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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...
the living statues
On Music
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stream the trio's new "Knockin'" EP

The early 2000s garage rock revival burned fast and bright. Given the insane amount of attention the scene attracted, it wasn’t a wonder that the public quickly tired of bands with “The” in their names and leather jackets on their scrawny frames. A decade later, though, it’s impressive how well so many albums from that era have held up. This stuff still sounds good.

The itchy, slick...
radiomilwaukee soundbites iron horse hotel
On Music
Friday, April 4, 2014
It’s not exactly news that sound shapes the way we perceive food. Restaurant owners have long understood that ambiance, including acoustics, can have nearly as much impact on the dining experience as food itself. Mostly the effect was thought to be psychological—when diners are in a good mood, they’re more likely to enjoy food and wine and everything in general—but recently researchers hav...
Eat & Drink
Thursday, April 3, 2014
 Two words are almost guaranteed to make Miller Park Executive Chef John DiMartini cringe: fast food. Since taking over the park’s kitchens, he’s pushed back against the perception that stadium food has to be junk food by
the vanguard bar
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
For being one of the city’s most bar-dense neighborhoods, Bay View doesn’t offer much in the way of late-night food. That will change a bit this summer when The Vanguard opens at 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in the former Home Bar location.

The bar and restaurant will specialize in gourmet sausages and bratwusts, says co-owner and manager Chris Schulist, the gregarious longtime Cactus Clu...
khris davis milwaukee brewers
On Music
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A lot, actually

They say eyes are the window into the soul, but for my money, music tells you way more. At the start of each Brewers season I scour the team’s entrance music searching for clues into what each pick says about the players’ tastes, mindsets and prospects for success, and this year’s roster is loaded with some particularly cogent selections. Here’s a rundown of what each song tells us about t...