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09.08.2014 | 15 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The pickup truck is the most loaded image in country music history. Country singers adopted it decades ago as a symbol of American pride and rural gumption, but over time it instead became a symbol of the genre’s insularity, one of the most overused, ham-fisted plays to country music’s base. It's significant, then, that the video for Field Report’s “Home (Leave The Lights On),” an uplift...
07.17.2014 | 68 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this summer brothers Scott and Brian Wooldridge passed the cup around on Kickstarter to raise money for two projects at once: their seventh album as the Wooldridge Brothers, and a mostly acoustic debut solo album for Scott. They succeeded, and both of those albums are on the way, but in the meantime they're rewarding fans with a short album called Cover Up, featuring covers of their songs ...
07.14.2014 | 71 days ago | Posted at 11:58 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The cover for the upcoming Field Report Marigolden is an image of a gorgeous rustic landscape, rendered digitally. That's also as good a description as any for the "Wings," the first song the group is sharing from the new album. It's the most synthesized track the group has released yet, but underneath the electronic washes and clicks it's clearly a folk song. Stereogum premiered the song today, a...
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...
12.29.2013 | | Posted at 09:21 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Milwaukee production duo Kiings made a splash early this year with Warehouses Possessed by the City, an ambitious remix project framed around Wisconsin musicians, but lately they've been trying their hand at original material. This summer they collaborated with Brooklyn singer Christine Hoberg on the single "You Can't See Me", and their latest single reunites them with one of their original re...
06.11.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week WMSE will begin offering the 13th and latest volume of its compilation series Live at WMSE, which the station will offer to listeners who make a $30 donation during a 13-hour fund drive on Friday, June 14. The station is hoping to raise $13,000 to help them meet the $120,000 goal they missed during their spring membership drive.Whereas past WMSE compilations have been dominated by local ...
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
These days there are more filmmakers and videographers than ever covering the city. Every week seems to bring a new documentary or short film about Milwaukee, its institutions or its artists and residents to YouTube, and many of them are quite good—engrossing little features with an affectionate view of the city that can only come from actually living here. Some of the best of these recent short...
03.11.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

Fewer local bands are making the trek to Austin

By Evan Rytlewski
It was only two or three years ago that Milwaukee musicians were flocking to Austin’s SXSW music festival in droves, if not in hopes of capturing a little bit of press or industry excitement then at least for the experience of playing a few memorable shows. For a time, more than a dozen Milwaukee acts were playing the festival each year, some in an official capacity at SXSW’s showcase shows, m...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
 Tarik Moody doesn’t have much regard for genre boundaries. As a DJ for 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Moody spins a little bit of everything, and as a principal behind the concert series Unlooped

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