Express Milwaukee - Music Feature http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-326-1-music-feature.html Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Chevelle Keep Progressing on ‘La Gargola’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24553-chevelle-keep-progressing-on-%25E2%2580%2598la-gargola%25E2%2580%2599.html ]]> Fall Out Boy’s Fortuitous Second Chance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24508-fall-out-boy%25E2%2580%2599s-fortuitous-second-chance.html ]]> The Essential Milwaukee Albums of 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24473-the-essential-milwaukee-albums-of-2014.html ]]> Cage the Elephant Conquer Expectations on “Melophobia” http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24444-cage-the-elephant-conquer-expectations-on-%25E2%2580%259Cmelophobia%25E2%2580%259D.html ]]> Title1 - subtitle1 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24418-title1-subtitle1.html Arctic Sleep’s Melancholy Metal Album http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24394-arctic-sleep%25E2%2580%2599s-melancholy-metal-album.html ]]> Resolved: The New Pornographers Are Not an Indie Supergroup http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24353-resolved-the-new-pornographers-are-not-an-indie-supergroup.html
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25 Years of Shank Hall - Peter Jest on the secrets of his club’s longevity http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24324-25-years-of-shank-hall-peter-jest-on-the-secrets-of-his-club%25E2%2580%2599s-longevity.html
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Volunteer Pick Up Some New Tricks http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24261-volunteer-pick-up-some-new-tricks.html Goner, the new 10-inch EP by the Milwaukee trio Volunteer, is getting some attention because of a recent endorsement ]]> Reigning Sound’s Soulful Turn http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24222-reigning-sound%25E2%2580%2599s-soulful-turn.html Reigning Sound leader Greg Cartwright is only still in photos]]> Interpreting Patti Smith http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24164-interpreting-patti-smith.html Of all the great songwriters of the last half century, Patti Smith is one of the most unknowable. That’s not because Smith is particularly private or her work is evasive or]]> Bastille Rides ‘Pompeii’ to the Top http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24165-bastille-rides-%25E2%2580%2598pompeii%25E2%2580%2599-to-the-top.html
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OK Go’s Multi-Media Assault
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The Wood Brothers Mix It Up http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24108-the-wood-brothers-mix-it-up.html
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The Legacy of 7 Angels 7 Plagues http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24070-the-legacy-of-7-angels-7-plagues.html
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Iron and Wine’s Ever-Growing Vision http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24003-iron-and-wine%25E2%2580%2599s-ever-growing-vision.html
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An Expanded Spoon http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23954-an-expanded-spoon.html After going more than four years without releasing a studio album, Spoon returned as something of a new band, at least where their lineup is concerned. The band ha ]]> Influenced: Eric Blowtorch on Learning to Respect the Beastie Boys http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23941-influenced-eric-blowtorch-on-learning-to-respect-the-beastie-boys.html In Influenced, we talk to Milwaukee musicians about the artists that shaped and inspired them, both as performers and listeners.Eric “Blowtorch” Beaumont has been a fixture in the Milwaukee music]]> The Midwest Beat Keep it Casual http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23921-the-midwest-beat-keep-it-casual.html The Midwest Beat singer/guitarist Matt Joyce has always had a fondness for ragged, rough-around-the-edges records. “One of my all-time favorites is Neil Young’s]]> Old Earth’s Homemade, Collaborative Folk http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23861-old-earth%25E2%2580%2599s-homemade-collaborative-folk.html For Old Earth’s Todd Umhoefer, songwriting is a long, continuous process. By Umhoefer’s estimate, he spends some 45 or 50 hours]]> Jeff Bridges on His Lifelong Passion for Music http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23833-jeff-bridges-on-his-lifelong-passion-for-music.html Jeff Bridges will always be best known as an actor, iconic for his roles in films including The Fischer King, Tron, True Grit and the Coen Brothers’1998 cult comedy The Big Lebowski]]> Influenced: Body Futures on Genesis and Faith No More http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23829-influenced-body-futures-on-genesis-and-faith-no-more.html With a lineup of current and former members of White Wrench Conservatory, The Five Mod Four and IfIHadAHifi, Body Futures are eclectic, to say the least. For this edition of Influenced, we sat down and talked with vocalist, autoharp and keyboard player Dixie Jacobs and drummer D.J. Hostettler about not one, but two of their biggest musical influences: Genesis and the equally eclectic Faith No More. ]]> The Sounds of Irish Fest http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23811-the-sounds-of-irish-fest.html One of America’s first major celebrations of Celtic culture, Irish Fest was ahead of its time when it premiered in 1981. In the decades since, similar festivals have popped up around the country, spurred by the surging popularity of Irish dance and Celtic music, but Milwaukee’s]]> Strand of Oaks Finds Honesty in Volume http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23803-strand-of-oaks-finds-honesty-in-volume.html When Timothy Showalter decided to title his latest Strand of Oaks album HEAL, he didn’t type it in all caps as a gimmick. That title is a mission statement, a command to strip away all artificiality]]> Future Islands Find Their Audience http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23764-future-islands-find-their-audience.html

On March 3, Future Islands performed the song “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” It was standard operating procedure in music biz

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Winter Bear’s Deceptively Sweet Garage Pop http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23728-winter-bear%25E2%2580%2599s-deceptively-sweet-garage-pop.html

 As Erin Dorbin tells it, she chose Milwaukee. Dorbin had been bouncing from city to city for most of her adult life, either for school or for work, but Milwaukee was the first city she moved to not out of commitment or obligation

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Warped Tour Celebrates 20 Years by Carrying On http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23682-warped-tour-celebrates-20-years-by-carrying-on.html

 This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the Warped Tour, but you won’t see the tour making any kind of a big deal about it

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Influenced: Erin Wolf Revisits Her Favorite Mixtapes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23665-influenced-erin-wolf-revisits-her-favorite-mixtapes.html You might know Erin Wolf as the music director and DJ for 91.7 WMSE, or perhaps you know her as a member of Altos and Hello Death. Or maybe you’ve attended a show booked by her and Brandon Malacar]]> Adam Duritz Acknowledges the Limitations of Songwriting http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23645-adam-duritz-acknowledges-the-limitations-of-songwriting.html

  Adam Duritz knows Aaron Rodgers.  Sure, the Counting Crows frontman wrote the alternative soundtrack to your mid-’90s break-ups. Sure, his Sideshow Bob

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Ramma Lamma Enjoy the Sleazy Fringes of Rock ’N’ Roll http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23603-ramma-lamma-enjoy-the-sleazy-fringes-of-rock-%25E2%2580%2599n%25E2%2580%2599-roll.html Critically speaking at least, fun music often gets shortchanged. It’s great to meticulously dissect albums with weighty themes or ambitious compositions, but sometimes you wish writers would spill some more ink over releases that don’t pretend to be anything but a damn good time]]>