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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...
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Dec. 1, 2009

King Khan was wearing a blue wig and silver swimsuit, while Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) wore a pink turban and purple robe. The look was part goofball, part mystic. A sheet with an ocean scene was spread out behind them. The image echoed the ...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Oct. 31, 2009

On Halloween, the stage of Café LuLu was decorated like the parlor of a haunted house and vampire classic Nosferatu was projected onto the wall in the background. A Grim Reaper was working on setting up the soundboard. Big Fun ...
Local Music
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
Feraim Albano, drummer for The Flips, a band of Milwaukee women rock ’n’ rollers, describes her band as a mix of Shangri-Las styled pop, ’60s girl groups and Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Albano recently took a break from her day job at the Hi Fi Café to talk more about the sound of The Flips. She was joined by Wendy Norton, The Flips’ guitarist. Norton, who...
Local Music
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
Jeannine Rivers fondly recalls some of her earliest performances. "My mother used to do a lot of baby-sitting growing up and I used to perform for the kids in the basement, singing 'Summertime' and songs by Gladys Knight," she remembers. "When I was in third grade, I won first place in the school music competition. I sang 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green. My teacher was like...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Nik Kovac was sworn in as Milwaukee alderman for the diverse Third District more than a year ago. This area on the East Side ranges from condos on the lake to the UW-Milwaukee campus to the bohemian streets of Riverwest. Kovac spoke about his first year in office over a drink at the...
Local Music
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"It all just worked out really well," Crystal Rausch, also known as "Critter," says about the formation of The Barrettes' lineup. The four members include Joey Zocher on guitar and the melodica, JoAnn Riedl on guitar and uke, the mononymously named "Joolz" on drums, and Rausch on cello and French horn. They explained the band's origin over drinks...