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Monday, April 7, 2014

April 4, 2014

While she had definitely been building up steam before collaborating with David Byrne, there’s no denying that heading into the studio (and out on the road) with the iconoclastic former Talking H
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
 “We’re a filthy, charming, lovable band,” Christopher Roberts, drummer for Milwaukee trio Heavy Hand, explains bluntly. “A lot of our lyrics are dirty as shit and we swear in our songs. They’re not radio-friendly, for the most
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

An alphabetical walk through classic compositions

 The great thing about jazz, one of America’s distinct contributions to the world’s culture, is that it’s always changing—not just year to year, but also performance to performance. At least that’s the line from some...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

American Made

At moments, the debut by Milwaukee’s The BigWheel Band superficially evokes such terrors as Blue Cheer, Primus and Cream. And if they filter their influences through the lesser, post-grunge lens of Pop Evil or Creed...
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Are the '90s coming back? That's a question echoing throughout fashion and music, as some say the recession is leading Americans into a place of cultural nostalgia for a decade that, though it certainly had its ups and downs, held a clear-cut and...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
For someone who remembers all the details, Curt Kirkwood is a terrible historian of the band he fronts. He knows the facts (the Meat Puppets have been meat-puppeting since 1980) but puts no weight on the context. And there is a lot of context...
09.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�Courtney Love wants everybody to know that she's as ticked off as anybody over the seemingly tasteless usage of Kurt Cobain in the latest Guitar Hero game, and she's taken to her Twitter account to insist she never granted permission for the appearance. She makes a breathless, sympathetic and convincing case for her innocence, and even threatens a lawsuit. Lest Love win the PR war, though...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Book Review

Seattle was all the rage for a few years in the early '90s-until Kurt Cobain killed himself and people realized that most of the "grunge" acts signed in the wake of Nirvana's success sucked. Sonic Boom: The History of Northwest Rock, from "Louie Louie" to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Backbeat Books) is a reminder that grunge wasn't the region's first contribution to rock'n'roll...

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