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I’ll always recall the first time I saw Crystal Castles live, because it was at Lollapalloza, and singer Alice Glass punched a fan in the face. Even from half a crowd away, it looked like a solid
01.31.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's wide-ranging episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we consider a recent Journal Sentinel editorial that contended "too many of us like Milwaukee just the way it is," and concluded that, yeah, that's about right. Then we turn the discussion to a contentious OnMilwaukee p...
06.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Not that I could ever claim real t.A.T.u. fandom�like most American listeners, I�ll always view the duo as a novelty act�but I dismissed the group completely after their odd Sting-assisted, outer-space-romanticizing 2005 album, Dangerous and Moving. An old roommate of mine who majored in Russian made a strong case for the group�s pop-cultural merits, though, so I was persuaded to give them a secon...
04.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Anyone looking for new music couldn�t go wrong with any of these three killer albums: Black Francis � Svn Fngrs For Frank Black�s second album under his old Pixies-era nom de plume, he finally gets it right. Between its aggressive quirkiness and the shameless Kim Deal surrogate cooing backing vocals, Black�s last disc, Bluefinger, felt forced, but on this seven-track mini-album, th...