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Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Dre Day is coming

Few figures loom larger in hip-hop than Dr. Dre, the producer who laid the template for gangsta rap, recorded one of the more replayable rap albums of all time with The Chronic, and sired stars from Eminem to Snoop Dogg. Don't let his headphone-hocking, Dr. Pepper-drinking later years confuse you: The guy is a God, and if you were a teenager in the ’90s, odds are good you grew up quoting ...
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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
From its early years at the now-defunct Globe on the East Side to more recent installments at Club Garibaldi in Bay View, Milwaukee's Spoof Fest has grown steadily over the last two decades, drawing crowds with its over-the-top, (mostly) loving send ups of iconic bands and singers. For the last two years the event has been held at Turner Hall Ballroom, where it's drawn its biggest crowds yet, and ...
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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Typically a solo album from a songwriter who already fronts two bands would be the very definition of unnecessary, but coming from Jack Tell it actually makes sense, given how Tell’s other projects Animals in Human Attire and Lousy Trouts have ballooned into crowded, collaborative ensembles. The title of Tell’s new solo effort, Solo, then, can be taken as both a descriptor and a pledge,...