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...
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
Saturday’s show at Cactus Club, curated
by Peter J. Woods for the Experimental Milwaukee series, featured four very
different experimental acts from in and around Wisconsin. Woods, himself one of
the major nodes of
Mark Lansing’s Hendrix-style guitar
pyrotechnics took him from Milwaukee to session work in California, although he
maintains a consistent presence on the Wisconsin circuit. Solstice heralds his solo debut. And it's solo all the
Finland is home to a flourishing
circle of improv jazz musicians. The latest CD from that floating cadre opens
in fractured waltz time; one could imagine a couple, weary from sleeplessness
and liqueur, dancing clumsily around the tiny floor of a broken-down café.
Likewise, the smudges of
explode onto the scene as quietly and swiftly as Joe Wray. The 33-year-old
Milwaukeean traveled the world as a Marine, spent time on the East Coast, and
then found his passion as a musician, literally
Nuggets scarcely sold any copies upon release in 1972, but within a few years, the LP became a touchstone for punk rock bands in search of roots and also inspired similarly formatted reissues of obscure rock tracks. Critic and future Patti Smith guitarist, Lenny...