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On Music
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Remember when Sat. Nite Duets debuted a few years ago and all anybody could do was compare them to Pavement? It seemed as apt a point of reference as any at the time, but it doesn't even begin to do justice to the hyped-up, jittery, shape-shifting Looney Tunes cartoon that they've evolved into. The Milwaukee ensemble's latest LP, Electric Manland, is their wildest, most curveball-dense reco...
pizzle the hunger
On Music
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Jahlil Beats is on the shortlist of rap producers who can do no wrong right now. Every beat the guy makes is just fire: fast, menacing and, most distinctively, demanding. These are beats that challenge rappers to hold their own, which is why the producer tends to attract fighters like Meek Mill and Ace Hood, rappers who tear into beats and don't let go.

It shouldn't be too surprisin...
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On Music
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
I can’t recall the exact wording, but there’s a great quip about the way age shapes how we identify with music: Everybody believes that the greatest period for music just happened to occur when they were young. There’s a lot of truth to that, of course. Music never sounds quite so thrilling or important as it does during youth, where you're experiencing it for the first time and still fleshi...
brief candles newhouse ep
On Music
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Though they've got nothing on genre standard bearers My Bloody Valentine in this regard, Milwaukee's go-to shoegaze band Brief Candles know a thing or two about taking their time. The group made fans wait a whole five years between their debut LP They Live We Sleep and its 2011 follow-up Fractured Days, so it's hard to complain about the relatively short wait time between that album ...
anodyne
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Yes, there will be coffee at the party

After earning an almost mythical standing among local coffee aficionados for its precise, small-batch roasting techniques and the almost obsessive-compulsive level of detail its baristas put into each cup, last month Bay View's Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company opened a second location in Walker's Point at 224 W. Bruce Street. It's a striking space, with vast walls of exposed cream city break, a lon...