Milwaukee’s Sat. Nite Duets
have been active for the last five or so years, but the groups core members—Ben
Gucciardi, Steve Strupp and Joe Guszkowski—have been playing together in
various forms since early adolescence. For this edition of Influenced, we spoke
with Strupp and Gucciardi about the band that essentially started it all for
whatever John Sieger took away spiritually growing up in the Catholic Church,
he didn’t take away much musically. The Gregorian chants at his church’s Latin
masses were austere and foreboding, little like...
rapper Mic Crawf never signed up to be the host of the Uptowner’s Sunday night
open mic. He simply stepped up to fill in when the event’s original host, Scott
Summers, didn’t show up one night. That...
Were they a wine, Dr. Dog might be described as a rich,
bountiful red. The rootsy undertones merge with ’60s psych and garage-pop while
little baroque bloomlets dance across the palette, playing on subtle
complexities in rhythm and melody that manifest in something as easily quaffed