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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Escaper

 On the new CD by Milwaukee’s Into Arcadia, subdued grooves—that nevertheless veer toward the martial—mesh with chordal gauze and sheen as singer-guitarist Otto Ohlsson soul baringly wails in existential despair. They may
Monday, July 15, 2013

Rev It Up!

 The Revomatics have mastered the tonalities and rhythms of the late-’50s/early-’60s surf/spy/hot rod instrumental
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Party Crew (S.B.S.)

Following in the line of Brewtown’s ’80s hardcore godfathers Sacred Order as well as other acts such as The Angry Samoans and D.O.A., Milwaukee’s Number 9 Hard are all about inebriation and generally benign hooliganism. It can
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More to the morning meal than fried eggs and toast

 A city of Milwaukee’s size and ethnic diversity offers many choices from around the world for lunch and dinner. But for the first meal of the day the pickings get considerably slimmer—unless Canadian bacon is counted
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Soul Medication (CD Baby)

 On the best of her Soul Medication debut, Milwaukee diva Jameela weds her warm, emotionally resonant alto to a technologically updated re-imagining of early-’80s R&B. English acts of that era with significant United States black radio crossover, such as Junior Giscombe and Loose
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rise (Atlantic)

Skillet's career move from plaintive guitar-based pop to synthetic industrial rock has allowed them a slow, steady entry into the mainstream as well as the platinum-level sales other acts relegated to the contemporary Christian
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Like Home (Stolen Gold)

 Big Leaf Linden distinguishes itself on this album with an amalgam of hard, country and folk rock appealing to the retro-minded jam band followers and fans of the current bucolic indie vogue. It's all delivered with guitars traversing the breadth from The James Gang to My Morning Jacket and
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great eating, great folks at Brown’s Café

 One might reasonably expect friendly service from a restaurant going by the name of Brown's Hospitality Café. And hospitality is but one of the positive attributes of this Northwest Side African American soul food eatery
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Winter Morning Walks (ArtistShare)

 The most beautiful sound in all the world…Maria's. So Leonard Bernstein might've commented on how our finest jazz orchestra composer attains comparable artistry with chamber orchestra. Setting two groups of poems, Schneider

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