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On Music
Friday, April 4, 2014
It’s not exactly news that sound shapes the way we perceive food. Restaurant owners have long understood that ambiance, including acoustics, can have nearly as much impact on the dining experience as food itself. Mostly the effect was thought to be psychological—when diners are in a good mood, they’re more likely to enjoy food and wine and everything in general—but recently researchers hav...
Eat & Drink
Thursday, April 3, 2014
 Two words are almost guaranteed to make Miller Park Executive Chef John DiMartini cringe: fast food. Since taking over the park’s kitchens, he’s pushed back against the perception that stadium food has to be junk food by
the vanguard bar
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
For being one of the city’s most bar-dense neighborhoods, Bay View doesn’t offer much in the way of late-night food. That will change a bit this summer when The Vanguard opens at 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in the former Home Bar location.

The bar and restaurant will specialize in gourmet sausages and bratwusts, says co-owner and manager Chris Schulist, the gregarious longtime Cactus Clu...
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On Music
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A lot, actually

They say eyes are the window into the soul, but for my money, music tells you way more. At the start of each Brewers season I scour the team’s entrance music searching for clues into what each pick says about the players’ tastes, mindsets and prospects for success, and this year’s roster is loaded with some particularly cogent selections. Here’s a rundown of what each song tells us about t...
Concert Reviews
Monday, March 31, 2014

March 30, 2014

Tim Kasher has never recorded a concept album where he literally sleeps with his mother, kills his father then blinds himself, but he's come pretty damn close at least two or three times. Unfolding
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On Music
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...