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10.29.2014 | 30 days 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-...
11.04.2014 | 24 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
One gets the sense that Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets aren’t a band that imposes a lot of rules and restrictions on themselves. Over the last couple of years the group has leaped from the grab-bag prog of 2013’s Electric Manland to the tight, bubblegummy garage-pop of this year’s Los DJs EP. The group’s next album could be a world-music rock opera for all we know. But while no sound is off...
11.05.2014 | 23 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Madison-area indie-pop band Phox were, along with Sylvan Esso and Field Report, one of three bands with Wisconsin ties to widely charm critics with new albums on Partisan Records this year. The group is about to embark on a tour with The Head and the Heart, but first they stopped by Conan O'Brien's TBS show for an understated performance of one of the standouts from their charming self-titled ...
11.17.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 04:24 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The heyday of the one-man experimental bedroom project is over. Interest in this stuff peaked several years ago, when a corp of bloggers (some of them writing for Pitchfork’s affiliate site Altered Zones) scoured the Internet, eager to share any unusual lo-fi oddities they came across. But eventually the supply began to dwarf the demand. Previously overzealous bloggers gradually stopped updating...
07.02.2014 | | 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, Los DJs, released this morning on Bandcamp, they smack the ...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

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

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