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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
 In one of the more memorable mid-run gags from “The Simpsons,” Chief Wiggum plants a wire on his informant Bart, planning to record the conversation using a Hootie and the Blowfish cassette. “It’s cheaper than blank tape,” he deadpans. Dance-punk outfit Worrier employed that
12.09.2013 | 135 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

The resurgent label plans new records from Sugar Stems, Space Raft and more

By Evan Rytlewski
Remember Dusty Medical Records? During the mid-to-late '00s, the Milwaukee label released some of the city's strongest garage/punk/rock records (and quite a few good ones from outside of the city, too), but save for an occasional release, the label has been mostly quiet over the last year or two. That doesn't mean that it's dead, though. The label is gearing up for a busy 2014, which will include ...
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 ...
11.11.2013 | | Posted at 08:40 AM

With Vic & Gab and Field Report's Chris Porterfield

By Shepherd Express Staff
Since losing his son Pablo to a Wilms’ tumor, Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz’s Pablove Foundation has strived to increase awareness about childhood cancer and raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where Pablo underwent treatment. A one-time staple of the Milwaukee music scene who managed the city’s most successful acts from the ’90s, including The Gufs, Citizen King and The Pr...
09.25.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Some welcome news from the Milwaukee punk trio Absolutely: They aren't breaking up after all. Earlier this month the group announced that their show with Joan of Arc Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Cactus Club would be their final show, but it turns out that's no longer the case. "Up until last week, our drummer Andy [Grygiel] was moving to Denver. He has since realized that he is staying in Milwaukee and...

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