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06.12.2014 | 79 days ago | Posted at 12:50 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last year Milwaukee shoegaze wizards Brief Candles broke from their usual tradition of taking their sweet damn time to release an EP with relatively quick turnaround. The Newhouse EP wasn't a huge departure for the group, and though it was quicker, looser and jauntier than the ornate shoegaze pastiches of their earlier efforts, it still pulled generously from the same pool of late '80s and early '...
10.09.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though they've got nothing on genre standard bearers My Bloody Valentine in this regard, Milwaukee's go-to shoegaze band Brief Candles know a thing or two about taking their time. The group made fans wait a whole five years between their debut LP They Live We Sleep and its 2011 follow-up Fractured Days, so it's hard to complain about the relatively short wait time between that album and the group'...
Monday, March 7, 2011

March 4, 2011

Though it probably can't compete with dance music for sheer volume of incredibly specific sub-scenes, modern rock has become a puzzlingly fractured musical universe. Indeed, the term "rock" has become all but meaningless when presented without a qualifier (indie-, math-, psych-, and so on, ad infinitum), so...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 20, WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSE launches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venue concert series, with tonight’s showcase of Milwaukee music past and present at Turner Hall Ballroom. Headliners...
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tonight @ Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest, 9:30 p.m.

Though they began the decade as one of the city’s most popular jam bands, Freshwater Collins, the guys in Invade Rome emerged last year with a new name, a new sound and a new record, Light Eyed and Villainous, a forceful collection of burly, escapist rock ’n’ roll. Invade Rome play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, after sets from Milwaukee’s catchiest shoegaze band, Brief Candles (8:30 p.m.), and Pezzettino (7:30 p.m.), the stage name of accordionist Margaret Stutt...
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Presented by the Shepherd Express and 91.7 WMSE

Here it is! We are very pleased to announce the 2009 Cascio Groove Garage lineup with our partners Casico Interstate Music and 91.7 WMSE.
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Today @ Multiple Locations

Record Store Day began last year as an attempt to lure traffic to often-struggling independent music stores with a series of ultra-rare, Record Store Day-only releases. This year’s crop of collectibles includes releases from Bob Dylan, The Smiths, Pavement, The Hold Steady and The Flaming Lips, and will be sold at both Exclusive Company locations as well as Rush-Mor Records. The Exclusive Company’s locations will be hosting all-day line-ups of local bands, while Rush-Mor will...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Live music, limited editions, a local comp and maybe some grilling

Dan DuChaine may be the only record store owner who's actually trying to drive traffic away from his shop on Record Store Day, an annual event created last year to draw attention to independent record stores. While shops around the country will be celebrating with in-store performances and promotions on Saturday, April 18, DuChaine is instead pushing a Pabst Blue Ribbon-sponsored Bay View pub crawl, which...
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009

Tonight @ Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Pairing a shoegazey squall with a polite, C86 jangle and sweet, Juliana Hatfield-esque vocals, Minneapolis' Gospel Gossip distills many of the highlights of '80s and '90s college rock into a toe-tapping CliffsNotes version. The group is working on a follow-up to 2007's darling Sing Into My Mouth, but in the meantime they return to our city to split another bill with The Brief Candles, Milwaukee's premier shoegaze band, themselves...

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