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Monday, July 21, 2014
 Johnny, an aging ’70s punk guitarist, meets his old bandmates at a funeral and presses them into reforming. They sound good, but their old label declares them as not right for the “tweeners to twenties” demographic. Undeterred, they form a band of teenage nobodies to lip-sync their demo in
03.13.2014 | 140 days ago | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records specializes in vinyl pressings of rare and unreleased golden age hip-hop. Most of its releases, then, have come from relatively unknown names like Disco Beave, Reggie Capers and Bolaji, rappers who embodied their eras without finding stardom, but the label's 50th release comes from a decidedly known quantity: the perennially underrated Queens duo Black Sheep. Best kn...
10.03.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we visit the corner of Nostalgia and Novelty to tackle the cassette-tape resurgence. Ryan speaks for the masses when he says he hates cassette tapes and they sound like crap, while Matt and I see some merit in them, since they're cheap to produce and di...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Analog music for a digital age

Remember records? Those 12- or 7-inch vinyl discs we used to spin at 33 or 45 rpms? They're back, and their popularity is increasing faster than the price of oil during a hurricane. According to Rich Menning, whose independent store Atomic Records will soon close due to the decline in CD purchases, vinyl sales have increased 10% over the last few years. "There has always been a romance to vinyl," he says. "The size-particularly the artwork-is so much more tangible than a...

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