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09.05.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM

The 'Nevermind' producer explained the mindset behind his biggest recordings

By Evan Rytlewski
“I learned to make records by the seat of my pants, and I still do it that way,” producer Butch Vig said during his keynote remarks for Milwaukee’s Yellow Phone Music Conference this morning. Eschewing a prepared address in favor of a casual conversation moderated by Elektra Records president Jeff Castelaz, Vig spoke for more than an hour and a half about his youthful introduction to the art...
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Foo Fighters, Burnhearts Pabst Street Party and Iron Maiden

Ben Folds has kept busy since he disbanded his piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five shortly after the release of its bold final album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. He's recorded plenty of solo albums...
10.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I�m in the early stages of organizing my best of 2008 list, and I�m struck by what a stellar year it�s been for just about every genre of music: indie-rock, soul, electronica, rap, Top 40, etc. I�m equally struck, though, by what a crappy year it�s been for modern rock. In the wake of post-grunge, modern-rock has mostly been an artistic dead-end, but in recent years there have been at leas...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Lewis Black @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 11 p.m. Though he’s likely blown any chance he had at film stardom after a string of appear ances in awful movies like Robin Williams’ Man of the Year and the 2006 kid film Unaccompanied Minors, angry comedian Lewis Black has had better luck cashing in his "Daily Show"...

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