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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
There wasn't a name for what Mark Shurilla was doing when he started a Milwaukee band called the Electric Assholes in the mid-1970s. A couple of years later when punk rock came to town, Shurilla found a context for his inventive spoofing...
08.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It won't surprise too many fans to hear that the new Flaming Lips song is about death�many of the band's are. But death for the Flaming Lips hasn't been a particularly scary proposition in a long, long time. Since Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Wayne Coyne has caked his ruminations on the great beyond in enough puppets and sunshine to fill an entire afternoon block of PBS children's programing. ...
08.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Waukesha-born Les Paul, a rock and jazz pioneer and inventor who created the electric guitar as we know, died today of pneumonia, the Associated Press is reporting. He was 94. Paul was lucid and active in his final years, playing concerts regularly. He was also well celebrated back home. Last year the Discovery World museum opened an exhibit in his honor, and he christened the exhibit wit...
06.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Michael Jackson music videos ran on a constant loop on cable this weekend, while radio recommitted itself to his songbook�at one point I caught three Milwaukee radio stations all playing different Jackson songs at the same time. Although there had been some initial doubt about how Michael Jackson might be remembered, as either the King of Pop or a tabloid freak show, in the end, fans c...

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