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02.06.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Looks like it'll be an eventful year for Milwaukee by way of Green Bay power-poppers The Sleepwalkers, who have a truncated new name (they used to be Ian Olvera and the Sleepwalkers) and a new album on the horizon. The group's sophomore record Lost My Mind in Stereo is out April 8, and they're promising more release details soon, but first they debuted a track from it this week on U.S.A. Today's P...
01.17.2014 | 92 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Another one of Milwaukee's finest has swung through Daytrotter's studios. Today the music blog posted a four-song set from the power-pop trio, which culled choice songs from the group's insanely catchy 2013 self-titled debut (one of our favorite records of last year). Daytrotter members can stream the session here. ...
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Milwaukee’s power-pop stars back for one last time

 Between Cheap Trick on the hard edge and The Shoes on the soft side, the power-pop movement spread out across the upper Midwest during the ’70s and was well represented in Milwaukee. One of the genre’s most
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Feb. 9, 2013

Milwaukee's summer months bustle with so many festivals, block parties and concert series that it's impossible to catch every can't-miss event. It's an enchanting season but also profoundly maddening. With all that excitement packed into such a short period, the remainder of the year
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Halley (Unreal Records)

 Milwaukee’s Saltshakers celebrate their tenth anniversary in ’90s retro-style with a three-track CD EP. The band has compared itself to Oasis, but may remind listeners of The Undertones, the under-appreciated Irish punks diverse
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Martha

Power-pop is a genre that has seen its better day—and that was sometime in 1972. And yet, on its second CD, The Mike Benign Compulsion delivers a perfectly shaped blast of power-pop with “My Michelle,” a short, pointed, fiercely tuneful song...
06.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since Weezer died a decade ago, fans have had a difficult time reconciling themselves with the parasitic monster that assumed the band’s corpse. At times this new, faux Weezer made a convincing case that they were the same, power-pop-loving lads as always. Faux Weezer’s 2001 green album certainly sounded like the work of the vintage band. But when held to a mirror that album gave no reflectio...

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