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herman astro
On Music
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

There will also be a really big King Cake

Milwaukee doesn't have a particularly rich Mardi Gras tradition, but for the last several years the city has come out for at least one reoccurring Fat Tuesday celebration: Radio Milwaukee's annual Mardi Gras party at Turner Hall Ballroom with Maxie's Southern Comfort, which provides a generous spread of soul food.

This year's lineup features two brassy party bands: the Milwaukee soul-rock ...
the disclaimer
On Music
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with stations promotions director Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine Silk Exotic's latest effort to bring another strip club Downtown. Are the strip club and its supporters exploiting the unpopularity of the rap club 618 Live—and exaggerating the venue's problems with the law—as part of their pitch to potentially take over the loca...
stephen malkmus brandon jennings
On Music
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Stephen Malkmus has a new album out, Wig Out At Jagbags, and it's a lighthearted, often sleepwalky ride that reinforces every popular opinion about the former Pavement frontman's solo career. It's the kind of album that feels like it should come with free nachos you can munch on when you listen to it, but not fancy nachos or anything—the kind with just chips and melted cheese.

Ther...
strehlow nesha cover
On Music
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with Trap-A-Holics’ Certified Trap mixes. If you’ve never heard them before, they’re gleefully ridiculous, featuring dubstep makeovers of recent trap-rap tracks. Basically, DJs take some of the loudest, least subtle rap of the moment and rework it in the style of some of the loudest, least subtle electronic music of the moment, but there’s someth...
cold tuesday morning in milwaukee
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Updates on cold-related closings and promotions


Milwaukee Public Schools and many area businesses remained closed Tuesday as the city endured another day of near-record cold. High temperatures are expected to top off at just zero degrees, and wind chills remained at -30 and -40 below this morning, though those winds are expected to taper as the day goes on.

In the face of its most frigid air in nearly 20 years, Milwaukee took it easy...