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like like the the death death here comes the irregular video jack packard
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...
the disclaimer
On Music
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Nick Sanborn, a once-prolific contributor to the Milwaukee music scene who has since moved to Raleigh, where he now plays with Megafaun. He's in town for a two-night performance at Alverno College's Pitman Theatre called "Lend Me Your Voice,...
carlos gomez gold glove
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

The center fielder finished a remarkable season by ending a 30-year drought

Carlos Gomez just took home an award no Brewer has won in more than 30 years: a Rawlings Gold Glove. The Brewers' gravity-defying center fielder bested Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Denard Span of the Minnesota Twins for the honor, and it's hard to argue with his credentials: This year Gomez was credited with saving 38 defensive runs and robbing five home runs, often in incredible...
sat. nite duets electric manland album cover
On Music
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Remember when Sat. Nite Duets debuted a few years ago and all anybody could do was compare them to Pavement? It seemed as apt a point of reference as any at the time, but it doesn't even begin to do justice to the hyped-up, jittery, shape-shifting Looney Tunes cartoon that they've evolved into. The Milwaukee ensemble's latest LP, Electric Manland, is their wildest, most curveball-dense reco...
pizzle the hunger
On Music
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Jahlil Beats is on the shortlist of rap producers who can do no wrong right now. Every beat the guy makes is just fire: fast, menacing and, most distinctively, demanding. These are beats that challenge rappers to hold their own, which is why the producer tends to attract fighters like Meek Mill and Ace Hood, rappers who tear into beats and don't let go.

It shouldn't be too surprisin...
decibully city of festivals
On Music
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
I can’t recall the exact wording, but there’s a great quip about the way age shapes how we identify with music: Everybody believes that the greatest period for music just happened to occur when they were young. There’s a lot of truth to that, of course. Music never sounds quite so thrilling or important as it does during youth, where you're experiencing it for the first time and still fleshi...