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02.21.2014 | 58 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's a Milwaukee Day miracle! The late, great indie-rock band Decibully, which played their last show in 2011, and the rootsy rock band Juniper Tar, which went on hiatus last year after singer-guitarist Jason Mohr moved away, will reunite for "one night only" performances as part of Milwaukee's favorite made-up holiday. The show will be Monday, April 14 (4-14, like the area code) at Turner Hall Ba...
01.29.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

Juniper Tar, Jon Langford, Robbie Fulks and Blueprint reflect on Stephen Foster

By Evan Rytlewski
Stephen Foster penned some of the best-known songs of all time, including standards like “Oh! Susanna,” “Camptown Races” and “Beautiful Dreamer,” but that success didn’t translate to particular fortune. Foster died alone in 1864 in near poverty at age 37, having estranged himself from his family through his alcoholism. Nonetheless, his songbook outlived him. It was passed down from g...
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Compiling an annual list of the most noteworthy Milwaukee albums is always one of the most difficult assignments of the year, but this year it was easy in some respects. On one hand, there’s no way to do justice to the breadth
09.10.2012 | | Posted at 12:15 PM

Download "Since Before" for free through Sept. 30

By Evan Rytlewski
Juniper Tar released an early Milwaukee album of the year candidate this spring with Since Before, a beefy folk-rock (emphasis on the rock) record with a big-picture philosophical bent and a unique sense of scale. In short, the album was the work of a real band, one that has decisively distanced itself from the hordes of demure singer-songwriters who have turned contemporary indie-folk into an af...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 10, 2012

In a city chock-full of outdoor festivals, the first one typically signals the unofficial start to summer and the official confirmation to commence the partying. Due to the cancellation of RiverSplash's weekend-long ruckus a few...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Alt-Country Band

There’s no shortage of folk and roots bands paying tribute to a bygone era of American music; rarer are the groups that build on and truly advance America’s roots-music tradition. Among the handful doing so locally is Juniper Tar, a five-piece ensemble that drapes its songs in gorgeous three-part harmonies and...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Local bands go forth to Austin festival

The record number of Milwaukee bands that made the 1,200-mile trek to Austin, Texas, for this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media Conference & Festival (SXSW) made our city proud with their enthusiasm and compelling performances. More than a dozen Milwaukee bands played in or around the Texas-sized festival that is one of the largest and most prestigious of its kind, with 1,900 official acts from 55...

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