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11.21.2014 | 31 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Few local bands have loomed larger of the Milwaukee music scene in recent years than Pele—which is impressive, given that the groundbreaking post-rock group hasn't played together in 10 years. Despite dissolving in 2004, Pele served as the big bang of sorts for Milwaukee's thriving post-rock scene, and in the years since the group signed off, its members have continued putting out important work...
11.11.2014 | 41 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Percussionist/composer Jon Mueller has had a banner year, releasing two absolutely visionary records with his project Death Blues as well as an ambient collaborative LP with minimalist musician Duane Pitre, all between long stretches on the road with his band Volcano Choir. Mueller will put yet more original music on display this Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Turner Hall Ballroom in conjunction with th...
09.04.2014 | 109 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this summer Death Blues, the shape-shifting project from Milwaukee percussionist/composer Jon Mueller, released Non-Fiction, an audaciously loud, intriguingly dense manifesto of an album that, months after its release, continues to reveal new layers. With that record still fresh in our minds, next week Death blues will release another album, Ensemble, that plays like a culmination of almos...
10.01.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Looking for another Volcano Choir fix after this weekend's rapturously received show? This might help. The band has selected the dreamy electro-soul track "Comrade" as the second single from their magnificent new album Repave, and in conjunction they've released an EP featuring remixes of the song from Volcano Choir sister bands Altos and All Tiny Creatures, as well as from VC guitarist Chris Rose...
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
 A band name can be worth a thousand words, and Hello Death says it all. The Milwaukee folk group that shares members with Altos released its debut self-titled album in June, and it’s the kind of decidedly bleak, darkly pretty thing you’d expect to hear from a band that has captured the essence of mortality in its name
03.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though booked at an unglamorous 7 p.m. SXSW slot, the Collections of Colonies of Bees sister band All Tiny Creatures nonetheless played their amorphous, digitalized instrumentals to a full room. The band is on to something good. Instumental post-rock seems to be a real growth industry right now, as the brainier, more open-minded faction of the jam scene has warmed to acts like Tortoise and Expl...
02.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Scottish post-rock pioneers Mogwai, whose crashing, crescendoing guitar-based instrumentals have inspired modern groups like Explosions in the Sky, have included a May 9 stop at the Turner Hall Ballroom on their latest tour behind their sixth album, The Hawk is Howling. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 27 at noon....

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