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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Big Gig announces a mix of usual suspects and first-time performers


Summerfest revealed more than 75 of its 2014 grounds stage headliners this morning, and even casual festival goers will recognize quite a few familiar names among the bunch. Keeping the lineup of an 11-day, 11-stage festival fresh is always going to be a challenge, so a bit of overlap between years is inevitable, but some of these acts are nonetheless reaching Pat McCurdy levels of over satura...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watch their uplifting new "Coffee" video

March has been a fruitful month for Sylvan Esso, the electro/indie/soul tandem of former Milwaukeean Nick Sanborn (of Megafaun/Decibully/Made of Oak; he’s the half of the duo less likely to be mistaken as Sylvan Esso) and singer Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man; she also joined Sanborn at his
space raft
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Tailgate weather isn't even here yet, but Milwaukee already has an early grill-out album of the year frontrunner in Space Raft's upcoming self-titled debut for Dusty Medical Records, an effusive guitar-pop record in the tuneful spirit of '70s rockers like Big Star and Slade. (Among Space Raft's other qualities: It's also a vaguely sci-fi concept album with the good sense not to rub your nos...
kane place record club
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Milwaukee’s Kane Place Record Club aren’t exclusively about feel-good kicks. Beneath the agreeable swing of the popular Milwaukee soul-pop band lays just the slightest note of something more sinister, and director John Roberts has a lot of fun playing up the band’s devilish side in his video for their misleadingly titled “Sunshine.” A former Milwaukee Film filmmaker in residence, Roberts...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Milwaukee acts critique MilwaukeeHome's inaugural Austin experiment

In the lead up to this year’s South by South Music festival in Austin, MilwaukeeHome’s plans to premiere a daylong stage spotlighting more than two dozen Milwaukee acts were invariably described with one of two words: “ambitious” or “overambitious,” depending on how any given commentator viewed the stage’s chances of success. And indeed last Wednesday there were signs that the Milwau...