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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, April 30, Guster @ Marquette University, 7:30 p.m. Following the jam-band business model even though they don’t much care for jamming, Guster has gradually built their following by encouraging tape trading and touring colleges like the one that spawned them 18 years ago, Tufts University. They've become...
01.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
When 94.5 changed to Lake FM, a redundant, kitchen-sink format that litters Milwaukee's airwaves with additional classic rock, it felt like a big F-you to the city, so it's fitting, then, that the station's commercials literally flip Milwaukee the finger. The TV spots, generally loathed by viewers, introduce a bemused dude who controls music with his finger, but curiously, tha...
03.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A few scattered, final thoughts on my time in Austin and SXSW: � I�ve learned to love the city and its conveniently centralized downtown. There�s so much to do in such a tightly packed area; and for the first time, I can see why anyone would actually want to live there. � For a purported �liberal oasis,� though, the city sure doesn�t offer much in the way of vegetarian food. As best I can tell, the people of Austin subsist entirely on barbeque and pizza by the slice. � Eugene Mirman is quickly becoming one of the funniest comedians on the circuit. During the Mess With Texas day party Saturday, he stole the show not only during his set, but also during Brian Posehn�s. Posehn was so hoarse he could barely speak, and it quickly became clear the painful rasp wasn�t past of his act. He wheezed out an anecdotal joke or two that was inaudibly to all but the very front rows, until Mirman presented a novel (and as best I can tell, genuinely spontaneous) solution: Posehn whispered the jokes to Mirman, who recited them line for line, unable to stifle his own laughter. Mirman�s quixotic delivery of Posehn�s ultra-crass jokes

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