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bloody
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
If you're a respected film festival, how can you screen the trashy, pulpy movies that everybody wants to see without compromising your sophisticated aura of art-house prestige? The Milwaukee Film Festival discovered a solution to that conundrum last year: by creating a separate late-night program for seedy genre movies, Cinema Hooligante. The program was of course a hit, so it's returning this yea...
nomadic massive.
On Music
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
There aren't many music festivals that pride themselves on booking artists you haven't heard of, but Alverno Presents' Global Union festival in Bay View's Humboldt Park is an exception. Each year, the event prides itself in booking semi-obscure acts from around the world that fuse the sounds of their native lands with unlikely sounds seldom associated with those countries. Some of these acts are e...
milwaukee_flag
On Music
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Saluting the greatest flag you never knew existed

This Week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we learned that Milwaukee has a flag—and not just any flag, but possibly the greatest flag I have ever seen. It has County Stadium and a menorah on it, as well as a UFO that may or may not be attacking the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower. Unfortunately, ...
daycones
On Music
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
When critics use the word to “drowsy” to describe music, they rarely mean it as a complement. It’s a loaded word, one that’s usually used to signify music that’s either boring or dispassionate. Sometimes, though, drowsy just means drowsy, and Timescape Psalm, the debut album from the Riverwest DIY psych project Daycones, is maybe the drowsiest local record I’ve heard this year. ...
burgers
On Music
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Local music in-jokes + beef puns = comic and culinary gold

For the last few years, the chefs at Comet Cafe and Honeypie Cafe have created special, limited-time burgers to fundraiser for WMSE. They've come up with some inspired concoctions, including an Atomic Milwaukee Family Burger with Hooks Creamery 5-year aged cheddar, apple compote and Pritzlaff bacon, but this year's benefit-burger menu is their most delightfully high-concept yet. Comet, Honeypie an...
rusty nickel
On Music
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
A graduate of the Isaac Brock/Conor Oberst school of vocal instability, singer-songwriter Myles Coyne has gigged relentlessly around Riverwest over the last couple years, since finding a choice outlet for his nervous energy with in his backing Rusty Nickel Band. It's fitting, then, that the group's inaugural full-length, the Shane Hochstetler-tracked Take Things As They Come, is paced like ...