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10.23.2014 | 95 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The new Milwaukee band NONOYEAHOKAY is co-fronted by singers Colin Plant (of the rap groups The Hollowz and L&R) and Amber Ruthe (of the fierce post-punk act The Revenge Society), and as you might expect from a group that pairs that odd couple with an electronic producer, a guitarist and a bassist, their sound is an unabashed hodgepodge.
07.16.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

With Tyler the Creator

By Shepherd Express Staff
Buoyed by the support of Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to his GOOD Music label, Kid Cudi emerged as one of 2009’s breakout artists with his Internet hit “Day ’n’ Nite.” Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, wasn’t the precious sung/rap album some might have expected from that single, though. Instead it was an epic, hyper-conceptual, experimental mood piec...
Friday, July 1, 2011

June 30, 2011

Kanye West's sold-out Summerfest concert opened grandly, with a flock of 20 interpretive dancers flailing in front of a massive Apollonian relief sculpture as the operatic beat from West's Jay-Z collaboration "H.A.M." rumbled through the Marcus Amphi...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kanye West, Owl City and Wanda Jackson

Nobody has a higher opinion of Kanye West than Kanye West. For a guy with such a big ego, though, West also has very thin skin. On 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the rapper internalized the blowback from his Taylor Swift “Video Music...
09.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Well, it's good see that somebody found a use for Peter, Bjorn and John's wildly uneven latest album, Living Thing. If that record arrived half-formed, then Mick Boogie's re-imagining of that record, the Re-Living Thing mixtape�available for free download on an Internet near you)�marks its completion. As underground producers like 6th Sense and Cookin' Soul give Peter, Bjorn and John's clattery ...
03.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�Kid Cudi is a no show,� a stagehand announced at exactly 1 a.m., the scheduled start time for Kid Cudi�s set. Within moments the houselights brightened and the crowd realized he wasn�t joking. Disillusioned and grumbling, they made a mass exodus toward the exit. The first revelers had just left when none other but Kid Cudi walked in through the venue�s front door in brisk stride, waving the crowd back toward the stage. It was like a scene from a movie; the rapper�s fashionably late entrance couldn�t have been better timed. �Sorry I�m late,� Cudi apologized as he hopped over a bar and onto the stage, his DJ racing to set up his equipment. �I had a Peter Parker Spider Man 2 moment. You know how Spider Man didn�t want to be Spider Man no more? I was feeling that way.� It was an odd explanation for being four minutes tardy if there ever was one. It�s going to be a long, miserable life for the laid-back rapper if he�s already questioning a career in music

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02.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of last year's best songs has given way to one of this year's most gorgeous music videos. Kid Cudi's inescapable "Day 'N' Nite," which debuted last February on the rapper's introductory mixtape A Kid Named Cudi and has since been endlessly repackaged and remixed (and served arguably as the biggest inspiration for Kanye West's similarly minimalistic-electronic 808s and Heartbreak album), has no...