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On Music
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Few local bands have loomed larger of the Milwaukee music scene in recent years than Pele—which is impressive, given that the groundbreaking post-rock group hasn't played together in 10 years. Despite dissolving in 2004, Pele served as the big bang of sorts for Milwaukee's thriving post-rock scene, and in the years since the group signed off, its members have continued putting out important work...
On Music
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Stream three new Appleseeds' songs ahead of this weekend's release show

One of the oldest punk tropes is the song about wasting time that, without a trace of irony, is played with rapid urgency. You've got to admire the disconnect between song and performance: The speed of the music suggests the band doesn’t have a second to lose, even as their lyrics say just the opposite. The Milwaukee punk quartet Appleseeds keep that cherished tradition alive on their half of th...
On Music
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
The heyday of the one-man experimental bedroom project is over. Interest in this stuff peaked several years ago, when a corp of bloggers (some of them writing for Pitchfork’s affiliate site Altered Zones) scoured the Internet, eager to share any unusual lo-fi oddities they came across. But eventually the supply began to dwarf the demand. Previously overzealous bloggers gradually stopped updating...
On Music
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Since debuting six years ago, the annual Pablove Benefit Concert has hosted the reunion of many popular Wisconsin bands, but the upcoming installment will mark the first time a band has been created specifically for the event. The sixth annual Pablove concert on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Turner Hall Ballroom will be headlined by a group called Sons of the Silent Age, a one-off David Bowie tribute proje...
Off the Cuff
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Milwaukee stage veteran on his favorite roles

After 30 years at the Cleveland Play House, actor Richard Halverson relocated to Milwaukee, where he made a mark as a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Halverson officially retired from the c
On Music
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
As Eric & Magill, former Camden bandmates and long-distance friends Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber have recorded several albums and EPs worth of lovely, bittersweet indie-pop, much of which plays like one last great weekend with a departing college pal you say you'll visit soon even as you know it could be years before you see them again. That sense of remorse was particularly thick on the duo's...