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02.03.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
There are so many folk-rock bands kicking around Milwaukee right now that the scene could have easily breached its saturation point, yet so many of these bands continue to carve out space for themselves with truly unique spins on a style that could easily scan as stale. One of the best of these newer bands is Twin Brother, a trio that released a striking self-titled debut last year that combined s...
08.01.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A graduate of the Isaac Brock/Conor Oberst school of vocal instability, singer-songwriter Myles Coyne has gigged relentlessly around Riverwest over the last couple years, since finding a choice outlet for his nervous energy with in his backing Rusty Nickel Band. It's fitting, then, that the group's inaugural full-length, the Shane Hochstetler-tracked Take Things As They Come, is paced like a live ...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 Not many Milwaukee area musicians are able to earn a living and tour the country as full-time singer-songwriters. And exactly one of them has managed to do so without a left arm
09.26.2012 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Homegrown folk-rock of a different kind

By Evan Rytlewski
As Ghost of James, Wisconsin songwriter Paul Smirl plays pretty, vaguely tortured folk-rock, but not quite the kind of pretty, vaguely tortured folk-rock that the state is known for. Smirl’s rustic tunes are cut from a heavier swath of flannel than those of Justin Vernon and his peers, and his arrangements are less indebted to arty indie-rock conventions than the grungy gravity of ’90s alterna...
02.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Grammy-winning songwriting duo the Indigo Girls will headline a Thursday, April 23 concert at the Pabst Theater, the venue announced today. From the press release: It�s been two decades since the Indigo Girls launched their career with their independently released debut album, 1987�s Strange Fire. Now, after entertaining millions of fans with their 10 major-label studio albums (nine on Ep...