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618 live milwaukee water street
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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Silk Exotic is about as determined to open a Downtown Milwaukee location as anybody in Milwaukee has ever been determined to do anything, and the business shows no signs of giving up anytime soon. After being denied a Downtown location three times, the strip club is currently eyeing a possible location across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center—to the vocal objection of the BMO Harris ...
the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, outgoing A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating the best Milwaukee music of 2013. We play some of our favorite tracks from Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Buffalo Gospel, Vic and Gab, Sat. Nite Duets, Paul Cebar and more. (If you missed our individual roundups, here's
2 chainz
On Music
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

With August Alsina

Once again this year, 2 Chainz was inescapable on rap radio, thanks to features on singles by just about every name artist in his genre. He received less attention, though, for his own record, B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time, a smarter, more confident sequel to his 2012 debut. Today the Rave announced that the rapper will headline the venue with another rapper who released his own underrated album th...
sugar stems dusty medical
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Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

The resurgent label plans new records from Sugar Stems, Space Raft and more

Remember Dusty Medical Records? During the mid-to-late '00s, the Milwaukee label released some of the city's strongest garage/punk/rock records (and quite a few good ones from outside of the city, too), but save for an occasional release, the label has been mostly quiet over the last year or two. That doesn't mean that it's dead, though. The label is gearing up for a busy 2014, which will include ...
jae ace
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
I can't say I've ever heard of Jae Ace before, but judging by his new single "Quota," the guy has a great hear for contemporary street rap. It's a banger in the Ace Hood mold, with more than a hint of Future in its crooned chorus, and it features a typically showy verse from Ace's neighbor Pizzle, another Milwaukee rapper who embodies the song's work ethic. The track is the first taste of Ace's mi...
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Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Rare tracks from MF Doom and Lauryn Hill are coming to vinyl

Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records launched several years ago with the mission of pressing rare, unreleased and long-of-print hip-hop to vinyl; in the process they've revealed how vast and rich the genre's vaults are. Most of their releases are from '80s and '90s rappers without much name recognition, acts like Poetic Menace and Reggie Capers, but a couple of their upcoming releases have a little bit ...