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On Music
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
On Music
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
On Music
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...
milwaukee home stage sxsw
On Music
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...
dogs in ecstasy
On Music
Monday, March 17, 2014
Milwaukee rockers Dogs in Ecstasy sound like the type of musicians who are always heading to libraries and coffee shops because they don't have their own Internet connection at home, so it's somewhat ironic that the group's latest single, "I Google Myself"/"I'm a Man," is a treatise on online culture. Regardless of whether the word Google is taken literally or as a double entendre, each of these s...
Comedy
Monday, March 17, 2014

Cheech Marin talks about the comedy duo's past, present and future

After a 15-year run of hit comedy albums and movies, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong parted on hard terms in the mid-’80s. The duo’s 2008 reunion hasn’t completely erased those old tensions, but
hank the dog
Around Milwaukee
Friday, March 14, 2014
Good news for people who like inevitable things: Hank the Dog, the magic Brewers canine with the gift to make you forget about the team's first base problems, will be coming to Milwaukee. There had been some (but not much) doubt about whether the team would take the beloved stray with them when they return from Arizona, but those doubts were put to rest after an unnamed Brewers executive officiall...