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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...
Off the Cuff
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tina Owen is the lead teacher of the Alliance School, a charter school that will start its sixth year in autumn. The school is unique in that it was created explicitly with the mission of providing a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other youth who were being bullied in other school...
Local Music
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fahri’s back story contains all the indie-rock romance and adventure you could possibly want. Guitarist Sarah Long and guitarist and bass player Miles Murray were both working at different franchises of the Music Recyclery...
Local Music
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where to find ‘mountain music’ this summer

When the bluegrass sound hit in the mid-1940s, its popularity soon spread beyond the South. But the genre is still viewed as more of a seasonal enjoyment in the North...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 24, 2010

May 21, 2010

Locals John the Savage, a five piece band with stand up bass, accordion, and a variety of percussion, opened with their punk sailor reels, at times similar in sound to Tom Waits. Next, marching through the crowd, was the Chicago based brigade of Mucca Pazza. They spread out through Stonefly, dancing and playing there instruments, some with helmets with megaphones attached to the top to amplify their instruments...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 10, 2010

May 7, 2010

A small crowd formed in front of the stage as The Smoking Popes took the stage last Friday, leaving the remainder of the meager audience dispersed through the rest of the hall. Occasionally the sparse ballroom was illuminated by giant flashing brig...
Concert Reviews
Monday, April 12, 2010

April 10, 2010

Desmond Bone, the voice and driving force behind Edgar Allan Cash, entered the Circle-A Café carrying his guitars. He was wearing a black cowboy hat, his long graying hair hanging down the back, his face thoughtful and weathered. A stub of a...
Music Feature
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Henry Rollins first hit the road with seminal punk rock band Black Flag in the early ’80s, an experience he details in his memoir, Get in the Van. He gained a new audience in the ’90s with the Rollins Band, and has since toured for spoken-word shows, written and self-published several books, done some acting, and hosted “The Henry Rollins Show” on the Independent Film Channel...
Off the Cuff
Thursday, March 11, 2010
After being frustrated with the lack of programs for pit bull owners in southeastern Wisconsin, Michelle Serocki started the Brew City Bully Club as a way to help her and her pit bull, Capone. The club benefits dogs and humans...

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