hood mold, with more than a hint of Future in its crooned chorus, and it features a typically showy verse from Ace's neighbor Pizzle, another Milwaukee rapper who embodies the song's work ethic. The track is the first taste of Ace's mi...
young zee musical meltdown lauryn hill cover
On Music
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Rare tracks from MF Doom and Lauryn Hill are coming to vinyl

Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records launched several years ago with the mission of pressing rare, unreleased and long-of-print hip-hop to vinyl; in the process they've revealed how vast and rich the genre's vaults are. Most of their releases are from '80s and '90s rappers without much name recognition, acts like Poetic Menace and Reggie Capers, but a couple of their upcoming releases have a little bit ...
bucks
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Even if you aren’t a big Bucks fans—and let's face it, these says there aren't as many of those are there used to be—you probably have an understanding that the team is in trouble. Attendance has plummeted in recent years, and with the team off to an abysmal 2-11 start this season, that trend seems unlikely to change. Meanwhile, to realistically keep the team in the city, Milwaukee needs to ...