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04.29.2014 | 85 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A young man, rattled by a recent breakup, retreats to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin, channeling his emotions into the music he records in solitude. Eduard Vocke is plenty aware he’s not the first musician to take that journey, which Justin Vernon practically patented with Bon Iver, but there’s no mistaking the music Vocke recorded during his nine months in r...
03.25.2014 | 120 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

Watch their uplifting new "Coffee" video

By Evan Rytlewski
March has been a fruitful month for Sylvan Esso, the electro/indie/soul tandem of former Milwaukeean Nick Sanborn (of Megafaun/Decibully/Made of Oak; he’s the half of the duo less likely to be mistaken as Sylvan Esso) and singer Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man; she also joined Sanborn at his Lend Me Your Voice Alverno Presents production at this fall). The group’s been collecting kind words from...
02.11.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last few years, Milwaukee's Ryan Weber has essentially been a one-man mobile studio, recording and producing using his laptop and whatever other light equipment he can carry with him as he travels the world. Weber tracked his contributions to his most recent album with longtime collaborator Eric Osterman as Eric and Magill, Night Singers, while serving in the Peace Corps in a remote stretc...
02.10.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Anybody who purchased the debut from the Brooklyn indie-rock ensemble San Fermin on the strength of their live show must have been a little disappointed to discover the group's most commanding presence wasn't even featured on that record. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig handled the female vocal parts on the group's self-titled debut, but on tour those duties fall to Milwaukee native Rae Cassi...
01.03.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
You’ll find a lot of genre tags on Worn, the debut EP from the Fond du Lac band Township: alternative, indie, rock, pop punk, grunge, etc. And none of them are inaccurate, per se, but all of them bury the lede, because make no bones about it, this is an emo album—an unapologetic, Tell All Your Friends-ass, So This Is The New Year-ass, Why Does Hum Keep Teasing Us With Reunion Shows But No New ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
 It’s hard to listen to the hushed, minimal pop of The xx’s debut album without feeling like you’re eavesdropping. When guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim trade verses with each other...
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10:00 PM

An experiment in genre-bending, Nicole Atkins’ latest album, Neptune City, incorporates influences well beyond the requisite Springsteen-styled Americana expected from a New Jersey singer-songwriter. The record also shows the 28-year-old’s roots in psych-folk, chamber-pop and alternative. Atkins, who headlines . . .
Monday, July 30, 2012

Lonely writer dreams up his dream woman

A male artist who imagines an ideal woman and brings her to life?
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Milwaukee trio Fahri's song “Lazy Fruit” begins in defiance of its own title. With its rolling drumbeat and poppy guitars, it expels an air of delicious nervousness—the kind of thrills that come from campy horror movies, grade-school...

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