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04.29.2014 | 94 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A young man, rattled by a recent breakup, retreats to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, channeling his emotions into the music he records in solitude. Eduard Vocke is plenty aware he’s not the first musician to take that journey, which Justin Vernon practically patented with Bon Iver, but there’s no mistaking the music Vocke recorded during his nine months in r...
02.28.2014 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In music, few words are as loaded with connotations as the term “experimental.” The word is typically used to signify music that’s difficult or unusual, but beyond that, it has come to imply a certain pacing as well. When we think of experimental music, we think of long, meandering songs, tracks that stray from the plot and wander around in no particular hurry to get wherever they end up. Mi...
12.19.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

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By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's unceasingly cheerful episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, writer-you-oughta-hire Matt Wild and I, we talk about our favorite Milwaukee shows of 2013. Among them: Leonard Cohen, John C. Reilly, Nick Sanborn and Altos: Earth. Truth be told we barely scratch the surface of all the shows we were excited about this year, sin...
10.01.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Looking for another Volcano Choir fix after this weekend's rapturously received show? This might help. The band has selected the dreamy electro-soul track "Comrade" as the second single from their magnificent new album Repave, and in conjunction they've released an EP featuring remixes of the song from Volcano Choir sister bands Altos and All Tiny Creatures, as well as from VC guitarist Chris Rose...
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
 A band name can be worth a thousand words, and Hello Death says it all. The Milwaukee folk group that shares members with Altos released its debut self-titled album in June, and it’s the kind of decidedly bleak, darkly pretty thing you’d expect to hear from a band that has captured the essence of mortality in its name
06.21.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Mrinal Gokhale
Milwaukee Film Festival and Alverno Presents have teamed up to create a one-time performance centerpiece. The Milwaukee Film Festival, in collaboration with the Alverno Presents series, will feature a rare 35mm print of the groundbreaking Soviet film, Earth (Zemlya) by Aleksander Dovzhenko along with a live score Friday, October 4 at the Oriental Theater at 7 p.m. Earth was a silent film release...
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Compiling an annual list of the most noteworthy Milwaukee albums is always one of the most difficult assignments of the year, but this year it was easy in some respects. On one hand, there’s no way to do justice to the breadth

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