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Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

Direct to the Public: Some Music of Mark Mantel(DieforArt)

On this sampling of a decade's worth of work, Milwaukee interdisciplinary composer Mark Mantel offers a variety of modern classical/art music styles and experiments. Among other approaches, a suite of four works by poets is set to drones and percussive clanks and rumblings, sounding like post-punk industrial music with more tone...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (Plexifilm)

During the 1970s, Gary Wilson was hanging around his hometown of Endicott, N.Y. He made small experimental films and played concerts that resembled performance art. In 1977, he took his creativity into his parents' basement, where he recorded You Think You Really Know Me. He and his band, The Blind . . .
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Today @ American Serb Hall - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Yeah, you’ll probably find a copy of Frampton Comes Alive if you’re looking for one, but for the most part, the Music Marketplace rummage sale at American Serb Hall today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. promises a far more novel selection of rare music of all strips, from country to punk to avant garde.
11.26.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
No Country for Old Men New Territory for the Coens? November 26, 2007 | 07:42 AM Joel and Ethan Coen have been off-stride in recent years, proffering a charmless remake of The Lady Killers and all-quirks-and-tics films such as The Man Who Wasn't There. With No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers venture into darker territory than ever before, unrelieved by the few glimmers of humor p...
Monday, Aug. 4, 2008

3rd & Long (Rockhaus)

Eighties post-punk added a creative spark to many Madison bands in the Reagan decade. First among them may have been The Appliances-SFB (Shit For Brains added to their original name for legal reasons). The two LPs reissued on CD by a Milwaukee label demonstrate how the group adapted the innovations of its . . .