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Dining Out
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Downtown is hardly starved for coffee shops, but it’s hard to argue with the convenience of a café that serves both Colectivo and Anodyne roasts. Convenience is a mantra at the new 600 East Café (600 E. Wisconsin Ave.) Catering to the area’s many office workers, including those at the
el shareef
On Music
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
The shortlist of young Milwaukee rappers preparing to make a mark on the scene is a whole lot less short than it was just a couple of years ago, thanks to a fresh crop of local rappers taking all the right cues from contemporaries like Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples. One burgeoning local very much worth following is El-Shareef (sometimes credited as EL, E.L, Elvisionaire or El-Sha...
ligh music
On Music
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Formed by Altos' Brendan Benham and members of his MySpace-era indie-rock band The Four Hundred, Milwaukee's Light Music are finalizing release plans for their upcoming debut album, Ocean's Daughter, which they tracked with producer Beau Sorenson. Today the electronic rock band released the first single from the record, "Don't Go Quietly," an antsy call to arms that shimmers with lush digit...
vinyl theatre
On Music
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
A decade after Fall Out Boy and their ilk brought third-wave emo to alt-rock airwaves hungry for a new sound (any new sound), Fueled By Ramen remains a commercial powerhouse, with a roster that includes reliable unit shifters like Paramore, Young the Giant, Twenty One Pilots and fun. After all these years, the label is still the holy grail for Warped Tour-leaning bands with serious commerci...
rock the green
On Music
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Milwaukee's troubled Rock the Green festival has been canceled again, organizers announced yesterday. The environmentally conscious music festival had promised to return on Sept. 13, 2014 after canceling last year when it lost its primary sponsor, Veolia Environmental Systems, but just weeks away from that date it still had not announced a lineup. In
midwives mike rasmussen for bombs away photography
On Music
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Music writers come with a lot of biases, some of them obvious and others less so, but here's one of the most fundamental ones: We're more likely to cover bands with built-in angles. Artists that have singular sounds or unusual back stories tend to get the most coverage from blogs, newspapers and magazines in part because they're simply easier to write about. As biases go, this isn't the worst one ...
Local Music
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
There’s a degree of audacity inherent in fronting a band. To write songs, present them to the world and perform them in front of crowds requires real confidence. The Midwestern Charm’s Connor La Mue doesn’t have that. By his own account, he’s insecure and self-effacing, the last person