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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Of all the great songwriters of the last half century, Patti Smith is one of the most unknowable. That’s not because Smith is particularly private or her work is evasive or
09.24.2014 | 93 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It was only earlier this month that the '70s-devoted Milwaukee rock band Herman Astro played a release show for its latest album, Mean Gene. It turns out that show will be one of their last: This morning the group announced that it will break up following one final "grand finale, variety show" scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Miramar Theatre. You can read the band's touching farewell Faceboo...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The Midwest Beat singer/guitarist Matt Joyce has always had a fondness for ragged, rough-around-the-edges records. “One of my all-time favorites is Neil Young’s
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
When Timothy Showalter decided to title his latest Strand of Oaks album HEAL, he didn’t type it in all caps as a gimmick. That title is a mission statement, a command to strip away all artificiality
07.10.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Those were different days back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, when DJs on commercial radio stations played the music they actually wanted to hear and took requests from listeners. Back then, major record companies spent money promoting new and unknown artists in the hopes of hitting the jackpot. Record stores were everywhere and the people behind the counters knew something about music—they may...
04.08.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Stream the trio's new "Knockin'" EP

By Evan Rytlewski
The early 2000s garage rock revival burned fast and bright. Given the insane amount of attention the scene attracted, it wasn’t a wonder that the public quickly tired of bands with “The” in their names and leather jackets on their scrawny frames. A decade later, though, it’s impressive how well so many albums from that era have held up. This stuff still sounds good.The itchy, slickly produ...
Monday, March 31, 2014

March 30, 2014

Tim Kasher has never recorded a concept album where he literally sleeps with his mother, kills his father then blinds himself, but he's come pretty damn close at least two or three times. Unfolding

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