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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Though the group only features two members, Milwaukee-based Magnetic Minds makes a whole lot of noise. Count the band, featuring Chris Ortiz on vocals and bass guitar and Tim Wick on drums, as one of a number of...
01.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In advance of their album release shows this weekend, Erin Wolf has a great profile of Milwaukee punk vets the Speedfreaks in this week's issue of the Shepherd, but there was one noteworthy detail she wasn't able to work into the article: The album's cover was drawn by heavy-metal artist Joe Petagno, the man behind so many of Motorhead's classic covers. It's one of his best designs, to...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Milwaukee punk vets celebrate a new record

Dan DuChaine, veteran drummer of the Speedfreaks, has seen it all. Along with vocalist Stephan Tremblay and guitarist Carl Steinhagen, he crashed through the hardcore and punk scenes in the early '80s when shows were "brutal," and not just in terms of sound. These days, "if you see a kid getting beat up in the front line, you stop the show-that's etiquette," DuChaine says. "But violence was a big problem back then." The punk scene itself may be more forgiving, but the Speedfreaks' music remains largely unchanged, filled with raw, positive energy. A quarter...

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