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Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Oct. 15, 2011

You can often tell how good, or at least how interesting, an act is by the number of hyphens required to explain what kind of music they play. By this rubric, Tokyo's Melt-Banana scores off the charts, playing what can only (well, not "only" but...) ...
Monday, April 4, 2011

April 2, 2011

Late last week, the blogosphere buzzed with the news that longtime Milwaukee rockers Decibully would be going on hiatus following their April 2 performance at the Cactus Club. Band co-founder Ryan Weber was set to leave the city for a stint in the Peace Corps...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
For five years, Sharon Van Etten wrote music in secret, stockpiling songs she hoped to perform under better circumstances. “I started playing open mics when I went to college, but then I took a break,” Van Etten explains. “My boyfriend at the time wasn’t very supportive of my music and didn’t think I was good enough to perform, so I had to hide it from him...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Farms in Trouble, Lisa Lampanelli, The Hood Internet, Lewis Black and Cheap Trick

Farms in Trouble’s messy, lo-fi pop invites instant comparisons to early Guided by Voices, though the group is even more free-spirited, pasting together fuzzy song pastiches with an anything-can-be-an-instrument-if-you-turn-it-into-one mentality (they’ve been known to play bottles and bike spokes). In the studio this Milwaukee group, which features members of The Candeliers and The Trusty Knife, records straight to cassette...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 10, Jazz in the Park w/ Chicago Afrobeat Project @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m.All Afrobeat bands owe some debt to genre pioneer Fela Kuti, but the Chicago Afrobeat Project is particularly beholden to his legacy. The group’s recent album, (A) Move to Silent Unrest...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 20, WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSE launches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venue concert series, with tonight’s showcase of Milwaukee music past and present at Turner Hall Ballroom. Headliners...

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