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Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
There’s a degree of audacity inherent in fronting a band. To write songs, present them to the world and perform them in front of crowds requires real confidence. The Midwestern Charm’s Connor La Mue doesn’t have that. By his own account, he’s insecure and self-effacing, the last person
07.16.2014 | 130 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With the release of their irresistibly jangly 2012 album Can't Wait, Milwaukee's Sugar Stems cemented themselves as one of the city's finest power-pop bands, and on the group's latest album they've made a good thing even better. The group's new Only Come Out At Night, out July 22 on Dirtnap Records, is their first with organist Andy Harris, formerly of the late, lamented Goodnight Loving, and his ...
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Abbey Load (Oglio Records)

 By now you’d think the novelty of Beatallica—a band that blurs The Beatles’ power pop with Metallica’s grizzled metal—would have worn off. But three albums in, the Milwaukee-rooted group has made its darkest and most
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Change The Channel (Unreal Records)

On the Milwaukee power pop band’s second in a series of three-track CD singles, they find engaging ways to kvetch about lack of romance with the objects of their affections. The title tune takes to task a paramour partial to ridiculous
Monday, April 15, 2013

April 13, 2013

Though born of the same Los Angeles punk boom that spawned Black Flag, The Circle Jerks and The Germs, Redd Kross has never been as easy to define as their more notorious peers. They seemed always slightly out of time
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Stagefright

Fourth time's a charm for Milwaukee's Revolush. Stagefright mines the rarefied terrain where classic rock meets power pop without sounding overly concerned about paying homage to The Beatles. The group sounds closer
Friday, May 4, 2012

Aziz Ansari, Field Report and Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Los Angeles promoter David Bash founded his International Pop Overthrow Festival in 1998 to showcase bands performing in the loosely defined power-pop tradition—pretty much any group playing melodic, guitar-based rock qualifies—and has since...

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