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11.04.2014 | 47 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
One gets the sense that Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets aren’t a band that imposes a lot of rules and restrictions on themselves. Over the last couple of years the group has leaped from the grab-bag prog of 2013’s Electric Manland to the tight, bubblegummy garage-pop of this year’s Los DJs EP. The group’s next album could be a world-music rock opera for all we know. But while no sound is off...
11.12.2014 | 39 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As Eric & Magill, former Camden bandmates and long-distance friends Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber have recorded several albums and EPs worth of lovely, bittersweet indie-pop, much of which plays like one last great weekend with a departing college pal you say you'll visit soon even as you know it could be years before you see them again. That sense of remorse was particularly thick on the duo's...
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Oct. 22, 2014

“Very happy Field Report Day to you,” Chris Porterfield said with a smirk early into his welcome-home set Wednesday night at the Pabst Theater. Previously that day, Field Report’s gruff-voiced
10.10.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee’s folk scene lost one of its fixtures this week. A staple of local stages and union rallies for decades, singer-songwriter Larry Penn passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. “He was loved in many different communities,” said Milwaukee musician Lil Rev, Penn’s friend and occasional collaborator. “The Wisconsin labor community; the IWW [Industrial Workers of the World] c...

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