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On Music
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
For the last few years, Milwaukee's Ryan Weber has essentially been a one-man mobile studio, recording and producing using his laptop and whatever other light equipment he can carry with him as he travels the world. Weber tracked his contributions to his most recent album with longtime collaborator Eric Osterman as Eric and Magill, Night Singers, while serving in the Peace Corps in
rae cassidy san fermin kiings live
On Music
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Anybody who purchased the debut from the Brooklyn indie-rock ensemble San Fermin on the strength of their live show must have been a little disappointed to discover the group's most commanding presence wasn't even featured on that record. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig handled the female vocal parts on the group's self-titled debut, but on tour those duties fall to Milwaukee native Rae Cassi...
sprecher
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
In the competition to come up with unique brews in a suddenly very crowded craft beer market, Milwaukee's Sprecher Brewing Company is holding its own. Today the brewery announced its latest limited edition beer: a braggot called Beyond. Braggots are a mead-style beer made with honey and barley malt. Sprecher's twist on the fermented drink uses the same Wisconsin honey as the brewery's sodas, along...
the jazz estate
On Music
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
It's not too often we get good news about the local jazz scene to report, but this week the scene breathed a rare sigh of relief when it was revealed that the Jazz Estate will be staying put. Co-owner Brian Sanders put the bar on the market last fall with hopes a future owner would retain its focus on live jazz, but the longer the bar sat on the market the less likely that ideal outcome seemed.
spin milwaukee
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Meet Evolution Milwaukee Gastro Pong

Good news for Milwaukeeans who love ping-pong but hate concise, descriptive one-syllable names: SPiN in the Third Ward is changing its name next week. In an email today, the cavernous ping-pong bar at 233 E. Chicago St. revealed that beginning Feb. 11 it will be known as Evolution Milwaukee Gastro Pong.

"The name change signifies a new phase for us and a conclusion to a successful three-...