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12.18.2013 | 126 days ago | Posted at 04:43 PM
By Tyler Friedman
First things first: I love jazz. We’re talking an if-you-love-jazz-so-much-why-don’t-you-marry-it kind of love. Don’t think I haven’t tried… At any rate, my charge with the Shepherd Express concerns the visual arts, and despite the theatrical brashness of a jazz musician such as Sun Ra, jazz remains undeniably an auditory art. Perhaps my position is for the best. Otherwise I woul...
08.01.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A graduate of the Isaac Brock/Conor Oberst school of vocal instability, singer-songwriter Myles Coyne has gigged relentlessly around Riverwest over the last couple years, since finding a choice outlet for his nervous energy with in his backing Rusty Nickel Band. It's fitting, then, that the group's inaugural full-length, the Shane Hochstetler-tracked Take Things As They Come, is paced like a live ...
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book fair, music and more this weekend

More than 25 independent literary presses will be participating in the Second Annual Midwest Small Press Festival, a unique and varied event that will be held in Milwaukee over the weekend of May 31-June 2. The affair will feature
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Milwaukee neighborhoods in sharp focus

Drop in at Brewed Café (1208 E. Brady St.) for stark, meticulous realist art. Decking the walls of this cozy, studious coffee shop are the oil paintings of Mike Fredrickson. The majority of the artworks depict familiar street
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
Promoters Kelsey Kaufmann and Sean Heiser created Riverwest Fest, a two-day “punk crawl” across Riverwest, in 2010 as a fundraiser to save the all-ages basement music venue, The Eagle’s Nest. In that respect it didn’t
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Reflections on Milwaukee’s art scene

Put “The” in front of “Milwaukee Art Scene” and it takes on a new glow, but what (and where) is this golden place? In the 1980s, was it in Walker’s Point, along with Art Muscle magazine and the new Walker’s Point
12.12.2012 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week's issue of the Shepherd features my annual Essential Milwaukee Albums list, and if you've paid even a little bit of attention to the local music scene, there's a good chance you'll recognize some (or perhaps even most) of the names on it. It's a common complaint about local music coverage, in both the Shepherd and in other outlets, that the same handful of artists bogart most of the cove...

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