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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
Though Milwaukee music lovers were saddened to learn last month that Atomic Records will close this winter, few were genuinely shocked. The music industry was struggling long before the greater economic turbulence of the last two years, and with even titanic chains like Tower Records collapsing from the strain, the forecast for small, independent retailers has been dire. "It has been a death by a thousand...
12.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With yesterday's announcement that Atomic Records is closing after 24 years resounding as a stark reminder of the hard times ahead for local businesses and Milwaukee institutions, WMSE 91.7 announced today that it will host a half-day pledge marathon on Friday, Dec. 12 to hopefully offset the shortfall from last month's larger pledge drive. Straight from the press release: The featu...
12.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The shoe finally drops. Atomic Records, for decades the Milwaukee's premiere independent music store�nationally recognized thanks to word-of-mouth from touring musicians, and also because of their iconic T-shirts, which were fashionably worn by alt-rockers like Dave Grohl and Billy Corgan in the '90s�will be closing shop this winter. Owner Rich Menning posted the announcement on the store's Web si...
07.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's tough to tell whether she's always this bubbly, but Matador Records songstress Jennifer O'Connor had nothing but kind things to say about Milwaukee after her appearance here last week at the Cactus Club. In a blog post, she writes, "Milwaukee may just be the finest place on Earth," takes the requisite Atomic Records tour and asks an employee if she should move here. It's all very flatterin...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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On Saturday, April 19, independent record stores around the country will celebrate Record Store Day. In an effort to drive consumers back to record stores, artists like The Black Keys, Built to Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M. and Vampire Weekend will release in-store-only singles, and local record stores like Atomic and the Exclusive Company will offer special sales and free live music throughout the day.

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