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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets have been active for the last five or so years, but the groups core members—Ben Gucciardi, Steve Strupp and Joe Guszkowski—have been playing together in various forms since early adolescence. For this edition of Influenced, we spoke with Strupp and Gucciardi about the band that essentially started it all for them: Weezer.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
 In another era, Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster might have been a glam-rock icon. Between her sneered vibrato and her ceaseless guitar riffs, she would have been
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Somewhere beside “bass player upset at lead singer for hogging the spotlight” and “guitarist’s girlfriend lobbying for more solos,” failure to get a record deal sits prominently on the lists of reasons bands call it quits. But it’s not often that a band landing a spot on a label plays a role in its
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 When the members of Walk Off The Earth finished filming the video of their cover of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the immediate feeling was anything but the excitement and anticipation
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
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
 Nearly 40 years after his first paying gig in the city, there may be no more conversationally colorful character and Milwaukee institution than Paul Cebar. Inherent in Cebar’s verbal floridity, however, is the missionary zeal of a musician whose breadth of taste manifests in his own singular
12.11.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

The Milwaukee shop specializes in guitars you won't find elsewhere

By Michael Popke
Guitar aficionados rank George Harrison’s “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster, hand-decorated by the late Beatle using day-glow enamel paint and nail polish belonging to his first wife, Pattie Boyd, among the most famous celebrity guitars of all time. Originally Sonic Blue, Harrison’s colorfully customized version was first seen in the Magical Mystery Tour film. Today, the first of only seven “R...

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