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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Milwaukee punk vets celebrate a new record

Dan DuChaine, veteran drummer of the Speedfreaks, has seen it all. Along with vocalist Stephan Tremblay and guitarist Carl Steinhagen, he crashed through the hardcore and punk scenes in the early '80s when shows were "brutal," and not just in terms of sound. These days, "if you see a kid getting beat up in the front line, you stop the show-that's etiquette," DuChaine says. "But violence was a big problem back then." The punk scene itself may be more forgiving, but the Speedfreaks' music remains largely unchanged, filled with raw, positive energy. A quarter...
12.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I was more than a little shocked when I found a copy of Emotional Rescue in my turntable last night, since, as best I can recall, I haven�t listened to that record in years. How did it get there? Did I get drunk one night and cue it up? Unlikely. Do I have amnesia? I hope not. Has the record been sitting on the turntable for years untouched and forgotten, while I�ve meanwhile placed countless othe...
10.21.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Wiscosnin ready to snap out of it? October 21, 2007 | 01:54 PM According to this article (though who would know since it wasn't televised here) the UW football team finally took the field with some intensity yesterday. It's about damn time. Jonathan Casillas, among others, say in the article that the fire was missing from the team in the past few weeks. That fire has been missing all season, b...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
It's been a while since anything in the world of hardcore punk surprised me, but I was genuinely taken aback by the lyrics on Herds' recently released 7-inch EP. With an almost haiku-like simplicity, vocalist Mike Priehs lays out the story of an erupting volcano in "Katmai": "Katmai made the sky turn to ash/ Isolated eruption/ The Valley of 10,000 Smokes." The juxtaposition of such a strange subject for a hardcore song with the sonic wallop that...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008
The idea of punk rock as an antidote to bloated, spectacle-ridden rock 'n' roll has become a standard trope in many versions of popular music history. This stripped-down, simplistic style of play, conventional wisdom tells us, came along to cure the perceived excesses of classic rock and rid the world of the fashion-first consciousness of pop.
Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn

Orlando, Fla., group Slippery Slopes plays what can best be described as a surf-punk hybrid—but the punk in question is relatively light by contemporary standards, of the user-friendly Stooges brand (their lead singer can often sound like a dead ringer for Iggy). Nevertheless, their nostalgic approach is comfortably...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave

Channeling Blink 182 and Sum 41, Good Charlotte rode their simple, bratty mall-punk to stardom in 2002 with their hit album The Young and the Hopeless. Subsequent albums have proved less successful, but the group still does well on the touring circuit, where they’re often paired with acts like Boys Like Girls, the...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Golfdinger & Less Than Jake @ the Harley Davidson Roadhouse

The Harley-Davidson Roadhouse sports a ska-punk double-feature tonight beginning at 8 p.m., when Golfdinger takes the stage. Then, at 10 p.m., a similar but more successful ska group, Less Than Jake, does a set filled with their signature punchy horns and metallic riffs.
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight @ Cascio Groove Garage & Frank's Power Planet

It’ll be a busy day for head-banging as staples of the Milwaukee hardcore scene, the Get Rad, offer not one, but two shows. After Get Rad’s 8:15 p.m. set at Cascio’s Groove Garage and the following fireworks display at the lakefront, the band will give an encore performance of their roaring brand of punk at Frank’s Power...
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Today at Cascio Groove Garage

The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest’s all-local stage sponsored by the Shepherd Express and WMSE, gets loud for the day with sets from many of the city’s finest punk and hardcore bands, including Novel (3:45 p.m.), Father Phoenix (4:30 p.m.), Red Knife Lottery (5:15 p.m.) and Cougar Dan (6:45 p.m.)

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