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03.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Atomic Records closes shop for good Sunday, so if you've been putting off that last visit, you're running out of time. Everything in the store is 30% off today, 40% off tomorrow and 50% off Sunday; hours are noon to six. The store was well stocked with goodies from the basement when I went last went a couple weeks ago. This weekend I'm hoping to score that Mr. T Experience fly swatter the Atomic ...
02.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Members of 1980s hardcore boundary pushers Die Kreuzen reunited briefly last night for a surprise performance as part of a benefit concert for Atomic Records, the iconic independent record store which will close next month. With no introduction and little ceremony, playing two lesser-known songs from the group's later period (covers of Aerosmith and Wire songs) as well as a Cheap Trick cover, warm...
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009

Tonight @ The Miramar Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

Atomic Records wasn't just a passive observer of the Milwaukee music scene—it actively shaped the scene. Tonight some of the bands shaped by Atomic return the favor to the soon-to-close record store and its owner, Rich Menning, with a Valentine's Day benefit concert. Several of Milwaukee's most storied bands have reunited for the event, including Liquid Pink, the psychedelic-pop band that hasn't performed in 17 years. The original lineup of the alt-rock trio Sometime...
01.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Twenty years ago Atomic Records released an album that remains an essential listen for any student of Milwaukee music history�Badger A Go-Go, a compilation that testified to the city's vibrant late-'80s college-rock scene. The bands featured remain some of Milwaukee's most storied: power-poppers Liquid Pink, psychedelia enthusiasts Plasticland, industrial pioneers Boy Dirt Car, punk icons Die Kr...

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