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Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

LiveSplashes

The music on LiveSplashes begins with the mysterious tinkle of a vibraphone and dives into liquid grooves composed from Third World and jazz influences. The members of Moscow's Exit...
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

The Great Destroyer (Cuba Libre)

With the group's third CD, Certain Stars begs the question: Just what is "indie" rock? The Milwaukee/Chicago quartet (which takes its name from a Superchunk song) offers a profusion of...
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare)

The late Gil Evans was the godfather of modern jazz arrangements, the bridge from Debussy and Ellington to Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue. His brooding tapestries engulfed the...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

The return of classic Americana rock

The '80s and '90s were special for Milwaukee music—an era when bands grounded in classic pop-rock songwriting (and often with an Americana accent) thrived on the city's East Side alt scene. One of the best, Sugarfoot, is returning to the stage...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 On a recent afternoon, two smiling couples emerged from Pop’s Custard (N87 W16459 Appleton Ave.) grasping turtle sundaes and root beer floats as they attempted to shield their faces from the blustering wind, while patrons seated inside the popular Menomonee Falls restaurant dined on
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

My Heart, My Song (Behind the Cross Music Group)

Milwaukee singer Ocie Jackson's first release caters to soul-gospel sensibilities. Jackson adds her sweet, emotionally effusive soprano to songs of praise and testimony, most of which would sound as at home in smooth jazz and adult R&B contexts...
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (Legacy)

Charles Mingus was one of Duke Ellington's greatest heirs in exploring the symphonic potential of jazz without losing touch with its funky roots. This newly issued 10-CD set is comprised of...

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