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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stream the first single, "News From Wino"

Milwaukee's post-rock big band Group of the Altos (sometimes simply Altos) will release a new album in late February on Mini50 Records, the label announced today. R U Person or Not is the band's follow-up to 2012's Altos, an alternatingly lush and imposing record, and if the first single from the album, "News From Wino," is any indication, this one promises to be a typically intense ...
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Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Milwaukee rapper D. Bridge turned some heads last year with "Origami," a single featuring one of the year's breakthrough acts, Chance The Rapper. The two rappers share some similarities: Both have a slightly squawky, jazzy quality to their voices, though D. Bridge never pushes his as far as Chance does. At his core he's a much more traditional rapper, with a commercial mindset and punchy flow that...
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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
In an even more competitive year than usual for local music, Field Report took home top honors at this year's Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, winning Band of the Year as well as Album of the Year and Critics' Choice recognition for their beatific folk-rock album Marigolden. The winners were announced last night at a lively awards ceremony at Radio Milwaukee's Walker's Point studios, which fea...
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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Fewer critical consensus albums of the last five or six years have done less for me than Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, a record I find downright cloying. But despite my distaste for that album, with its sickly tones, bleating vocals and drum-circle wonkiness, I do understand its appeal. It conveys a real sense of abandon, a sort of "dance like nobody's watching, sing like ...
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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
For many Milwaukeeans it's a Sunday morning tradition as sacred as church or brunch: Dewey Gill's "The Sunday Big Band Show." Each week the WMSE DJ spotlights some of the rarest jazz and swing music on the planet, spinning ancient 78 records unearthed from attics and rummage sales then meticulously cleaned to minimize pops and crackles (there are always pops and crackles). Gill is as versed in thi...