Milwaukee-born satirist Will Durst has weighed in on the fractured state
of the country for The New York Times,
NPR and CNN, though his soapbox of choice is the Internet, where he posts
regular commentary to
A technology-forward update on the Postal Service’s remote-album formula, Eric & Magill’s 2010 debut All Those I Know was pieced together by long-distance friends Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber, former players in the indie-rock band Camden who were living in Michigan and Milwaukee, respectively. Making the most of their Wi-Fi connections, the two swapped song ideas, piecing together the albu...
many fundraisers, the Pablove Benefit Concert was born of tragedy. In 2009, Jeff
Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill lost their six-year-old son Pablo to
cancer. Having managed some of the most successful Milwaukee
Summerfest without a concert from local alternative-rockers The Gufs is like Christmas without trees, presents or fruitcake. So here it is, tonight on the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, the requisite Summerfest concert from these area favorites, who are playing behind their 2006 album A Different Sea.
Thanks to the band’s continued play on regional modern-rock radio for their hits "Smile" and "Crash (Into Me),” some might not have even noticed that The Gufs were on a seven-year hiatus until their most recent disc, 2006’s A Different Sea, a study in trying to perfect the pop-rock anthem. Since their stint on Atlantic . . .
The Drive-By Truckers’ Brighter Than Creation’s Dark is the band’s most assured and intense collection yet, a largely acoustic record that further distances the group from the Southern-rock and “cow-punk” labels they picked up early in their career.