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03.19.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
With everyone having a dream, but not always being given the opportunity to live it out, one Milwaukee nonprofit has opened a new world of possibilities for neighborhood children.From tricycles to road bikes, DreamBikes has been working to provide the central city with repair services, affordable prices and employ Milwaukee’s youth since 2010. This unique nonprofit recruits inner city youth, fr...
03.11.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

A reason to sing, next month at the Public House

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Seven Day of Samsara never formally broke up, but you could be forgiven for assuming they had. It's been about a half decade since the mathy, violently heavy turn-of-the-century hardcore band played their last show, and even longer since they released new music. For at least one night, though, the group is getting back together: They'll play a show Sunday, April 13 at the Riverwest Pub...
03.10.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It’s generally bad form for music writers to dwell too much on an artist’s youth. It either diminishes the artist by implying their music has been critiqued on a curve, or it does just the opposite, overhyping the artist by creating a myth of prodigal talent. But since Milwaukee rapper IshDARR makes a point of calling out his age on his latest track “They Lost Me,” I might as well state th...
03.10.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In keeping with Milwaukee's festival tradition, the city's annual PrideFest places a higher value on entertainment than many similar LGBT gatherings across the country, booking marquee headliners each year. This year's lineup, which the festival revealed this morning, is particularly star-driven, featuring performances from singer Macy Gray and comedians Bruce Vilanch, Lisa Lampanelli and Sandra B...
03.10.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Courting a generation that grew up listening to Graceland with their parents by adding an agreeable African jangle to otherwise tried-and-true, guitar-based indie-rock, Vampire Weekend sprouted from virtual unknowns to a hip buzz band to a bona fide phenomenon all before they even released their debut album. Many bands crack under the pressure of releasing a follow-up to such a smash debut, but Va...
03.07.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
High school prom is an important event for many teenagers, but it can also be an expensive one. Created by the Gadzuric Foundation, the Cinderella Project MKE is doing its part to help offset that cost for some teens by helping young women in need of prom dresses.Teaming up with WGIRLS Milwaukee, the Cinderella Project MKE will collect and distribute donated prom dresses to young women in need aro...
03.05.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
Once again this year St. Patrick’s Day brings with it the return of the holiday’s sixth oldest parade in the nation, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin’s 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Though the Shamrock Club has been organizing the parade for the past 48 years, the parade itself dates back far further, to 1843.Making its way through the streets of Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March...
03.04.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
I say this all the time when I write about emo, but as Midwesterners, this stuff runs through our veins. If you’re a rock fan who grew up in the ’90s, you were exposed to it constantly, either at small punk shows or through the genre’s more commercial iterations on alternative radio in the form of bands like Hum and Jimmy Eat World, and regardless of how lame you thought this music was initi...
02.24.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his State of the City address at Journey House this morning, where he announced a new manufacturing building at the former Tower Automotive location and outlined initiatives to aid small business owners and assist neighborhoods, among other things. The complete text of his speech is below.Good Morning, Milwaukee! It’s been a long cold winter and the voices we’ve j...
02.18.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As beer culture continues to flourish, so too have Milwaukee beer clubs. There are at least several public beer clubs, including popular meetups at Stubby’s and Comet Café, and they all operate more or less the same way: Beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to sample a menu of about 8 or 10 beers, all selected around the same loose theme, and discuss the differences. Where most rest...

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