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01.24.2013 | | Posted at 12:45 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When he's not directing, editing, writing or appearing in short films and music videos—and judging by his output, he spends a lot of time doing those things—Milwaukee's WC Tank also dabbles in hip-hop, rhyming over wonky, lo-fi beats with shades of Beck, MC Paul Barman and Scapegoat Wax. Like so many rappers schooled in the Grand Royale wing of alt hip-hop, Tank's music can tend toward the whi...
01.10.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's been a while since we've heard anything new from Kid Millions, the old-school-minded Milwaukee rapper who delivered one of the city's all-time summer party jams with his 2009 local hit "Victim to the Beat." He follows in the footsteps of that song with his hard-shutterbugging latest single, "Lift Off," a thick slab of electro-funk channeled through 1984, with a pit stop at Outback Steak House...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
Promoters Kelsey Kaufmann and Sean Heiser created Riverwest Fest, a two-day “punk crawl” across Riverwest, in 2010 as a fundraiser to save the all-ages basement music venue, The Eagle’s Nest. In that respect it didn’t
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
 This summer the Milwaukee hip-hop duo AUTOMatic released either their best or their worst song yet, depending on your tastes: “Move,” a thumping, electro-funk throwback...
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
 Milwaukee rapper/producer Klassik recorded his debut full length, In the Making, over several trying years marked by self-doubt, depression, relationship struggles and a crushing quarter-life crisis. You’d never guess...
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012

Possessing as he does the kind of apparently effortless flow that belies the craft involved, Milwaukee rapper SPEAK Easy has, in many ways, chosen the perfect pseudonym. But if his adopted appellation gives the impression that he's not taking...
Monday, June 4, 2012

Boxes, Bagels & Elephants

The port of Marseille has always been a magnet for many nations, and like New York nowadays, it's also become a high-speed cultural blender. The French Mediterranean city is home to Kabbalah, whose new CD often sounds like an Orthodox...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A voice whispers, “I been away so long, I wonder if the drum still has the power to connect us back to the beginning of being.” Those words by Milwaukee poet Sheena Carey open Words from the Sole, a groundbreaking new dance from Ko-Thi Dance...

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