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04.10.2014 | | Posted at 06:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Conceived as a national campaign to lure customers back to brick-and-mortar record with exclusive, limited edition releases, Record Store Day has evolved from a sales event into something more like a bona fide holiday in Milwaukee, where independent record stores have turned the promotion into daylong hang-outs. This year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19 should be no exception. Below is ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

True stories from Milwaukee’s punk scene

 Milwaukee always lacked the size and numbers of Chicago, but when punk rock emerged at the end of the ’70s, our modest metropolis punched above its weight and nurtured more good bands than our neighbor to the south
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Various Artists

 One remarkable thing about last May’s “Lest We Forget” concert at Turner Hall was the breadth of talent assembled under the banner of reuniting Milwaukee’s early-’80s new music scene. The memorial CD from that night opens
02.11.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's most influential punk band, Die Kreuzen broke up in 1992, and for a long time they remained that way. During a time when seemingly every other Milwaukee band was reuniting, Die Kreuzen remained happily defunct. It was only last year that the group was moved to regroup for a performance at the Lest We Forget benefit concert at Turner Hall Ballroom, to pay homage to several Milwaukee mus...
01.02.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Like so many wide-eyed blogs, MKEpunk.com launched several years ago with a noble premise: to archive rare and out of print music from Wisconsin punk, ska and metal bands. Where most similarly styled projects fizzle out after a few months, though, MKEpunk.com has grown into a vast, ever-expanding library of a music scene that had never before been documented online with such depth. The site now po...
Monday, May 28, 2012

May 26, 2012

Considering that Lest We Forget grew out of a Facebook page designed to allow people to share memories and photos of departed members of the Milwaukee music scene, the end result was fairly astonishing. It's rare that an event comes along that h...

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