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03.04.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
I say this all the time when I write about emo, but as Midwesterners, this stuff runs through our veins. If you’re a rock fan who grew up in the ’90s, you were exposed to it constantly, either at small punk shows or through the genre’s more commercial iterations on alternative radio in the form of bands like Hum and Jimmy Eat World, and regardless of how lame you thought this music was initi...
02.24.2014 | 58 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his State of the City address at Journey House this morning, where he announced a new manufacturing building at the former Tower Automotive location and outlined initiatives to aid small business owners and assist neighborhoods, among other things. The complete text of his speech is below.Good Morning, Milwaukee! It’s been a long cold winter and the voices we’ve j...
02.18.2014 | 64 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As beer culture continues to flourish, so too have Milwaukee beer clubs. There are at least several public beer clubs, including popular meetups at Stubby’s and Comet Café, and they all operate more or less the same way: Beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to sample a menu of about 8 or 10 beers, all selected around the same loose theme, and discuss the differences. Where most rest...
02.14.2014 | 68 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Now with not one, not two, but three Batmobiles

By Kristina Byas
Car lovers are invited to come and check out hundreds of custom cars, hot rods, motorcycles, trucks and race-cars that will be on display and get up close and personal with some of Wisconsin’s finest show cars.Presented by Manheim Milwaukee Auto Auction, the 52nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Of Wheels begins Friday, Feb. 21 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.Sche...
02.11.2014 | 71 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
Third Coast Style will be the destination for any bride looking to find a unique, one-of-a- kind gown to wear on her special day. Scheduled to run from February 12 to March 2, the Third Coast Style Wedding Trunk Show will feature gowns from designers Lisa Gandre, Michelle Eigenberger, Bree Rose and Timothy Westbrook. Brides will also be able to have pieces designed especially for them that fit the...
02.05.2014 | 77 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
Herbs de Provence-infused Rehorst Citrus and Honey Vodka, fresh lemon juice, black pepper syrup, balsamic vinegar and muddled strawberries are the ingredients that make up Red Star Cocktail Club’s $10 cocktail, Missed Connection. As with all of their cocktails, the ingredients are creative and daring, but they are sure to make a lasting impression on those curious enough to sample the unusual co...
01.31.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
The new iPhone app Dog Land has given Milwaukee dog owners more of an opportunity to bond over their love for man’s best friend.What started out as a final class project, has now grown into an online community with nearly 2,000 users worldwide. Since the launch of the app in early January of this year by BetterPet, Inc, Milwaukee dog owners have been filling each other in on the best places to t...
01.31.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 12:36 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Well, this came as a surprise. To me, at least.  One of the most powerful men in city government is leaving his position tomorrow. And he already has a job lined up. Yup. Common Council President Willie Hines is stepping down from his seat effective tomorrow. He’s taking a job with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. He starts next week. Here’s the official press release....
01.30.2014 | 83 days ago | 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...
01.24.2014 | 89 days ago | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Turns out you're not the only one who thinks the Bronze Fonz just doesn't look quite right. Ted Leo and Aimee Mann thought the same thing when they encountered the statue before their show at the Pabst Theater last fall."Walking along Milwaukee's riverfront between sound check and show time last year, Aimee and I were startled by a very disconcerting bronze statue of Arthur Fonzerelli, a.k.a. 'The...

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