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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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The trouble with trying to talk to Crappy Dracula is that the information they present is almost never on the level. They prefer a swirling, surreal comedy routine with the interviewer set up as the straight man...
Local Music
Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
"We're rolling. Whenever you're ready," says sound engineer Nicholas Elert, sitting at the control panels at Howl Street Recordings, a recording studio in Bay View. The timing counter on the studio's computer screen begins to quickly tick away, and a wide lineup of green bars measuring sound starts to jump up...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 20, 2011

Club Anything has long filled a niche for Milwaukee, providing a venue that caters to fans of industrial music and all things goth. Despite it being a freezing Thursday night, the club’s “KINK! Masquerade” still managed to draw a fair sized and devoted crowd last week. They sported black lace, corsets, black eyeliner, lip piercings, top hats, fishnets...
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Jan. 13, 2011

A lot of music venues have had cleaner air since the smoking ban, but with their “Music Under Glass” series every Thursday, the Mitchell Park Domes is the only Milwaukee venue that actually produces its own oxygen. On a small, patio-like stage with the branches of a weeping fig tree looming above them in the Floral...
Local Music
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
The music and imagery of Eva Grubb has its roots in the mid-’60s, with the year 1966 being particularly influential. The band covers that year’s ? and the Mysterians hit single “I Need Somebody,” a song driven by chugging keyboards. Eva Grubb also performs covers of songs from 1966 by The Easybeats...
Local Music
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
Vincent Presley and Lacey Smith, founding members of Madison’s “weird noisy punk band” Zebras, looked outside the city following the departure of their original drummer and bassist, recruiting members of the Milwaukee band IfIHadAHiFi. Presley and Smith had formerly played in a band called the Window Smashers, and afterward formed Zebras with Presley on guitar, Smith on synthesizer and both sharing vocals. Zebras is sometimes...
Local Music
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
This weekend’s Girls to the Front Festival plans on “kicking the gender binary in its sexist ass with music, activism, workshops, discussions, films, readings, poetry, community, awesomeness and love,” according to the event’s organizers. The idea to host the fest stemmed from a scheduled appearance by an author of a book of the same name. Girls to the Front...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010

The floor of the Turner Hall Ballroom was crowded with small, candlelit tables for Billy Bragg’s Thursday night concert, creating a vibe more fitting for dinner theater than an evening of political folk-punk. “Who’s pl...
Local Music
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010
Steampunk is a thriving subculture that embraces something old and something new, combining Victorian-era fashion with science-fiction elements—it’s a response to “cyberpunk,” a parallel but opposite cousin that celebrates futuristic technology. The visual style of steampunk embraces locomotive engines, gears, top hats, corsets and aviator goggles, and fashion elements of the Wild West can be added to create a “historical sci-fi” look, according to...