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04.08.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM

Stream the trio's new "Knockin'" EP

By Evan Rytlewski
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.The itchy, slickly produ...
Monday, March 31, 2014

March 30, 2014

Tim Kasher has never recorded a concept album where he literally sleeps with his mother, kills his father then blinds himself, but he's come pretty damn close at least two or three times. Unfolding
03.24.2014 | 27 days ago | Posted at 02:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Tailgate weather isn't even here yet, but Milwaukee already has an early grill-out album of the year frontrunner in Space Raft's upcoming self-titled debut for Dusty Medical Records, an effusive guitar-pop record in the tuneful spirit of '70s rockers like Big Star and Slade. (Among Space Raft's other qualities: It's also a vaguely sci-fi concept album with the good sense not to rub your nose in al...
03.17.2014 | 34 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee rockers Dogs in Ecstasy sound like the type of musicians who are always heading to libraries and coffee shops because they don't have their own Internet connection at home, so it's somewhat ironic that the group's latest single, "I Google Myself"/"I'm a Man," is a treatise on online culture. Regardless of whether the word Google is taken literally or as a double entendre, each of these s...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 For rock songwriters, middle age is the topic less taken. Great novelists have long made the subject their own, but rock still perceives itself as a young person’s game—even if many of the bestselling touring acts haven’t seen the sunny side of 40 in years
01.30.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee will never lack post-hardcore bands that sound like Fugazi—at any point there are at least a handful of visible ones playing multiple shows each month—but Disguised as Birds, a quartet that announced their break up this month after nearly 10 years together, was one of the few that genuinely captured the excitement of Fugazi. Remember that incredible footage in Instrument where Ian Ma...
11.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:40 AM

"Human Hell" is coming next year

By Evan Rytlewski
It's been more than three years since the Milwaukee power trio released its great rock opus When I Am Gone My Blood Will Run Free, but a followup is on the horizon. Next year they'll release the new Human Hell, and this week they teased the first taste of that record, a snarled call-to-arms titled "Now We Have Begun." It's not the album opener, but it sure as hell plays like one; the guitars ring ...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

In the pantheon of musicians whose artistic legacies hinge almost entirely on just one album, Jonathan Richman is right up there with The Violent Femmes. Richman’s self-titled 1976 debut with The
10.17.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Tigernite bill themselves as a "glam party rock band," and they make good on that promise of fun. This summer the quartet released their debut EP, Nites At The Compound, a swaggering, riff-heavy 14 minutes of rock 'n' roll that would probably go over as well in a West Allis corner bar as it does in the hipper circles of Bay View and the East Side, and this week they followed it up with...

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