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10.29.2014 | 65 hours ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since rising to fame with Bon Iver, Justin Vernon continued to call his native Eau Claire home, building a studio there and singing the city’s praises in interview after interview while calling attention to its music scene. Vernon’s latest display of hometown placemaking may be his most ambitious yet, however. This week the musician received city approval to move ahead with his two-day, three-...
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Oct. 22, 2014

“Very happy Field Report Day to you,” Chris Porterfield said with a smirk early into his welcome-home set Wednesday night at the Pabst Theater. Previously that day, Field Report’s gruff-voiced
08.06.2014 | 86 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since launching this spring, the Milwaukee Internet label CLLCTIVE has established itself as a destination for below-the-radar music, amassing a quick library of unusual electronica, indie-pop and ambient soul. Though it can be difficult to keep up with every release, the label’s Bandcamp page is a great place to park with a pair of headphones and just get lost for an hour or two, and this month...
07.09.2014 | 114 days ago | Posted at 11:54 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this summer Liam Murphy's singer-songwriter project Bordercholly released "Cambridge Woods," a wistful slice of cabin fever that Murphy recorded while waiting out Milwaukee's frigid winter. Now he's released the rest of the songs he recorded during those sessions on an EP of the same name. Bordercholly's Cambridge Woods EP is a shaggy little thing, filtering the deep-sighing pop of There's...
07.02.2014 | 121 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When we last heard from Milwaukee's Sat. Nite Duets, on their 2013 album Electric Manland, they were venturing in some strange new places. That record was utterly wild, a proggy, synth-squiggled freakout dizzy with digressive genre shifts. So did that album mark the beginning of a permanent direction for the band? Nah. On their latest EP, Best Days, released this morning on Bandcamp, they smack th...
07.01.2014 | 122 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

By Evan Rytlewski
Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...

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