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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
Monday, May 13, 2013
At Pat's Rib Place (151 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha), a few booths and about as many stools accommodate folks who come for Southern-style barbeque with blues wafting through the fragrant air. Pork and beef ribs are a specialty
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

As the Sea (hatOLOGY)

 “Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?” So ends Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Trombonist Samuel Blaser is no longer the invisible man of jazz. This Swiss bandleader is among various low brass players
Friday, April 26, 2013

"and the sun is the moon"

 From their snappy look and Romany-inspired name, one might assume Cream City Gypsys to be Milwaukee's latest exponents of the jazz genre Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli popularized so many decades ago. That's not
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Burden of Proof (MoonJune Records)

 Soft Machine Legacy reads like a dubious proposition: a band with neither original members nor anyone from even the second or third lineups. But they sound great on Burden on Proof, carrying on the trajectory of the psychedelic

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