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01.06.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM

UPDATES: MPS closes schools for second day; the city lifts overnight parking rules

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools announced that they will remain closed Tuesday, as the coldest air the region has experienced in over a decade continued to freeze the city. Monday's expected high temperature of just -8 degree ties Milwaukee's all-time record for lowest high temperature on this date. Lows of -15 are expected tonight, with wind chills dropping to a life-threatening -30 to -50 degrees.The c...
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Norman Ware
In Wisconsin, where each snap of severe weather is preceded by days of breathless doomsaying, there's something liberating about turning off the television, bundling up and just braving the elements—they're rarely as terrible as the bleakest forecasts make them out to be. For the last few years, Milwaukee's Lowlands Group has been offering an extra incentive to leave the house during nasty snow ...
12.11.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

The Milwaukee shop specializes in guitars you won't find elsewhere

By Michael Popke
Guitar aficionados rank George Harrison’s “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster, hand-decorated by the late Beatle using day-glow enamel paint and nail polish belonging to his first wife, Pattie Boyd, among the most famous celebrity guitars of all time. Originally Sonic Blue, Harrison’s colorfully customized version was first seen in the Magical Mystery Tour film. Today, the first of only seven “R...
12.09.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The first major snowfall of the season is always especially dangerous, and because of slick, frozen roads and swift wind gusts, yesterday's was even more disastrous than most. The Journal Sentinel tallied the damage in an article detailing dozens of crashes and injuries as well as three tragic fatalities, and now a Department of Transportation video shows just how terrifying the scene was at the s...
11.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:40 AM

"Human Hell" is coming next year

By Evan Rytlewski
It's been more than three years since the Milwaukee power trio released its great rock opus When I Am Gone My Blood Will Run Free, but a followup is on the horizon. Next year they'll release the new Human Hell, and this week they teased the first taste of that record, a snarled call-to-arms titled "Now We Have Begun." It's not the album opener, but it sure as hell plays like one; the guitars ring ...
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Nov. 14, 2013

With its marriage of electronic music and the type of falsettoed, soulful songwriter balladeering that's grown increasingly popular over the last half a decade or so, James Blake’s self-titled de
11.06.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
It's been a long time since Miley Cryus swung through Milwaukee—more than four years, and a lot has changed since the former Disney starlet last performed here in Oct. 2009. Back then she was a fresh-scrubbed tween icon who had little idea who Jay-Z was, not the Robin Thicke-grinding tabloid seeking missile she became this summer. Expect a whole lot of media attention, then, when Cyrus performs ...

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