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Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10:00 PM

An experiment in genre-bending, Nicole Atkins’ latest album, Neptune City, incorporates influences well beyond the requisite Springsteen-styled Americana expected from a New Jersey singer-songwriter. The record also shows the 28-year-old’s roots in psych-folk, chamber-pop and alternative. Atkins, who headlines . . .
09.10.2012 | | Posted at 12:15 PM

Download "Since Before" for free through Sept. 30

By Evan Rytlewski
Juniper Tar released an early Milwaukee album of the year candidate this spring with Since Before, a beefy folk-rock (emphasis on the rock) record with a big-picture philosophical bent and a unique sense of scale. In short, the album was the work of a real band, one that has decisively distanced itself from the hordes of demure singer-songwriters who have turned contemporary indie-folk into an af...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
It’s often hard to like amazingly talented bands. Talent can breed pretentiousness, and pretentiousness can breed assholes. That’s why bands like Appleton-based Tenement are so noteworthy: They put out great...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Sept. 8, 2012

Though it’s only been part of WMSE’s busy calendar for four years, the WMSE Backyard BBQ has quickly...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Orient Noir (Piranha)

Heard on Orient Noir are cultural currents that have spilled over the boundaries of language and the artificial borders of nations in the Near East. A compilation of tracks from Marseille’s Arab diaspora and Serbia, from the...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Meklit & Quinn (Porto Franco Records)

On their self-titled debut album, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero and vocalist-instrumentalist Quinn DeVeaux partner on an accomplished collection of originals and covers. The music melts through genre boundaries...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Make It Stop

No one does lovelorn like Mike Fredrickson. And if the Milwaukee songwriter, guitarist and singer hasn’t just lost his girlfriend on Make It Stop, he’s surveying the impossibility of finding true love...
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

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Madison's Old American Junk creates folksy Americana/alt country with melodic hooks and introspective lyrical depth. Vocalist Shane Hardwicke sounds like a lost Midwest cousin of Feargal Sharkey from the superlative '70s Irish pop punk band...

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