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04.09.2014 | 135 days ago | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
EMP Entertainment's album Good Misery, Bad Company has been a longtime coming. The artists in the Milwaukee rap collective—Streetz-n-Young Deuces, Eazy Hayes, Maal Himself, Payroll, Patski, Ferro Haze and P. Stackz—have been working together in various permutations for years, stirring some excitement in 2012 with their Bangladesh-esque posse cut “Savages.” Good Misery, though, is their fir...
Monday, March 24, 2014

March 21, 2014

The transition from credible rapper to comedic actor is so familiar as to almost be a bona fide career path, but while everyone from Ice Cube to Mos Def has gone from spitting
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Off The Cuff with Joe Wray

 Few guitarist-singers explode onto the scene as quietly and swiftly as Joe Wray. The 33-year-old Milwaukeean traveled the world as a Marine, spent time on the East Coast, and then found his passion as a musician, literally
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

 Last year, the inclusion of rapper Kool Keith on Milwaukee’s winter concert calendar caused something of a stir. That was due in part to the fact that the rapper, born Keith Thornton, hadn’t played cream city in recent memory
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Milwaukee Opera Theatre explores the undying myth

 At the death of his adored Eurydice, the musician Orpheus breached the Underworld. He sang about love so beautifully that Hades let Eurydice return to life provided Orpheus refrained from looking at her on the way
12.27.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read....
10.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It�s not that the guy doesn�t have my vote anymore, but like all politicians, now that Murs is a candidate he�s lost some of the populist charm that made him so appealing in the first place. On his major-label debut, Murs For President, Murs fights like hell to keep what�s bound to be a short-lived position on the Warner Bros. records roster, largely benching his longtime producer of choice, 9th W...
11.26.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
No Country for Old Men New Territory for the Coens? November 26, 2007 | 07:42 AM Joel and Ethan Coen have been off-stride in recent years, proffering a charmless remake of The Lady Killers and all-quirks-and-tics films such as The Man Who Wasn't There. With No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers venture into darker territory than ever before, unrelieved by the few glimmers of humor p...
Monday, June 2, 2008

Rising Down (Def Jam)

As much as The Roots have undeniably revolutionized the genre, their records still sometimes succumb to hip-hop clichs. Maintaining a track-to-track flow, for example, remains an issue. However, unlike with other rap acts, the numerous guest appearances often provide their albums with a vital spark.

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