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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Live at the Pabst

...Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be performing at the Pabst on Saturday, May 22 at 8pm...
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

For decades, the Milwaukee label enjoyed the soul-gospel boom

There was a time when African-American men in matching suits and women in diaphanous dresses singing praises to the Lord in impassioned harmony...
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Strawberry Cadillac (Hyperdrive Motivator)

  Poetry slams and rap battles: The former led to the latter for Milwaukee's Melissa Czarnik. A listen to her StrawberryCadillac debut makes it clear how that evolution came about. Though alt-soul ladies such as Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott are easy enough to hear as influences, so are Ani DiFranco (complex, feminist folk) and Edith Piaf (torchy cabaret).
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Old-school harmonies

After years of vetting vintage R&B records at his Riverwest store, Lotus Land Records, and spinning rare funk 45s at his monthly "Get Down" event, Andy Noble says he's pinpointed the qualities that make a song stand the test of time. "I'm in touch with how music ages," he explains. "There are certain elements of music that hold up, like rhythms. Good dance rhythms hold up forever.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8:00 PM

Robo-voiced rapper/crooner T-Pain guested on so many singles last year that he gave Timbaland a run for his money. If you didn’t hear T-Pain on his 2007 hit “Buy U a Drank,” then you almost certainly heard him on R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt,” Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss” or Kanye West’s “Good Life.” T-Pain started 2008 equally . . .
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I ducked out of the office for a couple of hours today to catch Barack Obama�s afternoon town hall appearance in Waukesha. The candidate was running a bit late�apparently an auto factory tour in Janesville went long�so I had plenty of time to take in the music his campaign broadcast before his rally. Anybody who�s ever seen a presidential candidate knows the type of music I�m talking ...

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