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08.19.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Music writers come with a lot of biases, some of them obvious and others less so, but here's one of the most fundamental ones: We're more likely to cover bands with built-in angles. Artists that have singular sounds or unusual back stories tend to get the most coverage from blogs, newspapers and magazines in part because they're simply easier to write about. As biases go, this isn't the worst one ...
08.11.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Absolutely's glorious 2011 debut Learns to Love Mistakes was the work of a band unsettled. Cycling through punk, math-rock, grunge, emo and post-hardcore rapidly, like a ball shooting across a roulette table with no indication of which color it might land on, it was the type of record that a band can only make once, while their sound is still malleable and their direction unknown. That's a bummer,...
05.05.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's a worthwhile show at risk of slipping through the cracks: Ice Balloons will play the Cactus Club next Monday, May 12. Between the band's scarce name recognition and the Monday night booking, that seems like a recipe for low attendance, but the show should be of interest to TV on the Radio fans, since Ice Balloons is the latest project from TV on the Radio singer Kyp Malone, who uses the pro...
03.17.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee rockers Dogs in Ecstasy sound like the type of musicians who are always heading to libraries and coffee shops because they don't have their own Internet connection at home, so it's somewhat ironic that the group's latest single, "I Google Myself"/"I'm a Man," is a treatise on online culture. Regardless of whether the word Google is taken literally or as a double entendre, each of these s...

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