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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...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 For rock songwriters, middle age is the topic less taken. Great novelists have long made the subject their own, but rock still perceives itself as a young person’s game—even if many of the bestselling touring acts haven’t seen the sunny side of 40 in years
01.30.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee will never lack post-hardcore bands that sound like Fugazi—at any point there are at least a handful of visible ones playing multiple shows each month—but Disguised as Birds, a quartet that announced their break up this month after nearly 10 years together, was one of the few that genuinely captured the excitement of Fugazi. Remember that incredible footage in Instrument where Ian Ma...
11.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:40 AM

"Human Hell" is coming next year

By Evan Rytlewski
It's been more than three years since the Milwaukee power trio released its great rock opus When I Am Gone My Blood Will Run Free, but a followup is on the horizon. Next year they'll release the new Human Hell, and this week they teased the first taste of that record, a snarled call-to-arms titled "Now We Have Begun." It's not the album opener, but it sure as hell plays like one; the guitars ring ...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

In the pantheon of musicians whose artistic legacies hinge almost entirely on just one album, Jonathan Richman is right up there with The Violent Femmes. Richman’s self-titled 1976 debut with The
10.17.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Tigernite bill themselves as a "glam party rock band," and they make good on that promise of fun. This summer the quartet released their debut EP, Nites At The Compound, a swaggering, riff-heavy 14 minutes of rock 'n' roll that would probably go over as well in a West Allis corner bar as it does in the hipper circles of Bay View and the East Side, and this week they followed it up with...
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Sept. 6, 2013

The mercurial Chicago outfit Disappears scored themselves a major publicity coup in 2011, shortly after the release of their memorable EP Guider, by enlisting Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley as their temporary drummer. That kind of star power (pardon the questionable EVOL pun) can work wonders
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 When guitarist Brian Venable of the Memphis band Lucero visits Milwaukee or Wisconsin to play a show or see friends, he’s always fascinated by the many historic and unique buildings dotting

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