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sofar milwaukee
On Music
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Every music fan knows the frustration of trying to watch an artist struggle while chatty crowds talk over their set. One solution to that problem is living room shows, which typically draw more attentive audiences than the average bar show. Like any city worth its salt, Milwaukee has held its share of these shows over the years, and more are on the way. This Friday will see the Milwaukee debut of ...
night market
Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 7, 2014

Let the activation commence

As part of its ongoing campaign to put West Wisconsin Avenue to better use—to "activate" the area, in Millennial marketing parlance—NEWaukee will host a monthly night market in the empty Moiré Pavilion parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The market, NEWaukee promises, will feature "a mash up of art and craft vendors, technology installations, food trucks/carts, live ...
brady street festival
On Music
Monday, July 7, 2014
The 2014 Brady Street Festival is just around the corner, and this week the festival revealed the  lineups for its four stages. As always, there's a wealth of local music on the bill—including Kane Place Record Club, Midnight Reruns, Grace Weber, The Sleepwalkers, Soul Low and The Living Statues—but the big news is the Celebrated Workingman reunion show
the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's homegrown answer to "The McLaughlin Group" with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we lend our sympathies to local Bucks fans, whose backs are feeling pretty sore right now from having being stabbed. On the heels of some good press and some choice draft picks, the new owners flushed much of their good will down the toilet by instating new coach Jason Kidd in one ...
ed kowalczyk live summerfest 2014
On Music
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
If you combed Summerfest’s schedule with anything less than an eagle eye, you likely missed a familiar name hidden in Tuesday’s lineup: former Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk. You could be forgiven for overlooking him. Kowalczyk’s set at the Miller Lite Oasis was slotted in Summerfest's official schedule at the ignominiously early hour of 3 p.m., between a TBA booking at noon and another TBA book...
iggy azalea
On Music
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By this point you've either succumbed to Iggy Azalea's summer hit "Fancy," or you're fundamentally put off by the rapper who's looking more and more like 2014's answer to Mackelmore (if Mackelmore were an Australian model who rhymed in a very practiced fake Atlanta drawl). Both are perfectly defensible positions. If you're in the pro-Iggy camp, though, you'll get a chance to see her live soon. Tod...
cllctive v3
On Music
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
wish i was here
On Music
Monday, June 30, 2014

Stream "Heavenly Father" now

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the new Bon Iver song, an original written for the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, is that it’s a Bon Iver song. Bon Iver has been on Justin Vernon’s backburner for the last couple of years, as the songwriter has devoted more time to his side bands