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07.21.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 04:49 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In their brief time together, Twin Brother have emerged as one of Milwaukee's savviest folk-rock bands, crafting inventive songs that resist both the easy sad-sack tropes of many indie singer-songwriters and the false stomp-and-clap pomp of their more commercially minded counterparts. Next month, the group will release their sophomore album, Swallow The Anchor, and in advance they're streaming a t...
05.01.2014 | 88 days ago | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the minds of most listeners, folk will always be intrinsically rural music, the sound of wide-open expanses, simple living and America as it used to be. But at least in Wisconsin, that’s not the case. Much of the best folk music in the state comes from Milwaukee, and more specifically one of the city’s most crowded, decidedly urban neighborhoods: Riverwest, where on almost any night of the ...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 Jack Tell didn’t just write songs for Animals in Human Attire’s latest album, Ourmegadawn. He drew them. As he tells it, “I’d been playing a lot of Legend of Zelda at the time,” particularly The Wind Waker
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Martha Cannon, the voice and songwriter behind the Milwaukee Americana project Lady Cannon, is currently at work on a follow-up to the group’s beautiful 2012 debut Whiskey Dear, with hopes of releasing a new record this year, but in the meantime she’s released a stripped-down new track as part of her ongoing Bathroom Sessions project, “Go Try To.” Delivered with typical sweetness and cynic...
01.02.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The West Bend folk duo Blessed Feathers have a back story fit for a movie. After relocating from Florida to Wisconsin, Jehovah's Witness Donivan Berube landed a job at a pizzeria and fell for his co-worker and bandmate Jacquelyn Beaupre. To pursue that relationship, he broke from the church, a decision that meant disassociating himself from most of his friends and family when he was just 18 years ...
10.31.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Few bands from the recent boom of NPR and Paste-friendly folk have been as consistently as great as the West Bend duo Blessed Feathers, whose early releases have elegantly captured the allure of places we've never been, the dread of winter and the queasy comfort of young love. The duo's songwriting arrived fully formed right out the gate, but they've continued to refine their sound on their recent...
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
07.23.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Former Camden bandmates Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber understood that their band Eric & Magill would be a long-distance project when they started it, but they probably couldn't have predicted just how long that distance would be. In the years since their 2010 debut, All Those I Know, recorded while Osterman was in Michigan and Weber in Milwaukee, Osterman has relocated to Brooklyn and Weber to ...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 Not many Milwaukee area musicians are able to earn a living and tour the country as full-time singer-songwriters. And exactly one of them has managed to do so without a left arm

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