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Local Music
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
 For most bands working today it’s common practice to release EPs every so often. Albums can take days to months to complete, and it takes more time to release the finished product, while EPs are a good way to get music out faster. The Milwaukee pop-rock band Ivy Spokes, however
Music Feature
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
 Some bands switch labels to march up the ladder and expand their reach, while others do so seeking reinvention. For the eclectic Portland country/folk outfit Blitzen Trapper, their longtime record deal with Sub Pop—which released four of the band’s previous six albums, including
Music Feature
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 When it came to writing the follow-up to their DIY album Take the Kids Off Broadway, Sam France and Jonathan Rado of the California band Foxygen didn’t have to search too long to find inspiration. The duo experienced a fury of creativity long before they headed to the studio. That’s
Local Music
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
 It’s no mystery that most bands face challenges on a daily basis, from where to play to the creation of set lists to what items they can afford. More so than most bands, though, Milwaukee’s The Belle Weather seek out challenges
Music Feature
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 When guitarist Brian Venable of the Memphis band Lucero visits Milwaukee or Wisconsin to play a show or see friends, he’s always fascinated by the many historic and unique buildings dotting
Music Feature
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
 “When you’re 24 and young and bored and don't know who you are no more, there’s no hope, and it’s time to come of age.”

These words, which appear in English rock band The Vaccines’ song “No Hope,” offer a candid look at a common struggle many face