A Milwaukee dream-pop group that guarded vulnerable emotions behind a punky sneer, Heartthrob quietly released a raw but extremely promising debut EP earlier this fall, the WMSE live session Love Efficient. Now it looks like their won't be a followup: The band's show Thursday at the Riverwest Public House will be there last. They'll share the bill with Genders (from Portland), Work (from here) and...
The Milwaukee Noise Fest wraps up its ear-melting three-day run at the Borg Ward tonight, with one final packed bill of experimental music, and also one of the festival’s biggest highlights: a reunion performance from Boy Dirt Car, an industrial noise band that first formed in 1981. The band shared members with Milwaukee punk legends Die Kreuzen, and played gigs with Sonic Youth and Einsterzende Neubauten. They broke...
The Uptowner, a 58-year-old corner bar in Riverwest, seems an unlikely venue for an impromptu noise show on a Saturday night. Peter J. Woods sets up his gear, synthesizers, effect pedals and an electric violin on a card table while a small group of people gather in front of him and a couple of guys shoot pool directly behind him.
Then the noise starts.
Break out your earplugs, because you’re going to need them: Tonight is the beginning of the three-day Milwaukee Noise Fest at the Borg Ward. Included on tonight’s bill, which starts at 7 p.m., are Burial Hex, Drunjus, Hal Rammel and The Demix, along with many others who will be churning out loud and innovative blasts of abrasive noise.
Best known for channeling their romantic angst in a pair of late-’90s alt-rock hits, “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night,” Eve 6 reunited last year with two of their three original members, and has toured regularly ever since. Tonight they headline the Wisconsin State Fair’s Cousins Subs Amphitheater at 8 p.m.
The six sparse and spacey songs on Secrets of the New Explorers by Glen Phillips (the former frontman for ’90s alternative-popsters Toad the Wet Sprocket) could land this sonic astronaut some new fans. With low-fi guitars, minimal percussion and dreamy vocals, Phillips explores space travel and the mysteries of the solar system. The strongest cut here, “Solar Flare,” even invokes