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Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the Coast of Lake Michigan

 The packaging of the sophomore release by Milwaukee acoustic rock trio Blue Sky Hour infers purposeful fun with maps of Wisconsin on the sleeve and lyrics in a miniature newspaper format. JoAnn Riedl (also from The Barrettes)
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

A Whole Lotta Melodica

Melodica, cello, French horn, electrified ukulele and mandolin in a rock band, and it’s not prog? Believe it: The Barrettes put a punk sheen on all those elements, adding some of the fiercest chick-rock vocals Milwaukee has produced in some time. The Barrettes recall ’80s English...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"It all just worked out really well," Crystal Rausch, also known as "Critter," says about the formation of The Barrettes' lineup. The four members include Joey Zocher on guitar and the melodica, JoAnn Riedl on guitar and uke, the mononymously named "Joolz" on drums, and Rausch on cello and French horn. They explained the band's origin over drinks...