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06.17.2014 | 104 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Like many of us, Liam Murphy was feeling pretty beat down this winter. Murphy had just relocated to Milwaukee from Binghamton, N.Y., with his wife last fall to study anthropology at UWM, and the weather did everything in its power to make them regret that decision. And so when he wasn’t working, he passed the cold winter days by writing songs for his bedroom recording project Bordercholly, inclu...
04.24.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we reflect on last weekend's Record Store Day and the annual debates that always seem to circle the promotion. Over at Pitchfork, author David Turner made the argument that music fans who aren't into rock—and particularly indie rock—have been largely shut out from the event, and record store...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 Jack Tell didn’t just write songs for Animals in Human Attire’s latest album, Ourmegadawn. He drew them. As he tells it, “I’d been playing a lot of Legend of Zelda at the time,” particularly The Wind Waker
02.21.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's a Milwaukee Day miracle! The late, great indie-rock band Decibully, which played their last show in 2011, and the rootsy rock band Juniper Tar, which went on hiatus last year after singer-guitarist Jason Mohr moved away, will reunite for "one night only" performances as part of Milwaukee's favorite made-up holiday. The show will be Monday, April 14 (4-14, like the area code) at Turner Hall Ba...
02.03.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
There are so many folk-rock bands kicking around Milwaukee right now that the scene could have easily breached its saturation point, yet so many of these bands continue to carve out space for themselves with truly unique spins on a style that could easily scan as stale. One of the best of these newer bands is Twin Brother, a trio that released a striking self-titled debut last year that combined s...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 15, 2013

Whereas many of Built to Spill's slacker-rock contemporaries broke up nearly a generation ago, frontman Doug Martsch and company have soldiered on heartily for more than two decades, putting out s
11.13.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
A Milwaukee dream-pop group that guarded vulnerable emotions behind a punky sneer, Heartthrob quietly released a raw but extremely promising debut EP earlier this fall, the WMSE live session Love Efficient. Now it looks like their won't be a followup: The band's show Thursday at the Riverwest Public House will be there last. They'll share the bill with Genders (from Portland), Work (from here) and...
10.24.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Remember when Sat. Nite Duets debuted a few years ago and all anybody could do was compare them to Pavement? It seemed as apt a point of reference as any at the time, but it doesn't even begin to do justice to the hyped-up, jittery, shape-shifting Looney Tunes cartoon that they've evolved into. The Milwaukee ensemble's latest LP, Electric Manland, is their wildest, most curveball-dense recording y...

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