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ice balloons
On Music
Monday, May 5, 2014
Here's a worthwhile show at risk of slipping through the cracks: Ice Balloons will play the Cactus Club next Monday, May 12. Between the band's scarce name recognition and the Monday night booking, that seems like a recipe for low attendance, but the show should be of interest to TV on the Radio fans, since Ice Balloons is the latest project from TV on the Radio singer Kyp Malone, who uses the pro...
blogdog
Around Milwaukee
Monday, May 5, 2014
Bay View residents have been awaiting this news for years: On Thursday, May 8, the neighborhood will finally welcome an off-leash dog park. The new dog exercise area at East Lincoln Avenue and South Bay Street will open with a 4:30 p.m. “leash-cutting” ceremony, where attendees will be entered for a chance to win a year of unlimited dog washes from Community Bark Dog Wash and Groom.

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the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, May 1, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer an even more casual than usual episode as part of WMSE's pledge drive, turning the conversation to one of our favorite things to talk about: us. We discuss the origins of the show, what we've tried to do with it over the years, and why, all mock self-importance aside, we think we think ...
kiings
On Music
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Milwaukee electronic duo Kiings have spent much of the last year working on original material, with sights on releasing a full-length album soon, but they haven't forgotten their roots as remix artists. Their latest track is a reworking of James Vincent McMorrow's "Cavalier," from the singer-songwriter's latest album...
eduard vocke zhivago deep versions
On Music
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A young man, rattled by a recent breakup, retreats to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, channeling his emotions into the music he records in solitude. Eduard Vocke is plenty aware he’s not the first musician to take that journey, which Justin Vernon practically patented with Bon Iver, but there’s no mistaking the music Vocke recorded during his nine months in r...
bliss and alice
On Music
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Since the genre’s earliest days, MCs have described rap as poetry, an assertion that once seemed bold but now seems indisputable. Of course rap is poetry. It's a uniquely insular strain of poetry, though, more interesting in quoting itself and inventing its own language and traditions than it is in quoting the classics, so it’s rare to find a rapper who cites literary poetry as a direct influe...