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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 Intelligence was a point of pride in ’90s hip-hop. From Q-Tip, Nas and Common on down, many of the best rappers of the era spoke important truths, contending that rap could and should be a force for societal betterment. By the mid-’00s, though, conscious rap had grown hopelessly
die kreuzen
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Conceived as a national campaign to lure customers back to brick-and-mortar record with exclusive, limited edition releases, Record Store Day has evolved from a sales event into something more like a bona fide holiday in Milwaukee, where independent record stores have turned the promotion into daylong hang-outs. This year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19 should be no exception. Below is ...
celebrated workingman mark waldoch
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
When The Celebrated Workingman announced their final show last winter, there was no doubt that singer-songwriter Mark Waldoch would carry on as a solo act. The fate of the music the boisterous indie-rock band had been working on between their 2011 album Content Content and their sudden breakup, however, seemed far less certain—by all evidence Waldoch had put The Celebrated Workingman behi...
usher climax
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wedged in the middle of a busy year that includes a season of the NBC hit "The Voice," a starring role in a Sugar Ray Leonard biopic alongside Robert De Niro and—if all goes well—a new album this fall, Usher's 2014 summer tour will skip the United States, with one exception: Summerfest. Today the festival announced that the R&B star will return to Milwaukee for the first time since 2010 fo...
the living statues
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stream the trio's new "Knockin'" EP

The early 2000s garage rock revival burned fast and bright. Given the insane amount of attention the scene attracted, it wasn’t a wonder that the public quickly tired of bands with “The” in their names and leather jackets on their scrawny frames. A decade later, though, it’s impressive how well so many albums from that era have held up. This stuff still sounds good.

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radiomilwaukee soundbites iron horse hotel
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Friday, April 4, 2014
It’s not exactly news that sound shapes the way we perceive food. Restaurant owners have long understood that ambiance, including acoustics, can have nearly as much impact on the dining experience as food itself. Mostly the effect was thought to be psychological—when diners are in a good mood, they’re more likely to enjoy food and wine and everything in general—but recently researchers hav...
Eat/Drink
Thursday, April 3, 2014
 Two words are almost guaranteed to make Miller Park Executive Chef John DiMartini cringe: fast food. Since taking over the park’s kitchens, he’s pushed back against the perception that stadium food has to be junk food by