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01.28.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last year NEWaukee recruited a wide range of Brady Street bars, clubs and restaurants for its inaugural Eastside Music Tour. This year the event will be even bigger, with dozens of Milwaukee's most prominent bands playing more than 30 Brady Street venues (including a big tent). Juiceboxxx, Paper Holland, Soul Low, The Delphines, Old EarthTwin Brother, Sat. Nite Duets, Ugly Brother, Altos, Maritime...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Milwaukee's Exotics stir the tiki revival

The Exotics were already together when people started talking to them about this cool new movie called Pulp Fiction. It wasn't so much the plot, or John...
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trolley Recalls ’60s Brit Rock

Pete Townshend coined the term “power pop” in the 1960s to describe The Who, but the phrase was forgotten for more than a decade. In the late ’70s, rock critics began applying the pithy phrase to Big Star, The Plimsouls, The Last—bands recovering the endangered verities of mid-’60s rock in three-minute testimonials to melody and harmony, two guitars, bass and drums. Power pop never produced another Beatles but has survived as a handy marketing label for a genre of melodic rock. When one such band, Material Issue, recorded a song called “International Pop Overthrow” in the early ’90s, they intended it as an anthem for the music they loved . . .