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On Music
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
For as long as I’ve been a music editor—almost 10 years now, including my eight years here at the Shepherd and two that I spent at a weekly in Madison—artists have been emailing me asking for coverage, and I've had to email many of them back telling them “no.” Disappointing somebody (anybody, even a stranger) with rejection is one of the hardest parts of any job, yet I’ve been d...
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

The company will begin liquidation sales this week

An iconic Wisconsin business is going out of business after 60 years. In a press release today, American TV & Appliance announced that it will begin liquidating its inventory with a going-out-of-business sale beginning Thursday, Feb. 20. The company cited tough economic circumstances in its release.

“The last five years have been very difficult for our industries. We have fought hard...
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On Music
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
For years Grammy-winning Milwaukee native Rico Love was a mostly behind the scenes player in the urban music scene, writing and producing big hits for stars like Usher, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Chris Brown in between recording his own projects.

All that patience seems to have paid off. After clocking all that time in the industry, Love finally scored a hit of his own last year with the d...
heavy hand blackbird from the stage to the booth
On Music
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Every Friday night since last fall, Blackbird Bar has turned over its soundsystem to guest DJs from the local music scene. Created and curated by bartender Erin TerBeek, the Bay View bar's weekly From the Stage to the Booth spin gives bands free reign to play whatever they like for the night. Some guests use the spin as a listening party for new releases and bring merch to sell, others share music...
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On Music
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

We're talking all things beer

This week on the Disclaimer, WMSE's self-proclaimed number one cultural talk show in Milwaukee with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we order up a flight of beer-related topics. On the heels of Monday's town hall about a proposed beer garden in Bay View, we consider some of the objections to the idea, including the oft-voiced concern "aren't there already enough places in Milwaukee to drink beer?...
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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