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Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Even if you aren’t a big Bucks fans—and let's face it, these says there aren't as many of those are there used to be—you probably have an understanding that the team is in trouble. Attendance has plummeted in recent years, and with the team off to an abysmal 2-11 start this season, that trend seems unlikely to change. Meanwhile, to realistically keep the team in the city, Milwaukee needs to ...
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

With Dustin Diamond and actors from American Movie and Mystery Science Theater 3000

Filmmakers Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant of Milwaukee's Special Entertainment have already raked up millions of YouTube views for their viral phenomenon "What What (In The Butt)" as well as acclaim for their feature William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, but their latest work is their most ambitious yet. It's a bat-shit live action/cartoon adaptation of the Shakespeare's high-school reading stapl...
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On Music
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
During his 30 years with R.E.M., lead guitarist Peter Buck was the member of the band most likely to be working on a project outside of R.E.M. When he wasn't cutting records with side projects like The Minus 5, Tuatara, The Baseball Project and The Venus 3, he was playing sessions with acts like Billy Bragg, The Replacements and Robyn Hitchcock, or producing albums by kindred artists like The Feel...
Concert Reviews
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

In the pantheon of musicians whose artistic legacies hinge almost entirely on just one album, Jonathan Richman is right up there with The Violent Femmes. Richman’s self-titled 1976 debut with The
twin brother
On Music
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Last year the Milwaukee alt-rock duo Jackraasch quietly broke up, then promptly picked up where they left off. Singer/guitarist Sean Raasch and drummer Tyler Nelson rebranded themselves Twin Brother, adding a third man to the band, bassist Lodewijk Broekhuizen, and recording a strikingly confident set of folky indie-rock which they released this spring. The reinvention suited them: Without complet...
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On Music
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
It was only a decade ago that music videos were an unthinkable luxury for most bands. There was an air of exclusivity to them: Unless you were on a label with a decent promotional budget or had a film major in your band, you probably weren't going to get one, and even if you did, there weren’t many outlets for sharing it.

Today, of course, music videos are about as exclusive as Bandcamp ...
midnight reruns
On Music
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Formed by former Trapper Schoepp and the Shades guitarist Graham Hunt, Milwaukee's Midnight Reruns play a relentlessly agreeable kind of rock 'n' roll heavily indebted to early Replacements—which is to say, they sound a whole lot like a whole lot of other Milwaukee bands right now.

It's hard to distinguish yourself when you're playing the exact kind of music that can be heard nearly nigh...