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they lost me ishdarr
On Music
Monday, March 10, 2014
It’s generally bad form for music writers to dwell too much on an artist’s youth. It either diminishes the artist by implying their music has been critiqued on a curve, or it does just the opposite, overhyping the artist by creating a myth of prodigal talent. But since Milwaukee rapper IshDARR makes a point of calling out his age on his latest track “They Lost Me,” I might as well state th...
wmse rockabilly chili winnters
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The best chili in Milwaukee, as voted by WMSE listeners

WMSE expanded its annual Rockabilly Chili fundraiser to the second floor of MSOE's Kern Center this year, but didn't have any trouble filling that extra space. More than 3600 people attended the event on Sunday, raising more than $60,000 and setting a new single-day fundraising record, the station announced.

The station has also announced the winners of the chili contest, as voted by attend...
estates self titled milwaukee emo band
On Music
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I say this all the time when I write about emo, but as Midwesterners, this stuff runs through our veins. If you’re a rock fan who grew up in the ’90s, you were exposed to it constantly, either at small punk shows or through the genre’s more commercial iterations on alternative radio in the form of bands like Hum and Jimmy Eat World, and regardless of how lame you thought this music was initi...
all kill (first take @ the tannery)
On Music
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
In music, few words are as loaded with connotations as the term “experimental.” The word is typically used to signify music that’s difficult or unusual, but beyond that, it has come to imply a certain pacing as well. When we think of experimental music, we think of long, meandering songs, tracks that stray from the plot and wander around in no particular hurry to get wherever they end up.
outkast at summerfest
On Music
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Cue the Drudge siren, because Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a show that seemed all but impossible just months ago: The legendary Southern rap duo Outkast will headline the stage on Sunday, June 29. After resisting a reunion for years, André 3000 finally consented this year, revealing that him and Big Boi would headline Coachella and as many as 40 other festivals this sum...