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cllctive v3
On Music
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
wish i was here
On Music
Monday, June 30, 2014

Stream "Heavenly Father" now

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the new Bon Iver song, an original written for the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, is that it’s a Bon Iver song. Bon Iver has been on Justin Vernon’s backburner for the last couple of years, as the songwriter has devoted more time to his side bands
big bang fireworks
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
With a miserable, Stephen King-esque fog still hanging over the city after forcing the cancellation of both days of the Air and Water Show this weekend, Summerfest has rescheduled its opening night Big Bang Fireworks Show. The fireworks will now take place tomorrow night, on Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 p.m.

"The best available forecast data indicates there will be limited visibility late toda...
rockesha
On Music
Monday, June 23, 2014
Anybody who follows live music promotion knows that it's not unusual for an upstart music festival to be scrapped after one year. Nor is it uncommon for troubled concerts to be canceled a few weeks out because of poor ticket sales. But the unlucky attendees at this weekend's Rockesha concert in Waukesha witnessed something truly unique: a music festival canceled mid-show.

The festival Satur...
spoon they want my soul 2014 tour
On Music
Monday, June 23, 2014

With EMA

Over their many years together, Austin indie-rockers Spoon developed a reputation for consistency, releasing a highly acclaimed album every couple of years or so, including four great albums in a row during the ’00s (or five great albums in a row, depending on how you view 2010’s divisive Transference). That’s a streak any band would be envious of, but funny thing about consistency: I...
the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, June 19, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, it's our annual Summerfest preview show. We offer our day-by-day picks for the Big Gig, throwing out as many recommendations as we can cram into a half hour. Ryan finds some interesting acts on the underrated Johnson Controls World Sound Stage and discovers that the dude from Live is playing the Miller Lite Oas...