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06.30.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM

Stream "Heavenly Father" now

By Evan Rytlewski
Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the new Bon Iver song, an original written for the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, is that it’s a Bon Iver song. Bon Iver has been on Justin Vernon’s backburner for the last couple of years, as the songwriter has devoted more time to his side bands Volcano Choir and The Shouting Machines, leaving some doubt as to whether he might ever return to...
06.16.2014 | 66 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for debut albums from artists with Wisconsin ties that listeners can't help but fall completely in love with on first listen. First came last month's invigorating debut from Sylvan Esso, a duo featuring Milwaukee native Nick Sanborn on production, and this month it's been followed by the self-titled album from the rising Baraboo, Wis. ensemble Phox, a soulful...
05.08.2014 | 105 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM

With Ted Leo and Aimee Mann doing a Bronze Fonz-inspired performance

By Evan Rytlewski
Last month NPR's weekly trivia and word game show "Ask Me Another" swung through Milwaukee to record an episode at the Pabst Theater. The episode turned out to be a Milwaukee-centric affair, with questions inspired by "Happy Days" and the show's infamous shark jump, and a performance from Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, whose new collaboration The Both was the product of an encounter with Milwaukee's Bron...
05.05.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Some albums just hit their mark. The collaboration of singer Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and producer Nick Sanborn (Megafaun/Decibully/Made of Oak), Sylvan Esso has been turning heads since last year with their early singles, earning the good graces of quite a few respected critics. With their new self-titled debut they've more than followed through on that early promise. "Taut and tantalizing, th...
01.02.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The West Bend folk duo Blessed Feathers have a back story fit for a movie. After relocating from Florida to Wisconsin, Jehovah's Witness Donivan Berube landed a job at a pizzeria and fell for his co-worker and bandmate Jacquelyn Beaupre. To pursue that relationship, he broke from the church, a decision that meant disassociating himself from most of his friends and family when he was just 18 years ...
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
After being married to ABC News correspondent Peter Jennings for almost 15 years, Kati Marton met the love of her life in U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. These stories and more...

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